September 21, 2017

Beginner's practice tonight!

Hello everyone!

A reminder that we have practice tonight at 6:30pm in room 2301 of the Nest! Remember to wear flat shoes and non-restrictive clothing!

September 18, 2017

Catch us on clubs days!

Hello all!

Clubs days are coming up and we sure do have a booth!

Come chat with us on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Great Hall, Section F, booth #13; and on Thursday and Friday in the Agora lower level, Section A, #12.

And remember: it could be you behind this mask

September 16, 2017

Practices this week

Hello!

Practices are happening this week!
We will be in the performance theatre on Monday and room 2301 on Thursday.
Hope to see you there!



September 09, 2017

First social of the year!

Hello UBC fencers!

Since practice is cancelled this Thursday, the 14th, we will be hosting a movie social!

Meet us at 7:30pm in the Nest (room TBA) for a screening of The Princess Bride, a fencing film classic!

Hope to see you there!

EDIT: We will be in room 2314!







September 07, 2017

First practice post-Imagine day

Hello all!

Our first official beginner's practice is TODAY! Come find us in the Nest performance theatre, entrance located at the top of the main stairs on the second floor. Practice begins at 6:30, though before you can participate, you will be required to complete an online waiver issued by the AMS. You will be doing lots of moving, so please wear non-restrictive clothing and flat shoes.

Can't wait to see you all there!

September 05, 2017

Imagine day booth!

Hello everyone!

Today is Imagine day, which marks the first official day of classes!

We will be boothing today from around 11:30am until late, so come drop by if you're new to fencing and want to learn more, need to pay some late fees, or just hang out!

We will be along the section of Main mall between Agronomy road and the far end of the H.R MacMillan building. Unfortunately because the tables are first come first serve, I can only say that once we find our spot we will update our location on our Facebook page and on here.

Can't wait to see you all today!

September 02, 2017

Practice Schedule Term 1

SEPTEMBER

Monday, Sept 4 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, Sept 7 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Performance Theater
Monday, Sept 11 -- Cancelled
Thursday, Sept 14 -- Cancelled
Monday, Sept 18 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Performance Theater
Thursday, Sept 21 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Room 2301
Monday, Sept 25 -- Cancelled
Thursday, July 28 -- Cancelled


OCTOBER

Monday, Oct 2 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, Oct 5 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, Oct 9 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, Oct 12 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, Oct 16 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, Oct 19 -- Cancelled
Monday, Oct 23 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, Oct 26 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, Oct 30 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South 



NOVEMBER

Thursday, Nov 2 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, Nov 6 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, Nov 9 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, Nov 13 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, Nov 16 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, Nov 20 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, Nov 23 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, Nov 27 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, Nov 27 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South  

August 27, 2017

BCFA AGM 2017

Hello all!

The BCFA will be hosting it's annual general meeting on September 10, 2017 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel. This meeting is open to all current and future BCFA members and will be discussing financial and strategic plans among other topics.

The original BCFA post can be found here.

Have a great week!

July 02, 2017

JULY and AUGUST 2017 PRACTICE SCHEDULE

JULY

Monday, July 3 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Performance Theater 
Thursday, July 6 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Room 2306/2309
Monday, July 10 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North
Thursday, July 13 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Room 2306/2309
Monday, July 17 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North
Thursday, July 20 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Room 2306/2309
Monday, July 24 -- Cancelled
Thursday, July 27 -- Cancelled 
Monday, July 31 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North


AUGUST 

Thursday, August 3 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, August 7 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall North
Thursday, August 10 -- 6:30-11:00 -- Room 2306/2309
Monday, August 14 -- 6:30-11:00 -- Room 2301
Thursday, August 17 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, August 21 -- Cancelled
Thursday, August 24 --Cancelled
Monday, August 28 -- 6:30-11:00 -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, August 31 -- 6:30-11:00 -- Room 2306/2309

June 27, 2017

BC Provincials 2017 Results

Hello!

The results for the BC provincials from this past weekend have been posted, and can be found here.

Congrats to the winners of the events, and best of luck to all in your following tournaments!

Have fun fencing!

June 14, 2017

BC Senior Provincial Championships 2017 - June 23-25, 2017

Greetings!

Dynamo Fencing club if hosting the 2017 BC senior provincial championships, a sanctioned event.

Location: 2231 Vauxhall place, Richmond BC (map)

Cost: 20 USD (admin fee) and an additional 20 USD for each event

For more details and preregistration, click here


May 26, 2017

JUNE 2017 PRACTICE SCHEDULE

JUNE

Thursday, June 1 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Room 2311 (no electric fencing due to lack of space)
Monday, June 5 -- 6:45-11:00 PM -- NEST Performance Theater 
Thursday, June 8 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Room 2314 (no electric fencing due to lack of space)
Monday, June 12 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South 
Thursday, June 15 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North 
Monday, June 19 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North
Thursday, June 22 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Room 2306/2309
Monday, June 26 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North 
Thursday, June 29 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Room 2306/2309

May 05, 2017

Fence-a-Thon 2017 - May 27-28, 2017

Hello!

