Judo BC News Letter

January 21, 2013

Judo BC Benefits from Hosting BC Grant Funding
We are pleased to announce the 2013 National Championships being held at the Richmond Olympic Oval, July 4 – 7, is one of 64 events receiving funding from the Hosting BC grant funding program. This funding is received from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and administered by viaSport British Columbia.
“Judo BC is grateful to receive this support which will allows us to put on a world class event, provide a high level competitive opportunity for our members who otherwise might not be able to afford to attend Nationals, and for the opportunity to endow the City of Richmond and Judo BC with a lasting legacy.”
Sandy Kent, President Judo BC



James Chevrette Double Presidents’ Award Recipient

James Chevrette, BC Games Advisor for Judo BC, is the recipient of the Judo BC’s Presidents’ Award and the BC Games Presidents’ Award. These will be presented at a special ceremony immediately prior to the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards on March 7th at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond. The Presidents’ Awards give BC’s Provincial Sport Organizations an opportunity to showcase those individuals who make a significant, and often unheralded, contribution to their sport. We believe this is the first time one individual with be receiving 2 Presidents’ Awards. Congratulations James!


Busy Weekend for BC Judokas

Over 40 Judo BC athletes competed in 2 separate tournaments this weekend. U15 and U18 Team BC dominated the Saskatchewan Open in Regina on January 19th bringing home a total of 19 medals including 11 Gold and 4 Sliver. Athletes from Abbotsford, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and Steveston Judo Clubs traveled to Seattle to participate in the 2013 Continental Judo Crown. Click here to see the BC results at Continental Crown. Join us on Facebook or Twitter to see all the Team BC results of Sask Open!


Looking for Clubs to host Eclipse Program
After the outstanding success of the Eclipse Program at the Prince George Judo Club, we are looking for clubs interested in hosting Eclipse programs in their Dojos. This program is funded by viaSport, Judo Canada and Judo BC and provides opportunities for youth at risk. If you club is interested please contact our office for more information.


Judokas Success at the Western Canadian Age Class Wrestling Championships
Congratulations to Abby Lloyd, Drew Ramsay and Liam Moss for their success at the Western Canadian Wrestling Championships! Liam won Bronze, Drew a Silver medal and Abby Gold in each of their respective divisions. Liam and Drew are members of the Aberdeen Judo Club and Abby trains and is the Head Sensei of Sunshine Coast Judo Club. Click here is see the Pacific Sport Interior BC web-posting about Liam and Drew.



Sandra Hewson Master Athlete of the Year Finalist

We are pleased to announce Sandra Hewson, Judo BC’s 2nd VP, is one of 3 finalists for the Sport BC Master Athlete of the Year Award. Congratulations Sandra! The award ceremony will take place at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond on March 7th. To see all the finalists, to purchase tickets to the ceremony and for more information about the awards please visit the Sport BC website.


Western Canada Regional Integration Officer Update
Click here to read the latest update from Ewan Beaton.


Great Photo from the Fall 2012 Monday Night Kata Clinics!

Upcoming Kata Events:

2013 Vancouver International
The Vancouver Seikidokan Judo Club and the Capilano Seikidokan Judo Club invites Judoka to participate in the annual Vancouver International Open Judo Tournament for Junior Boys and Girls, Juvenile Men & Women, Cadet Men and Women, Junior Men and Women and Senior Men and Women. For more information and to download the registration package click here.

SportMedBC Sport Safety Courses
SportMedBC is offering some great sport safety courses, including Sports 1st Aid, Concussion Management and Athletic Taping, this month that are now open for public registration. All the courses are BCRPA certified and qualify for education credits. We are excited to be holding courses in some brand new locations, click here to find a course near you.


Register Now for Upcoming NCCP Courses
Registration is ongoing for the Dojo Instructor course scheduled for Kamloops in May 2013. Click here for course information and registration forms.


Pacific International 2013
The Steveston Judo Club cordially invites Judokas to participate in their 28 th annual Pacific International Invitational Judo Tournament being held on February 16, 2013 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. We expect a contingent from Tokai University, Japan as well as competitors from the US, Brazil and from all across Canada. Click here for the technical package and registration form.

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Upcoming Judo BC events (click on the file for the technical package)

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