From the airport, together with his secretary Fr Horacio López, the Rector Major went to Surrey where, on September 4, official commitments began, the first being the morning Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
The Salesian Family of Surrey, Edmonton and Alberta joined the Rector Major for Mass. The Provincial Council of the United States East - Canada Province "New Rochelle" (SUE) was also present. Archbishop Michael J. Miller of the Archdiocese of Vancouver joined Fr Ángel Fernández Artime at lunch.
In the afternoon, the Rector Major met with the Salesians from the Salesian houses of Surrey, Edmonton and Alberta. Together they discussed the situation of the Salesian Congregation in the world. The meeting took place in the Don Bosco Youth Center of the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel and also saw the participation of the Regional Councilor for Interamerica, Fr Timothy Ploch.
In the evening, during the Evening Prayer, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime attended the promise of two new Salesian Cooperators, Abraham and Joy Cabaccang. The promise took place after a celebration that saw the participation of almost 200 people, including Salesian Cooperators, Past Pupils and other members of the Salesian Family