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The program must go on … 0

The program must go on …

A morning-long power cut didn’t stop 61 participants continuing to benefit from a lok hup program at the International Centre. As the light darkened in the Quiet Cultivation Centre practice hall, program leader Chris Lewis suggested we take our lok hup outside. Centre staff and volunteers also kept everything working, serving breakfast and lunch despite […]
Let them eat cake … 0

Let them eat cake …

Staff and volunteers at the International Centre near Orangeville celebrated Canada Day in style with a barbecue dinner and red and white cupcakes followed by a bonfire party with fireworks. Canada’s flag also flew proudly at the centre entrance during the day and we had several groups of people visiting our property for the national […]
Summertime TLC at the International Centre 0

Summertime TLC at the International Centre

It’s hard to comprehend the thousands of volunteer hours that often go unnoticed behind the scenes including very unglamorous tasks like washing windows and window screens; and then there’s also the necessary expenses to hire out tasks that volunteers couldn’t possibly do like re-painting the weathered red trim on the classical Chinese roof tiers of […]
Summer Tai Chi Week at the International Centre in Orangeville 1

Summer Tai Chi Week at the International Centre in Orangeville

Summer Tai Chi week is no longer the best-kept secret at the International Centre, Orangeville. 186 international participants had the opportunity to upgrade their Tai Chi in significant ways with the help of International Instructor, Tony Kwong. All week long, the festive practice hall was abuzz with participants learning and practicing refinements to their foundations […]
Seniors’ Week at the International Centre, May 11-15, 2015 0

Seniors’ Week at the International Centre, May 11-15, 2015

For five days, under the leadership of Verity Rolfe, we discovered our centres, learned to look far, and pressed and balanced our way through don-yus, tor-yus, snakes and several moves. The results were obvious as our sets became calmer and much more together. A nice balance of large and small group activities with simple, clear […]
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