East Boxing Club
Founded in 2005, the East Boxing Club is a non-profit organization for the practice of boxing in all its forms and at various levels. The Club has been ranked #1 since 2012 by the Fédération Québécoise de Boxe Olympique for the Development of the sport and is part of the Top 3 in the Excellence category, which highlights the performance of boxers in competition.
The East Boxing Club was founded with the desire to get the kids off the streets and help the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve community through sports. Over the years, the club has acquired an undeniable expertise to enable local youth to access the highest levels of amateur and professional boxing. Through its various initiatives and partnerships, the East Boxing Club has a real and lasting impact on the community.
The sports-study program was established in 2009. Approved by the FQBO, it is supervised by a level-5 supervisor coach and two level-4 coaches. More than 10 students train daily at the East Boxing Club and take part in amateur boxing competitions when they reach the necessary level. This program has revealed boxers who are now Canadian champions.
Partnerships with Local Actors
Over the years, the East Boxing Club has partnered with several local organizations such as the Dr. Julien Foundation to introduce young people to the sport. The Club has also attended for several years the Festival des Savoirs Partagés, during which local young people have a chance to meet Canadian champions and professional boxers.
Since 2010, the Club has welcomed young people from the Centre de service de réinsertion sociale par des travaux communautaires and from Trajet. For us, rehabilitation happens through sport and its discipline. Thus, if they wish, each of them can enjoy the facilities to learn about boxing or to perfect his training after completing their hours of community service. To date, the East Boxing Club has given a second chance to over 150 individuals.