Message to All Canadian Team Members
To all National Team members:
I would like to congratulate the Canadian Mens A & B,and the Womens A
& B teams on their competitions at Soke Cup. In your individual events
you were separated, but in the teams you united in a group sharing event
which you all did so inspiringly.
MENS A Team - SILVER MEDAL
had very hard calls, but showed great team spirit, discipline, and
supported each other really well. The excitement was felt throughout
the whole tournament.
- Dave Hodge-BC
- Stephane Dubuc-Que.
- Roch Laflamme-Que.
- Gary Sabean- NS.
- Mitchell German-NS.
- Glen Kirk-BC.
- Ron DiCarlantonio,-Ont.
MENS B TEAM - BRONZE MEDAL
They also joined together and fought very well
showing true spirit from a team. Chris Taneda showed great dedication, as
he was hurting, but never let the team down.
- Randy Rix-PEI.
- Marc Waterfield-NS
- Ed Docherty-Ont.
- Steve Cryans-Que.
- Marc Gautier-Que.
- Jason Loken-BC.
- Chris Taneda-BC.,
CONGRATULATIONS to you Chris
on Male Soke Cup Champion as well.
WOMENS A TEAM - GOLD MEDAL
They took the GOLD MEDAL. You women made Canada proud and fought as World
- Balraj Shergill-BC.
- Btissama Essadiqi-Que.
- Alana Welch-Ont.
- San Fung- NS.
CONGRATULATIONS to San Fung for Female Soke Cup
Champion. I'm so proud of you words can't express.
WOMENS B TEAM - SILVER MEDAL
They took SILVER MEDAL. Thanks to you for coming together so
quickly with only a minutes notice, to show the real spirit of Karate-Do.
- Karine Lalande-Que.
- Sonia St-loise-Que.
- Gita Harris-BC.
You all looked so stunning in your uniforms, they made Canada
stand out in the crowd. I hear Glen Kirk was pleased it fit.
Last of all, Head Coach Paul Oliver, did a great job putting the
Teams together and Coaching with his great determination and leadership to
take you all the way. I would also like to thank Paul for giving me this
great opportunity to help out and meet you all.(THE GREATEST CANADIAN
ATHLETES IN THE WORLD)
Wendy Oliver, Asst. Can. Coach