The Whitby Location of Toronto Branch is having its 20th anniversary this year, and as part of the year-long celebration, its Bowmanville Satellite hosted “Twenty Sets for Twenty Years” on Sunday, May 25th, from 1 to 5 pm, on the patio of the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, where our Tuesday classes are held.
Every twelve minutes, a signal gong was sounded to start the set for nine participants. The sky was blue, the sun was hot, but there was a breeze to flutter 20 banners, and cooling drinks and fruit inside, out of the sun. Fifty participants took turns, and after each set, each set leader went inside where twenty balloons were displayed with identifying numbers, and turned the number of the set face down, so all could see at a glance how many were left to go.
The Whitby Location was honoured by the presence of David Frame, FLK director, Susan Lundy,Toronto Branch president, the Peterborough Branch, who sent six participants, a representative from the Lindsay Branch, and representatives from the Markham/Stouffville, Central North, and Scarborough locations. The final 20th set had 30 participants, and afterwards we popped the balloons in numerical order, to gongs and cheers.
Lots of tai chi, and loads of fun!