On March 26th, 2008, the University of New Brunswick Business Law Society hosted the inaugural Knocking Out Landmines for-charity boxing event, which raised $2,090.64 in support of the Lawyers Against Landmines initiative. All funds raised through the Lawyers Against Landmines initiative went to benefit the Canadian Landmine Foundation.
Proceeds from the event were used to train a mine detection dog (MDD) named after Cpl. Paul Davis of Halifax, NS. Cpl. Davis was killed just outside of Kandahar when his light-armoured vehicle ran off the road after colliding with a taxi and flipping over. Prior to his deployment, Cpl. Davis was posted for training at CFB Gagetown, NB.
Since 2008, Knocking Out Landmines has continued to raise awareness and funds to help end human and economic suffering caused by anti-personnel landmines around the world. This year’s event will be held on Friday, March 27th at the Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent St. Tickets are available at the for $20, or for presale at the Fredericton Boxing Club for $15.
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