Taoist Tai Chi® arts in the News

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Frazer Smith, President of Western Region and Ramona Mills, President of Calgary Branch presented the cheque of $16,516
to Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank

Western Region Gathering raises funds for CIFB

A Western Region Gathering that took place in Edmonton in June 2013 was interrupted in its expected participant attendance due to the floods that occurred just a couple days prior in Southern Alberta. Participants from the Western Region that attended the Gathering stepped up to raise funds to help the huge numbers of people affected. We were off to a good start with the proceeds from a silent auction, the donation of Lucky Money by the workshop instructor, a cupcake fundraiser and pledge sheets around the Region. Over the following few weeks we gathered many more donations in our Region and implemented creative fundraising in our clubs. Just over a month after the flooding, the Western Region had collected $16,516. It was great to see such wonderful, generous support.

The floods that took place in Southern Alberta during June 2013 created an enormous need of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank (CIFB). CIFB is a charitable organization that serves Calgary and functions as a regional food redistribution hub for some 62 food banks in south and central Alberta. They provide distribution to places such as Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Athabasca and High River who was hardest hit.

CIFB was a good choice for the Flood Relief donations as it answers to emergencies/crisis/disaster such as their involvement with transporting food to Slave Lake after the fire and to Kelowna after the landslide, as well as to Siksika and Morley Reserves during the floods. We knew our donation was going into providing food for people who really needed it.

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Construction starts on Haiti grade school funded by Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® (.pdf)
TORONTO, May 4th — Construction started this month on L’École Presbytérale de DesSources, a school located in the community of Labrousse, south-west of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti. The foundation is now in place and the elementary school should be completed in July, on time to welcome 400 students for the Fall term.

See some personal stories about the many health benefits of Taoist Tai Chi® arts
As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, participants tell in their own words of the remarkable range of benefical effects they have gained from the diligent practice of Taoist Tai Chi® arts.

40th Anniversary Celebrations for 2010
Master Moy Lin-shin founded the Society in 1970. In 2010 we celebrate our 40th anniversary. View the video announcement of our 40th anniversary by the President of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society, Dr Karen Laughlin.

Check out Dr. Bruce MacFarlane's notes on anatomy and physiology at the Society's new blog.
“The Tiger's Mouth” is the official blog of Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi®. For those of you who are participants in Fung Loy Kok, think of it as a virtual extension of the tea break in your regular tai chi class. This is where we'll socialize, share stories, make important announcements, and keep the ever-growing community of participants connected beyond the four walls of our local branches.

For those of you who aren't participants, think of it as a taste of the world's largest nonprofit tai chi organization with more than 40,000 participants in 26 countries that span the globe. We hope you'll be inspired by the deep passion our participants feel for this organization to consider becoming a participant and joining one of our beginners' classes near you.

Western Region at CIT Week 2017. Enlarge

Photo Galleries

2015

Medicine Hat Intensive, October 24, 2015

Saskatoon Branch 1-Day Regional Program, October 17, 2015

Calgary Branch National Program, September 25, 2015

Calgary Autumn Moon Banquet 2015, September 25, 2015

Maple Creek Parade and Tai Chi Intensive, July 17 & 18, 2015

St. Albert Botanic Park, June 16, 2015

Edmonton Chinese New Year Banquet, March 7, 2015

Medicine Hat Intensive, February 7, 2015

2014

Edmonton Beginners Day, November 22, 2014

Medicine Hat Taoist Tai Chi® arts Intensive, October 18, 2014

Awareness Day in Edmonton—the LRT Demo Train, September 6, 2014

Edmonton Regional Workshop, August 23, 2014

Maple Creek Intensive, Taste of Maple Creek Day Demo and Cypress Hills Winery Tour, August 15 & 16, 2014

Edmonton, Aprés Demo Lunch, July 25, 2014

Calgary Stampede Parade Prelude, July 4, 2014

Calgary, National Seniors Week, June 28–July 3, 2014

Western Region Seminar and Annual Regional Meeting in Regina, April 25th to 27th, 2014

Edmonton Chinese New Year Banquet, February 22, 2014

Medicine Hat Taoist Tai Chi® arts Intensive, February 22, 2014

2013

Medicine Hat Taoist Tai Chi® arts 10th Anniversary Intensive, October 19, 2013

Edmonton demo at Kaleido Family Arts Festival, September 14, 2013

Taste of Maple Creek Day Demos and Cypress Hills Winery, August 17, 2013

Western Region Awareness Day, Edmonton, June 22, 2013

Edmonton Chinese New Year Banquet, March 2, 2013

Medicine Hat Taoist Tai Chi® arts Intensive, February 23, 2013

Chinese New Year Banquet in Calgary — February, 2013

2012

10th Anniversary Edmonton Tea & Bee — November 2012

Lloydminster Taoist Tai Chi® arts Intensive, November 3, 2012

Edmonton National Workshop, October 27–28, 2012

Medicine Hat Taoist Tai Chi® arts Intensive, October 13, 2012

Maple Creek Winery and Taste of Maple Creek Day Demos

Western Region Awareness Day Parade, Calgary

National Seniors Week, Vancouver, BC

Medicine Hat Taoist Tai Chi® arts Intensive

2011

Afghan quilting bees in Edmonton

Edmonton Christmas Party, December 3, 2011

Edmonton Awareness Day, August 27, 2011

Maple Creek Painting Day at the Maple Creek Senior's Centre

2010

Vancouver Dragon Practice

2009

All Souls Festival in Calgary

Calgary's 30th Anniversary Celebration

2008

Ottawa's 30th anniversary and CIT week 2008

Chinese New Year celebrations in Edmonton

Chinese New Year celebrations in Calgary

Chinese New Year celebrations in Athabasca

Taoist Arts workshop in Edmonton with Jim Nicholson, January 4-6

2007

Christmas lunch, Southside, Edmonton, December 5

Calgary National Awareness Day celebrations

Continuing Instructors in Training Week, Ontario

Grande Prairie Regional Workshop, April 20-22

Vancouver Grand Opening and Workshop, April 6, 7 and 8

Learn about Afghan quilting bees in Edmonton

See new photos from Saskatoon

Taoist Arts Workshop, Edmonton, March 3-4

Chinese New Year 2007 celebrations in Edmonton

People and volunteers at the New Years celebrations in Edmonton

Chinese New Year 2007 celebrations in Calgary

2006

TTC clubs in Lisbon, Madrid, and Brussels

National Awareness Day, Calgary, September 9

Continuing Instructors in Training Week, Ontario

Taoist Arts Workshop, Calgary, June 18-19, 2006

Chinese new year celebrations, 2006, Edmonton

2005

Chinese New Year 2005, Edmonton

Fung Loy Kok 15th Anniversary, Edmonton and Calgary

Group photos, Saskatoon

Workshop photos from Cypress Hills, near Maple Creek