TORONTO: Consul-General of Japan in Toronto SASAYAMA Takuya has conferred the Consul-General’s Commendation to the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation in an online ceremony on Feb. 25.
This Commendation is in recognition of the Foundation’s contributions toward strengthening friendship with Japan, including its support of relief efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011.
The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation is a Canadian-based charity founded in 2010 by the celebrated professional wrestling legends, humanitarians, and philanthropists Tiger Jeet Singh and his son, Tiger Ali Singh.
The Foundation’s core mandate is to promote inclusion and provide funding for public school initiatives such as mental health, family wellness, literacy, scholarships, breakfast programs and inclusive classrooms.
Its many philanthropic activities are widely recognized in Canada. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, the Foundation worked with the Halton District School Board to raise $20,000 for children affected by the disaster.
He has also worked tirelessly to raise money for ‘Miracle on Main Street’ events over the past several years in the GTA, helping various charities and schools.
Tiger Jeet Singh has been celebrated as a wrestler in Japan since 1973 when he first arrived in the country and quickly gained popularity. He contributed greatly to the growth and success of professional wrestling in Japan.