Celebrating Buddhist Community

By Alice Tham,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 3:12 p.m. May 16, 2016

The Chinese Community Consultative Committee took part in a celebration marking Buddha's birth recently.

A group of men in robes on a stage in front of a seated audience
The opening ceremony of the Buddhist celebration
  • A group of men in robes on a stage in front of a seated audience
  • A woman holding scarfs on stage
  • A group of people standing in front of a table on stage holding ladles
  • A large group seated at a table
  • A man in TPS uniform at a podium

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 the construction 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 suffering and ignorance.

York Regional Police Service Chief Eric Jolliffe also joined in the celebration.

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