WINDSOR, ON – Brian Masse MP (Windsor West) along with local Veterans and community partners from business and labour including UNIFOR and Booster Juice joined Albert Mady owner of Mady’s Isshinryu Chikara Dojo in a joint effort to launch local community health initiative for Canadian Veterans who served in Afghanistan.


Albert Mady is offering free 6 month memberships to Canadian Afghanistan Veterans from the Windsor area in an attempt to help promote wellness and healthy living.


The Running Factory / New Balance Windsor also partnered with this initiative to donate gift certificates and discount cards for any athletic gear Veterans may require as part of their gym membership.


“There are approximately 50 Veterans who served in Afghanistan from our community and this is a great initiative to promote healthy living. The support from the community has been great, people want to support our Vets.” stated Masse.


Mady said, “After speaking with Veterans who have visited my gym, I learned that many still struggle to manage feelings of anxiety and depression after their tour of duty, this is a unique initiative intended to give our veterans a little boost to stay active fit and healthy both mentally and physically.”


Since 1981 Mady’s Isshin-ryu Chikara Dojo has been one of the longest operating martial arts schools in Windsor with 25 affiliate schools operating throughout Canada, India, Germany, Denmark, Kosovo and the United States.