October 3rd, 2015
Calgary Fencing Club’s Fence-a-Thon is fast approaching! Please join us on Saturday October 17th for a day of great fencing, fundraising and food all in support of Vecova Recreation Centre. Check out the Fence-a-Thon page for more information. Hope to see you on October 17th!
September 4th, 2015
Welcome back to the Calgary Fencing Club for another year of fencing! Term 1 will begin MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14.
Children (Ages 9-13) Beginner Class starts Wednesday September 16, 7-8 pm
Youth (Ages 14-17) and Adult (18+) Beginner Class starts Thursday September 24, 7-8:30 pm
Beginner class fee: $150 plus annual $30 Alberta Fencing Association/Canadian Fencing Federation fee
Term 1 fee: $450 plus annual $30/$65 Alberta Fencing Association/Canadian Fencing Federation fee (see below for renewal procedure).
Please download the registration and waiver form (complete both sides) and mail in with payment, or register in person beginning September 14. Confirmation emails for completed registrations will commence September 9.
September 4th, 2015
This year there is a new process in place to renew your Alberta Fencing Association (AFA) and Canadian Fencing Federation (CFF) membership dues. In past years the Club administered the payment of these dues but starting this year members must create an account on the CFF website and pay the membership dues themselves. Membership is valid for one year beginning September 1 of each year.
Memberships with these two organizations provide the Club with liability insurance coverage. Fencers who do not have a current AFA/CFF membership will not be permitted to fence.
Things to Know:
- registrants require their CFF license (available on their AFA profile) to log in, not the passport number. Login to the AFA website at www.fencing.ab.ca to obtain your CFF licence.
- login to the Canadian Fencing Federation website at www.fencing.ca to start the process of renewing
- do not create a new account; everyone should be in the system already (except for complete beginners)
- click on the ”I forgot my password” button, enter your email, and login information for the CFF website will be emailed to you. There you can renew your membership. If you can’t remember or access the email listed, you’ll need to contact the CFF for further instructions.
- review and edit/add information on your profile to ensure it is complete and current
- everyone will require their own email address (no parent/child/sibling sharing)
- print two copies of the receipt and bring one for the club to retain in our files (saving a pdf version is also helpful)
- these fees must be paid, and receipt provided, before participation in any fencing activities is permitted
Both CFF and AFA fees stay the same this year, but now the breakdown is more apparent. The associate AFA fee remains at $7.50 and the competitive fee at $42.50. In both cases the CFF license is $22.50. When added together, the fees are still $30 and $65, and CFF now automatically receives the license portion.
August 13th, 2015
Request to our membership for volunteers to help with the refurbishment of the AFA pistes that are residing in Calgary
We will be cleaning the backing of the pistes that are going to be used for the U of C event in September. We need hands and expertise on what needs to be done but roughly what is needed is to remove the backing currently on the metal sections and replace with new rubber backing. The job entails much scraping, application of acetone and contact cement. Masks and cartridges for the fumes, gloves for the chemicals, and some drills for the wire brush scraping will be provided.
Time and location:
1 – 2080 39 Ave NE
August 22 and 23
9 to 5 each day
Please contact the Club if you have any questions. Thanks for your support!
July 9th, 2015
Come join us for Summer Open Fencing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from July 7 to August 20.
Open fencing is for all intermediate and veteran fencers. All non-Calgary Fencing Club fencers must provide a valid Alberta Fencing Association membership number on the sign in sheet.
Fencing: 6:30-9:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7 – August 20
Office hours: 5:30-9:00 pm Thursdays only, July 9 – August 20
Fees: $10.00/drop in; $70/summer session*
*Please pay prior to play
July 9th, 2015
The Alberta Fencing Association is offering a Summer Camp at Vecova Recreation Centre from August 24-28 2015. Please visit their website or download the information document for registration information.
AFA Summer Camp 2015
June 20th, 2015
Fall registration for beginner fencing classes and continuing fencers is now available. Please complete the registration form and mail back to the Calgary Fencing Club (registrations must be accompanied by payment). You will receive an email confirmation of registration.
June 4th, 2015
What better way to celebrate the start of summer than grilling on the barbeque – and we have the perfect steaks for you to get off to a delicious start. Click here for an order form.
May 20th, 2015
Come join us on Saturday, June 6 from 9:00am – 4:00pm for our Annual Year End Social & Tournament.
Registration is $20.00 and deadline for registration is
Thursday, June 4 – drop by the office to sign up now!
Registration will begin promptly at 9:00 am with the Club Tournament starting at 9:30 am.
Pizza lunch will be served at 1:30 pm with open fencing commencing after Tournament finals.
COME AND JOIN IN ON THE FUN!
May 20th, 2015
Do you have a friend who wants to try fencing? Maybe you have a friend who doesn’t get why you think fencing is so awesome! All Sport One Day is their chance to try fencing for free. Registration begins May 25 and fencing is sure to fill up again this year – tell your friends to sign up early! (For children ages 8-12).