TCY November 2019 Update
Italia, AGM & Chinese Feast
Fall classes are well underway, and we’ve enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and meeting new students. On October 26, TCY hosted a most successful AGM event for about 30 members. Five TCY members who attended the International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium and Tournament in Selvino, Italy did a presentation on their experiences. Then because we know what is really important, we adjourned for a delicious Chinese feast at BBQ King. Congratulations to the returning and new board members. You are continuing a 30-year tradition of offering a variety of classes in multiple locations, hosting interesting special events, and connecting with the greater Tai Chi world nationally and internationally.
International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium & Tournament
In late May, five TCY members — Pam Boyde, Helene Dobrowolsky, Alison Conant, Jo-Ann Gates and Lisa Pan — travelled to Selvino, Italy to be part of this special event. We studied with six grandmasters all lineage holders of their styles, attended presentations on the many health benefits of Tai Chi, and celebrated our art with 300 people from 21 countries. Alison and Helene competed in the tournament. Congratulations to Alison for her silver medal and successful Copper Eagle ranking. Meanwhile Helene managed to get through four events over 10 hours, a major leap out of her comfort zone! Huge thanks to Pam Boyde, one of the major organizers of this event. After the symposium, we toured wonderful places throughout the country and, needless to say, ate very well!
For many more photos, scroll back through the TCY Facebook page.
Top R down: Grandmaster Yang Jun officially opens the Symposium. Five Yukoners and a bear at closing gala. 2019/20 TCY board, L-R: Chief Instructor Pam Boyde, director Monique Girard, pres. Alison Conant, VP Joy Waters, sect'y Jo-Ann Gates, treas. Marina McCready, directors Judith Forrest, Joan Wilson and Lorne Whittaker, communications director Helene Dobrowolsky. Below: Members at our AGM event.