Ottawa Dafa Practitioners Celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Introduction (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net May 13, 2003) In May 2003, around the time of the 11th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public, Dafa practitioners of Canada's capital, Ottawa, held large-scale activities to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.
Golden Signature Campaign
Starting from May 4, 2003, Ottawa practitioners began a "Golden Signature Campaign" in front of Capitol Hill. The purpose was to celebrate the 11th anniversary of Falun Dafa's Introduction and appeal to the Chinese government to stop the persecution of Falun Gong. This event clearly exposed to people outside of China the "genocide" crimes dictator Jiang committed and is being tried for in courts around the world. Many kind Canadian people and foreign visitors already knew about the suppression in China. When they saw our signature cloth, they immediately wrote down their names. After they learned the truth about the persecution in China, many Canada school students came in groups to sign their names.
On May 10, Ottawa practitioners organized day long activities. At about 11:00 a.m., the celebration parade started. Practitioners held banners stating "Falun Dafa is Good," "Falun Dafa Truthfulness Compassion Tolerance Bring Happiness to the World" and walked in accompany with the songs "Pudu" and "Jishi." Practitioners distributed flyers along the way and clarified truth. Many passersby joyfully talked with practitioners. One passerby said, "I know China is persecuting Falun Gong. I know you are peaceful. Good luck!" Many local Chinese people greeted to us and accepted our flyers with a smile.
Rally and Speech
At about 2 p.m., practitioners walked in front of the Human Rights Monument near the city hall. Chinese and westerner practitioners gave speeches that introduced the history of Falun Dafa and the anti-suppression activities of the world during the past four years. Westerner practitioners shared cultivation experiences. Falun Gong practitioners reported the lawsuit against Chinese dictator Jiang, calling all kind hearted people to bring about justice and put Jiang on trial.
Songs in front of Capitol Hill
After speeches, the practitioners paraded to Capitol Hill. Along the way, many visitors and drivers waved to practitioners, some people signed their names on golden color signature collecting cloth.
It was the Tulip Festival of Ottawa; there were many visitors in front of Capitol Hill. Some people from Singapore and Mainland China changed their attitude after the practitioner clarified the truth to them.
In the evening, after group exercise practice, practitioners gathered in front of Capitol Hill and sang songs to express their gratitude to Falun Dafa and Master. Practitioners sang "Falun Dafa is Good," "Be Saved," "Come Just for You" and other songs. Later, they went to Chinese Embassy to send forth righteous thoughts.