Club News

ODFC #5 - The Final!

The final ODFC of the season was held this past April 9th at the RA centre and Kanata had it's best turnout of the season!

Zaid on Defense

Zaid, shown here defending, finished just outside of the medals in 5th place in Under-11 Foil.

Kanata had four competitors in Under-13 Foil: Lauren won BRONZE, Riley was 7th, Sam 9th and Arlo 11th.


Arlo contemplating his next opponent!


Riley was put to work refereeing! This was part of his armband training.


Sam awaiting the referee's instructions whilst Lauren is ready to corner judge.

Under-15 Foil had just one Kanata competitor, Isaac finished in 6th place.

For the woman's open Kanata had two entries and they both brought home medals!!


Maryam, awaiting her opponent, took home the GOLD medal!


Susan, shown here scoring a point, took home a BRONZE medal.

Womens Foil Podium

Maryam and Susan on the podium!

The Mixed Open Foil event saw seven Kanata competitors! 


On the podium with a SILVER medal is Jamie. Just below him in the BRONZE medal position is his son, Tim. Then we have Thom in 5th, Sacha in 7th and Isaac in 8th. Off the podium is Iris who was 9th and Christopher who was 13th.


On the Mixed Open Sabre podium Kanata had Daphne on the top winning the GOLD medal! Just below her is Connor who won the BRONZE medal. Iris came a strong 5th place.

Overall Season Rankings:

Under-11 Foil

Zaid 8th      Ellie 11th      Ewan 17th

Under-13 Foil

Riley 3rd     Lauren 13th      Arlo 14th      Sam 18th      Myles 18th      Konrad 21st

Under-15 Foil

Konrad 9th      Isaac 12th      

Woman's Open Foil

Maryam 3rd      Susan 8th      Lauren 10th      Iris 10th      Sharon 16th

Mixed Open Foil

Jamie 3rd      Matthew 4th      Iris 6th      Timothy 7th      Sacha 13th      Thomas 13th      Christopher 15th      Isaac 15th      Isabelle 19th      Samuel 19th

Mixed Open Sabre

Daphne 1st      Iris 3rd      Connor 4th      Chelsea 12th      Konrad 12th      Cheryl 12th


Daphne with the Champions Trophy! It's worth noting that Kanata has won this trophy ever since the Sabre event has been held at the ODFC!

Kanata Group

Just part of the group that participated at the final ODFC of the season.

Congratulations to everyone! It was wonderful to have such a great group of Kanata competitors on the piste!

2017 Ontario Provincial Championships

Kanata sent only three fencers to the 2017 Ontario Provincial Championships held in Kingston. Under the watchful eye of Coach Jonathan, Taner finished in 11th in Open Veteran Sabre, and Bob 8th. Kuzey finished in 9th in Junior Sabre while Bob fought to a SILVER Medal in Veteran 60+ Sabre. Congratulations everyone!

Kanatas Team

Coach Jonathan, Bob, Kuzey and Taner

Kuzeys Lunge

Kuzey showing a beautiful lunge during the competition.

Vet 60 Podium

Bob on the Vet 60+ podium

2017 ODFC #4

The 4th ODFC of the season was held at the RA Centre inside their temporary gym. We had very late notice of the event and Kanata's turnout was limited to four fencers. Of the four, two brought home medals: Matt BRONZE and Riley as GOLD!

Elly in action

Ellie (on the right) in action.


Iris Attacking

Iris attacking (from the right).


Matt en guarde

Matt - en guarde!


Riley Scoring

Riley (on the right) scoring a point.



2017 Ottawa Shield

Only Daphne competed in this year's Ottawa Shield and she came home with a full load of hardware!!

Daphne in one of her foil bouts.

Daphne in one of her foil bouts.

Foil TestingNervously having her foil checked by referee Petr.

Sabre Bronze

On the podium with her Sabre Bronze medal.

