PureInsight | July 22, 2017
[PureInsight.org] On June 11, 2017, spectators warmly welcomed Falun Gong practitioners from Vancouver who participated in Festival Coquitlam’s Teddy Bear Picnic Grande Parade. The mayor of Coquitlam took a picture with the drummers and the Tian Guo Marching Band and praised Falun Gong practitioners for bringing peace and harmony to the community. Many Chinese immigrants admired Falun Gong’s greatness and praised, “Falun Dafa is Good”.
Coquitlam is located on the outskirts of Vancouver. The annual Teddy Bear Picnic Grande Parade is a community tradition. On June 11, many inhabitants gathered on the side of the road in the early morning to watch the parade. Vancouver Falun Gong practitioners in the parade included those in the Tian Guo Marching Band, drummers, those on the Zhen Shan Ren float, those demonstrating exercises, etc. The audience warmly welcomed them the entire way. Many Chinese spectators accepted Falun Dafa truth clarification brochures and applauded the parade or took photos of practitioners in the parade.
After the parade, Mr. Richard Stewart, mayor of Coquitlam, took a photo with the drummers and the Tian Guo Marching Band and welcomed Falun Dafa to Coquitlam. He praised Falun Gong practitioners for their active participation in community activities that bring peace and harmony to the citizens. Congressman Fin Donnelly also personally came to thank Falun Dafa practitioners for bringing the ideas of Zhen Shan Ren to the Canadian community.
Picture: Coquitlam Mayor, Richard Stewart, takes a photo with practitioners after the parade
Picture: Congressman Fin Donnelly (Right) Also thanked Falun Gong practitioners for bringing the Ideas of Zhen Shan Ren to the Canadian Community
Mainland physician Ms. Yang came to visit her daughter in Coquitlam and saw the parade. Ms. Yang praised Canada for being a very friendly country where the people are all very good. She also appreciates Falun Gong’s parade and said, “It is clear that the people of the Falun Gong community have very peaceful mentalities.”
Richard, a Chinese immigrant who came to Canada for nearly twenty years, is a gardening engineer. He comes to watch the parade every year. This time a total of twelve people, including his entire family and his neighbors, came to watch the parade. He said, “Falun Dafa is good! Falun Gong has the best spirit! The line-up is too great!”
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/237697