On October 29th and 30th 2005, the 15th Health Expo held in the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre attracted many visitors. As in previous years, the Falun Gong practitioners from Vancouver were invited to the Health Expo and demonstrated the exercises.
|A display board at the booth shows photos of large-scale Falun Gong group practice in different countries||Students from Minghui School join the exercise demonstration, including a 3-year-old practitioner|
On October 29th, when we were demonstrating the exercises, a delegation from Mainland China happened to pass by. A practitioner told them that Falun Gong has been invited to demonstrate the exercises here every year. He explained that Falun Gong had spread widely to over 70 countries and districts throughout the world and it is only in Mainland China that Falun Gong is repressed. Then the practitioner talked about the truth of the "Tiananmen Square Self-immolation" incident. About six or seven members of the delegation listened to him quietly.
This year, a lot of organisations attended the health expo, so the Falun Gong practitioners could only obtain a small booth and there wasn't enough room to demonstrate the exercises right at the booth. Fortunately, there was an empty space nearly opposite our booth. Several practitioners demonstrated the exercises in that empty space. A western exhibitor beside us said, "Your Falun Gong movements are beautiful." Many passersby stopped to watch and some asked for introductory information.
|A western practitioner is clarifying truth|
Unlike previous years, more people deliberately came to the Falun Gong booth to ask for materials and to ask where they could learn the exercises. Many people passed our booth and said, "Oh, Falun Gong. I know it." There was a visitor from Taiwan who said that Falun Gong practitioners were courageous, and wished us success.
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