October 19, 2017

The story:

Sparks Taekwondo students are using the martial arts skills they’ve learned from master Ron Sparks to kick breast cancer in the butt.

On Sunday, Oct. 22, the taekwondo school is hosting the Kicking Breast Cancer in the Butt walk and run, featuring a 2.4-kilometre family run, a five-kilometre run and a 10-kilometre run around Constance Bay.

Sparks Taekwondo operates out of the NorthWinds Wireless Fibe Centre (formerly the Constance Bay Community Centre) as a non-profit martial arts school.

“Master Sparks loves to teach,” run organizer Penny Woodruff said. “He wants to spread his passion for the martial arts to anyone who wants to learn.”

And now, his school has come together to spread their charitable nature around the community.

“I spoke to master Sparks and said it would be great to do something for the community,” Woodruff said. “He thought it was a great idea.”

So far, more than 150 participants have signed up for the event and organizers will accept registration on-site up until 9:30 a.m.

The route will be primarily on Bayview Drive, starting from the NorthWinds Wireless Fibe Centre (formerly the Constance Bay Community Centre).

Boom FM will be on-hand to do a live remote. Constance Bay firefighters will operate a post-run barbecue, while Vicki Brittle and Chris McNally will provide entertainment for the crowd.

Registration is $20 and comes with a pink taekwondo belt (while supplies last).

Jake Davies is the reporter for the West Carleton Review.



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