WHEREAS, Falun Dafa is a system of mind and body which has historical roots in ancient Chinese culture; it's teachings have helped over 100 million people improve their health, elevate their mind, uplift their spirit, and deepen their understanding of life, humanity, and the universe; and

WHEREAS, Falun Dafa practitioners practice the principle of Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance and incorporate it into their daily lives, striving to become better people in all environments and situations. In addition, they cultivate their bodies by practicing smooth and tranquil exercises that can improve their overall physical health; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa is to be commended and publicly recognized for his commitment to promoting better health and moral living throughout the world, and

WHEREAS, transcending culture and racial boundaries, Falun Dafa has touched the lives of countless people in more than 53 countries, including many people in Canada, of different ages, professions, and racial backgrounds. All Falun Dafa activities, including classes and practices are offered by volunteers and are open to the public free of charge.

NOW, THEREFORE, I Ralph Drew, Mayor of the Village of Belcarra, do hereby proclaim May 2002 as

"Falun Dafa Month"

in the province of British Columbia.

Dated this 22nd day of April, 2002