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63rd Annual CC Jr. YBA Conference Goes ‘BIIG’ in Fresno

The Central California Jr. YBA hosted approximately 110 delegates from Southern and Northern California on Nov. 11 for its 63rd annual CC Jr. YBA Conference at the Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple.

This year’s theme was “Life is BIIG,” centering around the Four Marks of Existence.  We were excited to welcome back Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Hannah KC Mukai as our keynote speaker.  

Also in attendance was the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival First Princess Kylie Tamura.  Kanon Nakata (Fresno) and Kenji Kajihara (Reedley) were our recipients of the Buddhist Recognition Award this year.  

The San Jose chapter was our winner of this year’s talent show.

Our workshops included a parent discussion group, an onenju making workshop, a discussion workshop, and a dango workshop. The “Camping in the Sierras” directors and counselors ran a fun workshop for all our delegates as well.  

We are so grateful for the many Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple Sangha members and parents who came out to help and support our efforts in hosting the conference. Thank you to all the delegates and advisors who took the time to travel and attend our conference this year. We hope to see you back next year!



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