Grand Opening January 22, 2011
Photo by snapd Stouffville/Uxbridge
A video of 6-year old students demonstrating mental calculations after receiving one year of ABS training from their teacher Michael Hardock. Former Uxbridge Mayor challenges ABS students.
CBC TV News reported on the growing popularity of abacus training in Canada. A few abacus schools took part in the abacus story, including ABS preschoolers, school age and seniors (60+) classes.
Brain Stimulation Program Launched in 2013
Talk show host on daytime Rogers TV interviewed Annie Hardock and Jim Fleming on how abacus training has benefitted seniors.
The ABS Abacus Brain Study was founded by Mr. Tenny Ho in 1995 in Markham. Over the years, they have trained over 4,000 students through their branches in Canada and the United States.
In the summer of 2010, Michael Hardock began teaching the ABS Abacus program to young children in Uxbridge. He received great recognition from parents who wanted their children to further their ABS Abacus training.
In January 2011, Annie Hardock, in partnership with Edith Ho (Michael's abacus teacher since age 6), opened the ABS Abacus Uxbridge location.
Visit ABS Abacus Brain Study world headquarters'
Timeline Magazine at Fairchild TV explores various activities that provide benefits in mental health, especially for seniors. Interviews include local Uxbridge seniors, ABS Abacus teachers, and a neurologist. Although the video is in Chinese, most of the interviews are in English.