Capital City Fencers' Club presents the 11th annual Fence-a-Thon, a twelve-hour fencing tournament to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation.

Location: Royal Oak Middle School, Victoria, BC (map)

Cost: 25 dollars to the benefit of the BC Cancer Foundation

For more details and preregistration, click here

April 29, 2017

MAY 2017 PRACTICE SCHEDULE

MAY:
Monday, May 1 -- 
6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North
Thursday, May 4 --
6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, May 8 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North
Thursday, May 11 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Room 2301
Monday, May 15 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North
Thursday, May 18 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North
Monday, May 22 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall North
Thursday, May 25 -- Cancelled
Monday, May 29 -- Cancelled  

April 26, 2017

Rain City Open - May 12-14, 2017

Hi all,

Rain City Fencing Club presents their 17th Anniversary Tournament. There will be open events in foil and epee, plus Veterans Epee. Medals and T-shirts to be won!

Location: Rain City Fencing Center, Bellevue, Washington, USA

Registration fee is $20 per event. Register by May 5th to avoid double fees.

Details can be found here: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=34840

BC Provincial Championships - June 23-25, 2017

Hi all,

The BC Provincial Championships are being held in Richmond, BC from June 23-25, 2017. Registration is open now and the last day to register is June 3, 2017.

Registration fee: $40 USD
Details are here: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=36773

April 12, 2017

Meadowridge Open - May 13-14, 2017

The 5th annual Meadowridge Open will be held on May 13-14, 2017. They are running a variety of events in age groups Y10 to Cadet with new Senior events in Epee. This is a BCFA sanctioned tournament.

Venue: Meadowridge School, 12224 240th Street, Maple Ridge, BC

Fees:
Entry fees will be online US $15 per event, with on-the-day additional event entries at Cdn $20.

Registration and event details can be found here: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=36785

Escrime Sundae Tournament - April 15, 2017

Join us for Capital City Fencers' Club's famous Invitational Inspirational Non-Denominational Fencing Tournament of Fun with Entrance for a Song Plus a Nominal Fee, Kazoos Provided at the Door, Come for the Saturday, Stay for the Escrime Sundae!

Venue: 751 Travino Lane, Victoria, BC

Events Scheduled:
Mixed Epee: 10:30
Mixed Foil: 11:30
Mixed Sabre: 12:30
Junior Mixed Epee: 12:00
Junior Mixed Foil: 1:00

Entry fees:
First event: $25
Second event: $10

All events will be unsanctioned so all fencers are welcome and do not need a CFF license.

Registration and event details can be found here: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=36601

March 13, 2017

Annual General Meeting TONIGHT at 8pm

Hello everyone,
Please come out to our Annual General Meeting tonight (March 13th) at 8pm.
Cheers

March 01, 2017

IMPORTANT: Annual General Meeting on Monday March 13th 2017



Hello everyone, 

A couple of announcements:
On Monday, March 13th 2017 at 8pm we will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) during practice. During this meeting:

-        We will be holding elections for next year’s council. Please do your best to come to this meeting as your vote is important and will determine who runs this club next year!
We will be voting people in for executive and council positions.
 Exec positions: president, vice president, treasurer, secretary (all of these positions have to be filled by students that will be enrolled in classes at UBC for both semesters next year)
Council positions: social coordinator, administrative coordinator and armorer.

If you would like to run for a position or nominate somebody for this position please come to the election or ask a proxy to come for you. If you are running for the position, you will be asked to give a little (1-2mins) speech as to why members should vote for you.
ALL PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS WILL HAVE TO BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 6TH 2017 AT 11:59pm. Please send them to the Club Email “fencingubc@gmail.com”. For all other nominations it would be preferable to have them sent in a week in advance, but on floor nominations will be accepted if the nominated person is not present and doesn’t have a proxy or there are no nominations.
The term officially begins on May 1st
All positions not filled on March 13th may be filled as need dictates by by-elections run by the executive team.

-        Please bring something to write with and some paper.

