May 29, 2013

Thank you Paul!

Paul Vaz - the Smiling Ironman of CAMH Security!

Tonight's class was the last time the members of Toronto Branch we were blessed to have Paul Vaz at the helm of CAMH Security.

Paul has been looking after the entrance to our dojo since November 29, 2005 and we have been warmly welcomed by him at every practice over all these years and have been continually amazed by his dedication, friendliness and rich life experience.

Paul is moving to a new site in a few days and will remain there until he retires later this year after 50 years of continuance employment.

All of the members of Toronto Branch wish Paul continued success and happiness in his forthcoming retirement.

Paul Vaz is great!


May 22, 2013

18th Annual "Kickathon" for CAMH - UPDATED

On the evening of May 22, ten members of Shorinji Kempo Toronto Branch held their annual charity "Kickathon" in aid of drug addiction research and treatments offered by CAMH.

Five hundred kicks and a lot of yelling later we were extremely pleased to have raised over $8,300 for CAMH's drug addiction programs.

Update: We have now finished collecting donations and are delighted to announce that the final total raised in this year's event was $8,745.

We would like to thank our many generous sponsors for their kind consideration in funding our initiative and also the CAMH Foundation for logistics and support.

Since this event was first held we have raised $110,715 for the programs of CAMH.