Sudbury KMAC is pleased to announce that they delivered 52 shoeboxes to the Samaritan Centre. Nicki Fortin, Myah Walia & Suzanne Fortin spearheaded the Shoebox Campaign and encouraged all of the KMAC students, parents and friends to pitch in various items to fill the shoeboxes. KMAC also received help from Mrs. Parker and Mme. Watt’s grade 3 students of Northeastern Elementary for donating blankets. Homemade Happiness Daycare also wanted to pitch in by donating various hand knitted items for the shoeboxes. KMAC instructor Myah said “We have so much fun teaching our kids self-defense, but it’s awesome that we can also show them how to help our community”. The kids were especially happy to know that these items are going to help Sudburians at the Elgin St. Mission, Blue DoorSoup Kitchen, and the Corner Clinic.
Fort McMurray Fundraiser:
We have an amazing Team!!! The KMAC Competitive Team donated all the proceeds from their BBQ fundraiser to go towards helping the families affected by the Fort McMurray fires.
A BIG THANK YOU to all our sponsors and to all the special families that donated their time and baking skills. We also can't forget about our Chefs :) It was delicious !!!!
We LOVE this event :)
Since 2010, KMAC has been chosen to perform on the CTV-Lions Children's Christmas Telethon.
This opportunity has allowed us to raise over $10000 primarily by carolling door-to-door.
Children's Treatment Centre:
Performing in front of the children and staff of the Children's Treatment Centre put a smile on
everyone's faces :) Thank you for inviting us.
You're all so amazing !!!
Canned Food Drive:
What is truly amazing is our students decided to start this initiative. Together were able to bring thousands of non-perishable food items to the Greater Sudbury Food Bank, and we had fun in the process :)
Community Leadership Award:
The best part of teaching our youth is seeing them become leaders of our community. In cooperation with local high schools, KMAC presents an award to a graduating student for exemplary leadership while mentoring youth in the community.
Sudbury Recreation Relation Program:
The one thing I love telling parents is that every kid that has gone through our program and achieved a Black Belt turns into an intelligent, motivated, ambitious, respectful and kind person. Many sources will say that exercise such as martial arts positively impacts children’s academic performance. The Sudbury Recreation Relation Program wanted to test this theory, and gave KMAC a HUGE challenge. We were asked to teach an after-school program at 8 schools across the region of Greater Sudbury for 4 weeks. Thirteen young instructors came together and volunteered their time to teach grade 5 students that might not normally have opportunities to enroll in a martial arts school. I don’t know if the kids magically got an A on their next test, but I do know they got to spend time with true role models.
Sudbury Santa Claus Parade:
As one of the most exciting community events in Greater Sudbury, we were extremely honored to have been apart of it. In 2013, KMAC received 1st place in the Not for profit organization category, and in 2014 KMAC won the Kids Choice Award for Best Float.