Our Youth Council met for the first time in Winter of 2018. The Youth Council was set up to give our youth a voice in programming, leadership skills, and for them to develop visions for the future of the First Peoples community in the Region of Waterloo.
If you would like more information on the youth council, please contact Fran for more details.
Martial Arts and Discipline Training Program
The Martial Arts and Discipline Training program has been established in partnership with two local gyms; one focused on boxing, and the other Kung Fu, depending on participant’s interest. Participants are supplied with equipment, and training in their selected martial arts. Participants must commit to six months of programming. Participants will have access to group training on self-discipline, self-respect, self-defence, and conflict reduction strategies.
Boxing classes are held at the WHIP Boxing Academy located at 178 Weber St N. Waterloo.
The classes are run by Fitz “the Whip” Vanderpool. Fitz’s has won many awards and has been teaching youth to believe to chase their dreams with his philosophy “With Hope It’s Possible”.
Fitz has won the following titles in his boxing career:
- Canadian Professional Boxing Federation title
- World Boxing Federation Intercontinental title
- World Boxing Council Welterweight Fecarbox title
- World Boxing Federation Superwelterweight World title
- World Boxing Council Superwelterweight Fecarbox title
Kung Fu and Kickboxing:
Kung Fu and Kickboxing classes are held at the Return of the Dragon Martial Arts Studio at 900 Guelph St., Kitchener.
The classes are run by by Zack George who has trained and competed in both Kung Fu and Kickboxing. Zack runs daily addictions affirmations with his classes, and has long experience working with at-risk youth.
If you are interested in these programs, please contact us using the form below:
We are currently accepting applications for Kick Boxing / Kung Fu with Zack George.