The year 2020 has certainly been a tough year for all and COVID-19 has brought much devastation to our world and our lifestyle. Our hearts go out to all who have suffered the loss of loved ones and have seen their livelihood decimated. Yet, in spite of this, we were all determined to soldier on and fight this virus. Through the various lockdowns, we were diligently doing all that was required to flatten the curve. We did whatever we could to keep our spirits up and lend a helping hand to others when required. We continue to keep well through our Tai Chi & Qigong exercises. With this in mind, I think we have done well. So, finally, we bid farewell to 2020.
Welcome to 2021! It is indeed heart-warming to hear the continual report of so many days of zero local infections in Victoria. There appears to be a ray of hope especially with the planned rollout of the vaccine this year. We are indeed looking forward to 2021 in the hope that it will be a much brighter year for all. We are very excited to recommence our classes in February after a period of 10 months of closure except for the two of our centres where the hall owners are still not prepared to open up their premises.
I am very excited, together with Grand Master Eng Chor and all your class instructors, to welcome you back to classes. We missed you all.
As previously announced, 2020 was our College’s 30th Anniversary year, but of course many of the planned celebrations were cancelled. This year we are celebrating our 31st Anniversary. There will be a Special Anniversary Park Lesson on the 24th of April which will be held in conjunction with The World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. In 2021 we will also organise and run for you two workshops with the Masters. One is scheduled for the 17th of April and the other for the 7th of August. If all goes well, we will look forward to having a big Tai Chi Banquet celebration on the 21st of November. I hope you will join us in all these events and celebrations as they will be incomplete without you. You are all part of our Tai Chi family.
Happy New Year everyone!
May 2021 see great progress in your health and a better world for all.
Senior Master Chin Min Lian
Updated: 19 January 2021