The Obon Committee deeply appreciates all the many volunteers who helped with the 2017 Obon weekend. To our two resident senseis, Christina Yanko Sensei and Yoshimichi Ouchi Sensei and our guest speaker, Bishop Kodo Umezu of the Buddhist Churches of America, all choshos and assistants, we offer our sincere gratitude.
This year we had wonderful weather for our cemetery visitations and added one additional cemetery, Pine Ridge Cemetery in Ajax. Also, we held a service at the Skeena River monument in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, in memory of those residents of that area from years ago. The location will be announced in the Guiding Light for 2018 for those interested in attending.