This weekend was the Thunder Bay Judo Club's annual BBQ, Award Ceremony, Certificates for Belt Promotion and Adopt-A-Road.
Congratulations to all the recipient of the awards, you are recognized for dedication to judo and contribution to our club. Congratulations to our students who worked hard achieving their next belt level, keep up the good work!
Thanks to all the Senseis for volunteering your time, efforts and knowledge to teach structured judo classes to our students.
A big thanks to our President Scott Longridge for your dedication to our club. Scott is leaving our club to pursue a promising future for himself and his family. We wish you all the best for a bright future ahead.
In order of pictures this years award recipients and belt promotions:
Sophie Kurucz: Kevin Kennedy Bursary Award
Viviane Basque: Female, Sportsmanship
Dylan Danielson: Male , Sportsmanship-no photo
Patrick Proux: Jr. Most Improved
Ian Moorey: Sr. Most Improved
Avi Bragnalo: Kano Award
Sr. Tyler Bragnalo with Jr. Ameer Mohommed, Judoka of the Year
Mattew Svensson promoted to Yellow Belt
Ian Moorey promoted to Green Belt
Ameer Mohammed promoted to Orange Belt
Tao Li achieving his Green and Blue belt
Matthew Ellard promoted to Blue Belt
Tyler Bragnalo promoted to Brown Belt
Elizabeth Goddard promoted to Brown Belt
Last, group picture Adopt-A-Road clean up
Pictures of Promotions not show:
Patrick Proulx, Yellow Belt
Bill Kusznier, Yellow Belt
Sophie Kurucz, Yellow and Orange Belt
Dylan Danielson, Yellow Belt
Wyatt Markall, Yellow Belt
Jeff Churchley, Yellow and Orange Belt
Stephen Garstin, Yellow Belt
Zachary Elemento, Yellow Belt
Certificates are given to students achieving solid colour belts although we do recognize that some of the students mentioned have also achieved their stripe.
It has been an successful year and we can only hope our club stays strong and prosperous for the sake of our members, judo and the northwestern region!