(Minghui.org) May 13, 2017 is World Falun Dafa Day and the 25th anniversary of Falun Dafa's public introduction. Mayors of the City of Ottawa, Canada’s capitol, have proclaimed Falun Dafa Day since 2001. Current mayor Jim Watson proclaimed May 13, 2017 as Falun Dafa Day in the City of Ottawa for the seventh consecutive year, representing the City Council.

The proclamation was written in both English and French.

The mayor stated in the proclamation, “Falun Dafa practitioners in Ottawa and worldwide are joyously celebrating the 25th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public during May 2017.”

“Transcending the racial and cultural boundaries, Falun Dafa embraces people of all ages, from all walks of life and religious affiliations.”