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The Red Dragon Finds a New Home

The Red Dragon Finds a New Home

Inspired by the Dunedin Center’s dragon bike rack, James Mallory, working on Fenway’s construction, built a Rocking Dragon from wood reused from the Fenway and donated it to the Branch.  This was raffled as a fundraiser at Tai Chi Week in November and won by Steve Shaya of Dunedin.  He shipped it to Santa who […]
Christmas Eve in Wrocław branch

Christmas Eve in Wrocław branch

At a warm December evening, a week before the Christmas Eve, the door of our society house in Wroclaw were still been open towards the influx of following members. That is just tradition of common celebrate of Christmas at our beautiful centre, which at such moments gives to us special warmth. Everybody has taken the […]
A Masquerade Ball in Sarasota, FL

A Masquerade Ball in Sarasota, FL

The 8:00 am class took responsibility to plan a holiday party at the Sarasota, FL branch.  Afraid it would be difficult to lure people out of their comfortable homes during the holiday break, the class decided to do something different.  With Branch Council support, and a bit of skepticism – the idea was put into […]
Atlantic Region Holiday Season Program

Atlantic Region Holiday Season Program

Participants from across the Atlantic Region assembled at the regional centre in Halifax on December 5, the weekend scheduled for the holiday season program. We practiced and learned together Taoist Tai Chi® arts throughout the day.  In the evening the participants were joined by their guests to enjoy a wonderful ten-course banquet. Our dynamic emcee […]
Christmas High Tea in Newport, South Wales

Christmas High Tea in Newport, South Wales

The Western Region Centre in Newport, South Wales, held a Christmas party with an unusual twist this year. A High Tea was organised with finger sandwiches of ham, egg and cucumber followed every possible type of cake, including mini eclairs, lemon drizzle cake, Christmas Cake, mince pies and lots of mini chocolate cakes along with […]
Newfoundland Holiday Silent Auction and Cake Walk

Newfoundland Holiday Silent Auction and Cake Walk

December 5, 2015, 47 participants and guests of the Newfoundland Branch hosted our annual Silent Auction and Cake Walk fundraiser. After the regular continuing Ssession, we enjoyed soup together, all the while bidding on the multitude of silent auction items. Sprinkled throughout the event were ‘cake walks,’ where people paraded in a circle to the […]
Holiday Potluck in Windsor

Holiday Potluck in Windsor

After a morning of practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts 130 Windsor branch participants and families shared a potluck lunch and holiday season celebration.  Music supplied by Windsor Banjos provided a festive background for lively conversation, dancing, and children’s crafts, as we waited for the much anticipated visit by Santa Claus.  The annual food drive for […]
One Happy Island

One Happy Island

  After attending the the Lok Hup workshop at the Fenway, I travelled, via Miami, to the Caribbean island of Aruba for the First Anniversary of the centre there. Irena the President and other members told me about how they had raised funds for the new building over the last 17 years. They all seemed so […]
Christmas Cookie Fundraiser

Christmas Cookie Fundraiser

During the week of Dec 7, 2015 the Ottawa Branch held their third annual Christmas Cookie Bake Fundraiser. The Cookie Bake has been a great success growing from 125 dozen orders for cookies the first year to 275 dozen orders the second and this year we had a huge demand for cookies with orders for […]
Seasonal Ceilidh in Edinburgh

Seasonal Ceilidh in Edinburgh

With an Intensive in the morning followed by Potluck lunch our evening meal was prepared by Aberdeen Angus, Highlands and Islands and Edinburgh participants. Guests were greeted with a very palatable non-alcoholic punch and canapes around the Christmas tree; the tree was set up by the Friday morning class. A delicious meal with all the […]
Holiday Banquet in pictures

Holiday Banquet in pictures

Last weekend, the annual Holiday Banquet took place at the Dim Sum King in Toronto. Many participants, friends, family members, musicians and of course Santa Claus joined the party. Check out the pictures! 
Stratford Seniors Tour the Stratford Festival Warehouse and Archives

Stratford Seniors Tour the Stratford Festival Warehouse and Archives

On Wednesday, November 18, fourteen Stratford Branch participants enjoyed the tour arranged by the Stratford Branch Seniors Committee. Our tour was conducted by a festival volunteer. We were privileged to visit the Archives containing clippings, costumes, and props from the beginning of the Festival. The collection of costumes, furniture and props in the warehouse was […]
Mah-jong Comes to Stratford Branch

Mah-jong Comes to Stratford Branch

mah-jongg or mah-jong noun 1. A game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with 144 domino-like pieces or tiles marked in suits, counters, and dice, the object being to build a winning combination of pieces.     After a busy summer we finally settled down to learn and play Mah-jong. Two participants, one of whom learned the game at the Victoria branch, have been sharing it here in Stratford. Much fun and laughter can be heard from the players, mixed with the […]
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