Upcoming Events

August 31 - September 4

High Performance Camp - (OTT)

September 5-6

4th Toronto Open (TFC)

September 6-7

Referee Development Workshop - Toronto

September 13

OFA Annual General Meeting

September 19-20

10th Toronto Challenge (TFC)

September 25-27

CFF: Canada Cup for Veteran, University, Senior, Junior, Cadet, U15 and BC Open for U14
(Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond, BC)

October 3-4

Referee Development Workshop - TBC

October 17

Milton Youth Epee Cup, #1 (HBF)

October 24

Spooky Youth (WFC)

October 24-25

Referee Development Workshop - Kingston

November 14-15

Brock Fencing Open (NIA)

November 21

Newmarket Challenge (NEW)

November 27-29

CFF: Canada Cup for Veteran, University & Senior, National Championships for Junior, Cadet & U15
(Complexe Branchaud Brière, Gatineau, QC)

May 21-23, 2016

CFF: Canada Cup for Junior, Cadet, U15 and National Championships for Veteran and Senior
(Centre Sportif Collège Edouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, QC)

 


 

2015-16 Individual Membership Information 

Membership dues are due as of August 1st, however the OFA is implementing a new online registration system for Recreational, Associate and Club memberships. This system will greatly improve the process and provide administrative efficiencies, for example, by eliminating the use of the bulk order form and give clubs more control over the process. The system will be operational mid to late September. In order to take advantage of the system, the Board has voted that, for this year only, we will extend our membership year until September 30th. We have checked with our insurance provider and they have assured us that extending the membership has no bearing on our insurance policy. This is how we recommend that you proceed:

For CFF Competittive, U15 Competitive, Coaches and Officials, please continue below and follow the link to the CFF page to register.

For OFA Recreational, Associate and Club Memberships, follow the following steps:

Recreational/Associate Members

Renewing
If a recreational/associate member held an OFA membership in 2014-15, he or she is fully covered until September 30th. They will be able to renew their membership on our new system as soon as it is live.

New Memberships
For new registrants (who were not members of the OFA in 2014-15 only), clubs are requested to complete the bulk order form found here>> and send to l.bishop@fencingontario.ca 

To find the list of active Recreation Members (2014-15) who have registered online, please follow this link.

Individual Membership Guide
Weekly updates will be posted by day-end every Thursday.  To find the list of active Recreation and Associate Members who have registered online, please go here>>

Membership Registration and Privacy

Membership Types

Competitive $80.00 [includes CFF license $22.50]

This level is for the serious athlete who is competing for ranking points and training to achieve excellence in the sport

  • Long Term Athlete Development stages Learn to Train (Yellow) Train to Train (Green/Blue) Train to Compete (Red)
  • Insurance ($5,000,000 third person liability) and registration for individuals
  • CFF license included
  • Eligible for inclusion in the National Rankings
  • Entry into all competitions held in Canada and USA
  • International competitions. (May need additional FIE license for some Levels)
  • Eligibile for funding (eg. Quest)
  • Eligible for training programs
  • Eligiblefor Ontario Elite Teams, Ontario Games selection, National Team programs

To register for a Competitive Membership please CLICK HERE.

To check for your CFF license number, click here.

To check the status of your membership, please email web@fencingontario.ca.

Please note that you are required to purchase a membership at least 72 hours prior to a competition. You are advised to bring a paper copy of your receipt to all competitions in case you are asked to verify your membership status.

U15 Competitive $44.50 [includes CFF license $22.50]

This level is for the serious athlete who is competing for ranking points and training to achieve excellence in the sport for athletes Under the age of 15.  To determine if you are eligible for the U15 Competitive license, please follow This Link.

  • Long Term Athlete Development stages Learn to Train (Yellow) Train to Train (Green/Blue) Train to Compete (Red)
  • Insurance ($5,000,000 third person liability) and registration for individuals
  • CFF license included
  • Entry into all competitions held in Canada and USA
  • Eligible for training programs
  • Eligiblefor Ontario Elite Teams, Ontario Games selection, National Team programs

To register for a U15 Competitive Membership please CLICK HERE.

To check for your CFF license number, click here.

To check the status of your membership, please email web@fencingontario.ca.

Please note that you are required to purchase a membership at least 72 hours prior to a competition. You are advised to bring a paper copy of your receipt to all competitions in case you are asked to verify your membership status.

