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‘Seeing Each Other, Helping Each Other’ 0

‘Seeing Each Other, Helping Each Other’

On February 24 -25 Ottawa Branch welcomed participants from the Pacific Region, Peterborough Branch and Kingston Branch to celebrate the Year of the Dog with a Chinese New Year Banquet and a National Program at the Ottawa Branch Centre. MP Anita Vandenbeld, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and Arnprior Councillor Daniel Lynch joined our celebration and […]
Windsor Branch Featured on Local Radio 0

Windsor Branch Featured on Local Radio

On Saturday February 17 participants from the Windsor, Ontario branch answered questions and discussed different topics on Taoist Tai Chi® practice. Topics included building a strong foundation, mind and body connection, balance and harmony, health benefits, the importance of daily practice, and benefits for both younger and older practitioners. Upcoming open houses and new classes were discussed in the […]
Pancake Brunch in Stratford, Ontario 0

Pancake Brunch in Stratford, Ontario

On February 3rd a pancake brunch was enjoyed by Stratford’s Saturday morning continuing class and the weekend beginner class which ran Friday evening and Saturday. The seniors’ committee organized a selection of three kinds of pancakes plus bacon, fruit and coffee. Our own maple syrup from the International Centre made everything taste that much more […]
National Lok Hup Program on Vancouver Island, Canada 0

National Lok Hup Program on Vancouver Island, Canada

How many tai chi’ers does it take to do Lok Hup in Parksville, British Columbia? “191”, a truly auspicious event! Practitioners gathered in the highest goodness, arriving from Phoenix, Winnipeg, Ontario, the Southern Interior of BC, the Vancouver area, Kamloops and Vancouver Island. Together, and because of the caring nature of our organization, harmony was […]
Young at Heart in Toronto, Canada 0

Young at Heart in Toronto, Canada

At Toronto’s North York location we celebrated the 95th birthday of participant Margaret Day.   Margaret started practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts seven years ago and she is grateful for all that is has done for her, mainly improved balance and increased strength, as well as making many new friends. Last summer Margaret had a […]
Close Encounters of the Dragon Kind (in Brampton, Ontario) 0

Close Encounters of the Dragon Kind (in Brampton, Ontario)

We all know about the dragon, many participants have practiced at the Centre and other locations and have also helped dance the dragons at Awareness Day, in lots of parades and festivals all around the world. Our dragons are all sleeping now, however soon, most likely in April they will awaken from their slumber when […]
Quebec City Branch cooks pies for Relais d’Espérance Community 0

Quebec City Branch cooks pies for Relais d’Espérance Community

The joy of giving … despite the storm! (la version française suit) For several years, participants from the Quebec Branch have been meeting monthly to offer a substantial meal to more than 125 people poor and isolated who attend the Relais d’Espérance Community organization. In December, it is normally the Lac-Saint-Jean participants who travel two […]
Etobicoke Location hosts Feed the Homeless Classes, December 10th, 2017 0

Etobicoke Location hosts Feed the Homeless Classes, December 10th, 2017

On Sunday December 10th many participants from numerous Toronto Branch Locations gathered at the Etobicoke club for three Feed the Homeless morning classes, taught by Etobicoke continuing instructors. During the afternoon, the Toronto Instructor Committee represented by Barb Taylor, Catherine Ip and Leigh Frazer, led the Instructor Training session. We began with a set, worked […]
Annual Holiday Potluck in Windsor, Ontario 0

Annual Holiday Potluck in Windsor, Ontario

Just a short time before Christmas and all throughout the Windsor branch over 100 participants, family and friends got together for a home-cooked meal prepared by all. The Windsor Banjos played softly while 31 children danced and sang while making crafts throughout the day. As Santa arrived they jumped and they cheered awaiting their turn […]
Group Class at Cooksville United, Mississauga, on December 2nd, 2017 0

Group Class at Cooksville United, Mississauga, on December 2nd, 2017

On Saturday, December 2nd many participants from the Mississauga, Etobicoke and Brampton locations joined together and attended class at the Cooksville United Church. The room was full of both beginner and continuing students and the instructor asked everyone to work together as we did our foundation exercises, completed the set and practiced a series of […]
Annual Holiday Banquet, Richmond Hill, November 29th, 2017 0

Annual Holiday Banquet, Richmond Hill, November 29th, 2017

Many participants gathered at the Dragon Boat Cuisine in Richmond Hill, Ontario for the annual Holiday Season Banquet. We were honoured to have in attendance many esteemed guests, including representatives and delegates of the Canadian Federal, Ontario Provincial and Municipal Governments of Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham and Newmarket, FLK President Marsha Eberhardt, and FLK […]
Fall Tai Chi Week at the International Centre, November 25th – 29th, 2017 0

Fall Tai Chi Week at the International Centre, November 25th – 29th, 2017

“So powerful, so profound” were the words of a first-time participant of a program at the International Centre. 173 people from various countries have gathered at the International Centre near Orangeville, Ontario, to play and practice Taoist Tai Chi® while learning more about the body and physiology. With Marsha Eberhardt as our program leader, we […]
Promoting Vitality and Well-being: How Taoist Tai Chi® Arts Impact Health and Reduce Stress on Public Health Services 0

Promoting Vitality and Well-being: How Taoist Tai Chi® Arts Impact Health and Reduce Stress on Public Health Services

  Canadian Health Questionnaire Detailed Report, 2016 As governments struggle with mounting health costs, Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism wanted to capture some of the specific ways in which Taoist Tai Chi® practice impacts the use of public health services. We administered a questionnaire with over 6,000 of our 12,000 participants across Canada responding. […]
Because It Works 0

Because It Works

On October 21 and 22 over 180 participants gathered from all branches of the Eastern Region of Canada for a national program led by FLK President Marsha Eberhardt. We spent two days working together to discover how to move in harmony and relaxation all the while keeping centered. Master Moy shared with us a tradition […]
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