Community Based Projects

Here you will see various community based projects my students and myself have completed through Cobourg Tae Kwon Do.

EASTER CARDS FOR RESIDENCES AT LOCAL NURSING HOME – April 2012

The second community based project finished for the 2012 Black belt Grading here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do was completed by Sarena Thompson. Sarena who is going for her first degree black belt in June is a nurse who works for one of the local nursing homes here in Cobourg. She asked our lil’ dragons to make up Easter cards for her residents. Sarena handed the cards out to the residents at her work this past Saturday and Sunday. The residents were so thankful and full of joy! Enjoy the pictures.


BIRD HOUSES FOR EASTERN BLUE BIRDS – April 2012

Each year our black belts that are grading must come up and do a community based project that will benefit our local, or global community in which we live in. The first one I want to write about is the project Liam Andrews is doing. Liam is grading for his 2nd Degree Black Belt in June.

Liam’s project involved joining the Eastern Ontario Bluebird association to aid in the building, placing, monitoring, providing proper food for the young and most importantly counting and reporting fledgling losses and successes during the season. Liam had to build his own boxes according to the societies plan and mount them in the proper habitat. He also wrote a small paper on the eastern Bluebird and donated it to his schools outdoor classroom seeing that the school is located as well in a Bluebird friendly habitat.
GARBAGE COLLECTION – March 2011
Mikaela Lavoy picked up 15 pounds of garbage off her street in Baltimore on earth day.
PENNIES FOR PEACE – November 2010
The instructors and students here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do collected pennies for the Pennies For Peace campaign. We ended up collecting $777 worth of pennies I believe. Project organized by Richard Bernier. Here is the official website if anyone is interested.  http://www.penniesforpeace.org/
KICKS FOR CANDY – October 2010
The students of Cobourg Tae Kwon Do brought in 77 pounds of Candy they collected during Halloween and donated to the local Salvation Army. We also donated 4 four boxes of food to the Salvation Army. The candy was exchanged by our students for free private lessons by me, Master Jonathan.
SALVATION ARMY CLASS – September 2010
Sir Richard Bernier, Ma’am Mikaela Lavoy, and myself(Jonathan Field) taught a 2 hour class at the Salvation Army for their Boy’s night in.
KOREAN CULTURE – September 2010
I, Jonathan Field taught at the Camborne Public School about Korean Culture and Taekwondo during their charity walk. The walk was based on The Amazing race theme in which each stop during their walk they had to learn about a different country.
RELAY FOR LIFE – June 2010
Cobourg Tae Kwon Do put in a team for the annual Relay For Life which is a relay to raise money and awareness for cancer research. The team was put together by Jeff Morrow, Reilly Huffman, and Ryan Donnelly. We ended up raising over $3000.
BANNER WORK – June 2010
Mikaela Lavoy created some banners to help advertise a car wash that was a fundraiser to help raise funds for her school.
ALTER BOY – January 2010 – June 2010
Brodie Majdell volunteered his time helping out as Alter serving at St. Michael’s church and setting up race gates for his ski racing team. Brodie does this year round.
CLOTHES DONATIONS – May 2010
Ginie Shin collected 2 big garbage bags full of clothes and donated them to Beyond the Blue Box.
CAR WASH AND WALK – May 2010
Dakota Howell held a car wash and raised $537 for Cystic Fibrosis and participated in the Great Strides CF Walk at the Toronto Zoo and his Team raised $3000.
TREE PLANTING – April 2010
Liam Andrews planted a tree at his school for earth day. He raised the money through his egg sales and cleaning his dad’s equipment for his company. Liam also donated some saplings to various people at his school as well as his Taekwondo instructor as a thank you for allowing him to do his community based project.
FLOAT YOUR FANYY DOWN THE GANNY – April 2010
Jordan Stewart volunteered his time selling refreshments at the Float your Fanny down the Ganny. He helped raised over $1000 for the Port Hope Christmas lights display.
VOLUNTEER AT LOCAL LIBRAY – April 2010
Ismael Ndiaye who is going for his second degree Black Belt in June 2010 volunteered his time at the Cobourg Public Library during his march Break vacation. He did the following.

