Sri Lankan New Year Celebrations

Posted by admin on April 17, 2011

An event to celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year in 2011 was held on Sunday April 17, 2011 at the Laos Buddhist Temple in Kitchener. This event was attended by the families living in Waterloo and Wellington with their children and parents. The celebrations commenced at the conclusion of the bi-weekly dharma school for children.

The two main items of this event were the dharma sermon in Sinhalese by Rev. Wettewe Pannarama Himi and the offering of a sheaf of betel leaves by children to worship and celebrate their parents and adults according to Sri Lankan tradition. This was followed by a pot-luck dinner that included traditional Sri Lankan delicacies Kiribath, Konda Kevum, Kokis, and Mung Kevm.

Lunch Packet Sale

Posted by admin on February 27, 2011

WWBCA has concluded a highly successful fundraiser; a lunch packet sale to support the ongoing activities of WWBCA. More than 300 lunch packets were sold in this ground breaking project in the community which far exceeded the original expectations thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors.

The Launch of WWBCA Activities

Posted by admin on January 22, 2011

A special puja to invoke blessings of the Triple Gem for the head monk of the Kitchener Laos Temple Ven. Vongkoth was held at the Laos Temple on 12 Hoffman Street in Kitchener on Saturday January 22, 2011.

The Buddha puja and the chanting of Seth pirith was conducted by six monks both from the Laos Temple and the Mississauga Temple. A large number of children and devotees representing about fifty buddhist families in the region and well-wishers attended this ceremony.

All the donations received during the event were used to provide pirikara to the attending monks, support the Laos Temple and the head monk of the Laos Temple in whose honor this ceremony was held.

This was the first event organized by the Waterloo Wellington Buddhist Cultural Association after it was established and the forum to formally launch its activities in 2011.