A full house at the Myer Horowitz Theatre celebrated the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Ji Hong Wushu and Taichi College on October 27, 2018 in a gala night presented by the Ji Hong College and the Confucius Institute in Edmonton.
Attending dignitaries included Amarjeet Sohi, Federal Minister of Natural Resources; Thomas Dang, Alberta NDP MLA; Zhenting Gao, Deputy Consul General of China of the Calgary Chinese Consul; Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton and Tang Wah, President of Wushu Canada.
Congratulatory messages were received from the three levels of governments in Canada as well as those from Wushu Canada, Chinese Consul General in Calgary, Physical Education Institutes of Guangzhou and Wuhan, Ji Hong students and Wushu organizations from around the world. They were highly appreciative of the contributions made by the Ji Hong College in promoting the arts of Wushu and in bringing great successes in international Wushu competition for Canada. Equally impressive was the college effort in promoting cultural exchanges between Canada and China and in bringing health and wellness improvement programs to the communities.
For thirty years since the founding of the college, a new system has been developed under the direction of college president Master Hong Yuan Luo that is freed from the shackles of archaic ideas and interpretations for the learning of Wushu, Taichi and Health Qigong. Thousands of students have embraced this new approach and many have gone on to become top-notched world-class athletes competing in tournaments around the world.Read the full article