TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ -
What: Two colourful parades, comprised of hundreds of members of the
International Taoist Tai Chi Society, complete with floats,
flags and fun and the LONGEST TRADITIONAL CHINESE DRAGON in
North America, measuring 330 ft. (100 m.), supported by
50 strong and agile pairs of arms, appearing for the first
time in GTA.
As participants gather for the parade, they will take part in
a demonstration of the 108-move set of the Taoist Tai Chi(TM)
internal arts of health. After the downtown parade, buses
filled with dragons, floats, marching bands, marchers etc.
will be escorted by two dozen motorcycled police officers to
Richmond Hills for second parade.
Why: The International Taoist Tai Chi Society is holding its 23rd
annual Awareness Day Parade in downtown Toronto and opening a
new Centre in Richmond Hill.
When : Saturday, September 12 - rain or shine (if it pours, dragon
could stay in its lair.)
Where : Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto:
8:30 a.m. Demonstrations of Taoist Tai Chi(TM) internal arts of health
10:00 a.m. Annual Awareness Day parade through downtown Toronto
10:45 a.m. Parade ends at Nathan Phillips Square
11:00 a.m. Buses depart for 371 Ohio Road, Richmond Hill, escorted by
Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Motorcycle Group (Winged
Grand Opening of New Location at 371 Ohio Road, Richmond Hill
12:00 p.m. Parade from Yonge Street down Elgin Mills to Ohio Road
12:30 p.m. Demonstration of motorcycle precision by Winged Wheels
1:00 p.m. Grand Opening of the new location at 371 Ohio Road,
Who: All events are public.
For further information:
For further information: Bernard Voyer, (514) 995-5271; Dave Draper,