For Immediate Release

May 10th, 2017

Mayor Crombie’s Statement on Vesak

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with the Buddhist community to mark the important and celebrated occasion of Vesak – the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha.

“Mississauga’s Buddhist community is a vibrant faith community which dedicates itself to building a broader community of support that nourishes intellectual and spiritual growth, while embracing and upholding Buddhist traditions. Vesak is one of many such occasions that remind us of the guiding Four Noble Truths – central teachings of Buddhism.

“In Mississauga we celebrate the diversity of our people; their cultural backgrounds; and faiths. We are fortunate to call Mississauga home. Ours is a community that understands and values the contributions our faith communities make towards elevating the quality of life for all residents.

“Once again, I would like to offer my best wishes to the Buddhist community on Vesak 2017.”