Fencing in Vancouver?

Fencing in Vancouver?

Post by Michael Hitc » Sat, 16 Apr 1994 03:03:34


Greetings all.

I am new to this group, however did a little foil work at Uninversity
of Ottawa several years ago.  I am interested in getting back into
it here in Vancouver.  Does anybody out there know of any fencing clubs
in the Vancouver area?  In addition I will need to purchase some equipment
too, so if anybody can help me out I would appreciate it.

Thanks

Michael Wm. Hitch (#014)
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Fencing in Vancouver?

Post by Morgan Bur » Sat, 16 Apr 1994 09:17:07


|> I am new to this group, however did a little foil work at Uninversity
|> of Ottawa several years ago.  I am interested in getting back into
|> it here in Vancouver.  Does anybody out there know of any fencing clubs
|> in the Vancouver area?  In addition I will need to purchase some equipment
|> too, so if anybody can help me out I would appreciate it.

Welcome to the left coast.

Vancouver clubs worth mentioning:

Vanguard: Meets at Kensington-South Hill Rec Centre (near 43rd & Fraser)
        5 or 6 days/week.  Weapons:  foil and epee.  Pros:  very
        competitive, overhead reels.  Cons:  expensive, small space.
        Contact: Jerzy Kajrenius 734-7366

University of BC:  meets at Osbourne Gyms 2 or 3 times per week during
        classes (now closed for summer).  Weapons:  mostly foil and sabre.
        Pros:  lots of space, low cost, reasonably competitive.
        Cons:  attendance crashes during exams, closed for summer.
        Contact:  Kevin Haidl 224-6492

North Vancouver:  meets 2 or 3 times per week at assorted locations in
        North Vancouver.  Weapons:  foil and epee (sabre coaching
        available, though).  I don't fence here much, so I won't hazard
        an opinion on pros/cons, but the club does produce some decent
        fencers, and seems fairly active.  
        Contact:  Zbig Pietrusinski 984-2157

Other Clubs include Jericho, YMCA, and SFU, but they seem pretty
xenophobic to me, so I won't recommend them to someone interested
in sport and competition.

The local Allstar agent is Zbig Pietrusinski, 984-2157.  Otherwise
check out the FAQ for mail order houses.

-- Morgan Burke