Hooray! Summer is here. Time for some summer fun.

The First Canada Open Karate Competition was held at the Richmond Oval. We hope you enjoy these photos from our adventure. Congratulations to all our competitors.
Canada Open 2017 slideshow
 Link to Global Championships website

We are all getting excited because Canada is hosting the Global Championships for 2017 here at the Richmond Oval.  Here is a link to the details http://gojukai-canada.com/global/. We hope to see you there. 

Sempai Caren, who can be seen most often working with the younger students in the Dojo, has been given an award. We are so proud.

I am humbled and honoured to announce that on May 3rd, 2017 I received the Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence in Early Childhood Education.  Educators teaching from preschool to grade 12 enjoyed a special ceremony with Prime Minister Trudeau to receive this incredible honour. There are roughly 16 nominees selected each year across the country to receive this award, out of 250 applications. A highlight was also to enjoy listening to each other's inspirational stories during a one day ‘Sharing of Best Practices’ session.  The week came with a lifetime of memories and I was happy to also have my family along to celebrate this special achievement.
At the recent Karate Canada National Championships 2017 our Mason Gardecki-Browett (on the left ) makes an amazing point. He ultimately finished in the top 10. Congratulations Mason!

(If you are like me you will need to watch more than once. He is fast!)