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Boxing Ontario hosted its Formal Dinner & Boxing Gala, in conjunction with its second annual awards dinner, on Friday, June 17.  The event played host to over 250 spectators and none of them went home disappointed.  Team Ontario scored a resounding triumph in the ring, winning 5 of 6 bouts versus a classy team from Quebec.  Thank you to the athletes, coaches, and Boxe Quebec for their participation and for providing our guests with thrilling boxing entertainment.  The results are listed below.

TV Cogeco will air the ONTARIO vs QUEBEC duel THIS WEEKEND – on Saturday, June 25, at 4pm and Sunday, June 26, at 10:30am.

Congratulations to the 2004 Award Winners and new Legends Inductees!  Eight awards for 2004 were handed out on the evening (5 individual and 3 club) and 4 new Legends were entered into the Ring of Fame.  It was a very sentimental and emotional evening, in particular for the late Arnie Boehm (and his family in attendance), who has impacted so many boxers and youth that his legends still carries on strong.  Below is the list of the 2004 Award Winners and Legends.  They can also be found in our Awards Section on the website.

Thank you to Milton Motor Sports, Presenting Sponsor of the the night.  The Masters of the Motorcycle brought in eight bikes and one 4-wheeler and they were magnificent machines!  Do our sponsor proud by checking out their shop in Milton (375 Steeles Ave), and/or their website, www.miltonmotorsports.ca.  Thanks to Rob and the gang for supporting amateur boxing and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Thank you to all who participated through table/ticket purchase or Silent Auction Donation.  We hope that you will continue to support Boxing Ontario at future events and we hope you enjoyed the show!  Also below a list of corporate donations for whom we would like to thank.

A big thanks to George Chuvalo and Donovan Bailey!  These champions in sport were the toast of the evening and were true champions for our cause.  Boxing Ontario is pleased to announce that $1000 from the evening have been donated to George Chuvalo’s Fight Against Drugs.  Thank you so much to these two great stars for supporting our event from start to finish.  We hope to see them again in the future!

View pictures from the event by K.G. Watkins Photography, in our Image Gallery.  Each group table (of 8) will receive one free photograph of their picture with George & Donovan, courtesy of K.G. Watkins Photography.  For additional photographs you can order them directly by contacting our Action Photo expert at 647.282.0297 or kgwatkins@sympatico.ca.  We will send the one free photo to the person who purchased the table within the next week or two.

Thanks to the St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, the volunteers, TV Cogeco, Councilor Ralph Robinson, Mike Post, TOP TEN Canada, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Bill Culp, MC Tom Hennessey, Gentleman Geoff, the Brantford Youth Boxing Club, Anthem Singer Tina Calzonetti, and the 1188 Lorne Scotts Army Cadet Flag Party.  Every one of you played an integral part in making this Boxing Ontario event a night to remember!

Here are the results from ONTARIO vs. QUEBEC, June 17, 2005:

Bt.No. Wt. Red Corner – Ontario Blue Corner – Quebec Decision
1 54kg Kaydian Morgan Natalie Lacombe Blue 21-7
2 60kg Richard Chau Ghislain Maduma Red 15-11
3 63kg Katie Dunn Desni Boisvert Red 27-8
4 64kg Andre Gorges Sebastien Grenier Red RSCI-2
5 48kg Jackie Park Nancy Fortin Red 21-16
6 75kg Steve Franjic Simon St. Pierre RSCO-4

Here are the 2004 Boxing Ontario Award Winners:

Male Athlete of the Year – Adam Trupish
Female Athlete of the Year – Mary Spencer
Arnie Boehm Coach of the Year – Charlie Stewart
Reg Bender Official of the Year – Tom Hennessey
Dave Sparkes Volunteer of the Year – Cathy Ellison

Club With Most Competitive Members – Motor City Boxing Club
Club With Most Non-Competitive Members – Windsor Amateur Boxing Club
Club Athlete Development Award – Big Tyme Boxing Club

2005 Legends Inductees:

Boxer – Shawn O’Sullivan
Coach – Arnie Boehm
Official – Sonny Wong
Builder – Stuart Charbula

Special Thanks To:

Bailey & Associates
Omniflex Hose & Equipment
ShotCrete Plus
TGH Safety Consulting
Upper Canada Malt
Varan Mechanical Contracting
Walton International

Donations:

Beechwood Golf & Country Club
Booster Juice              
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Donato Spa & Salon
EB Games
Hamilton Tiger Cats
IMG Canada
Jackson Triggs Winery
Mississauga Ice Dogs
Olympic Spirit Toronto
Pizza Pizza
Sleeman Breweries
Stratford Festival
Superex Canada
Tennis Canada
The Fairmont Royal York
Toronto Raptors

Thank you to the following member clubs:

Big Tyme Boxing Club
Bluewater Boxing Club
Border City Boxing Club
Cabbagetown Boxing Club
Chris Johnson Boxing Academy
Centre Ring
Lambton/St. Clair Boxing Club
London Boxing Club
McGrory’s Boxing Club
St. Catharines Amateur Boxing Club
WHIP Boxing Academy
Windsor Amateur Boxing Club

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