– movie program (before the movie started Ismael was responsible of checking people at the door and making sure the people were signed up).  While the movie was playing Ismael was responsible of helping out passing the lunch and then the snacks to the kids.  (did 2.5hrs for that program).

-craft program.  One called leaping leprechauns, one called collage art and another one called starry night painting.  Each program was about 2.5hrs each.   Ismael was again responsible to check people in.  Help set up the tables before each craft program and after the craft was done to clean-up.   Had to help younger children with their arts and handing out supplies for the crafts.

-the friday Ismael helped out with the customer appreciation day and had to give cake and juice to everybody coming in the library on that day (of course with the help of the program director.)  Again he did about 2hrs at the door.

HEART AND STROKE – February 2010

Ethan went out on February 28th and did some canvassing door to door on Huyke Street in Cobourg. He was able to collect $50 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He did this to help out Sara Meaney who could not do it this year.

KICKS FOR CANDY – October 2009

Our students and instructors donated 43 pounds of Candy and donated it to our loal Salvation Army.

DECEMBER 2008

Donated a box of non-perishable goods to the local Salvation Army.

OCTOBER 2008

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated 2 boxes of can goods to the Salvation Army which was collected at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do’s annual Halloween party.

DECEMBER 2007

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated half of the admission fees they collected at the door to Merwin Greer Public School, which came to $75.00. The school council was able to further raise an additional $200.00 selling drinks and food to the competitors and spectators.

MAY 2007

We raised a total of $2,457 for the Kids Help Phone on May 26th at our Kids Help Phone Charity Demo

JUNE 2006

We held our 3rd Annual Kids Help Phone Charity Demo at the Cobourg Memorial Temple. We collected $2282.26. Click here to view our local business sponsors who helped make this event happen.

APRIL 2006

Hosted a charity self defense seminar for women and helped raised over $470 for breast cancer research.

FEBRUARY 2006

Donated memberships certificates worth over $270.00 to the Cobourg Baseball association.

NOVEMBER 2005

Donated memberships certificates worth over $270.00 to the St. Mary’s High School Silent Auction for AIDS/HIV for children in Africa.

MAY/JUNE 2005

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated 3 memberships certificates of over $400.00 in value to the Relay for Race silent auction in order to raise money for cancer research.

APRIL 2005

At the Cobourg Memorial Temple (Odd Fellows Hall), many of the members of Cobourg Tae Kwon Do held a charity demonstration to raise donations for the Kids Help Phone. There was lots of martial arts action including forms, sparring, weapons, board breaking, concrete breaking, self defense, lil’ dragons, and lots of fun and excitement. We raised $1,923 in donations for the Kids Help Phone.

JANUARY 2005

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated a 3 month membership for Taekwondo to the Kiwanis Club for their annual radio auction to raise money for the many charities that they help out. Our school was the only martial arts school to get bids on their items. The winning bidder paid $80.00 and all the proceeds go directly to the Kiwanis Club.

OCTOBER 2004

some of our members went out on Halloween and collected some small donations for UNICEF.

JUNE 2004

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated two membership certificates for the Relay For Life silent auction in order to raise money for Cancer Research.

MAY 2004

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do put on its’ first ever charity demo for the Kids Help Phone at our dojang located at 271 Spring St, Cobourg. It was full of exciting martial arts moves and excitement. We raised $1,095 for the Kids Help Phone.

JANUARY 2004

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated a 3 month membership for Taekwondo to the Kiwanis Club for their annual radio auction to raise money for the many charities that they help out

OUR SCHOOL HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN MANY OTHER PROJECTS THAT HAVE BENEFITTED OUR LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY

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