Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - April 24, 2018
REVISED April 24, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #9

World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day - April 28, 2018


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating April 28, 2018, as "World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority


Background Discussion
World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day is celebrated in hundreds of cities in 70 nations every year on the last Saturday in April. For three years, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources has hosted a free event at GT Bray Park, drawing over 100 participants last year alone. Each year ten volunteer instructors of a variety of styles share their art and teach a lead-and-follow format for participants to have the opportunity to experience this gentle movement art. Tai Chi and Qi Gong have been shown through numerous scientific studies to provide great benefits of relieving stress and improving balance and coordination.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of proclamation to Melissa Nell (melissa.nell@mymanatee.org).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Not applicable

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Not applicable

Attachment:  Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day Proclamation.pdf