My new “Fight for Local” initiative

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Monthly subscription box launches in Waterloo Region and Wellington County with 2X Olympian Mandy Bujold as Director to “Fight For Local” Waterloo-Wellington, ON — Mandy Bujold, 2X Olympic boxer and Waterloo Region resident, is taking on a new fight – for local.  Waterloo-Wellington Community Haul is a monthly subscription box celebrating the best our communities […]

Mandy shows the ‘Heart’ of a Champion

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By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold TOKYO The final Olympic moments dwindled in Mandy Bujold’s stellar boxing career. Draped in Canadian red, a true national champion pulled her still-wrapped hands together and traced the shape of a heart. Index fingers at the top. Thumbs at the bottom. Half a world away, mommy’s digital old-school message from […]

Mandy’s message for all women: ‘You can do it’

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Tokyo is ‘next step’ after Mandy and legal team win landmark ruling from Court of Arbitration for Sport By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold TORONTO — Mandy Bujold is much more than Waterloo Region’s community champion. She’s a world champion for women now. A gold-medalist for equality. An undefeated defender of motherhood in the legal ring […]

Situation: Isolation

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Mandy back in Kitchener — national team training cut short after another athlete tests positive for Covid-19 By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — Mandy Bujold is back early. She’s in Kitchener. She’s in isolation. “It’s not fun but I guess it’s part of the process,” Mandy said on Wednesday. Waterloo Region’s community champ — determined […]

‘Better now than ever before’

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Mandy poised to make noise in run-up to Olympics By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — The amateur boxing calendar is a blank, barren page. The Tokyo Olympics, already delayed a year by the global pandemic, wobbling on a standing eight count. A thick fog of anxiety and uncertainty has settled over Japan — for now. […]

Mandy set to ‘active8’ for Recess Guardians kids charity

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Canadian boxing champ in corner of national play and anti-bullying programs for schools By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER —Mike McDonald needed a place to stay as his intense focus on his successful national charity carried him eastward. So the Saskatoon-raised founder and Chief Executive Officer of Recess Guardians briefly stopped at a quaint little […]

The Reward at the Top

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Mandy focused and training hard as pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games now just a year away By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — The slow, lonely climb is gruelling. That’s why Mandy Bujold adores it so. In the early morning hours, as the city awakens to a new summer’s day, Waterloo Region’s community champ makes her running […]

Mandy set on making boxing history in 2021

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By Jeff HicksTeam BujoldKITCHENER— The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games — officially set to begin on July 23, 2021 —are suddenly more than a year in the distance. Mandy Bujold will wait. And work. And sweat. And pore over video between Skype sessions with coach Syd Vanderpool. She’ll slug it out on the heavy bag hanging in […]

Serious times, serious thinking

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Mandy ready to re-evaluate in the face of Olympic uncertainty By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER —A fresh snow had fallen on her pandemic-stricken world Monday morning. Mandy Bujold, Waterloo Region’s community champ, had much to think about. A bitter spring chill had settled over her hopes for an Olympic boxing medal in Japan in […]