Mr. Alex Scott - Braving the Freezing Water
Hearing of Alex's courageous rescue attempt, Supreme Master Ching Hai honored him with the Shining World Hero Award. On May 18, fellow initiates from the Montreal Center presented the beautiful crystal plaque Award and various gifts to Alex at his home. Alex felt immense happiness and honor upon receiving the Award and said he liked the "Hero" T-shirt and wonderful books from Master.
After the ceremony, everyone enjoyed a vegetarian barbecue prepared by our Association members. Later, Alex took the initiates to the place where he had jumped into the water in an attempt to save the man's life, and explained he is working with the municipal officer to make some improvements along the harbor boardwalk. Thank you, Alex, for being such a compassionate, courageous hero and an inspiration to us all.