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.
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