The Ontario Fencing Association
The Ontario Fencing Association is the Provincial governing body for fencing and is mandated by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Health Promotion, to represent all aspects of the Sport of Fencing in Ontario. Click here to find out more about our organization.
Membership format will be different for the 2014-2015 year. Please stay tuned for updates as they become available!
Dates: August 25-29
Times: 10:00-5:00 (Optional evening sessions on Monday and Thursday 7:30-10:30)
Location: RA Centre
Cost: $355.00 or $75 dollars/day.
To register contact Paul ApSimon.
Accommodation: Out of town fencers are asked to contact Paul ASAP to help coordinate billeting.
Participants in the camp will include National and Provincial champions, and elite fencers in the Canadian High Performance program.
Development level fencers are invited to participate in the HP camp. Several activities and lessons will combine all levels. If your son/daughter is interested in competitive fencing this is a great introduction, and opportunity to train with Canada’s Best. Camp activities include fencing lessons, bouting, fitness training, annual goal setting, mental performance activities, nutritional strategies, team building activities, and a mini tournament.
Coaches for the competitive camp program are Paul ApSimon and Parviz Haghandish.
Paul has coached the Canadian Women’s Foil Team since 2010. In those 4 years he coached the team to 2 Senior World Championship top 8 results a Junior top 4 and top 8, and a silver medal at the Junior World Championships. Paul has coached at the Sydney 2000 and London 2012 Olympics.
Parviz is currently an RA Fencing Club Coach, and a former coach of the Iran National Foil Team.
The Toronto 2015 Pan Am Fencing Committee is looking for 2 volunteers to work in the armoury. This is a great opportunity to work and learn from Denis Martel our National Armourer. You will also get a chance to meet the best fencers from the Americas!
Experience preferred but full training will be provided. If interested please contact John Makela. All of the other positions have now been filled. Thany you to everyone who came forward.
The next OFA Referee development workshop will be held in the GTA on the weekend of August 16-17, 2014. Specific location and details to follow as they become available. Interested individuals should contact Thomas Nguyen. Space is limited, so please sign up early!
The 2014 Ontario Summer Games will be held in Windsor Ontario on Aug 7 to 10. We require three coach/managers (C/Ms) to supervise and support the athletes. This is a volunteer position with a small
- registration and settling into rooms
- clothing distribution
- escorting fencers to meals and on site travel
- possibly escorting fencers to polyclinic for medical care
- monitoring behavior of fencers off the piste
- room checks and curfews
- be willing to advocate for all athletes in competition in the absence of their personal coaches
- enforce OFA Athlete Code of Conduct and follow Coaches Code of Conduct
Candidates to be considered for these positions will:
- demonstrate Major Games or group camp experience
- have any level of NCCP
To apply: send an email prior to June 30th outlining your qualifications and why we would like to have you with us at the Games. What special quality do you bring to the position? Be prepared to submit two letters of reference from non-family, non-club members if selected.
A selection committee consisting of the Executive Director, the OSG Program Manager and the OFA President will review all candidates and make a decision by July 3, 2014.