EDMONTON COMBAT LEAGUE
The Edmonton Combat League (ECL), is an amateur martial arts sporting organization here to promote and grow the martial arts in Edmonton, Alberta, and Western Canada. Founded in 2017, we are here to give martial artists a platform to unlock their true potential while developing their minds and bodies. We provide athletes with an arena where they can give their martial arts direction and focus, while showcasing their art. The martial arts provide a way to focus your energy positively. It also provides a safe and controlled environment to practice and perform, while synonymously developing important life skills like focus, commitment and dedication. It is with these skills that martial artists are able to achieve success in life.
Since its inception, the ECL has:
Hosted 12 events at numerous premier Edmonton venues including the Edmonton Expo Centre, NAIT, Union Hall & MIDWAY
80% of our champions transition to become recognizable professionals in the regional and international combat sports scene
Hosted a national tournament in conjunction with the World Kickboxing Association (WKA), as well as fielded a Team Canada in Muay Thai & Kickboxing, where numerous athletes represented Canada and won world titles
Gave hundreds of young up and coming martial artists an opportunity to explore and discover their passion.
VOGUE: FALL CHARITY FASHION SHOW
Teamed up with the West Edmonton Mall (WEM) to host a one of a kind charity fashion show in support of Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) an organization that provides immediate and low-barrier 24/7 shelter, a drop-in resource centre, temporary supportive housing, temporary independent cohort housing, and individualized wrap-around supports for young people aged 15–24. We collaborated with multiple premium brands including HUGO BOSS, Indochino, Frank & Oak, as well as Victoria’s Secret to name a few.
WINTER WONDERLAND CHARITY FASHION SHOW
The specific fashion show was the fourth installment of an “Art, Wine & Charity” series of events I have been hosting annually since 2016 in support of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. We wook advantage of the newly built (at the time) lobby of the Edmonton Tower inside the Ice District, and converted into a on of a kind winter wonderland for an unforgettable fashion show that feature an entourage of locally founded fashion boutiques, including BLUS, MADA, WORKHALL, Bamboo Ballroom and Conxeppt.
The second installment of my “Art, Wine & Charity” series, I collaborated with a marketing client of mine [Volvo Edmonton] and converted it into an art gallery for a masquerade themed gala that involved an art auction featuring numerous recognizable Edmonton artists.