SGI-Canada Opens New Center in Québec, Canada
On November 4, 2006, SGI-Canada opened an SGI center in Québec City, Québec Province, the only official French-speaking area in North America. The city, with a portion still surrounded by an old castle wall, prospered as a castle town in the early 17th century. Old Québec has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Originally built in 1927, the two-story building was renovated for use by SGI-Canada members living in and around Québec as a hub for their community activities. On January 1, 2007, SGI members in Québec gathered at their new center to welcome the New Year.
[Adapted from an article in the January 6, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]