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The Baha’is of North Vancouver are preparing neighbourhood events in their homes and at various public venues to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith. The events will span from the eve of Friday October 20 through to the eve of Sunday October 22. There will also be some events occurring in the week leading up to the bicentenary weekend. Here is a preliminary list of public events being organized at various neighbourhoods in the North Vancouver District Community. Please note, there will also be numerous gatherings occurring at various homes within each neighbourhood celebrating this momentous occasion. For more information, please contact the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of North Vancouver District. You may also refer to the Baha’i Community of Canada website www.ca.bahai.org to read about the news of bicentenary plans across the country.
North Vancouver District Bicentenary Celebration Activities
|Capilano/Edgemont||Lonsdale/Lynn Valley||Seymour/Deep Cove|
|Activities prior to the bicentenary weekend||*October 14th|
October 20th, 2017
October 21st, 2017
Children Unity Festival -
Cates Beach Picnic
Please RSVP at this link.
October 22nd, 2017
Cleveland Dam Nature Devotional
Please RSVP at this link.
Bicentenary Celebration at Tsleil-Waututh Community Centre
Local Baha’i News
On October 31st, 2016, the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver District responded to the call of the Universal House of Justice to view the Celebration of the Birth of the Twin Manifestations, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, as “special opportunities for friends to reach out to the widest possible cross-section of society.” Through several meetings at the neighbourhood level, the Bahá’ís consulted on “creative ways to honour the Twin Manifestations.” As instructed by the House of Justice, the North Vancouver Baha’is locus of activity was at the local level with “a tremendous flourishing of activity by Baha’is and their friends in local community.”
Activities included get-togethers in coffee shops, family nature walks, a nature devotional on the topic of environment, a children’s informative and fun-filled treasure hunt, a potluck dinner with close to fifty friends and neighbours, and a community-wide celebration at the community public library.
The activities spanned from the eve of October 31st to the eve of November 2nd, 2016. Through these activities, the Bahá’ís tried to convey “a sense of what it means for humanity that these two Luminaries rose successively above the horizon of the world.” These activities appropriately set the stage for the two approaching bicentenaries, “marking the elapse of two hundred years respectively since the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb” in 2017 and 2019.