Here are the general position descriptions: 

PRESIDENT
-       -  Chief executive officer of the club
-       -  Coordinates the club
-        - Presides and runs all executive meetings
-        - Liaison to the AMS administration, other clubs, UBC, other fencing club, BC Fencing Association and the Canadian Fencing Federation
-        - Is one of the 2 booking representatives for the club
-        - Is responsible for the smooth running of the club during the term à problem solving
-        - Spokesperson and representative of the club, to other clubs and the greater Social and Committee AMS body 

VICE PRESIDENT
-        - Performs any functions that need to be done (ie in absence of another member of executive) and supports all other positions.
-        - Responsible for communication with the club 

TREASURER
-        -In case of absence of the president, presides over the meetings
-        -Sole signing officer of the club
-        -Is one of the 2 booking representatives of the club
-        -Is responsible for the safeguarding and managing of the club’s money, has to keep records of it
-        -Deals with expenses and processing orders
-        -Submits all applications regarding Offices, Lockers, Club Renewal
-        -Submits Brett’s contract
-        - Check in “Clubhouse” regularly to make sure everything is submitted on time

SECRETARY
-        -Compiles meeting agendas
-        -Responsible for the meeting minutes
-        -Responsible for correspondence with the club members (email account, club website, keeping the mailing list up to date) 

SOCIAL COORDINATOR
-        -Organizes non-fencing social events throughout the year 

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
-       - Keep in contact with AMS
-        -Make sure all paperwork needed is completed
-        -Make changes to constitution if needed
-        -Apply for sponsorships 

ARMORER
-        -Keep an inventory of the club equipment
-        -Record of all equipment lend out to the club members
-        -Repair of defective club equipment

CFF National Championships - April 21-23, 2017 in Gatineau, QC

The CFF is hosting the National Championships (U15, Cadet, Junior, Senior, University, Veterans) on April 21-23, 2017.

Details can be found here:
http://fencing.ca/event/2017-canadian-fencing-championships-u15-cadet-junior-senior-university-veterans/

Venue:
Complexe Branchaud-Brière
499, boulevard Labrosse
Gatineau, QC  J8P 4R1

Event Registration: Registration opens March 16th

Event Fees:
$50 administration fee +
$60 U15
$60 Cadet
$60 Junior
$60 Senior
$60 Veterans
$75 Team

Registration closes Apr 8th, 11:59PM EST. Apr 9th to 15th triple fees apply, Apr 16th to 21st triple fees apply + $200.

February 07, 2017

Peter Bakonyi Fencing World Cup - February 17-19, 2017

Hi all,

The BC Fencing Association and Canadian Fencing Federation is hosting the Peter Bakonyi Men's Epee World Cup on February 17-19, 2017. Tickets are available on the website or at the door. They are also looking for volunteers. If you are interested, you can sign up here: http://www.vancouverworldcup.com/Volunteer.php (you will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com). Sign up to the roles that interest you, and the site will send you an automated confirmation message and reminders.

More information on the world cup:
http://www.vancouverworldcup.com/index.php

February 06, 2017

Practice Tonight, Monday, February 6th Cancelled

Hi everyone,
Sorry for the late notice, but practice tonight is cancelled due to the weather.
Have a good one and stay safe and dry.

Cheers

January 29, 2017

Stephen Lazar Memorial Tournament - March 19, 2017

Hi all,

We are hosting our annual CFF sanctioned Stephen Lazar Memorial Tournament on March 19, 2017. You can register online at: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=36230

We will have senior events in foil, epee and sabre!

If you would like to volunteer to help out for set-up, take down, score keeping or refereeing, drop us an email or let us know in person! :)

January 08, 2017

Intercollegiate Tournament hosted by UVic Fencing Club - February 4, 2017

Hi all,

UVic is hosting the Intercollegiate Tournament on February 4, 2017 at the University of Victoria campus CARSA Performance Gym.

We will be organizing a road day trip to Victoria and back to Vancouver as a fencing group so no one will be lost! Details and logistics will be discussed on our Facebook page. If you are interested in joining our travelling group, you can drop us a message on our Facebook page.

Details and registration is in the Askfred link: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=35825

January 07, 2017

Our term 2 practice schedule has now been posted :) You can find it here: http://ubcfencing.blogspot.ca/search/label/Practice%20Schedule
Hope to see you all at practice

2016/17 TERM 2 PRACTICE SCHEDULE

JANUARY:
Monday, January 9 -- 
6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, January 12 --
6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, January 16 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, January 19 -- Cancelled
Monday, January 23 -- Cancelled 
Thursday, January 26 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, January 30 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South

FEBRUARY:
Thursday,February 2 -- Cancelled
Monday, February 6 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, February 9 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, February 13 --
6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, February 16 -- Cancelled
Monday, February 20 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, February 23 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, February 27 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall Sout

MARCH:
Thursday, March 2 --
6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, March 6 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, March 9 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, March 13 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, March 16 -- Cancelled
Monday, March 20 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, March 23 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, March 27 --
6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, March 30 -- Cancelled


APRIL:
Monday, April 3 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, April 6  -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- Cancelled 
Monday, April 10 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, April 13 -- Cancelled
Monday, April 17 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, April 20 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, April 24 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, April 27 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South