In the Lunar New Year of Gengzi, Minister of Citizens' Services of BC Provincial Government, Ms. Anne Kang, brought a surprise by presenting the "Certificate of Cultural of the Lunar New Year", signed by the Governor General and named by Queen Elizabeth II, to recognize the efforts of the Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association in Canada/Tian-Jin Temple in promoting traditional Chinese culture and fostering community harmony.
Cultural and AcademicRinging the Peace Bell for Blessing on New Year's Eve 2020
On the New Year's Eve of Gengzi, NDP leaders, the Minister of Provincial Citizen Services, the Minister of Provincial Children & Family Development the Mayor of Burnaby City, and the Deputy Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office all joined the Chinese New Year gathering at Tian-Jin Temple to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new year, ringing the Peace Bell to pray for national peace and prosperity.
Cultural and AcademicTian-Jin Formation Drums Troupe debut to celebrate Chinese New Year
Tian-Jin Formation Drums Troupe is a traditional Chinese folk art performance group in TJ living. On the first day of the Lunar New Year, Tian-Jin Formation Drums Troupe performed in the Tian-Jin temple to wish everyone a happy and healthy family and to welcome the arrival of the Chinese New Year.
Cultural and Academic Richmond Rotary Club New Year’s Performance
The Richmond Rotary Club held a Lunar New Year celebration with the roaring drum performed by Tian-Jin Formation Drums Troupe and sent out New Year wishes to the entire audience.
Cultural and AcademicCity of Burnaby Chinese New Year Gathering
The 2020 Chinese New Year Gathering at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Center. A group of volunteers from Tian-Jin Temple promoted Chinese culture, introduced the best works of art from the Tian-Jin Centennial Cup Calligraphy Competition in the past few years, and distributed the 2020 Lunar Calendars to the guests. The "Tian-Jin Formation Drums and the Eight Generals Troupe" with its drums and eight generals performed on the stage with an spectacular folk array to kick off the lively atmosphere and win the appreciation and applause of the whole audience.
CharityBC Cancer Research Centre Tour
The Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association visited the BC Cancer Research Centre. The receptionist gave a tour and introduced the various testing equipment and functions of the laboratory. With the view that "helping others is helping ourselves", the Society donated $1,200 to support the Cancer Centre's project to introduce a new mass spectrometer.
CharityVisit Food Bank
Over the years, the Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association / Tian-Jin Temple has donated over 30,000 pounds of food each year to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and has become one of the Food Bank's major sponsorship partners. The Food Bank invites the Association to visit the Food Bank to introduce their business status and procedures.
Charity[Relay for Love] Tian-Jin Temple participated in the 4th Winter Parade
For the fourth year in a row, we participated in the "Coldest Night Walk" in Burnaby to support the "End of Homeless Fundraising". With the help of the Winter Walk, we aim to promote the community's attention and care for the homeless and disadvantaged groups, to improve social welfare, and to end the homeless life as soon as possible.
CharityWarm Heart @ Warm Centre
To save the homeless from the cold, TJ Living sent 200 warm packs to the Warming Centre in Burnaby, where Mayor Mike Hurley led the council members to receive them and expressed their gratitude to TJ Living for its selfless contribution to the community.
Charity[A Little Kindness, A Lot of Caring] Fundraising for Food Bank of Greater Vancouver
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank, in partnership with the Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association in Canada, organized the Virtual Food Drive Matching Campaign to raise funds to help those who lost their jobs during the epidemic. The association was the first to donate $5,000 to support the campaign.
CharityDonation of masks for the old age communities
The Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association in Canada donated Taiwan-made masks to NAR Veterans, Hae O Reum Culture School, and Korean Residence in New Vista. Tian-Jin temple not only cares for the health protection of the elderly in the communities, but also promotes the friendship and harmony.
CharityTian-Jin Temple October Puja
During the covid-19 epidemic, Tian-Jin Temple held a three-day puja to relieve the suffering of all sentient beings by wearing masks and keeping social distance in accordance with the government's health protection measures. During the puja, all the volunteers worked together, under the leadership of Ms. Chen and Mr. Yu, to make the puja venue warm and solemn.
CharityTian Jin Garden
The volunteers of the temple worked together in their spare time to create a beautiful garden, hoping to provide a greenness and vibrant space for the neighborhood.