Vancouver Hosts 2014 AGM

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Minister Asst. R. Akune, Rev. M. Hayashi, Rev. J. Martin, Bishop T. Aoki, Rev. Y. Izumi, Rev. Y. Myakawa, Rev. T. Fuji, Minster Asst. Roy Akune, Minister Asst. j. Yuasa

Delegates and Ministers from across Canada met at the Vancouver Buddhist Temple for the 2014 Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada - Annual General Meeting on April 25, 26 & 27, 2014.

The three-day event brought together the many volunteers who continue to promote the teachings and understanding of Buddhism in Canada.

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Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Vancouver Buddhist Temple

The meeting also marked the 110th Anniversary of the founding of the JSBTC and the the 35th Anniversary of the raising of the Vancouver Buddhist Temple building.

Among the highlights of the weekend, the board of directors confirmed Rev. Tatsuya Aoki from Vancouver to continue as the Bishop of Canada. Among his many responsibilities will be heading up the Canadian delegation as they host the 2015 World Women’s Buddhist Convention in Calgary, Alberta.

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Rev. Fredrich Ulrich and his wife Kiyoko

Special guest, Rev. Fredrich Ulrich was recognized for his 24 years of service with the JSBTC. Ulrich recently retired after serving 15 years with the Manitoba Buddhist Temple in Winnipeg.

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Entertainment at the Saturday evening banquet

The Women’s Federation held simultaneous meetings as planning continues leading up the World Women’s Buddhist Convention next year. President, Susan Huntley updated the board and delegates on preparations for the event as it reaches the one year countdown.

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JSBTC Women’s Federation

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Official instalment of the JSBTC Board of Directors for 2014

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Tsuito Hoyo Closing Sunday Service

Thanks to all the volunteers at the Vancouver Buddhist Temple for accommodating this important annual event. Next year’s AGM will be hosted by the Steveston Buddhist Temple.