Hundreds of people turned up today to celebrate the annual International Taoist Tai Chi Awareness Day at Dundas Square, downtown Toronto.
This special event is presented by the International Taoist Tai Chi Society and the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism.
Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.
Zhang Sanfeng, a highly mythologised figure, lived in the Wudang Mountains, said to be the founder of Tai Chi.
The highlight today was the Dragon Dance and Parade. Many people have seen Lion Dance and some mistaken it as Dragon Dance.
The Dragon Dance and Parade is rather rare outside Asia. Today I saw two dragons at Dundas Square. One of them was super long, much longer than Dundas Square. The other shorter one was more energetic and played many tricks while dancing.
After the parade, hundreds of participants practiced Tai Chi simultaneously at Dundas Square. The scene was so impressive.
More information about Tai Chi and International Taoist Tai Chi Society can be found at their website www.taoist.org