Judo Alberta’s New Executive Committee

Dear Members, Athletes, and Clubs,

Judo Alberta hosted their Annual General Meeting on November 20th virtually. Multiple items were discussed and important votes were made. Some of the highlights were a good fiscal year for 2021-2022, changes to the bylaws, and new executive committee positions. All of the information on this can be found in our 2021-22 Annual and AGM Report.

We would like to thank Trevor Hazell for his leadership and guidance over the last 6 years as President. The President can only serve for 3 consecutive 2 year terms. There have been many challenges faced by Judo Alberta and Trevor has led the organization through all of it. Trevor will continue on the Executive Committee as the Secretary.

With Trevor’s time as President coming to an end, that means Judo Alberta has a new President. We are pleased to welcome back a familiar name and face for his second go around as President, Kelly Thornton. Kelly previously served as President for 6 years from 2011-2017. Kelly has stayed active on the Executive Committee in multiple roles over the last 6 years, including treasurer and secretary. We are excited to see where Kelly takes Judo in the province of Alberta for his next term as President.

The full list of our new Executive Committee is:

Please feel free to reach out to any of the Executive Committee at any time.


Caleb Boorse
Executive Director



Judo Alberta has launched our Annual Christmas 50/50 Draw TODAY! Come and support our athletes journey to the 2023 Open National Championships in Montreal. 
100 tickets for $100.0020 tickets for $50.004 tickets for $20.001 Ticket for $10.00 
Buy tickets today and you can WIN BIG like previous winners Jim Karas ($2,650.00) & Judy Hazell ($3,755.00). You can be a WINNER TOO! Please support our Judo Alberta athletes today! 
This is the season for GIVING & WINNING! 

Raffle Link:


Draw Date: December 18, 2022

2022 Judo Alberta Winter Camp

2022 Judo Alberta Winter Camp

Judo Alberta is proud to announce that we will have 2016 Olympian Antoine Bouchard as our guest coach for the 2023 Winter Camp on December 16-18, 2022, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Antoine is a fantastic personality who came from a small town in Northern Quebec and developed into a force on the Internationa Judo Federation Competition tour.

Athletes Sign- up: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/2023-judo-alberta-winter-camp-athletes-registration/483974/

Coach Sign-up (FREE): https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-winter-camp-coaches/483976/


Elite 8 Volunteer Sign-Up

Elite 8 Volunteer Sign-Up

Hello everyone!

Alberta is proud to be hosting the 2022 Elite 8 Canadian National Championships and 2022 IBSA Pan American Championships in Edmonton from December 9-11. We are looking for volunteers to help create a successful event.

To register, click the following link: https://signup.com/go/KpZyvOc-Some volunteer blocks are either morning or afternoon. If you would like to do a full day, you will have to register for both morning and afternoon. -Please register for one position if you do a full day of volunteering (not including tear-down). 

We appreciate your help and support to create a successful event! You are more than welcome to share the link and/or poster with your club membership and on social media. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me:Email: alexgagnon57@gmail.comTel: (514) 809-3551

Thank you once again!
Alexandra Gagnon

Judo Alberta truLOCAL Fundraiser

Judo Alberta truLOCAL Fundraiser

Judo Alberta is fundraising with truLOCAL! We’re raising funds towards our athletes and coaches, allowing them to attend competitions across the province, nation and the world!! truLOCAL is helping us to get there. Not only can you support us and help us reach our fundraising goal – you can also support amazing local farmers from right here in Alberta and get delicious local meat and fish delivered to your door.

Not only is it convenient, it’s safe, too – no more picking up order forms or handing out product. Just place your order online, and a portion of the proceeds will automatically be put towards supporting the needs of individuals in our community.

Click here to see how you can support us! Deadline to buy a box is December 15th, 2022. https://trulocal.ca/fundraisers

2022 Florence Senda Cup

2022 Florence Senda Cup

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022

Location: Lethbridge Judo Club, 2775-28th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB

Age Groups: U10 / U12 / U14 / U16

Trackie Site Entry / Info / Technical Package: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/2022-florence-senda-junior-tournament/36272/#.Y1bKhXbMLic

Early Deadline: November 15, 2022, $60.00 – T-Shirt Included

Late Deadline: November 16-20, 2022, $75.00 – T-Shirt Included

Judo Alberta Regional Training – Edmonton / Calgary

Judo Alberta Regional Training – Edmonton / Calgary

Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Edmonton

Friday / Saturday October 21/22, 2022

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, Seniors, Masters

Address for regional training camp location:

St. Albert Judo Club

42C Riel Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z8, Canada

Friday October 21, 2022


Tokugawa Judo Club

9647 62nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Saturday October 22, 2022

9:00AM to 10:00AM – Uchi-komi & Fitness

10:30AM to 12:00PM – Technical, Drilling & NW Randori

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Judoka who will participate in the Edmonton Regional Camp are asked to register on Trackie:


Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Calgary

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, Seniors, Masters

Address for regional training camp location:

Hiro’s Judo Club

 #115 1919 – 27th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Saturday October 22, 2022

Time: 4:00PM to 5:00PM – Uchi-komi & Drilling  

Time: 5:30PM to 7:15PM – Technical & Randori

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Judoka who will participate in the Calgary Regional Camp are asked to register on Trackie:


Call For Volunteers For Judo Alberta’s Casino Night!

Call For Volunteers For Judo Alberta’s Casino Night!

Judo Alberta is in Urgent need of volunteers to help with the Judo Alberta 2022 Casino Fundraiser on October 16th and 17th at the Grand Villa Casino in Edmonton. Come to Edmonton and volunteer a shift or two to help us raise money for the organization. We are currently looking for volunteers for both days.

You can register for volunteer opportunities here.

Sunday October 16th, 2022

Shift: 8:30pm – 3:45am
– General Manager
Shift: 11:00pm – 3:45am
– Countroom Supervisor
– Countroom Staff

Monday October 17th, 2022

Shift: 1:00pm – 8:45am
– General Manager
Shift: 8:30pm – 3:45am
– Banker
– Cashier
– Chip Runner
Shift: 11:00pm – 3:45am
– Countroom Supervisor
– 4 Countroom Staff

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Caleb Boorse at judo@judoalberta.com.
For certain positions we may require you to fill out a volunteer form with AGLC.
National Kata Judge Certification – Nage-no-kata & Katame-no-kata

National Kata Judge Certification – Nage-no-kata & Katame-no-kata

Judo Canada is hosting a kata judges clinic for Nage no Kata and Katame no Kata on the weekend of November 18, 19 and 20, 2022.  The clinic will be the last opportunity this year for individuals wanting to become judges for kata competitions.  The clinic will take place at Hiro’s Judo Club in Calgary.  The cost of the clinic is $150, which includes both katas.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your Judo knowledge and to support Judo programs. Registration information is found at the following link:

Please sign up as soon as possible.

Judo Alberta Female Leadership Grants

Judo Alberta Female Leadership Grants

Who: Female judoka, members in good standing of Judo Alberta, seeking leadership opportunities. We wish to remove the financial barrier.

What: Appropriate program funding could include NCCP training, attendance at a gender equity summit, Canadian Women in Sport conference, referee seminars

When: Awarding grant funding would be ongoing throughout the judo season, or until funding is depleted. 

How: Applicant would create a proposal for the Women’s Committee (email is sufficient) describing the event and expense. If approved, the applicant submits expense claim and receipts to Women’s Committee to receive funding. 

Contact Jennifer Parker for more details: parker.jennifer@gmail.com

Alberta Sport ConnectionNCCPOur Sponsors