World Laughter Day

World Laughter  Day takes place on the first Sunday of May of every year, this year it falls on May 5th.  It began in 1998, created by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.  The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build   up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.  It all starts with YOU   finding joy and happiness in yourself and sharing that with others.  You will be smiling from the inside out!  This uplifting, energizing event is about fun and connection.   The purpose is to change the world in  a peaceful and positive way through laughter.

One minute of Laughter for World Peace from the Richmond Laughter Club

Join us for World Laughter Day!

Laughter Yoga Session led by Tamar Cohen, Marja Pirie, & John Wallstrom

Sunday, May 5, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Richmond Cultural Centre – Minoru Plaza

(By Brighouse Library)

7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC  V6Y 2R9

If you have any questions or would like more information please feel to contact event organizer Tamar Cohen at Tamarhahaha@gmail.com or text/call 778-883-4013

 

World Laughter Day 2019 Schedule:

1:00PM Music: Eddie Lam
  Time to visit our Exhibitors from Richmond Centre For Disability, posAbilities
& Richmond Multicultural Community Services
1:15PM First Nations Blessing by Elder Kat Norris of Coast Salish
  Presentation & Reading : City of Richmond Proclamation TBA
  Ms. Ella Huang, Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD) – host to Richmond Laughter Club
  Ms. Xiaowei Li, Richmond Multicultural Community Services (RMCS)
  Introduction of Laughter Leaders present
1:30PM Laughter Session Led by Tamar Cohen, Marja Pirie & John Wallstrom
  Chris Pollitt (Newest Local Laughter Ambassador) will read a special message from Dr. Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga and lead us in a minute of laughter for World Peace.
2:45PM Music: Eddie Lam & Invitation to participants who have been laughing together with their neighbors to stay, enjoy the music, dance, talk & Socialize with their neighbors
  Time to visit our Exhibitors from Richmond Centre For Disability, posAbilities
& Richmond Multicultural Community Services

It  takes a village to put on an event like this.  There have been so many people who have helped make this possible!  Here are just a few:

 

Thank you to Marja Pirie & John Wallstrom for co-hosting this celebration with the Richmond Laughter Club!  Very Good, Very Good Yeah!

 

 

Thank you Chris Pollitt, Universal Laughter, our newest local Laughter Ambassador, who will read a special message from Dr. Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga and lead us in a minute of laughter for World Peace.

 

 

Tjjjhe Richmond Laughter Club is so grateful to our host the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD).  Because of their generosity we are able to keep the Laughter Club free. Help us keep the club free, please consider a donations to RCD.   https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/richmond-centre-for-disability/

Thank you to posAbilities for bringing 2 canopies and a set-up crew! You guys are awesome!  We have started a new laughter club with posAbilities, first Wednesday of the month. For more information: http://www.laughteryogacanada.org/vancouver/vancouver/richmond/laughter-yoga-with-posabilities/

Thank you for loaning us a canopy!

 

 

Thank you for all the 4 Litre jugs so we can use them as weights and keep our canopies safe!

Alexis Ioannidis:  There are too many things to list, so much to thank you for!  Thanks for all your ideas, suggestions & help… You are our inspiration!

 

Thank you to Deb MacKinnon, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, for all your help on the proclamation!

AND thank you to the countless others who have help make this event possible!

 

 

 

 

Tamar Cohen & Dr Kataria