Wrestling Events

Wrestle the North Girl's Edition

This years Wrestle the North Event was a Girls only edition and it was held at Nathan Phillips Square once again. This event was special because we were able to share it with the Girls from Beat the Streets New York City! Thank you for travelling all the way to Toronto BTSNY Girls and Coach Josh!

The event showcased our sport to hundreds of people in the audience and made it on the 6pm CBC news. Our sport rarely gets that kind of coverage and is a great way for us to promote our sport. Our girls loved the awesome WTN Wrestling Singlets they received for participating in the event! Look out for them at your local tournaments as I’m sure the Girls will be sporting them often! We’re already planning for next year’s event so make sure you look out for it…

Mirza Bashir Akbar Scholarship

BTST Scholarship Program

This years BTST scholarship was awarded to Dip Lad. Dip started with BTST all the way from its inception back in 2014, where he showed a passion for wrestling.

Through that grit and determination, he was able to bring his marks up and pursue post secondary education as he is taking Sports Management at Humber College and will end up with an Associates Degree. Dip comes from challenging community of Rexdale where many social and economical barriers exist and BTST scholarship program has helped with giving kids an advantage.

We at BTST would also like to Nayu Akbar who donated the money for the scholarship. It is people like Mr.Akbar that help our athletes/students get ahead in life.


A few words from Dip Lad:

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I am honoured to have received the Mirza Bashir Akbar Scholarship of $2000.

I would also really love to thank Nayu Akbar for donating the scholarship for me as well as I would also love to thank John Park as well as my coaches for awarding me this scholarship.

It means a lot to me that my coaches picked me for the scholarship with other athletes that they could have picked from the Beat the Streets Toronto Program which has a lot of very talented student/athletes.

It’s gonna really help me pay for tuition and textbooks I’ll need this upcoming semester.

Thank you Nayu Akbar once again. 


Dip Lad

OMERS Foundation awards BTST $25,000 grant

This summer Beat the Streets Toronto was awarded a $25000 Grant from the OMERS Foundation. Where OMERS employees fundraise and choose a cause to support as a group. It was presented to us at our Wrestle the North Festival.

We are truly honoured to receive this Grant and we will put it towards helping students in undeserved communities and building up vibrant commutes across the GTA. We would like to say a very big thank you to the OMERS Foundation for your generosity. 

To learn more about the OMERS Foundation, please visit their site:

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BTST Wrestle the North "Girl's Edition" on CBC News!

To say we are proud of Simi Jayeoba and our female wrestlers is an understatement.  Thanks to the work of this incredible young lady, CBC news came down to cover the Wrestle the North event yesterday and speak to some of our female wrestlers and Coach Neal Ewers. 

If you have a few minutes to spare, check out the report (from 17:45 to 20:00).  

Great work everyone!

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1273376323539

CBC News covers Wrestle the North 2018 "Girl's Edition"

Today, BTST was fortunate enough to hold it's 2nd annual Wrestle the North Event, featuring our superstar girl wrestlers!  The event was a great success and attracted a lot of attention, from not only BTST family and friends but CBC News as well.  Our event was on the 6:00pm news and is also featured in a well written article. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/wrestling-program-kids-1.4739888

Thank you CBC news for taking the time and giving our event and girl's a big boost!  Read the article and share the word!  And thank you to everyone who came out, participated, helped or supported our girl's and Beat the Streets Toronto.

Watch this space for photos and videos, coming soon!

 

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