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Kendo @ Burnaby mountain
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.
British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby BC
Gymnasium, building SE16
Townsquare A&B, building SE2
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
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