Judo BC News Letter

April 8, 2014

2014 Canadian Judo Championships
Registration is now under way for all eligible BC athletes. Please note the following deadlines:

April 11th –           Registration forms and deposit for Junior and Seniors
May 1st -              Final payment

If you are planning on attending and didn’t receive an email last week from the office with the registration forms and deposit information please click here.

50th Anniversary Celebration
This is a friendly reminder to please share with us a favourite story or memory from your involvement in Judo. It can be anything from the first time you stepped into the dojo to your proudest moment as a judoka, instructor, sensei, volunteer, parent or official to the funniest thing you have experienced in Judo. In addition, we would love to hear what Judo means to you (or your child) and the story of when you first realized that Judo was your passion. Even if you just started Judo this season we would love to hear from you.

Any great photo you have or your Judo Canada passport photo are welcomed! Please contact the office.

All members who submit content for the commemorative booklet will get their name entered into a draw to win a special Judo BC prize!

Abbotsford Judo Club Invitational Valley Inter-club Judo Tournament
The Abbotsford Judo Club invites you to participate in their Invitational Valley Inter-Club Judo Tournament with the intention to provide shiai experience to aid in the development of local young competitors.

Tournament Site: Abbotsford Judo Club
31410 Maclure Rd. Abbotsford, BC.ip
Time: Saturday, April 26th 10:00am
Registration Deadline: April 22nd

For more information CLICK HERE

Please note that a U-10 category has been added.

2013 Canadian Judo National Championships Awarded 2014 PRESTIGE Award
The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) announced the recipients of the 2014 PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events), today at the 8th Annual PRESTIGE Awards Luncheon, which pays tribute to individuals and groups from across Canada for their contributions to the sport tourism industry.
2014 PRESTIGE Awards Recipients
CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award presented by Tourism Montreal
Group B: with an event budget less than $250,000
  • 2013 Canadian Judo National Championships (Richmond, BC)
A complete list of the 2014 recipients and more information about the recipients, including photos, can be found online at:www.canadiansporttourism.com.

National Volunteer Week
In recognition of National volunteer week and the recent Prestige CSTA award and on behalf of Judo BC, I would like to thank all of the judokas, coaches, officials, dignitaries, friends, family and spectators of the 2013 Canadian Judo Championships. This four day event brought together the top judokas from across the country and fulfilled all expectations of being a thrilling competition. This event was only possible because we had such impressive volunteers. Judo BC is extremely appreciative and feels very fortunate to have such wonderful people from across the province supporting our events.


Sandy Kent
President – Judo BC

The 2015 Canada Winter Games are coming to Prince George.
From February 13 - March 1, 2015, Prince George and Northern British Columbia will play host to 2,350 athletes, 950 coaches and officials, up to 4,500 volunteers, hundreds of media and thousands of visitors. This event will be the largest multi-sporting and cultural event to ever be held in Prince George and northern British Columbia and is forecasted to generate an economic impact of $70 - $90 million while building champions and inspiring dreams amongst Canadian youth.
Prince George is the first city in British Columbia to host a winter edition of the Canada Games and together with our Official Host First Nation, the Lheidli T'enneh, we can’t wait to extend a heartfelt welcome to the athletes from over 800 communities who will be joining us for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. 
Click on the image above to visit the Prince George 2015 Canada Games website and to connect through facebook, twitter, or sign up for their e-newsletter.
BC Open Registration ExtendedThe Vernon & Lake Country Judo Clubs welcome all Judoka to participate in their Annual Open Junior and Senior Judo Tournament April 11 and 12 in Vernon, BC. To register, download the BC Open Tournament Package.

Does your club have any mats for sale?A buyer is looking forippon2010
 used judo mats. Please contact 
sky2f@yahoo.com if you have any for sale.

Results for Youth Provincials Championships and CWG Test Event
Please CLICK HERE to view a complete list of results from this past weekends Youth Provincial Championships and BC Open Kids Competition in Prince George.

Congratulations to all competitors.

Team BC Points Update
Please CLICK HERE to view the updated Team BC points. Coaches please advise of errors or omissions as soon as possible to technical@judobc.ca. 

Judo Canada Tournament Sanctioning Policy Updated
The Judo Canada Tournament Sanctioning Policy has been updated. To view the updated version CLICK HERE.
Mark your calendar now!
We are planning the following events for this Summer and will send out more details once they are confirmed.

Judo BC 50th Anniversary Gala
Friday, June 6th

Saturday, June 7th

US Jr National Open Championships

July 2 – 7
Honolulu, HI
For Canada Winter Games eligible athletes only. Judo BC will provide partial funding for top athlete in each weight category.

Girls Only Summer Camp
Aug 26 – 28
View Camp Flyer

New Member of a Judo Club in BC?
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Upcoming Events and Deadlines
  • April 11 to 12 - BC Open, Vernon **Deadline Extended**
  • April 12 - Northern Regional Training, Hard Judo Academy, 9:30 am
  • April 12 - Obukan Judo Tournament, Portland, OR, 10:00 am
  • April 13 - Okanagan Regional Training, Kamloops Judo Club, 11:00 am
  • April 13 - Coastal Regional Training, Burnaby Judo Club
  • April 19 - Shidokai Island Interclub Shiai, Mill Bay
  • April 20 - Coastal Regional Training, Abbotsford Judo Club
  • April 26 & 27 - Kata Clinic, Richmond, Steveston Judo Club
  • April 27 - Coastal Regional Training, Burnaby
  • May 3 - Seattle Dojo Judo Tournament, (waiver) Bellevue, WA
  • May 3 & 4 – Kata Clinic, Kamloops
  • May 4 - Coastal Regional Training, Steveston Judo Club
  • May 10 - Northern Regional Training, Prince George Judo Club
  • May 11 - Coastal Regional Training, Abbotsford (*note* this is a Saturday due to Mother's Day)
  • May 15 to 19 - Canadian Judo Championships, Saguenay QC
  • June 6 - 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • June 7 - Judo BC AGM
  • June 8 - Judo BC Grading and Examination, Steveston Judo Club, Richmond BC
  • July 3 to 5 - 2014 USJF/USJA Jr. National Judo Championships, Honolulu, HI
  • August 26 to 28 - Girls Only Camp, Okanagan
  • September 19 to 21 - Peter Gardiner Clinic, Saskatchewan


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