Orange armband class

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GM Update

At a General Meeting earlier this week, some exciting changes were approved by the new Board of Directors (BoD). For those who were unable to make it, here's a brief summary.

Since the appointment of our new Head Coach in August of this year, the BoD has been working diligently on restructuring not only our programming but also our administration and governance.


As many of you know, we have adopted a training passport system, and have moved to a more defined skills-based advancement program. We hope that this will give our athletes a better understanding of where they are and where they need to go in terms of their development and, provide some guidance on how to get there!

Also this is done under the national Long-term Athlete Development Model, and incorporates the most recent advances in sport science into our programming.

Administration and Governance

We have moved to a new governance model where the BoD is responsible for setting policy, and the day to day operations of the club will be managed by an Executive Committee who reports to the BoD. The Executive Committee is comprised of the President, Treasurer, and one other director (at present the Director of Programming), and is tasked with carrying out the policies and strategic plan set by the BoD within the approved budget.

This model is in line with best practices for similar sport organizations, and wlil enable us to make operational decisions more efficiently and to act in a timely and efficient manner to better serve our membership, while allowing the BoD to fulfil their duties of governance and fiscal responsibility.

We are pleased to announce your new BoD and Executive Committee members:

President: Paul Shull
Vice-President (Stratford): Dr. Darren Marks
Vice-President (Waterloo): Jonathon Hotlz
Treasurer: Dan Kane
Secretary: Todd Caslick
Head Coach/ Director of Programming: Ranil Sonnadara

This is a very exciting time for the club, and the new BoD all look forward to watching and helping the club move towards its next iteration.


Septemberfest 2011 Preliminary results


Notice of General Meeting

Excelsior fencing will be holding a General meeting Wednesday September 28th, 6pm. All excelsior members are welcome to attend the meeting, however there will be no training that night.


Septemberfest 2011 Results

This last weekend was the 2011 Septemberfest, which once again was hosted by Excelsior Fencing Club. Many thanks to all the volunteers and coaches who made it possible for us to run such a professional event. This year, this was an ‘open’ competition, so attendance was up, and the fencing level was stronger than in years gone by.

Excelsior results are as follows:

VMF: D Marks 3rd
VWF: Godfrey 1st
SMF: Kirby 22nd; Uribe 28th; G Marks 29th; Wright 30th
SMS: Landry 6th
SWS: Fountain 3rd
SWE: Spaetzel 3rd
SME: Butterworth 7th; Caslick 16th
SWF: Fountain 7th; Forde 12th; Kenyon 14th

Full results will be posted on the OFA website early next week.

Most importantly, much fun was had by, and much learning done by all who took part as competitors and volunteers, and it was nice to see so many so many friendly faces out.


Septemberfest 2011

All Senior and Veteran Weapons
Saturday, September 17th , 2011

To register, click here!

Hosted by: Excelsior Fencing Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
Sanctioned by the Ontario Fencing Association


Men's Epee registration closes at 8:00am
Veteran's Foil registration closes at 08:00am
Women's Foil registration closes at 10:30am
Women's Epee registration closes at 11:30am
Veterans' Sabre registration closes at 12:00pm
Men's Foil registration closes at 1:00pm
Veterans' registration closes at Epee 2:30pm
Men's Sabre registration closes at 2:45pm
Women's Sabre registration closes at 2:45 pm


Pre-register using $55.00 per event.
Registration in multiple events on the same day is permitted, but please note that individual fencers will not be permitted to interfere with the flow of the competition, and as such may be required to withdraw from one event. In such cases, no refunds will be offered.


St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School 50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge, Ontario

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Other Information

All participants are required to have a CFF License and a valid provincial EXCELLENCE membership. Memberships must be purchased at least 72 hours prior to the competition. Registrations will only be accepted with a validated CFF License. USFA members must show a valid USFA membership card.
This competition will be run according to current FIE regulations. The organisers reserve the right to interpret all rules and regulations as required to ensure a smooth running competition. Your attention is drawn to section t.15 of the rules.

Full fencing attire including sous-plastrons is required (no trackpants).

Any lexan masks must be within two years of their date stamp (i.e. must conform to FIE currency regulations), and are permitted for sabre only.

Conductive foil bibs are required. All sabre fencers must wear a manchette or conductive cuff.

All clubs are asked to bring at least one complete set of scoring equipment (more if possible).

Any posted timings are only provisional, and may change as required.

This competition is sanctioned by the Ontario Fencing Association. Points will be submitted to the CFF for inclusion in the domestic rankings.

*Pre-registration is strongly encouraged – registrations will only be accepted on the day if space and time permit

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