We hope everyone is enjoying the incredibly mild winter that we have been having so far and you’re taking the opportunity to keep up your outdoor running as late in to the year as possible.
We have a few announcements with which to close out 2015, but first and foremost we want to thank all of the athletes, coaches, officials and clubs that supported us throughout the year and made 2015 incredibly special; without you, Muay Thai Ontario would still just be an idea.
Community General Meeting: January 10th, 2016
January 10th 2016 marks Muay Thai Ontario’s first annual Community General Meeting, hosted by York Muay Thai (155 Limestone Cres, Toronto) at 1pm. The community meeting is an open event for all to attend and will cover policy announcements, a schedule of events, and more. Participants will be able to connect remotely through Google Hangouts. Come be a part of the change that is sweeping across Ontario.
Muay Thai Ontario is extending all existing memberships until February 29th, 2016. We have a adopted a new membership schedule that lasts up to 14 months: Memberships purchased last until the end of February the following year. This means that members who sign up in January 2016 have a membership that lasts until February 28th, 2017. For more information, be sure to visit our membership page.
Early Renewal Discount
Active, club, and event host members of Muay Thai Ontario have the opportunity to take advantage of discounted renewal rates until January 31st, 2016. Existing members will receive a discount off their membership fee for the 2016-2017 competitive season. We’ll be reworking our membership forms over the holidays and will launch with the new pricing shortly.
Boxing Week Equipment and Apparel Sale
Were you on the naughty list and didn’t get the pair of gloves you wanted this year? From boxing day until the new year, all Muay Thai Ontario equipment and apparel will be on sale for 10-20% at out our online store. As a small not-for-profit, all of MTO’s sales are without HST.
Last week Muay Thai Ontario announced that Canada’s National Sport Organization for Amateur Muaythai, CMTC-A, was re-branding and launching as Muaythai Canada. As of yesterday the curtain has been officially lifted from Muaythai Canada site, marking the start of a new era for Muaythai in our country.
2016 IFMA World Championships
From May 17th to 29th 2016 the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur is hosting their 17th World Championships in Jönköping Sweden. Muaythai Canada is taking up the mantle in establishing Team Canada, and has opened up applications online for the national team. As was required in 2015, Ontario applicants must be members in good standing of MTO and we will be fundraising for and promoting our athletes. Take a look at 2015’s fundraiser video:
Thank you for a wonderful 2015, and we hope to see you well in 2016.
-Muay Thai Ontario