Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

September 05, 2007 12:16 ET

International Taoist Tai Chi Society/Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism: Camera-Friendly News Conference

Of interest to: Lifestyle editors, Religious editors, Health editors, Chinese community, Photo desks, ENG assignment editors

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2007) - Three days of rituals and ceremonies get underway early Thursday morning, Sept. 6, to dedicate the new Fung Loy Kok Three Religions Temple, located near Orangeville, one hour north of Toronto. The media are invited to attend a news conference where frequently asked questions of public interest will be answered, including the following:

- What motivated thousands of people, a majority of whom are non-Chinese, are not Taoists, and live in many different countries, to raise $13 million to build a Taoist temple in Canada?

- Why are some 500 Quebecois (at least eight busloads and many carloads) descending upon R.R. 5 Mono Mills for this Grand Opening weekend?

- What is it in this project that has inspired thousands of people to donate countless hours of their time?

Details will be made public by
Karen Laughlin, President
International Taoist Tai Chi Society

Marsha Eberhardt, President
Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

The news conference will take place
R.R. 5 Mono Mills (along Airport Rd. 5 min. north or Highway 9)
Thursday, September 6th, 2007 at 11:00 am

- To get footage of 200 chanters performing ceremonies representing Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, it is recommended to arrive at the conference at 10 a.m.

- Representatives from more than 25 countries where the Society is established and guest chanters from member temples of the Hong Kong Taoist Association will be in attendance.

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