Some scenes from Mayfair in Saskatoon.
The Avalokitesvara Buddhist Temple Society Inc. was incorporated in July 1997 in Saskatoon. It came about as a result of a long-time desire within Saskatoon’s Asian community to have a Buddhist monk living and teaching in the city. In May 1997, several hundred people attended a celebration of the Buddha’s birth, which was organized by the society and held in the Union Centre. A commercial building owned by a member had been rented to the society under a legal lease with an annual rent of $1 for a ten-year period. In October 1998 the Avalokitesvara Buddhist Temple relocated to a larger facility in order to accommodate the rising number of members.
Formerly Estey School, Royal West Campus is a program for individuals who are 18 years of age or older seeking to complete Grade 12 or upgrade marks for post-secondary goals.
It began programming in the fall of 2002.