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Monthly Archives: June 2011

17th Canadian National Kendo Championship – July 2, 2011 @ BCIT, Burnaby BC

Celebrating 100 years of Kendo in Canada.

On July 2nd 2011, the 17th Canadian National Kendo Championships will be held in Vancouver. An estimated 150 participants from across Canada will visit Vancouver to join in a celebration of culture, tradition and competition at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, in Burnaby, BC.

With its large and active Japanese Canadian community, Canada has been at the forefront of international Kendo for over the past 35 years, with our teams placing among the top three in seven out of thirteen World Championships. Since the inception of the women’s division, Canada has placed third in the 3 Championships to date.

At this year’s tournament we are celebrating one hundred years of kendo in Canada. Steveston and the Canadian West Coast was the starting point of kendo in Canada, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, and we cannot think of a better place and occasion to commemorate this historical milestone.

LOCATION

British Columbia Institute of Technology

3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby BC

Google Map – BCIT

BCIT campus

Gymnasium, building SE16

Townsquare A&B, building SE2

 

SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Saturday July 2 – BCIT Gymnasium

8am Check-in and shinai check

9 am Opening ceremony – National Championships

6pm Closing and awards

8pm 100 Years of Kendo Commemoration Banquet TBD