Saturday, August 8, 2009

Civic Holiday Over, Kids Back to Chess!

Even with the civic holiday last weekend, the Chess in the Library program at Brookbanks still managed to attract 24 participants. Now that it's over, it raised back to 29 today!

As mentioned from Yutong's blog, the opening of this program at the Pleasant View Library last week went well, but the number of participants didn't reach the expected amount due to the civic holiday. However, it did this week! There was around 20 participants this week at PV, the exact same number as the first meet at Brookbanks. Soon enough, I'm sure the organizers Yutong, Sam, Aaron and Hazel will gain more experience and slowly more and more kids will come to play chess at PV.

During these two weeks, we had an amazing increase of volunteers who joined the Chess in the Library organization team as we now have 10 members in total! Don't forget this program only started less than 2 months ago! The new members are Tony Tang, from the same school as me, Xiaohan Du, who used to be in Michael's school and finally Kevin Wu, CFC rated 1954 and will be also joining me at Victoria Park C.I. this September. All of them scored many points for their school's chess team in the previous years and enjoy playing this game just as much as I do. Welcome to the team guys, and thank you for your help!

Another great news is that our Webmaster Yutong has been working very hard on the website and it is almost ready to be uploaded! Also, in the next 2 weeks, Michael and I will start contacting a 3rd library to open this program. The progress we're making is pretty fast eh? :)

Keep checking our blogs for updates! And if you wish to give this program any support, feel free to contact me at! :)

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