(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Toronto participated in the Children's Day celebration celebrated by the Turkish community on Nathan Phillips Square in late April, 2019. They distributed Falun Gong introductory brochures, demonstrated a lion dance on a stage, as well as the five sets of Falun Gong exercises.

Falun Gong exercise demonstration

Practitioners introducing the benefits of Falun Gong to the public

Many people gathered around the stage to watch the Falun Gong exercise demonstration. Among them were many ethnic Chinese. A Chinese man told his friend, “It's Falun Gong! I have to record their exercise music.”

Many people stopped at the Falun Gong booth to learn more. A gentleman said he had heard about Falun Gong from one of his colleagues who practiced Falun Gong. He expressed his support for practitioners' peaceful resistance of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution.

Ms. Arezzo Interested in Falun Gong

A lady named Arezzo and her friends stopped at the booth. A practitioner told them that her mother used to suffer several diseases, but recovered one month after she started to practice Falun Gong. Her mother is living a healthy and happy life.

The practitioner also shared that Falun Gong had been practiced by people in over 100 countries, and Falun Gong books had been translated into more than 40 languages.

Arezzo and her friends learned the 3rd exercise and planned to attend future workshops.

Arezzo (right) and her friend learn the Falun Gong exercises.

Presenting Paper Lotus Flowers

Practitioners made colorful paper lotus flowers at the booth. Many people said they loved the beautiful lotus flowers.

A lady named Ileana asked a practitioner for the meaning of the Chinese characters on the bookmark. The practitioner told her that lotus flowers symbolize purity and the characters meant Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Ileana said, “I will give it to my family and tell them Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great!”

She was interested in attending the upcoming Falun Gong exercise workshop.

Ileana learns the meaning of the lotus flowers.

Security employees of the celebration learn about Falun Gong.