Vesak in Ottawa, Canada’s 151th Birthday and Asian Heritage – Celebrate Together –
at Ottawa City Hall
Tweet from Mayor Jim Watson
Tweet from Hon. Yasir Naqvi
Tweet from MPP Jack MacLaren
Happy Vesak – Welcoming Mayor Jim Watson – May 2013
2017 Event Photos
To advance the teachings, observances and cultures associated with Buddhism.
Equality, Peace and Reconciliation in the World
In Buddhist tradition, Vesak is a day that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.
This is an opportunity to reflect on his words in this time of conflict and suffering, such as; a generous heart, positive thoughts, kind speech leading to compassionate action are the things which renew humanity; and “may all life be delivered from suffering.” “Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.” The way is in the heart. Join us in a renewed commitment to equality, peace and reconciliation in this world.
Practicing Generosity & Compassion
Youtube: MPP MACLAREN’s Message at Parliament of Ontario .
Dr. N. F. Han received the Official Vesak Day proclamation from Mayor Jim Watson on May 2nd 2015
For the second consecutive year Ottawa has proclaimed Vesak Day
A BIG THANK YOU to ALL Sponsors, Volunteers and Everyone for the Support
Official Road Sign in Ottawa initiated by VesakinOttawa
Recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, Vesak Day provides an opportunity to promote the message of compassion, peace, equality, goodwill and devotion to humanity