Womens Silver

About to receive her Woman's Sabre Silver medal.

Foil Podium

Proudly wearing her Woman's Silver medal for foil.

Congratulations Daphne!!

Carleton Invitational

Kanata sent two teams to the 2017 Carleton Invitational and both did very well!

Foil Team

The Foil Team of Vadim, Felix and Evan finished in 4th overall!!


Sabre Team

The Sabre Team of Taner, Kuzey and Mark finished in 5th overall!!


Great job guys!

Ottawa Fencing Traning Camp (January 3rd, 4th, and 5th)

Ottawa Fencing is hosting a three day training camp.
It will be on January 3rd, 4th, and 5th. With a maximum of only 14 participants and 4 coaches.
The level is around the top end of the ODFC and ages 12-14 years old.
The cost is $250 (Includes 1 group and 1 individual lesson per day).

Please let me know if you're interested. As of right now they have 3 spots left.

2017 ODFC #3

The third ODFC of the season was held just before the holiday and, while we had a very low Kanata turnout, 3 of our 4 fencers took home medals!
U13 Foil: Riley 10th
Mixed Open Foil: Matthew BRONZE, Iris BRONZE, Jamie SILVER
Congratulations Everyone!!

Iris defending

Iris (on the right) defending

Jamie scores a touch!

Jamie scoring a touch!

Riley attacking

Riley (on the left) attacking

Matts Point attack

Matt's point attack

Kanata Medalists

Kanata's proud medalists: Matt, Jamie and Iris

2017 ODFC #2

The second ODFC of the year was held in November and several Kanata fencers took home some hardware!
U13 Foil: Konrad 11th; Arlo 14th
U15 Foil: Konrad 6th
Women's Open Foil: Maryam BRONZE; Iris BRONZE; Sharon 7th
Mixed Open Foil: Matthew BRONZE
Mixed Open Sabre: Iris BRONZE
Congratulations Everyone!!

ArloArlo preparing for a match.

KonradKonrad approaching the piste.

Matt Saluting

Matt saluting his opponent.

SabreA good sabre group: Mackenzie (Gold), Gordon (Silver), Emily (Bronze), Iris (Bronze), Chelsea, Daphne, Cheryl and Konrad.

Womens Foil

A great showing in Women's Foil with both Maryam and Iris taking home Bronze medals. Sharon also earned a ribbon in her first ever tournament.


2017 ODFC #1

The 1st ODFC of the season was held in October. Kanata fencers had a better turnout than last year's opener and also mixed results. Our bestof the day was Riley's Silver medal followed by Zaid & Lauren's Bronze medals. Ribbons were received by Isabel, Myles and Konrad. Great job everyone!
Kanata's Full Results:
U11 Foil: Zaid Adassi BRONZE; Ewan Thompson 11th; Ellie Toye 14th
U13 Foil: Riley Graham SILVER; Myles Trump 8th
U15 Foil: Konrad Ruszczynski 6th
Women's Open Foil: Lauren Difruscio BRONZE
Mixed Open Foil: Isabelle Hebert 6th; Samuel Kendall 9th


Isabelle awaiting her turn on the piste.


Konrad receiving his award.

LaurenLauren on the piste (left).

Riley Fencing

Riley attacking!

Riley Silver MylesRiley with his Silver and Myles with his ribbon.

ZaidZaid receiving his Bronze Medal in his 1st ever tournament!



Kanata Fencing Jackets!

Order a Kanata Fencing Jacket!
These jackets are high quality soft shells that you can wear outside, or to keep warm between bouts at competitions (or on the podium).
They cost $95 each. I'll take orders and payments this week. If you'd like one please let me know. I'll order them in bulk from the embroidery company on Tuesday, November 22nd.
They have "Kanata Fencing" embroidered on the back and our club logo on the front.
We'll also have separate crests available to sew on your fencing jackets or pants for $10 each.
For men's size chart, click here.
For women's size chart, click here.