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Celebrating Success – Ottawa’s Maccabiah Athletes
Countdown to the Maccabiah Games - July 4-18, 2017 On Thursday, February 2nd, the Ottawa Athletes competing at the 20th Maccabiah Games in July, held their kick-off event at NeXT restaurant in Stittsville. As Chef Blackie mentioned, Erica Wiebe (2016 Gold Medalist in Wrestling) held a fundraiser at NeXT before going to Rio – and she won Gold. Surrounded by friends and family, every one of our Ottawa based athletes felt like a Gold medalist as CTV’s Lianne Laing introduced them one by on...
Maccabi Global Young Leadership FLF Seminar July 2017
JULY 3-10, 2017 During the 20th Maccabiah Games Highlights of a Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience! Attending the most amazing event in Israel – the Maccabiah 2017 Opening Ceremony Enjoying evening events and Tel Aviv's vibrant nightlife Listening to personal experiences from Olympic Champions Experiencing the spirituality and breathtaking views of Jerusalem Admiring some of the most cutting edge technologies of the IDF Getting to know young Maccabi leaders from all Continents...
Maccabi Sports Experience Open House
OPEN HOUSE – Overnight Sports Experience at Camp Northland WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 – 7;00PM RSVP by February 20 to info@maccabicanada.com...
Celebrate Ottawa’s Maccabiah Athletes
An evening to Celebrate Ottawa's 2017 Maccabiah athletes, Thursday, February 2, 2017 at NeXT Restaurant in Stittsville. This event will feature the renowned food of Chef Michael Blackie, Israeli wine, and MC Lianne Laing.  Invited guests include Canadian Olympic athletes, including TSN anchor and 2010 Gold medalist Tessa Bonhomme, as well as current and past Maccabiah athletes to celebrate with us. Ticket cost $118 – Advance tickets only *Event organized by the Ottawa Community...
Tomer Chencinski visits Maccabi youth training
It was an exciting week for former Maccabi Canada captain Tomer Chencinski, now professional goal keeper, as he signed with the Shamrock Rovers in the top league in Ireland. Tomer is in the midst of an unbelievable professional career which has included playing in the top league in Sweden as well as playing two seasons for Maccabi Tel Aviv at which point he played for the Canadian Men's National Team. This past Sunday was an amazing day for the Maccabi Rep Soccer players as they had a fun sc...
Jewish woman athlete shortlisted for new Canadian currency
For the first time a campaign to put a woman that is not the Queen on Canadian currency has announced its shortlist. The Bank of Canada announced recently that one of five women, chosen from over 26,000 nominations, will be on new Canadian banknotes....
Ace performance at the Mike Yuval Tennis Classic
With the 20th Maccabiah Games around the corner, Montrealers came together to participate in the 13th annual Mike Yuval Tennis Classic co -chaired by Chuck Spector and Jeff Friedman. With 64 players and the support of generous sponsors, this year’s edition raised nearly $33,000 for Maccabi Canada’s Adopt an Athlete program. This brings the total for the three years under Chuck Spector’s chairmanship, since participating in the 19th Maccabiah Games in 2013, to over $111,000. The Mik...
Sasha Gollish wins the women’s 10K at Canadian Nationals
Sasha Gollish, fresh off a 1:11 half-marathon in Indianapolis, won the senior women’s 10K defeating Rachel Cliff and Claire Sumner....
Concordia Names Basketball Court for Legendary Coach
In a fitting tribute to the university’s most successful basketball coach, Concordia University officially named its basketball court, the John Dore Court....
Top Finishes for Maccabi at the Scotibank Charity Challenge
On any given Sunday morning at 7am, one would normally find the streets of Toronto quiet and peaceful.  But on October 16 the sounds of feet tapping and the hum of voices adorned the downtown corridor as 10,000 people began their 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon races. Twenty six runners, who form Team Maccabi, ran in one of the 3 events -Full Marathon, Half Marathon and the 5K - all seeking to post their personal bests (or just crossing the finish line).  The weather created...