Upcoming Events

March 28

JFF: McMaster Fence-a-thon (MAC)

CAMP: OFA Charity Camp (MAC)

April 4-5

JFF: Toronto Challenge II (TFC)

April 9-10

TRNG: Instructor-Beginner Workshop (VGO)

April 11

JYC: Developmental Youth Circuit #5 (MYF)

April 19

JYC: Milton Youth Epee Cup #3 (HBF)

May 3

JFF: The Grand Duel of Musketeers (SWP)

June 6

JYC: Developmental Youth Circuit Final (MYF)

June 6-7

JFF: Toronto Challenge III (TFC)

May 30-31

CHMP: Can/Am Games (VGO)

June 13-14

JFF: Asian Community Games (VGO)

August 1-14

TRN: Fencing Supercamp (SFO)

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 Tourism, Culture and Sport, to represent all aspects of the Sport of Fencing in Ontario. Click here to find out more about our organization.

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Membership

Membership format will be different for the 2014-2015 year.  Fencers registering for the Competitive, U15 Competitive, and Coaches and Officials will be registering through the CFF using THIS LINKRecreation, Associate, and Clubs please follow instructions on our Membership Guidelines pages.  To determine which level of membership suits your needs, please also visit the Guidelines pages.

We have tried to move Recreation and Associate Memberships online this year.  Weekly updates will be posted by day-end every Thursday.  To find the list of active Recreation Members who have registered online, please follow this link.

Thursday
Mar262015

Open Call for Members - OFA Sub-Committee Structure

ATTENTION MEMBERS:

The OFA Board of Directors are seeking interested and qualified individuals to fill positions on standing committees for the next planning cycle. The OFA is in the process of developing a fully functioning committees structure. Our current strategic plan ends in 2016, and these committees will be instrumental in helping the OFA create a plan for the next 5 years. Please click the following link to see the list of proposed committees and nomination form to build these teams. 

OFA Sub-Committee Structure and Open Call for Members

Please complete the form by Friday, April 10, 2015 if you are interested in in shaping the future of the OFA. All committees are to meet via conference call on a monthly basis (or as determined by the committee chair), with reports to the OFA BOD. Nominees must be OFA members in good standing. All nominations will be vetted by the executive and successful candidates will be notified by phone call after selection.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the future direction and planning of the Ontario Fencing Association.

Lucie Hamlin
OFA President

Wednesday
Mar252015

OFA Instructor-Beginner (formerly Aide Moniteur) Workshop: April 9-10, 2015

Where: Vango Toronto Fencing Center

When: April 9 and 10, 2015, 13:00 – 21:00

Who: facilitated by Dr. Hugh Munby, Head Coach of Queen’s Fencing and NCCP-certified Learning Facilitator

What:
The Ontario Fencing Association and the Vango Toronto Fencing Center are partnering to run this two-day training workshop NCCP Fencing Instructor-Beginner context for foil, épée and sabre.

The workshop will include both peer work guided by Dr. Munby, required learning materials, as well as hands-on teaching within classes at the Vango Toronto Fencing Center.

Attendees will receive NCCP Fencing Instructor-Beginner *Trained* status upon completion. Certification pending evaluation and submission of portfolio and Making Ethical Decisions.
 
Participants must have completed the following NCCP multi-sport courses:
-Planning a Practice
-Make Ethical Decisions
-Nutrition
or NCCP Comp-Intro-A

Details on the Multi-Sport modules and their delivery can be found here.

Cost is $150 per participant. Registration is limited to the first 12 entries and the workshop requires a minumum of 8 registrants for the workshop to be presented.

To register for the workshop, please follow this link. The deadline to register is Monday, April 6, 2015.

Wednesday
Mar182015

Press Release: 2015 Ontario Fencing Association Provincial Championships Come to Oshawa

Oshawa, ON – March 15, 2015:  The Ontario Fencing Association is hosting the 2015 Provincial Championships at the Durham College Athletic Complex this upcoming weekend. This is the second straight year the largest provincial fencing event comes to Oshawa with 453 event registrations and 270 athletes expected to compete.

“The OFA is pleased to return and host our annual provincial championships here in Oshawa,” says OFA Executive Director Laurence Bishop. “We have many of our top fencers competing this weekend. We are excited that the Durham Region will have the ability to see some of the top fencing the province has to offer, and we are grateful for the support we have received from Sport Durham and Durham College.”

Competitions begins Friday at 1:00pm to 8:00pm and continue Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:00am. Spectator entry is free throughout the weekend. The championship encompasses all three fencing disciplines; foil, epee and sabre, with men and women divisions in each including youth, cadet, junior, veteran and open. There are men’s and women’s team events planned for most of the disciplines.

A small number of volunteers are still required to assist with event set-up and tear down. Interested volunteers are asked to contact the OFA at 519-496-0613 for details.

Media are asked to check in with OFA officials at the registration desk. Please note that flash photography is strictly prohibited. Those members of the media requiring more information, or who are interested in attending, are requested to contact Laurence Bishop at the OFA, 519-496-0613.

For a PDF of this press release, please click here.

Friday
Feb272015

2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program: Final List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced!

The Ontario Fencing Association is pleased to announce the final list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2014-2015 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by The Ontario Fencing Association, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Thursday
Nov272014

Can/Am Veterans Cup 2015

Save these dates!

Dates: May 30 – 31

Venue: Vango Toronto Fencing Center

This is the premier Veterans tournament in North America. Gala Award Dinner & Dance, honouree for outstanding achievement in Veterans fencing.  Most of all great fencing and camaraderie.  Support and be part of Veterans fencing.

For brochure and more information, please click here or email Gaby Weisz.