Please note that your ranking is linked with your license number. This means that if you already have a license, and you register under a new license number, you will lose all your previous ranking points. If you wish to correct the error after registering under an incorrect license number, there may be fees payable to the CFF. Please see their policy on licensing errors for more information.

Coaches and Officials   $35.00  [includes CFF license $22.50]

Coaches and officials who do not have a Competitive Membership are eligable for this level. All coaches and officials must be OFA members to participate.

To register for a Coach or Official membership, please click here

To check for your CFF license number, please click here.

To check the status of your membership, please email web@fencingontario.ca.

Please note that you are required to purchase a membership at least 72 hours prior to a competition. You are advised to bring a paper copy of your receipt to all competitions in case you are asked to verify your membership status.

Recreation $20.00

This level is for those who want to participate in a full year club program of fencing instruction.

Long Term Athlete Development stages Active Start, FUNdamentals, Active for Life

  • In club training  including Just for Fun training events (see below for definition)
  • Does not include registration in the National Instructional Program (Armband)
  • Does not include competitions, OFA programs eg. Ontario Games, funding etc.)
  • Can include volunteers and service providers
  • Covers insurance ($5,000,000 third person liability)

Registration renewal for the 2015-16 will be available soon. Your 2014-15 registration has been extended until September 30!

For new registrants (who were not members of the OFA in 2014-15 only), clubs are requeted to complete the bulk order form found here>> and send to l.bishop@fencingontario.ca 

Definition of “In-club training event” 

Any club run event that is intended for practice and fun but is not included in any Regional, Provincial, or National ranking point system.

Associate $5 

This level is for those who are new to fencing. 

  • Long Term Athlete Development stages Active Start and FUNdamentals
  • Covers insurance ($5,000,000 third person liability)
  • Short term twelve weeks
  • Does not include any competitions or training events
  • This level of member will learn the basic foundation skills of fencing in introduction to fencing programs, summer camps, birthday parties etc.
  • Fee can be used towards a full year membership in the Ontario Fencing Association and Canadian Fencing Federation license.

Registration for the 2015-16 will be available soon. Your 2014-15 registration has been extended until September 30!

For new registrants (who were not members of the OFA in 2014-15 only), clubs are requeted to complete the bulk order form found here>> and send to l.bishop@fencingontario.ca 

Frequently asked questions

I am a coach (official) but also a competitive athlete. Do I need to register twice?

No. Your Competition Membership will cover both. Please be sure to indicate that you coach or officiate even if you are not certified.

Do I get a new CFF number every year?

NO!!!  A CFF number will be issued to you when you initially register for your license. You will keep this number for subsequent years. Use the same name version on your membership application and renewals as you use for all competition registrations and communication to the OFA and CFF. Using different variations could lead to the issuing of double CFF numbers which will be problematic for ranking. If you can’t remember which name you used, you can check your information at click here

I am a volunteer at my club and help out occasionally. Why do I need a membership?

Membership in the OFA shows a commitment and appreciation for a sport that gives us so much. It boosts our numbers to help us become eligible for increased grant money and makes us more attractive to sponsors. This is a way you can help the general fencing community as well as your club. Thank you for everything you do for fencing!

I am just starting to compete. What if I don’t like it?

There are many opportunities to compete at club competitions. These are informal, relaxed ways to get used to competition formats. If you enjoy this level, you can upgrade your Recreation membership to Competition and participate in some more formal competitions. If you don’t like competition after trying it out, it is perfectly acceptable to fence in your club, have fun, and enjoy the activity with your friends. Fencing is truly a lifelong sport. There are folks still fencing into their eighties and nineties.

Where does my membership money go?

We depend on membership dollars to educate coaches and referees, plan programs, fund athlete programs and do the work of the organization. The Ontario Government is currently recognizing the importance of sport by increasing availability of funds but the amount of money granted depends heavily on membership numbers. Most programs are subsidized by membership dollars.

I just want to do the kid’s stuff. What membership do I need?

If you are just starting you will be fine with the Recreation membership. If you are ready to compete outside of your club, you will need the Competition membership. With it you can:

  •  Join the National Instructional Program
  • Compete to be eligible for funding
  • Compete to qualify for Community Games, Ontario Games and other opportunities