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Fundraising for Renbu Kenshi

100% of donations and funds generated from our fundraising activities go directly towards supporting our athletes’ goals of participating at the highest level of competition representing BC and Canada. Your support will leverage their financial ability to compete in national and international tournaments, and participate in seminars and practice sessions to reach these goals.

We are a not-for-profit organization run purely by volunteers, including our high calibre of senseis/instructors. For over 45 years we have been focused on promoting active health, mental strength and wellbeing for all ages and genders and invite you on this journey.

Whether you are an active participant, past member, supporter, or curious onlooker we thank you for your interest and support for our kenshi at Renbu Dojo! Learn how you can support our members in various fundraising activities and also check out some cool and valuable products and services too! If you would like to get involved or contribute, please contact us anytime. We thank you for your support!

2023 Fundraising Committee

Nina Inaoka Lee
Juneko Kurahashi
Makiko Ara
Oliver Young
Fred Yoshimura

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2023 Fundraising Initiatives


Atsuko Yoshimura Ceramics (Coming Soon)

How it works:

Need some gift cards? Looking to book a flight? How about some deals on sportswear? With FlipGive you can find pretty much every product and service under the sun.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Create an account for yourself through the Renbu Team Link or enter the Join Code B5RNC4 if prompted.

2. Click through FlipGive whenever you are shopping at any of its partner stores

A small percentage of the vendor’s sale goes towards the club. If you’re going to shop for a new chair or electronic gadget, why not do it through FlipGive. You get all the same prices (sometimes better than retail) and the dojo benefits too. Win-win!

FlipGive Deals

How to get involved:

Create an account and start shopping.

Raised to date:


How it works:

Tru Earth provides environmentally friendly options for laundry and dishwasher detergent, as well as other items for your kitchen and cleaning needs.

Renbu gets a whopping 20% of proceeds.

We’ve been using Tru Earth laundry detergent for almost 3 years now, and it’s a fantastic product. It’s really useful for travel, too, since it’s not liquid or powder as you can bring a few sheets with you on the road.


How to get involved:

Please use this link for the funds to come to Renbu Dojo.

Raised to date:

How it works:

Do you have empty cans and bottles?

Help support our club by donating your empty recyclable cans and bottles to Return-It Express for our ongoing bottle drive.

Turn that weekend bender into a win-win by bringing your bottles and cans (looking at you Fred Yoshimura and Makiko Ara-sensei) to your nearby Return-It Express center.

How to get involved:

3 easy steps:

  1. Bring your unsorted containers in sealed, clear plastic bags to your nearest Return-It Express
  2. Use phone number (604) 733-8419 to login at the Express kiosk. Print off the number of tags needed (maximum 6 per visit)
  3. Tag your bags and place it in the express bin or drop-off window.

That’s all!

Raised to date:

How it works:

We are partnering with Plant Based Workshop a local producer of healthy Asian-inspired plant-based products to prepare at home. Their popular prep-at-home ramen and udon packs; and ready-to-bake vegan treats are carried in 70+ local supermarkets across BC.

15% of the sale through the Renbu Fundraiser Form will be donated back to the club.

The Workshop Vegetarian Cafe in North Vancouver was named in the Top 6 Healthy Restaurants by the Vancouver Sun, and Top 100 Places to Eat in Canada by Yelp! We should also mention that The Workshop is owned by Takashi Yamada sensei from Vancouver Kendo Club, and his sister Mayumi Bae, who also used to do kendo!

Plant Based Workshop product

Next event:

Place your order here for the Workshop Renbu Fundraiser Form by Sunday, June 18th, 2023. Pick-up will be at the Wesburn Community Centre on Sunday, June 25th, 2023 around 12:00 PM (time to be confirmed). For details on each product, check out the Plant Based Workshop product page.

How to get involved:

There are lots of easy meal options available, just in time for the summer holidays. Share the link with friends and know that you’re recommending a locally-made, healthy, and DELICIOUS product.
Workshop Renbu Fundraiser Form

Raised to date:

Winning Trading Seafood

Japanese Food Fundraiser

How it works:

Do you love Japanese food? Host your own home sushi / temaki parties.

Through our partnership, we offer popular foods such as gyoza, edamame, smoked salmon, and sushi-grade albacore tuna, mongo ika, sockeye salmon, unagi, tobiko, ikura, hamachi and other high quality Japanese products.

You’ll be able to get great prices (often better than what you’ll find at T&T and H-mart) too!

Winning Trading Seafood

Next event:

November 2023
This event usually takes place once or twice a year.

How to get involved:

Email us to be added to the mailing list and we’ll send you a link to the shopping list.
You’ll make your order online and then come pick up on the designated day.

Raised to date:

The March 2023 sales event raised $536.87.

Appreciations and Gratitude

Renbu Dojo would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their donations (monetary and in-kind) to support our members in 2023.


Chin-kun Liao
$500 donation

Fred Yoshimura
$500 donation

Raymond Inaoka
$500 donation

Emi Lee
$200 donation

Namiko Ara
$200 donation

Ryoko Norden
$200 donation


Scienced Athletics

$2500 in-kind value
Kendo video capture and data analysis
— sports science review


Where do the funds go?

The funds will go towards key events for our members. Check out our past results from events across, BC, Canada and the rest of the world!

Renbu Dojo Tournament Results