1. Letter from the Mayor

May 6th, 2002

Dear Sir:

I am pleased to advise you that at the Town of Morinville's Regular Council meeting held April 30th, 2002, that the month of May, 2002, was proclaimed "Falun Dafa Month," in the Town of Morinville.

A copy of the attached proclamation has been placed on a window in the Civic Plaza, for the Public to view.

On behalf of Council, best wishes during the month of May, in honoring truthfulness-compassion-tolerance (Zhen-Shan-Ren).

Yours truly,

R. Lloyd Bertschi


2. Proclamation



Whereas, Falun Dafa practitioners practice the principle of Zhen-Shan-Ren, Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance, incorporate it into their daily lives, striving to becomes better people in all environments and situations, and;

Whereas, Falun Dafa promotes the cultivation of body, mind, and spirit and has inspired millions of people through gentle exercise and efforts to improve their moral standards since it was brought to the public in 1992, and;

Whereas, Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide are joyously celebrating the 10th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public on May 13, 2002, and;

Whereas, transcending the racial and cultural boundaries, Falun Dafa embraces people of all ages, from all walks of life and religious affiliation, and;

Whereas, the commitment of Falun Dafa practitioners to the peaceful resolution of conflicts under the most severe environment and their efforts to encourage people of our world to enjoy a health, harmonious and peaceful way of being have touched the heart of every kind-hearted human being;

NOW THEREFOR, I, Mayor R. Lloyd Bertschi, do hereby proclaim May 2002 as "Falun Dafa Month Honoring Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" in the Town of Morinville.

Dated: April 30, 2002

R. Lloyd Bertschi, Mayor