beth_prouseIn Memory of Beth Prouse - August 1, 1995 to June 2011

This page is dedicated to the memory of Team Canada 2011 member Beth Prouse who lost her life in a tragic automobile accident on her way home to Melville, Saskatchewan following the 2011 Pan Am Martial Arts Games.

Beth was born in Terrace, BC and later moved to the Melville, Saskatchewan area.  She had studied Chinese style martial arts at the Sil Foo Kung Fu school under the instruction of fellow Team Canada member Tim Oehler.   Beth loved to compete and as a Saskatchewan Provincial Champion made the Canadian National Martial Arts Association - Team Canada 2010 bringing home Gold and Silver medals from the 2010 World Martial Arts Games in Las Vegas.   She re-qualified for Team Canada in 2011 and took Silver and Bronze medals at the 2011 Pan American Martial Arts Games. 

The loss of Beth Prouse is shared by all members of the Canadian National Martial Arts Team and has been felt as far away as the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.  In a letter from IOC Sport Director and Sport for All Director - Christophe Dubi, the IOC acknowledged that this sad news is shared by the greater sport community as a whole.