Vesak in Ottawa and Asian Heritage Month

CELEBRATE TOGETHER

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To advance the teachings, observances and cultures associated with Buddhism.

A BIG THANK YOU to ALL Sponsors, Volunteers and Everyone for the Support

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Vesak in Ottawa – Not-for-Profit Corporation


We are looking for energetic volunteers to help make our event another success. It’s a great way to build your volunteer experience, get involved in our community, meet new people, and show your support.


Please understand the sponsors, cooperating organizations and any other parties connected with this event in any way, singly or collectively, from and against any blame and liability from any injury, misadventure, harm, loss, inconvenience or damage hereby sustained as a result of participation in this Vesak in Ottawa and Asian Heritage event or any activities associated therewith.


It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.


For more information, e-mail: [email protected]

Sanga coordinator (Managing Director): Ven. Saloeurm Savath

Sanga coordinator: Miao Tsun

Connecting with Sanga – Bhante Kovida, Bhante Maha Sam Rath, Bhante Nugegalayaye Jinananda Thero, Ven. Miao Tsun, [email protected]

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Founder / President – Chair: Visita Leelaratna

Secretary: Lalith Gunaratne

Treasurer: Rivaux Lay

Programming coordinator: Sampath Hennayake

Assistant to Founder and Event Manager – present: Buddhi Kulatunga

Web Settings since 2013 – present: Buddhi Kulatunga

Vesak Day in Ottawa Logo Image Credit: Haily Khan, Ashley, Sacha

Director of Programming, Lalith Gunaratne, Vesak Festival in Ottawa: , [email protected]

Program and Event Coordinators: Ruwan Warnapura

Display Coordinator:

Cultural Performances Coordinator: Viet Chau, Kai Whitcomb

Email: [email protected]

Sponsorship Opportunities: Visita Leelaratna, Dr. N. F. Han, Lalith Gunaratne [email protected]

Connecting with Volunteers: Wen Jean, [email protected]

2013 – Present : Founder/ Board Chair and President – Visita Leelaratna

2014: Chairman – Visita Leelaratna

2015:Chairman – Dr. N. F. Han

2016: Chairperson – Ms. Vannary Pha


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Director of Programming, Lalith Gunaratne, Vesak Festival in Ottawa: , [email protected]

Program and Event Coordinators: Ruwan Warnapura

Display Coordinator:

Cultural Performances Coordinator: Viet Chau, Kai Whitcomb

Email: [email protected]

Sponsorship Opportunities: Visita Leelaratna, Dr. N. F. Han, Lalith Gunaratne [email protected]

Connecting with Volunteers: Wen Jean, [email protected]

2013 – Present : Founder/ Board Chair and President – Visita Leelaratna

2014: Chairman – Visita Leelaratna

2015:Chairman – Dr. N. F. Han

2016: Chairperson – Ms. Vannary Pha

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With a coalition of organizations in the Ottawa area celebrates Vesak Festival and Asian Heritage month

Jean Pigott Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West on May 2017

Supported by people from different walks of life, different religions, and different schools of Buddhism to honor the Buddha and also celebrate Asian Heritage month

Royal Thai Embassy, 180 Island Park Dr, Ottawa Thai Community in Ottawa

Embassy of Japan, 255 Sussex Dr, Ottawa

Embassy of Korea, 150 Boteler Street, Ottawa

Embassy of Myanmar, 336 Island Park Dr., Ottawa

Sri Lanka High Commission, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1204, Ottawa

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia , 55 Parkdale Ave,

High Commission of India, 10, Springfield Road, Ottawa

Sirin Foundation and Sirin Research Centre

International Buddhist Progress Society of Ottawa, 1950 Scott Street, Ottawa

Watt Bodhikaram, 1197 Deer Park Road, Ottawa

Cambodian Buddhist Temple, 5883 Hazeldean Road, Stittsville

Buddhist Congress of Canada, 1481 Heron Rd, Ottawa

Lao Buddhist Temple, 887 Potter Rd, Kemptville

Ratchathamviriyaram Buddhist Temple ,1815 Dunrobin Road, Kanata

Chùa Phổ Đà – Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation, 1002 Somerset St, West Ottawa

Sri Lankan Seniors Support Centre of Ottawa

Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre

Social Planning Council of Ottawa, 790 Bronson Av, Ottawa

Pine Gate Mindfulness Community, 1252 Rideout Crescent, Ottawa

Chánh Kiến Buddhist Youth Association

Khemara, CP 54, Succ Saint-Laurent, Montréal (QC)

LYMT (Canada) Ottawa Community Based Organization

Tisarana Buddhist Monastery

Sati Saraniya Hermitage

In Concert for Cambodia

Paul Maillet Center for Ethics

Impact Policy

Living Kindness

Tzu Chi Ottawa

Sage Ontario for Mindful Leadership

Ottawa Buddhist Society