The Dragon's Head Blog
What’s happening at the Fenway Hotel?
“What’s happening at the Fenway Hotel?” is a question that occasionally reverberates around the tai chi practice hall as beginning and continuing students participate in their classes. Recognizing the importance of keeping interested students connected, Dunedin Branch President Robin Reardon led several interested students on an extensive tour of the Fenway on October 17, 2015. […]
Moving on to the peppers!
Buckets & buckets have been filled with vegetables cut all kinds of ways… Bags have been filled with mushrooms, jai balls, more mushrooms… whatever could be prepared more time ahead is about done, so on to the peppers today, which means we’re getting closer to the Big Day. Over 1200 people are expected to […]
School visit to the centre
Pupils from St George’s School took some time out from their classroom lessons to visit the Taoist Tai Chi European Centre in Colchester. After a long walk from their school they were welcomed by a small team of volunteers. They sat enthralled, listening to the story of The Crane and the Snake and Master Moy’s […]
Autumn Moon Festival: Getting started on the Apps
The preparations for the Autumn Moon Festival Jai dishes are well underway. Working on the Jai duck & chicken appetizers today. The vegetables should be arriving soon, so… Enjoy the fall colours on your drive up & come join us in the kitchen! Chop a little, learn a lot. And of course, your helping hands […]
Happy Birthday dear Southern European Centre!
Five years already! Five years of classes and intensives. Five years of small weekend programs and large International Instructors Workshops. Health Recovery Week, Sabre and Lok Hup programs. Five years of Instructors and Board Meetings, of tasks and hard working. Five years of cooking for small groups and for large banquets. And then the High […]
“Get to Know your Centre” Day in Madrid
Last Saturday we had a “Get to Know your Centre” Day at the Southern European Centre in Madrid. Around 20 members, some very new, and our very younger ones! joined for a full exposure to the Taoist Tai Chi® arts. We started the day by Opening the High Shrine, followed by some chanting. There was Tai […]
A warm welcome in Dunedin
Andrew Hung received welcome gift basket from Lynn Wargo, President and member of Dunedin Chamber of Commerce.
Development surge underway in downtown Dunedin
Meanwhile, a short distance south of downtown, the Taoist Tai Chi Society is deep into its formidable rehabilitation of the 1920s era Mediterranean-style Fenway hotel property on Edgewater Drive (Alternate 19) it bought three years ago for $2.8 million. The interior has been gutted and the structure is being reinforced where needed, society President Pegoty Packman […]
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 […]
CIT Week Group photo
A Dragon Comes To Dunedin to Celebrate International Awareness Day
Free demonstrations, brunch, presentations from national and local dignitaries, and the unveiling of our fabulous Dragon Bike Rack marked Taoist Tai Chi® International Awareness Day on Thursday, August 13. The unveiling was held at the Taoist Tai Chi International Center Florida, 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin, FL. The functional art was dedicated to Ron Boucher, a very […]
Let’s get the party started
This year’s CIT week has begun at the International Centre in Canada with 547 participants being taught by Tony Kwong. As the hundreds of people arrived over the weekend they practised “eyes see, hands do” and helped with the many jobs needed to take care of ourselves over the week.
Update – International Center Florida
Construction on the new International Center Florida is at full speed. Workers are very busy making structural repairs and framing rooms in the Main Building called Building A. Completion of the A Building, the former Historic Fenway Hotel, is scheduled for Summer of 2016. Flags are now flying on the flagpole in the front […]
International Center Florida – Quilt Fundraiser
Judy Lever-Duffy from the Key Largo/Miami Branch has generously donated a Florida themed quilt to raise money for the International Center. The quilt will be auctioned off at the November International Workshops in Florida.
A Golden Opportunity!
Tooling Up for Restorations at the Fenway – an eventful morning! Kicking off the commencement of our renovations of the Historic Fenway Hotel building in Dunedin, FL was the event of our day! The City’s sincere interest was felt immediately as Dunedin City Mayor Julie Ward-Bulalski joined our welcoming committee in the front of the Fenway. […]
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
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 […]