In a vibrant celebration of cultural diversity, Love Peace Harmony Volunteers, Fiona Fok and Zakota Nesbitt immersed attendees in the transformative energy of the Love Peace Harmony Field throughout the summer of 2023 at various multicultural festivals across the Greater Toronto Area. As one of the most culturally diverse cities on Earth, Toronto plays host to a myriad of cultural festivals throughout the year, showcasing its rich multicultural tapestry. Against this backdrop, Fiona and Zakota seized the opportunity to introduce the Love Peace Harmony Field to diverse audiences at key events.
The journey began on May 26th, 27th & 28th, at the Asian Heritage Cultural Festival hosted by Canada One Family Network at Bridlewood Mall in Scarborough. Dedicated to celebrating Asian Heritage Month, the festival featured performing arts, visual arts, and vendor booths representing numerous Asian communities. With a booth over two of the three days, Fiona and Zakota engaged over 100 participants in Love Peace Harmony meditation, calligraphy tracing, and writing calligraphy with water paper mats. The response was enthusiastic, especially from children, who eagerly tried their hand at calligraphy.
On June 17th & 18th, Fiona and Zakota took the stage at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival, captivating an audience of over 300 people. The dynamic duo presented Love Peace Harmony Calligraphy tracing practices, with many attendees actively participating.
The momentum continued on June 25th at the Cultural Festival in Vaughan, where Fiona and Zakota were invited by the Canadian Multicultural Community Centre. Conducting a calligraphy tracing session on stage for an engaged audience.
Canada Day, July 1st, saw the facilitators participating in the event ‘Moving Forward on Canada Day’ at Fort York National Historic Site in downtown Toronto, followed by a visit to a Canada Day festival at Splendid China Mall in Markham.
From August 18th-20th, Fiona and Zakota showcased Love Peace Harmony at Canada One Family Network’s ‘Scarborough Fair Music Festival’ at Woodside Square in Scarborough. A presentation on stage and a bustling booth attracted curious attendees eager to experience Tao Calligraphy writing, tracing, and Love Peace Harmony meditation.
Wrapping up the summer at the Toronto Dragon Festival on September 1st-4th, Fiona and Zakota secured a high-profile invitation from John Zhang, the president of the festival’s organizing team. The invitation extends to Master Sha and the Love Peace Harmony Foundation to have a booth and present on stage at the Toronto Dragon Festival 2024, a colossal Chinese cultural event drawing over 20,000 visitors annually.
In conclusion, Fiona Fok and Zakota Nesbitt’s dedicated initiatives during Toronto’s multicultural festivals have not only successfully introduced Love Peace Harmony to a diverse audience, impacting thousands, but have also set the stage for a prominent participation in the prestigious Toronto Dragon Festival in the upcoming year. Anticipation runs high as we eagerly await the exciting developments on the horizon.