Community Care Initiatives
In response to the scorching weather in the summer, the association took the lead in supporting the Burnaby Community Caring Project. On July 28, 2021, temple volunteers donated over 10 electric fans to the Burnaby Neighbourhood House South House and Seniors Services Society. Read more.
Volunteer awarded the ‘Emerging Leader Award’
In 2021, university student/temple volunteer Wang Mengdie was awarded the Emerging Leader Award as part of the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards. This recognition acknowledges the dedicated efforts and contributions of the Tian-Jin Temple and Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association to the community through its philanthropic work and services. Read more.
Community Focus on Elderly During the Pandemic
On April 1, 2021, the ‘Hello Burnaby, Seniors Activity Fair’, an online interactive event for seniors in the community, was held. Temple Master Chen Mingna used various flowers and plants from her garden, along with unused bottles and decorations at home, to create Mini Fairy Gardens, each representing a whimsical world. This activity received enthusiastic responses and positive feedback from the community’s elderly population. Read more.
Chinese Lecture Series on Mental Health
The pandemic has impacted many communities due to the requirement of social distancing. As a result, children have been unable to attend school and have had limited social interactions, which have caused emotional distress over the course of more than a year. Under invitation from the Vancouver Century Rotary Club, the association delivered a series of lectures on May 25, June 22, and July 27 in 2021. The aim of these lectures was to engage parents in discussions about children’s psychological wellbeing and share resources and tools to explore their inner worlds together.