Tai Chi group fundraising to help earthquake victims in China

  • Jul. 21, 2008 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by Wendy Mackay, International Taoist Tai Chi Society, QCI/Haida Gwaii group-Volunteer members of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society, a registered charitable organization, will be selling corn on the cob at the Tlell Fall Fair this year. We invite you to help us raise funds to support relief efforts for the victims of the recent earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.As many people already know from the extensive media coverage of this disaster, the numbers of victims and the human suffering that has been caused is overwhelming. While this alone is reason enough to show our support, it is interesting to know that the location of this earthquake makes it particularly significant for our organization. More than 1,800 years ago, near the end of the Han Dynasty, the Celestial Master Zhang Daoling first established Taoism as an organized religious tradition in the region of today’s Sichuan.In fact, it was on Mount Qingcheng, only a few kilometres from the epicentre of the quake, where Zhang was active and where many Taoist temples were eventually established. Unfortunately, many of these temples have now been damaged, making this not only a humanitarian disaster but a cultural one as well.So, again we invite you to join us as we express our support for the people of Sichuan. As soon as possible, the International Taoist Tai Chi Society’s contribution will be presented to representatives of the Chinese government. Please visit our booth at the fair to learn more about this international fundraising effort and enjoy the corn! Check out our website: www.taoist.org for more info.

Just Posted

New Seven Sisters replacement confirmed

Mental health facility will have 25 beds, up from 20 in current facility

Terrace hospital’s business plan approved

Health Minister’s announcement opens door to construction phase

Convicted animal abuser to return to B.C. court May 21

Catherine Jessica Adams is facing a breach of probation charge

Concerns over democracy as Senate committee votes to nix oil tanker ban

Critics of the Senate’s recommendation to kill Bill C-48 say it goes against popular will

Northwest Fire Centre open burn ban lifted

Recent rain, cooler temperatures have lowered the region’s fire risk

Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

The official said the man was ‘under control and out of danger’ on Monday night

B.C. sends 267 firefighters to help battle Alberta wildfires

Out of control fires have forced evacuations in the province

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

Many police departments have expressed wariness about using the only government-approved roadside test

Judge: Mississippi 6-week abortion ban ‘smacks of defiance’

The new law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected

Oil companies, 24-cent gap between B.C., Alberta to be focus of gas price probe

Premier John Horgan called the spike in gas prices ‘alarming’

Motorcycle deaths spike 50% since 2017

Riders were most likely fatally crash on the weekends compared with the rest of the week

Mother of accused charged in death of Surrey teen girl found in torched SUV

Manjit Kaur Deo charged with ‘accessory after the fact’ in 2017 death of Surrey teen

Most Read