THE TEEN GIRLS OF KINGSWAY BOXING WELCOME CANADIAN OLYMPIAN MANDY BUJOLD
The Girls Teen Boxing Program is run by coaches Virgil Barrow and AIBA International Referee, Jennifer Huggins. After recognizing the incredible impact the sport has had on her life, she felt it was necessary to share her passion with the youth of the community. The girls who participate in this class learn the technical components of boxing and are given an opportunity to explore their confidence in ways that will help them in all walks of life. We look forward to welcoming the girls back and opening the doors to others looking to share in the experience.
“I’ve been very fortunate to be involved with the Olympic Boxing Qualification process leading into Rio 2016, visiting many countries and officiating the top athletes of the sport.”
Jennifer has also had the honour of watching some of our talented Canadian boxers reach the Olympic level, including PanAm Gold Medalist, Mandy Bujold. Representing Canada over the past decade, Mandy is a true hero in and outside of the ring.
WELCOMING CANADIAN OLYMPIAN MANDY BUJOLD
It is with great pleasure that we will be inviting Mandy to coach the final Girls Teen Boxing Class of 2016 on Monday December 5, 2016.
“Mandy has been a true ambassador of the sport, inspiring our boxing family and friends. Her dedication and perseverance led to achieving her ultimate dream of making it to the 2016 Rio Olympics. She has influenced athletes around the world to achieve their dreams and to step into the ring to fight for what you believe in. After Mandy attended the Fight To End Cancer Gala in 2016, our Kingsway and FTEC teams cheered her on as she represented Canada at the very highest level of sport”
– Jennifer Huggins
Mandy is not only a Boxing Canada Olympian, but she is a true champion in and outside of the ring. Last night I visited her coach Adrien Teodorescu in the ICU, fighting for every breath, his family at his bedside. Adrian is a legend of boxing, one of his many accolades including coaching Lennox Lewis in the 1988 Olympics. Mandy has been at his beside for 2 days straight, set up a fund for the family, and still insists that she would like to come to Kingsway on Monday.
Please take a moment to support the legacy of Adrian:
The Girls Teen Boxing is one of our most popular programs we offer at Kingsway Boxing Club. Early-bird pricing is now in effect for the 2017 Winter/Spring Program
The month of July was an exciting time for the City of Toronto by successfully hosting the 2015 Pan American Games (not to mention the ParaPan Am Games about to begin this week). Toronto proudly accommodated thousands of athletes, coaches, families and supporters from 41 countries internationally.
For many Torontonians, it was a hard decision on which sport to focus on and who to cheer for, as there were so many to choose from. However, for the team at Fight To End Cancer – boxing was our “Main Event”. The sport of boxing remains the headlining entertainment at our annual gala fundraiser in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation; however, it was especially highlighted upon at our 2015 edition that took place this year on May 30th.
Our friend, Mandy Bujold, attended Fight To End Cancer 2015 as a special guest and presented an award to our Co-Main Event, which featured two of our female corporate fighters, Erica McMaster and Paige Cunningham. In addition to presenting the award, Bujold took a moment to talk to our guests about her experiences as a female in boxing and the journey she has embarked on towards competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was a truly inspirational moment for the many men and women in attendance at our gala that will hopefully encourage some to take a stronger interest in the sport that she has devoted her life to for over a decade.
With an already impressive amateur-boxing resume and a passion and drive to fight in the Olympics, Bujold managed to recently add a major new notch to her belt after capturing the Women’s Elite 51kg GOLD medal for Canada, at this years’ 2015 Pan Am Games.
We would like to send a huge congratulations to Mandy and all of our incredible Team Canada athletes, who continue to inspire greatness! Fight To End Cancer would also like to send a special shout-out to the Boxing Canada team for bringing in 3 GOLD and 3 BRONZE medals! It is these athletes who continue to inspire our corporate, amateur fighters to train to become true boxers, before stepping into our ring to take part in the fight to end cancer.