On Sunday, 21st July 2019, Mr. Nontawat Chandrtri, Consul-General of Thailand to Vancouver presided over the merit making ceremony on Asalha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent Day at Yanviriya Buddhist Temple 1 in Vancouver, British Columbia. 
On this occasion, members of Thai community and their families from Vancouver and nearby cities participated in the ceremony, which included praying, merit-making, the offering of food and various necessities as well as robes and Buddhist Lent candles to the monks