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OTCA News – August 28, 2012

posted Aug 28, 2012, 1:05 PM by Charles Wong   [ updated Aug 28, 2012, 1:05 PM by bing wen ]

OTCA News – August 28, 2012


Welcome back to another year of Tai Chi!  It was great to see so many of you come out to Dow's Lake and practice on Saturday in July and August.  Just a reminder that this coming Saturday, September 1st is the last day for OTCA at Dow's Lake.


 September 8th, OTCA is moving back indoors to the Adult High School, 300 Rochester St.  Open House with demonstrations by the instructors will be held in the cafeteria with on-going registration for classes and membership from 9:30 - 11:30 am on the 8th and the 15th.  Everyone is invited to participate or observe.  OTCA welcomes a new instructor, James Tam, who will be instructing a new class -- Hunyuan Tai Chi 24 steps -- assisted by Elim Chan.  Following James' demonstration will be Qigong, Yang style 85 steps, Wu style, Chen style and the Fan.  Executive members will be on hand to answer any questions.  Samples of materials (books, dvd's, cd's) that can be borrowed from the OTCA library will be on display.


Good news!  Annual membership remains at $30 and class fees are still $80 per term.  Members wishing to take classes will receive a $15 discount on the class fee.


OTCA would like to start the year off with a social event.  Students and members are invited to join OTCA executive and OTCA instructors for a buffet luncheon at the Yangming Buffet Restaurant, 1547 Merivale Rd  (Emerald Plaza) at 12 noon, on Sat. Sept. 8.  Everyone will pay for his/her own lunch.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet some new faces and catch up with old faces!


OTCA has organized a workshop -- "The Benefits of Tai Chi Qigong to your Health" for Saturday, September 22, 9:30 - 11:30 am.  Holly Heng, a former executive member, instructor and team leader, will be leading this interactive session.  The workshop is free to all members.  Cost for non-members to participate  is $10.


In the afternoon of September 22, OTCA is holding an Open House at The Dojang: Centrepointe Taekwon-Do, 261 Centrepointe Drive from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.  Master Hongxu Zhang will be demonstrating Chen traditional style, 32 sword and 42 sword.  OTCA is offering a 14 week course for the 42 sword starting September 29th.  Cost is $210, and members qualify for a $15 discount.


In summary, the OTCA classes in OCLS, 300 Rochester St. on Sat. morning are:

-        Yang 85, by Master Anthony Choi

-        Wu 37,    by Master Wang Gong

-        Chen 56 Competition, by Master Zhang Hongxu

-        Chen Hunyuan Tai Chi, by Master James Tam


The class in Dojang, 261 Centrepointe Dr., on Saturday afternoon is 42 Sword.


First day of classes is September 29th.  Keep up to date by visiting our website