We are gathering bits and pieces of news from around the world. The 1,700-plus participants in Awareness Day at the Toronto Centre (depicted below) did the set at 14h00 GMT before the political dignitaries gathered to celebrate the day.
In Fairfax, Alaska, 18 members gathered at 6 am local time to demonstrate 2 sets. (See article.)
Chicago, Illinois, also had 18 members gathered at 9 am local time to do two sets. In Chicago suburb Arlington Heights, 30 members were on site to see Illinois State Rep. Mark Walker present the Taoist Tai Chi Society USA with a certificate from the state of Illinois recognizing 40 years of service. Thirty was also the number in Elmhurst, Illinois, and 20 people did the set at Osceola, Wisconsin, about 1 hour from Minneapolis.
In Perth, Scotland, some 350 members from across the country gathered in perfect weather to practice sets together.
In New York City, 28 members collected on Park Avenue at 51st Street to do the set.
In Lisbon, Portugal, 31 members of the Portuguese Association gathered for the world set near the Tagus river after two classes (beginners and regular) and a shared lunch.
While in Portland, Oregon, 35 people gathered at the Willamette River front to do two tai chi sets at 7 am local time this morning.