The Dragon's Head Blog
Dunedin leaders visit us in Toronto
A group of leaders from Dunedin, the site of our new International Centre in Florida, has visited us in Toronto. Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism president Marsha Eberhardt and executive director Andrew Hung gave the American group a warm welcome, hosting them to a dim sum lunch before a tour of our headquarters at […]
A journey of a thousand miles starts with just one weed
Thanks to everyone who came to the International Centre’s Rhythm and Vines day early june to help weed our vineyards. About 30 people turned up over the day and there was a lot of laughter and good conversations among the grape vines in the north field. Thanks to the kitchen too for keeping our energy […]
Three Religions Temple spruced up
The outside of our Three Religions Temple at the International Centre near Orangeville has just been repainted in areas where the Canadian winters have taken their biggest toll since it was opened in 2007. Work is also being done on freshening the paint on some of the deities inside the temple.
Happy Birthday Tony Kwong!
Participants of summer Tai Chi week celebrated Tony’s Birthday.
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 […]
Artifacts Found During Renovations at the Fenway
June 16,2015 Today we uncovered two pieces of historical data during our renovations. One, a letter written on September 25, 1925 to an old friend who was coming to Clearwater, Florida to visit and a glass case with a pair of glasses . The letter was found hanging by a string inside of a wall in what […]
The Making of an Artistic Dragon Bike Rack- Fenway Update
Dunedin Artistic Bike Rack Collection Continues To Grow with the emergence of the Chinese dragon bike rack created by local metal artist and arc welder, Bill Coleman, in red below. Bill established the Institute of Creative Arts to support the local community. Visitors to Dunedin notice his unique bike racks all around the city. They […]
International Center – Fenway Update
Today the 5 acre International Center – Fenway property received a makeover in preparation for the start of interior and exterior framing. A 6 foot construction fence now surrounds the “A” Building and adjacent parking areas. Once the framing is complete a new roof and windows will be installed. Many neighbors wanted to know if we […]
Tai Chi Sword at the International Centre in Florida
The International Centre in Florida hosted its first Tai Chi Sword Workshop with 114 participants. Over the three days, the workshop participants enjoyed practicing the Sword set both indoors and outdoors. As there was such a good turn out, it was sometimes necessary to separate into two groups to accommodate the swords! The workshop leader, Karen […]
Update from the International Center Florida
The Plan The new International Center is a five acre property made up of four structures. The main building, at the Fenway, called Building “A” will have a grand lobby, meeting room, dining room, a kitchen and 102 rooms for accommodations. Building “B” because of its condition had to be demolished shortly after purchase. Building “C” is a […]
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 […]