Getting closer to our dream… the World Karate Championships in Dublin, Ireland

The writers: Lee Angela Igne – 1st Degree Black Belt, Instructor and Coach for WSAA and Lynn Igne – Brown Belt Black Stripe, Jr. Instructor for WSAA

We would like to thank everyone who sent and pledged their support for our dream to join almost a hundred delegates from all the provinces and territories to represent Canada at the World Karate Championships in Dublin, Ireland on October 27 to November 2, 2018. We are dedicated and committed to our training to make the WSAA family, the Filipino-Canadian Community and Canada to be proud of us.

Your monetary contributions, donations and sponsorships means a lot to us and inspires us more to be better and deserving young martial arts atheletes.

To date, our Fundraising page on Facebook raised $564!

We are very excited of our Bud, Pizza and Pasta Fundraiser on August 16, 2018 at the Essence Event Centre we started promoting our Fundraiser: Bud, Pizza and Pasta at the Essence Event Centre CanadInns Garden City. We are preparing to make this event great and full of fun. To those who have purchased tickets for our event, thank you very much! And to those who have not purchased, a few tickets are still available $15 each.

Our special guests on are: Mr. Paul Kevin Ong, Mr. Christopher Marquez and our team from the Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy and our lovely emcee is Miss Geraldine Ong.

On July 2, we started promoting our Fundraiser: Bud, Pizza and Pasta at the Essence Event Centre CanadInns Garden City. It is such a big surprise from friends and businesses who volunteered in extending their help to us by sponsoring silent auction prizes. To date, we sold over 200 tickets! We are very grateful to all who generously volunteered to help sell the tickets. Many thanks to Lorie Policarpio, so far she sold the most number of tickets and is still selling.

Thank you to Arlene Dayanghirang, Imelda Casimiro, Alda Ruiz, Ester Camuyong, Fermel Distajo, Ivana Chu, Kristine Arenas & The Glee Club, Jaynor Kahal, the staff of Belgian Alliance Credit Union Jefferson Branch, Cris Gomez of Bibak, Rowena Arquero of QPAM, Jaynor Kahal, Luchie Sanchez, Alda Ruiz, Ronaldo Navasca, Tatlonghari Family, Voltaire Ronatay, Leo Chuatuco, Elizabeth Pajarillo, Zaneta Owzareck of One Insurance, Jojo Lorenzo and Freddie Sion of Pangasinan Group of MB.

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the following: Adam Waud, Girl Carino DJ Shockwave, Angelic Bagsic, Jason Abraham Signs and Designs, JP Sumbilio, Nonie Nelson Manalili, Paul and Geraldine Ong, CKJS 810AM Good Morning Philippines, Filipino Journal, Cantiveros Family Food and Papa Dee; Silent aution and door prizes donors: Fran Vasu of DKF Fashion, Maria Cabal Sarao, Elaine Sauler-Tumbokon, Orly Sanchez, Councillor Devi Sharma, Gerry Alejo of Gemstone Digital Graphics, Darin Hoffman of Mosaic Funeral Homes, Junn and Liza Manalang of Fil-Can Cabletow, DnD Productions, Aida Montierro of UMAC, Hair-O-Glyphics Hair Salon, Arnel JEPROX San Jose and Zealous Spa.

To date, the total amount raised for the trip to WKC World Championship on October 27-November 2, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland: $3,240. The following cash donors include Ray Duque of Ray Duque Autocare, Manny and Emy Adao of Bakerite, Belgina Alliance Credit Union, Jefferson Branch, Rosini del Rosario, Lea Magsino, Madel Samaniego, Faye Ramos, Victor Santoyo, Leila Castro, Maria Salceda, Rommel Simbulan, Joseph Family, Santoyo Family, Benny Malaso, Sandra Isi, Leo Chuatoco; UP Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority: Lira Catalan, Bam Pareno, Gina Tolentino, Michelle Ferrer, JoAnn Bars, Carlos Zenarosa of UP Alpha Sigma Fraternity, Oscar and Minda Surla, Sarbit Travel and Insurance, Jerome and Arcel Labial, Salakot Restaurant and Salon de Manila 3, Dr. Michelle Agpalza Santos, Ken and Liz Barling of Kenora, Ontario, Elmer de Guzman Family, Mardy & Buena Rojas, Hester Taruc, Rico and Annie Canteras, Carlos and Aida Madridejo and Greg McFarlane.

We have a long way to to reach $8K. Even in small amounts, once we put them together, are truly a big help in making our Goal and Our dream to compete with the best of the best martial arts athletes and represent Canada at the WKC World Championship on October 27-Nov.2- 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. All your help and support and the ones that are yet to come inspire us to train more and fight hard with the members of Team Canada!