3 Fires Grand Opening 2009
3 Fires Martial Arts Academy was incorporated in April 2009 after moving from the North Bay Indian Friendship Center where we taught free classes for a number of years. We had our Grand Opening during the summer of that year. The following are some videos of the cerebrations.
As part of the opening ceremonies a local Anishnawbe drum honoured us with their performance. Along with the drumming, 4 Anishnawbe dancers demonstrated their unique dances in their regalia.
We had a number of our students demonstrating numerous martial arts forms. The following is a Tai Chi Fan Form
Various dignitaries came to help us with our celebration. We were honoured to have Anthony Rota, the local member of the Federal Parliment (currently serving as the Speaker of the House - 2020) presented us with a certificate of congratulations.
The mayor of North Bay is well known for always wearing a yellow tie. Vic Fedeli, MPP currently the Minister for Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (2020), was presented with a karate Yellow Belt.
Our Great Grand Master, Oi Mun Chong and Grand Master Alex Atkinson made the trip up from Toronto to surprise us.