(Minghui.org) The Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest took place during the weekend of October 6 as part of the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. Falun Gong practitioners from the Greater Toronto area participated in the event. They demonstrated the exercises and introduced Falun Gong to visitors.

Falun Gong practitioners chatted with Pumpkinfest visitors.

Festival visitors with Falun Gong practitioners.

Tiana stopped by the Falun Gong practitioners' booth and said, “I should practice this. I need to change myself.” She left her contact information for future nine-day Falun Gong lecture seminars.

Aseman lives in Richmond Hill. After hearing the introduction, she tried out the exercises with Falun Gong practitioners.

The festival also had many Chinese visitors. Some read the exhibit boards, and some took flyers about the practice and the persecution of Falun Gong in China. A man who works as a reporter at a Chinese media commented, on condition of anonymity, “Falun Gong is the best practice of all. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the truth of life. Your current situation was due to the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party. I will always support you!”