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June 12, 2018 – Russian National Day

I wish to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Russian community on the occasion of Russian National Day.  

This date memorializes the adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Russia in 1990. As the move that established the nation’s authority and autonomy – as in, making it a separate entity from the USSR.

May 22, 2018 – Vesak Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Buddhist faith in Canada on the occasion of Vesak Day.

Vesak is a significant day in the Buddhist calendar as it marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha.

This major festival is observed in Canada and many countries including Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.