|World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's
Issue #40 - May 13, 2007
|Subject: World Tai Chi & QG Day PHOTOS & MESSAGE
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Newsletter May 2007
in this issue
:: A Few SPECTACULAR IMAGES !!
:: New PROCLAMATIONS for WTCQD 2007 !!
:: If You or Your Group has NOT Sent Photos Yet ...PLEASE DO
:: 2008 will be the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of World Tai Chi & QG Day - AND THE YEAR OF THE BEIJING OLYMPICS !!
:: View a 2007 EVENT Photo Sampling SLIDESHOW
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters
We have just today, finished posting the 2nd wave of WTCQD 2007 PHOTOS !!
Beautiful, moving, and growing . . .
The number of cities who've added WTCQD photos to our Event Photo Gallery is growing by leaps and bounds.
Please encourage your students, contacts, and organizations . . . not just to view your groups photos . . . but to look through the global event photos.
As someone who grew up in a small rural Western Kansas town, this event has been a huge education for me. I've learned about countries and cultures I'd had no knowledge of before. I've seen beauty from the farthest reaches of our precious planet, and seen beauty in humanity . . . and through our association as Tai Chi & Qigong enthusiasts and educators . . . I've seen a commonality of the human spirit that has moved me, and changed me forever.
In your moving messages I have witnessed a yearning for people to come together across ethnic, religious, and geopolitical boundaries for a larger vision of possibility for humanity . . . a vision, a hunger for health & healing on a personal level yes, but also on a global level among the multiple colors and consciousness of the human family.
Thank you for being a part of this profound global experience.
A Few SPECTACULAR IMAGES !!
I hate to single out any particular events, because you are all beautiful and moving, which is why again and again we encourage all to view ALL the WTCQD photo gallery postings, at www.worldtaichiday.org
However, we wanted to note a few photos of events that truly captured not only the beauty of their Tai Chi & Qigong practitioners and arts, but also the exquisite beauty of the land they live in.
It is moving to see groups take such pride in being part of a global event, and using the opportunity to share the great beauty of their homelands and community . . .
Edinburgh, Scotland employed a backdrop of an incredible ancient Scottish Castle for their 2007 event:
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Perth, Australia has outdone themselves this year capturing the stunning beauty of Perth augmented by the magical images of their Tai Chi & Qigong movements:
As always the Caribbean nation of Bonaire's event has proven once again that Bonaire is a place we'd all like to do Tai Chi at:
Guangzhou, China's urban beauty:
Paris France, where ancient architecture meets ancient mind / body arts and technology:
Portugal's Dia-Mundial-Tai Chi & Qigong (World Tai Chi & Qigong Day) reveal's Coimbra, Portugal's beauty:
Romania Bucharest's ancient natural/urban character:
Puerto Rico's ancient natural forests:
Serbia's two posted events from "Belgrade" and "Novi Sad" highlight the beauty of their cities behind their Tai Chi & Qigong performances:
The beach city of Brazil's Fortaleza Cearalra - Iracima Beach makes us all want to do Tai Chi there:
Great Britain's cities of Gorleston, Norfolk, with its ocean view and Sheffield's view of Britain's famed gardens:
I could go on and on . . . each cities photos are so incredible . . . and again this list isn't meant to favor one over another, but to encourage all to go through ALL of these amazing pictorial records of these events worldwide. All can be viewed at www.worldtaichiday.org. PLEASE encourage all your associates, students, group members, regional and national associations, etc. to view this historic photo record of this global healing event.
View ALL the world's photos at
If You or Your Group has NOT Sent Photos Yet ...PLEASE DO
We're caught up now, so please send in your event photos, if you haven't already.
Send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org as jpeg attachments. Please send ONLY your best or favorite 8 photos, as it gets mind boggling and page heavy when more are sent.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR PHOTO POSTINGS, to make sure we have no errors in your photos, message, spelling of your city name, etc.
Again, please send photos as .jpeg attachments to email@example.com
View a 2007 EVENT Photo Sampling SLIDESHOW
This is only a small sampling of 2007 Event Photos
View the slideshow at:
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New PROCLAMATIONS for WTCQD 2007 !!
A few of the new 2007 Official Proclamations of WTCQD came from:
National Health Minister of Bonaire
Canada's Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia
California's Mayor of Rancho Santa Margaurita
Florida's Mayor of Boca Raton
Governor of the US State of MAINE
Minnesota's Mayor of Minneapolis
Patchogue (Long Island) NY's Council
New York State's Legislature
Wisconsin's Mayor of Milwaukee
2008 will be the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of World Tai Chi & QG Day - AND THE YEAR OF THE BEIJING OLYMPICS !!
The coming 2008 event is the PINNACLE of our ongoing global efforts. WHY?
As the 2008 Beijing Olympic's buzz gains momentum . . . global media will be looking for Eastern oriented stories to cover. THIS IS THE YEAR OF UNVEILING FOR WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY, if we move early to position our surf boards to ride the wave of interest in the East.
There are several things to do, and we hope all will get involved in them. We hope by now all consider themselves WTCQD Ambassadors:
Use the internet and phone book to CONTACT EVERY TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUP, SCHOOL, ASSOCIATION in your city, region, nation, continent . . . to invite them to get involved for WTCQD 2008
Let these groups know that FREE "Organizing Kits" "Media Kits" and other resources are available at www.worldtaichiday.org to walk them thru creating a 2008 event.
Begin contacting your national health ministers, governors, mayors, etc. to PROCLAIM WTCQD 2008 EARLY, so that you can use that as a catalyst to gain more media interest in your local efforts, and our global efforts
If you belong to a national or international Tai Chi or Qigong organization, please urge them to contact "Bill Douglas" at www.worldtaichiday.org and discuss ways to make WTCQD 2008 their own, partnering with the world to further their good works.
Many who belong to such organizations assume "someone else" is handling this. Don't. Organizations are busy doing their normal good works. It takes a few dozen suggestions from their members to truly build momentum in an organization to embark on an added opportunity.
Again, thank you all for creating this global health & healing phenomenon that embraces our planet year after year . . . with a wave of good will, health education, and healing.
2008 is already gearing up to be a truly historic part of this global event's evolution.
PLEASE NOTE -- JUST BELOW THIS MESSAGE YOU'LL SEE A "FORWARD WTCQD EMAIL TO A FRIEND" on each email we send out. Please forward this email to all your contacts. Here's why. Group emails are sometimes filtered by email service providers, EVEN THOUGH their clients requested email updates from us. In order to grow this movement, we depend you you to "forward" these email updates to your contacts. If they get more than one, they can simply delete it. Often if I get more than one notification of something I care about, it builds my momentum. Thanks for forwarding this message and others from WTCQD to your contacts, groups, associations, etc.
Lastly, it is better to use the below "Forward" feature, than to use your email provider's "forward" button. When you use the below "forward" you will NOT get all those ANNOYING symbols included that break up the message. The below "forward" feature will enable you to send a "clean" copy to your contacts, groups, regional and national associations.
Also it will send it to them as HTML or PLAIN depending on what their email provider prefers.
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