Celebrating the autumn moon

Autumn Moon Festival, 30th anniversary of the Vernon branch, Taoist Tai Chi Society

City of Vernon Coun. Shawn Lee with members of the Vernon Taoist Tai Chi Society at the group’s recent Autumn Moon celebration.

Members of the Vernon branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society celebrated the group’s 30th anniversary recently with an Autumn Moon banquet.

In Asian cultures the Autumn Moon Festival is a time of gathering of families under the full moon and celebrating the harvest, not unlike a Canadian Thanksgiving.

Attending the banquet was City of Vernon Coun. Shawn Lee, five exchange students from China, Korea and Japan currently attending Okanagan College and Taoist Tai Chi Society members from across the province.

Banquet guests enjoyed a nine-course traditional meal prepared by the society’s own members. The banquet was in conjunction with a weekend  workshop where members train in Taoist Tai Chi arts of health.

For more information about tai chi classes, call the Vernon Centre at 250-542-1822 or e-mail to vernon@taoist.org.





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