FIRST INTERNATIONAL TAIJIQUAN FRIENDS CELEBRATION MEETING ROUSSE 2003
Under the patronage of the Mayor of Rousse

Draft Program*

Date

Time

Programme

MAP

4 July 2003, Friday

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- Arrival, checking in

15.00

- City sightseeing tour (depending on the free time and the preferences of the guests).

18.00

- Technical conference to clarify the places, the technical conditions and the organisation of the events.

To be agreed

- Meeting between the Yang's Old Taijiquan Club and Master Antoine Ly

5 July 2003, Saturday

10.30

- The Mayor of Rousse - Mrs. Eleonora Nikolova- will receive the official guests

14.30-15.30

- Official introduction of the Celebration Meeting's guests and hosts to the community and the media. Promotion of Antoine Ly's** book (translated on occasion of the Celebration Meeting)

15.30-16.00

- Press Conference

16.00-18.45

- Practicing before the demonstration / free time

18.45-19.00

- Opening the demonstration with a brief concert for the guests

19.00-20.30

- Demonstration performed by the guests and the hosts on the square in front of the City Hall

21.00

- Evening Meeting Dedicated to Friendship - in the Sports Hall of Rousse Youth Center. Hosted by Kalagia Association, Chinese-Bulgarian Friendship Association and Rousse Youth Center. Culinary program and free contacts.

6 July 2003, Sunday

9.00-12.00

- Optional, depending on the weather: practicing in the Park of Youth, no time and place limits; free demonstrations for casual spectators and for the media; free or prearranged TV-covering. Contacts with colleagues, spectators, media.

12.00-15.00

- Free time

15.00

- Trip to the Basarbovo Cloister and the Ivanovo Rock Churches. Located in the picturesque canyon of the Lom River - tributary to the Danube, with numerous caves, cave cloisters and old hermits' monasteries. The Ivanovo Rock Church is on UNESCO's list of world cultural heritage. A great opportunity to practice in the wild. See www.unesco-objects.hit.bg for more information.

7 July 2003, Monday

 

Farewell and departure, or extended stay if preferred.


* The guests to the Celebration Meeting will cover their transport and stay expenses except for the events covered by the hosts as indicated in the Program
** Representative of Young's Old Taijiquan for Europe and a guest to the Celebration Meeting