Local martial arts groups join ‘Fight for Jenna’

Evolution Martial Arts, RMAMA, organize Spar-a-thon at Selkirk

Evolution Martial Arts of Cranbrook hosted a “spar-a-thon” for Jenna Homeniuk

Submitted

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Evolution Martial Arts held their first annual Fisher Peak Challenge Spar-athon at Selkirk Secondary School gymnasium in Kimberley.

The event was a gruelling 2,880 seconds — or 48 one-minute rounds — of sparring in a friendly atmosphere, which equals the same height as Fisher Peak in metres.

The event was held to raise money to help 14-year-old Jenna Homeniuk, who is currently in Alberta Children’s Hospital receiving treatment for leukemia.

There were 20 participants who took part in the Spar-athon, with members not only from Evolution Martial Arts, but with a number from the Rocky Mountain Academy of Martial Arts, including Guru Joel Huncar, who graciously offered the support of some of his members to spar in the event.

The event was a great success not only for Jenna, but for the spirit of friendship, co-operation and perseverance shown during the sparring.

Event organisers Simon Wachon and Robyn Cockell would like to give special thanks to everyone who took part, but especially to Bella (who at just four years old completed the whole spar-athon and raised over $400), to Joel from RMAMA, and to Mike Honeyman of Arrow Installations, who also took part and  generously matched the amount of $2027.11 raised on the day, to send Jenna  $4,054.22 in total for the event.

All the event participants hope the extra money will come in handy for Jenna and her family while they are living with treatment and the hardships that go with it. They know Jenna is a very positive young lady, and they all want Jenna to keep her chin and her trademark thumb up.

Please visit the “Fight for Jenna” Facebook page, or go to cranbrookmartialarts.com to find out more or donate.

Just Posted

RCMP busy over long weekend with impaired drivers

With another Victoria Day holiday in the books, Cranbrook RCMP has reported… Continue reading

MS Walk set for Baker Park on Sunday

Communities across the province are gearing up for the annual MS Walk… Continue reading

Kootenay Christian Academy honours its teachers

Students at Kootenay Christian Academy decided to take Tuesday, May 22, and… Continue reading

Date set for polygamy sentencing decision

After nearly 27 years since the initial police investigation into polygamy allegations… Continue reading

Know it All

Weekly entertainment listings

Kootenay Christian Academy honours its teachers

Students at Kootenay Christian Academy decided to take Tuesday, May 22, and… Continue reading

WATCH: Week in review: May 18

A look back at some of this week’s top stories

Woman’s death near Tofino prompts warning about ‘unpredictable’ ocean

Ann Wittenberg was visiting Tofino for her daughter Victoria Emon’s wedding

B.C. man facing deportation says terror accusation left him traumatized

Othman Hamdan was acquitted of terrorism-related charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September

Will Taylor Swift’s high concert ticket prices stop scalpers?

Move by artist comes as B.C. looks to how to regulate scalpers and bots reselling concert tickets

36 fires sparked May long weekend, most due to lightning: BC Wildfire

As warmer weather nears, chief fire officer Kevin Skrepnek says too soon to forecast summer

Ariana Grande sends message of hope on anniversary of Manchester bombing

Prince William joins survivors and emergency workers for remembrance service

B.C. flood risk switches from snowmelt to rainfall: River Forecast Centre

Kootenays and Fraser River remain serious concerns

Pipeline more important than premiers meeting: Notley

“Canada has to work for all Canadians, that’s why we’re fighting for the pipeline”

Most Read