JANUARY 31, 2023 | TORONTO, ON. – Ontario’s Elite Provincial and Canada Winter Games teams are poised and ready to take on the nation this February.
Ontario’s Provincial Team will be competing on February 2-5 at the 2023 Canadian Elite Championships hosted by Boxing Canada at the 40th anniversary of the Brampton Cup. The Championships will witness Canada’s top boxing talent, and this four-day tournament will determine Canada’s Elite National team.
Boxing Ontario’s Canada Winter Games team travels to Charlottetown, PEI as they compete in the largest amateur multi-sport event in Canada taking place February 18 to March 5.
The teams took part in training camps this past month as they prepare to fight for their national, international, and Olympic dreams.
The January 21-22 training camp at Red Owl Boxing in Brampton brought Ontario’s Provincial and Canada Winter Games teams together for a weekend of sparring, drills, mental preparation, and team bonding coordinated by Boxing Ontario’s Elite National Team Coaches.
Special guests included Mandy Bujold (two-time Olympian and 2015 Pan Am Games gold medalist), who provided coaching, fitness drills, and advice on mental preparedness; Jennifer Huggins (3-Star International Boxing Referee and Judge) who refreshed athletes on the scoring system; and Shar Gupta (Cognetic Movement founder and Concussion Management Therapist) who guided athletes through a Neuro Performance Program.
An additional training camp was held on January 28 at Bramalea Boxing for the Provincial Team as the athletes put the final touches on their game plans for Nationals.
Best of luck to both the Ontario Elite Provincial Team and the Canada Winter Games teams! Ontario will be cheering you on as you bring your hard work, dedication, passion, and skill to the national stage and beyond!
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Photos by: Virgil Barrow (@virgilbarrow | www.virgilbarrow.com). Full album will be available on Boxing Ontario’s Facebook page.
About Boxing Ontario:
Boxing Ontario is the only governing body for Olympic-style boxing in Ontario. As such, it is affiliated with Boxing Canada (CABA), the International Boxing Association (IBA) and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport. Founded in 1972, Boxing Ontario encompasses over 150 clubs, 1,500 competitors, and more than 12,000 recreational members.
Rebecca Freeman | Communications, Boxing Ontario | [email protected]
Interviews are available virtually, via email or phone with:
- Provincial Team Athletes & Coaches (contacts available upon request)
- Canada Winter Games Team Athletes & Coaches (contacts available upon request)
- Board Members (contacts available upon request)
- Erik Olsen (Executive Director, Boxing Ontario)