At the Sathya Sai Baba Community Center in Vancouver, the first “Love Your Heart” Health Day Screening and Disease Prevention Event was organized. This event was a collaborative approach with the involvement of both Sai Young Adults and physicians in the planning and implementation process.
Across the country, programs to observe Sathya Sai Baba’s Aradhana Mahotsavam were held, spanning from Montreal in the east to Vancouver in the west. April 24 and the weeks preceding this important event has become a time of personal reflection for SSIO members on the nature of their relationship to Sathya Sai Baba.
More than 70 members from the Sathya Sai Centre of Toronto-York participated in a tree planting event organized by the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department in honour of Earth Day. The members joined nearly 350 volunteers from the city, and 10 other organizations from across the city.
SSIO Canada partnered with the nonprofit organization Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to restore a stretch of the Rouge River. The initiative emerged as a national program in 2002 from the aspirations of a group of employees and volunteers in 1994 from the Vancouver Aquarium who took on the ambitious project to clean up their local beach at Stanley Park.