What if there was a way to crush a workout, bring a community together and support the bravest people in Canada all at the same time? That’s the idea behind a WOD to REMEMBER, a unique new way to honour veterans with muscle instead of words.
Engaging a Community
Many CrossFit boxes across Canada schedule a Hero WOD for November 11th. Bill’s idea was to reach out to every box in Canada and invite them to schedule a Remembrance Day Hero WOD that could be used as a fundraising opportunity. He wanted to create a fun charity drive that would allow athletes and others to demonstrate their support in a meaningful way. “I raised the idea with Wounded Warriors Canada and received an enthusiastic response!” said Bill. “And one year later, with the help of a lot of caring people, A WOD to REMEMBER rumbled to life.”
You Can Make a Difference
There are over 500 CrossFit boxes in Canada. Imagine what could happen if every box scheduled a Hero WOD for November 11th and CrossFit athletes across the country stepped up to participate by asking friends and family to support their efforts by making a donation to Wounded Warriors Canada.
How To Get Involved
The CrossFit community has a strong history of honoring our armed forces. Now it’s time to put some muscle behind that support. If you’re a Crossfit athlete or Box, you can set up as a fundraiser or simply make a donation. Every little bit helps in making a difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed so much so we may enjoy the freedoms we do today.
About the Founder
A third degree black belt in traditional Shito-Ryu karate, American Masters silver medalist and Crossfit devotee, A WOD to REMEMBER founder Bill Holder is as inspiring as he is accomplished. A dad to three great kids, Bill works full time as a partner in one of Vancouver’s largest law firms, and does his best to find innovative ways to positively impact his community.