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Bridget Miqmac Queen

Postby Van Canna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:07 pm

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Tribal Boxing club is hosting ifs First Amateur Boxing Show at our Boxing Gym at 276 Windmill Road Dartmouth, Head Coach Bridget Stevens From Eskasoni First Nation has worked very hard to prepare her Boxers for National and international competitions,

Bridget Stevens has proven her abilities as a top coach in what has been a man’s world, it wasn’t too long ago that woman weren’t even allowed to participate in Boxing competitions,
Matter of fact Bridget herself was refused because she was a female to workout in a local Dartmouth Boxing Gym when she first moved here from Eskasoni, Bridget who’s First Language is Mi’kmaq had a rough transition from Eskasoni to the City of Halifax


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Re: Bridget Miqmac Queen

Postby Van Canna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:09 pm

I remember it took several attempts to come to Halifax just to go to the Malls, we turned around at the airport several times and returned back to Eskasoni.

After a two year period of intensive boxing training Bridget’s interest and skills in Boxing overcame her anxieties and she agreed that she would move from Eskasoni to City life.

Bridget is the first of her large extended family to move to Halifax, Bridget paved the way for others including her younger sister Erica and her cousins who were encouraged by Bridget’s successful move to the city


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Re: Bridget Miqmac Queen

Postby Van Canna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:14 pm

Matter of fact Bridget herself was refused because she was a female to workout in a local Dartmouth Boxing Gym when she first moved here from Eskasoni, Bridget who’s First Language is Mi’kmaq had a rough transition from Eskasoni to the City of Halifax,

I remember it took several attempts to come to Halifax just to go to the Malls, we turned around at the airport several times and returned back to Eskasoni, After a two year period of intensive boxing training Bridget’s interest and skills in Boxing overcame her anxieties and she agreed that she would move from Eskasoni to City life.


Bridget is the first of her large extended family to move to Halifax, Bridget paved the way for others including her younger sister Erica and her cousins who were encouraged by Bridget’s successful move to the city, When First Nation People move away from their reserves all supports stops and you are left to survive on your own, They are not on the Provincial systems for assistance.

unlike other Canadians Mikmaq people don’t have family or business connections here in Halifax or Dartmouth area, It’s very difficult even to rent a apartment because they don’t have any references or any history of employment.


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Re: Bridget Miqmac Queen

Postby Van Canna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Plus there has been a historic systemic racism that Mikmaq have to deal with, Example you can go into the Mic Mac Mall and not find one Mikmaq business owner in there, Nor will you be served by a Mikmaq employee at any of the many stores in the Mall, Bridget was even refused for apartment rentals at the MicMic apartments there, Of course she knew not to expect to many smiles from business owners.

These are the simple everyday things that a Mikmaq woman can expect when they move off the reservation.
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Re: Bridget Miqmac Queen

Postby Van Canna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:17 pm

But Bridget prevailed and even trained harder, Bridget knew because she was a woman in a man’s world of boxing she had to be twice as good, Add on that Bridget is a Mikmaq with English as a second language she had to be three times as good.

Today Bridget has many champion boxers and UFC fighters in her Tribal Boxing Gym, Bridget has a female world champion, two National Champions and five Provincial Champions That will be representing Nova Scotia at the Canadian Nationals Boxing Championships in Victoria BC in April of this year.


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Re: Bridget Miqmac Queen

Postby Van Canna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:18 pm

Bridget Stevens has been totally accepted by other Boxing Coaches all across Canada and United States, Bridget has Professional fighters that she has trained fight in the Big Casinos in The United States and as far away as Russia,

Bridget has come around full circle, Bridget will be hosting her first Tribal Boxing show at her Tribal Boxing Gym on Friday, March 22nd, Again in Bridget’s style she is doing this to help others who are just starting to get into boxing competition, Bridget will be showing off some of her Champion fighters as well.


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Re: Bridget Miqmac Queen

Postby Van Canna » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:27 pm

Bridget over the past fifteen years had offered free classes to many young Mikmaq and who are struggling with university and being away from their Reserves, Their only tuition is to be drug and alcohol free, Bridget has made the same offer to many Dartmouth and Halifax youth who are not Aboriginal,

Over the years Bridget has had lots of success with her sponsorships students, Now you know the real story, Please pas it on to Bridget by supporting her March 22 Boxing Show, We want it to be very successful so the young Boxers will enjoy showing of their boxing skills to their parents and family who have not seen them perform yet,

Even though other Boxing shows rely heavily on the sale of alcohol to support the cost of putting on a successful Boxing card Bridget has decided to continue to keep in Boxing Gym alcohol and Drug free! There will be refreshments and food available for those who wish to
Purchase it, we tell our youth to say no to drugs, we tell our youth to say no to alcohol!

Let’s give our youth something to say yes to, please come by and support our Boxers as they will do their very best to show you their respect and Boxing skills.

Seating is limited, Tables are selling for $300.00 dollars and general admission is 20.00 for advanced tickets, $25.00 at the door,

Tables and Tickets can be purchased at the Tribal Boxing Gym 276 Windmill Road Dartmouth, or call Bridget at 1902-818-5667, I know Bridget would love to some of her former students come and support her Boxing show, Please Share.


Well...how wonderful to read this about Bridget...

Not only is she beautiful and talented boxer with fastest hands I have ever seen...but she is indomitable, faithful, supportive, extremely intelligent, great public speaker...very altruistic...and she would throw herself on a grenade to save family and friends.

Please support her endeavors.

I love you Bridget.
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Re: Bridget Miqmac Queen

Postby Rick Wilson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:05 am

An amazing woman and one of the kindest hosts to visit (along with Jim - the kindest host part not the amazing woman part :lol: .)
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Re: Bridget Miqmac Queen

Postby gmattson » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:21 am

What an amazing athlete. Remember her superwoman performance in the Summerfest Firedragon Challenge?
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