• 17 Feb 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Kitchener ON Canada


  • Free!

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Year of the Dog Celebration - Welcome in the Lunar New Year!  Join us!

Where:  Cold Mountain Internal Arts, located at Calvin Church, 248 Westmount Rd., Kitchener ON

When:  Saturday 17th February 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (details below)

Sponsored by the Canadian Taijiquan Federation & Cold Mountain Internal Arts.

We welcome in the Year of the Dog!  Come one, come all!  Please join us and bring a friend (or two)!  Pop in for a short visit or stay for a whole day of workshops, demos, potluck, and a stroll through the vending area!   All are most welcome!  Bring a camera and share your photos with us!

You can help us with set-up by letting us know you're joining us.  Click on the green Register button (if viewing this email on the CTF website, it should appear on the left-hand side of your screen) or you can follow this link to the CTF website by clicking here.

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Workshops

Details below, one hour each.  Cost for workshops?  Free!  (Donations will be cheerfully accepted to help cover costs).*

12:30 p.m.  Lunch break, vending area opens

Bring your lunch with you or dine locally.  Take a stroll through the vending area, with shoes, pants, swords, fans, DVDs, books, t-shirts, you name it!

3:15 p.m.  Lion Dance and Demonstrations start

Lion Dance by Robin Young and Jing-mo Kung Fu.

5:30 p.m.  Potluck Dinner

Bring yourself, some friends, and food to share!

From Sifu Steve Higgins, of Cold Mountain:

Here's an update on what we are planning for our celebration on Feb. 17th. of the Chinese New Year. It is open to the entire community, so please invite your friends!

Patricia Beretta's '4 Directions and 5 Elements' Qigong will kick off the workshops at 9:30 a.m., followed by Lisbeth Haddad on 'River Walking' and finally Adriaan Blaauw on 'Tai Chi Stepping'.  After a 1 1/2 hour break for lunch (either brown bag or head off to local eateries), Malcolm MacQuarrie will do a final workshop on '4-square Tai Chi forms'. So, all workshops have a related focus.

At 3:15 there will be a Lion Dance and then Tai Chi performances until about 5:00 or 5:30.  Performances will commence and end with an invitation to all present to join in the 1st section of the Yang 108 to open and the 24-posture Modern 'Beijing' form to close.  Whether you know them or not doesn't matter!   The objective is to get up and have some fun moving.

There is no fee for the workshops or events, but there will be donation pots out to help us cover our costs.

The final event is a potluck dinner, so bring food and join us!  Fridge and stove are available as well as plug-ins for crockpots and slow cookers.




*Of note...  2017's fee for the day of workshops was $30 ($25 for CTF and CMIA members).  


More details as they become available but mark the date on your calendar now.  Join us!

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