Help Maria get punched in the face for the DTES
$1,350 raised
270% of $500 goal
31 contributors
152 Days left

As some of you know, I have been sporadically attending Eastside Boxing for the last 2 years. I first heard about Eastside Boxing gym through colleagues and had always wanted to try this type of training to expedite some of my fitness goals. What I didn't realize when I started was all of the great social programs the gym provides to the DTES community. When I heard about the various experiences people had with fighting in BC Beer Wars, I became inspired to give it a shot to push myself into some unknown territory all the while raising money for such an incredible community resource. Please help me raise money for the gym and the social programs held within. Each fighter is required to raise $500, but I would like to go above and beyond this to see how much I can raise for such a worthy cause. See further down this page to see what kind of programs they offer.

Some useful information:..

Come watch me fight in 3 X 1-minute rounds for the BC Beer Wars event:

When: Saturday, April 18th
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Time: 2:00 pm until late


1. If I get injured before the fight, or they cannot find me an appropriate opponent, all funds raised remain with the fundraiser.

2. Tax receipts are only issued on amounts of $100 or more. They must be made off-line (to me) in cash or cheque. If you wish to donate less than $100 or don't care about the tax receipt, make your donation  directly on this page.

THANK YOU to Luppolo Brewing for sponsoring me.

Thank you for taking a look and donating and maybe even coming out to cheer us all on!


Beer Wars is an annual collaborative fundraiser between Vancouver’s Beer and Boxing communities. Participants from over a dozen local craft breweries take part in an intensive three month training regime to prepare themselves for a sold out boxing card at participating venues.

Funds raised from BeerWars benefits local boxing gym – Eastside Boxing Club located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This community based non-profit aims to better its community through boxing programs and community building.

The dollars raised through Beer Wars, allows Eastside Boxing Club to serve the community of the Downtown Eastside. Through programs like:

  • the youth afterschool boxing program,
  • making moves: free boxing program for mothers living in the Downtown Eastside,
  • free self-defence classes for women fem identified and members of the LGBTQTT2S+
  • frontline fight club - free boxing training for front line workers dealing with the opioid crisis

Who can enter? Anyone who works at a brewery or in the beer industry (events, bloggers, distribution, suppliers, tours etc) can join. Everyone needs to be sponsored by a brewery (if you work in the industry however not for a brewery, we can help find one to sponsor you).


In order to participate in Beer Wars, you must be sponsored by a brewery, and that brewery must donate 50L of product (cans preferred).


You must also raise a minimum $500 in donations in order to participate. Some breweries would like to cover the fundraiser goal of contenders in full. If this is the case, a $500 tax receipt will be provided to the brewery.


2020 registration fees are $150. This includes your Boxing BC membership fees. It does NOT include your medical fees.  You are responsible for supplying your own equipment (more details in the Orientation Guide).


Orientation is on January 18th, from 2pm to 10pm.  Please make a point to attend as we’ll be providing you with important details and answering any questions you may have; as well as helping you set up your fundrazr!

Orientation is at Eastside Boxing, 238 Keefer Street.


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