Saturday night was a big night in Toronto: our first ever Jitsu Toronto Volunteer Appreciation Party was a huge success. This is the start of an annual tradition to thank the volunteers who make Jitsu happen in TO.
Swanky room, tunes, rooftop terrace, BBQ feast prepared by Chef Joanna, followed by delicious pumpkin ice cream cake. This year's theme was "bow ties", leaving room for so many crazier themes next year. Abigail was quietly declared winner of the bow tie contest - maxing out both official categories: "number" and "quality" of bow ties. ;) She has won free registration to the Toronto Regional Oct 22. Woot for Abi!
At the end of the day, whether a novice or instructor, we all do Jitsu because we love it. Behind the scenes all sorts of things go on you might not know about, but these people (and a few more who couldn't make it) know, so we put them in a room and said THANK YOU.
Next year we hope this party is twice as big as members step up to help out locally. Will you be at the next Jitsu Toronto Volunteer Appreciation Party?