A friend of mine recently launched a GoFundMe campaign, and therefore I’ve decided to launch one too. I call it the Canadian Wushu Foundation.
This is something I have been working on for quite a while. In 2015 I federally incorporated a Canadian corporation, and I’ve been looking at the real estate market in Winnipeg for quite some time. When I move to Winnipeg I have a great hope to start this foundation, but money is of course a problem here; to get even a small practice space in a good area and secure financing for continued operation is a huge deal. I’m planning to put my entire life savings into the project but on my own it will take me another ten years to save up the money to start such a project.
If you believe that there should be a real martial arts “temple”, providing free instruction in authentic Chinese Martial Arts, and if you believe such a thing should be done properly or not at all, please visit my GoFundMe page and do one of two things:
1. Join us, i.e. help us by becoming a part of what we are doing socially and as a corporation/foundation;
2. Donate some money.
I am sure this is something a lot of people want to see done (and done right) in Canada, and I am willing to dedicate my life to ensuring such a project. If you are interested in being involved or supporting this project please do so — it will happen, it is just a matter of time. The problem we have now is that it is going to take a very long time for me to raise the money on my own. It is my sincere hope that many good people will become attracted to this project and join it and support it.
When the foundation is active, it will of course be a very visible body in the Canadian and international wushu world. At that time I expect many people will become interested in the project. Yet it will be the people who supported this project in it’s infancy who will be remembered — the ones who had the vision, foresight and faith to get on board in the beginning. When help was most needed and asked for. As they say, a rich man has more trouble finding a wife.
Please visit us at: https://www.gofundme.com/manage/canadian-wushu-foundation/
I’m going to be writing a few more posts on this subject over the next while, which I hope will be interesting. I will discuss the current state of wushu in Canada/America and my plans to help out and promote Wushu.