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CA$ 2,048 pledged of CA$ 30,000 goal
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By Yukigassen Team Canada
CA$ 2,048 pledged of CA$ 30,000 goal
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Yukigassen (Japanese for snowbattle) is a professional snowball fighting sport that originated in Japan in 1989. This February, our team has the opportunity to represent Canada at the 28th annual Showa Shinzan International Yukigassen World Championships in Northern Japan. 

We will be filming our journey in a web series entitled "Yukigassen: Road to Glory,” chronicling Team Canada’s quest to the World Championships. By immersing ourselves in authentic Japanese culture we hope to learn the secret art of snowball fighting that has allowed Japan to dominate the sport of Yukigassen for nearly 30 years, and bring home the trophy to the Great White North.

We have booked the flights, but there are many costs that come along with competing in a professional sport and producing a documentary on the other side of the world. ie. equipment, facilities, training, and a production crew, as well as accommodating the team, with food & bus rental in Japan. 

We're honoured to represent our country and want to bring everyone along for the wild ride with a documentary, but we need your help. Thank you for any donation made, big or small. If we reach our trip goal of 30,000 for the team, we may see the beginning of a long Yukigassen legacy in Canada.

Sincerely, Team Canada Yukigassen

Local news is hyped.
Local news is hyped.
The line up
The line up
Champions
Champions
Feel The Power!
Feel The Power!
We need your help!
We need your help!

Risks and challenges

We've assembled the team, we've trained, and we've booked our flights. Who knows how strong the Japanese teams will be at the sport, but we will bring our best Canadian snowball throwing skills to the tournament.

Our video team will be compiling footage throughout the trip, and an 8 part video series will begin being assembled upon our return home. We have plotted out stops and interesting material for the documentary while in Japan, but there is always the possibility that something goes wrong and the trip does not go as planned.

We intend to create video content no matter the outcome or if the trip for some unfortunate reason must be cut short. The video is priority and we have confidence that, thank you to the strong characters on the team, interesting and entertaining content will be produced regardless.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $7

    Hey, you're great! Thanks for supporting team Canada on our way to make our country proud, with victory after victory after victory in Japan! Your support means the world (title) to us.

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    Awww shucks... We'd like to show our gratitude for your support with a real-life, non-internet mail delivered thank you letter. Signed by the whole gang with a lot of love, and a nice pen.

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    Yes! Thanks for believing in our team! Now you will get to know the team even better, because we will send you a full set of limited edition official Team Canada Yukigassen trading cards, personally signed by each member of the 2016 team.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $52

    Now we're talking! For you, our kind friend, we would like to hook you up with an official Team Canada Yukigassen limited edition Baseball-style Yuki Tee-shirt, so you can show your national pride off around town. Plus look really good.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $69

    Right on! With this donation,we'll send you the official Team Canada Yukigassen limited edition Yuki Tee-shirt PLUS a full deck of official Team Canada Yukigassen Trading Cards. Heck, we'll send you a thank you message too, because you're awesome.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $207

    Whoah! We sincerely, honestly, love you. And we want you to be like us now. Howzabout your very own Team Canada onesie, just like the boys on the team wear?Trust us, these are the coziest, bed things you'll ever wear. Plus, you'll receive the signed trading cards, and a thank you letter.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $344

    You're a HERO!! We'll produce a custom 15 second video from our team through our social media saying thanks and singing praises to you or your business. That ain't all! We'll toss in a limited edition Yuki t-shirt and a set of trading cards.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $689

    This is CRUCIAL. We honestly can't make this happen without you, and it means the world and then some. Here's what you get, since you're a big part of the project now: Your logo or name in credits, plus the 15 second custom social media shout out, LTD edition Yuki-Tee, and the signed trading cards. And high fives. Always.

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    Pledge CA$ 3,500 or more About $2,410

    Hey new best friend! We'd like to add to your legacy by giving you a walk-on role in an episode of Yukigassen Road to Glory, plus your name in the credits, social media video mentions across all platforms thanking you or your company, and of course the highly sought-after Yuki-Tee and trading cards.

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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About $3,443

    So STOKED! We, as a team, would like to take you out to dinner... But no ordinary dinner. At this dinner in Saskatoon, we will present you with a very special one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. The World's First Snowball Painting, painted entirely with snowballs soaked in paint. It's a beauty and it measures in a 12' x 8'. Own a piece of history, and of our hearts.

    This package also includes 10 T-shirts for your friends or coworkers, and a Team Canada Onesie.

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    Pledge CA$ 8,000 or more About $5,509

    You are essentially the owner: the Mark Cuban of Yukigassen Team Canada. Come see us practice, throw some snowballs with us, and get featured in an episode. We will be counting on you for a motivational speech before we leave!

    Upon our return, we will arrange and attend a private viewing party for you and your friends or coworkers at Village Guitar & Amp in Saskatoon.

    We'll also gift you with a one-of-a-kind Custom sherpa-lined denim Team Canada branded owner's Jacket, a onesie, and prominent inclusion in the video credits.

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