On April 1st Olympic hopefuls gather at the RBC Training Ground in Winnipeg. Athletes ranging in age from 14 to 25 converged at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, with their sights set on future Olympic Games.
Similar events are held across Canada by the RBC Training Ground to identify and test future Olympians.
Also, just two weeks ago, Winnipeg’s boxing community gathered in an effort to send Manitoba’s best boxers to 2019`s national championships.
On March 31st fifteen young fighters, aged 16 to 24, took part in exhibition matches at the Notre Dame Recreational Centre. Around 2 p.m. many supporters gathered to cheer and support the fighters and to contribute with donations to the fundraiser for the upcoming national championships.
Great support from Winnipeggers and guests of our city gave the contestants much-needed motivation to show good performance and respectful sportsmanship in such sport as boxing.
The RBC Training Ground is scheduled to appear in Brandon and Thompson at the end of April, followed by one more stop in Winnipeg, at the University of Manitoba, on May 4th.
This year’s national championships are taking place at the end of April in Victoria, British Columbia. All funds raised at the event will go towards making sure those athletes can compete at the national level this spring. With one month left before the championship not so much time left to prepare and get the team ready, so any help is much appreciated.
All participants, coaches, and others, who helped to organize the event and spread the information about it, are grateful for the support and donations to help the team!