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Taveena Kum


Taveena has worked in the field of Special Education since 2005. She is an Educational Assistant at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, a Certified Registered Early Childhood Educator and Special Education Resource Teacher.
Taveena is an Elite Level Competitive Boxer since 2008. She is a former member of the Canadian National Boxing Team and a 2-time National Champion in the 48 Kg weight category.
Taveena is a former Guyanese National Boxing Team member and the National Champion in the 51kg weight Category, she was selected to compete at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Trials. She is a Certified Boxing Coach, NCCP Certified in Coaching Athletes with a Disability and Coaching Athletes with Down Syndrome, and Boxing Official.
She has put her two fields of expertise together and created an exercise program geared to build confidence, increase agility, balance and coordination through boxing techniques and exercises.


Below are some of Taveena’s accomplishments in the sport of Boxing:


Major Competitions:

  • 2014 Ontario Provincial Championships: Champion

  • 2014 Ontario vs. Ukraine: Gold Medalist

  • 2014 USA vs. Canada Dual Match, Colorado Springs: Silver Medalist

  • 2014 USA vs. Canada Dual Match, Montreal: Gold Medalist

  • 2014 Women’s Continental Championships, Guadalajara México: Silver Medalist 2014/2015 Canadian Elite 48kg National Champion

  • 2015 Brampton Cup: Champion

  • 2015 Silver Gloves: Champion

  • 2015 USA vs. Canada Dual Match, Regina, Saskatchewan

  • 2015 Ontario Provincial Championships: Champion

  • 2015 Ontario Golden Gloves: Champion

  • 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials: Bronze

  • 2020 Brampton Cup: Silver Medalist

  • 2020 Guyana Olympic Trials: Champion



  • 2014 Most Outstanding Female Boxer

  • 2014 Senior Female Boxer of the year

  • 2014 Presidents Cup

  • 2015 Athlete of the year

Taveena Kum
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