Celebrating Buddhist Community
The Chinese Community Consultative Committee took part in a celebration marking Buddha's birth recently.
Superintendent Dave McCormack and members of TPS Chinese Community Consultative Committee among the thousand guests attended the 8th Wesak Festival Vegetarian Banquet at Premiere Ballroom & Convention Centre on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
The Service was on hand to support the fundraising event by The Cham Shan Temple to support theconstruction of the Four Great Sacred Buddhist Mountains in Canada.
Participants took part in the bathing of the baby Buddha ceremony, where scented blessed water is poured over a small statuette to symbolize the promise of the end of sufferingand ignorance.
York Regional Police Service Chief Eric Jolliffe also joined inthe celebration.