Canadian Fencers Head to the 2017 Senior World Championships

By David Howes July 11, 2017

The Canadian Fencing Federation (CFF) is pleased to announce that the following athletes have qualified to represent Canada at the 2017 Senior World Fencing Championships in Leipzig, Germany from July 19 – 26, 2017.


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Men’s Epee

Maxime Brinck-Croteau – Markham, ON

Hugues Boisvert-Simard – Quebec, QC

Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger – Montreal, QC

Pascal Heidecker – Gatineau, QC

National Program Coach – Victor Gantsevich, Richmond, BC


Women’s Epee

Leonora Mackinnon – Canadian living in the UK

Malinka Hoppe Montanaro – Montreal, QC

Vanessa Lacas-Warrick – Markham, ON

Brittany Mark-Larkin – Montreal, QC

National Program Coach – David Howes, Kingston, ON


Men’s Foil

Max Van Haaster – Montreal, QC

Marc-Antoine Brodeur – Montreal, QC

Alex Lim – Calgary, AB

National Program Coach – Julien Camus, France


Women’s Foil

Eleanor Harvey – Hamilton, ON

Alanna Goldie – Calgary, AB

Kelleigh Ryan – Ottawa, ON

Ariane Bilodeau – Montreal, QC

National Program Coach – Paul ApSimon, Ottawa, ON


Men’s Sabre

Shaul Gordon – Montreal, QC

Fares Arfa – Montreal, QC

Cedric Boutet – Montreal, QC

Joseph Polossifakis – Montreal, QC

Marc Gelinas – Blainville, QC

National Program Coach – Benjamin Manano, Montreal, QC


Women’s Sabre

Marissa Ponich – Edmonton, AB

Gabriella Page – Blainville, QC

Pamela Brind’amour – Montreal, QC

Madison Thurgood – Edmonton, AB

National Program Coach – Gilbert Gelinas, Blainville, QC


Team Manager – Monica Peterson, Coquitlam, BC

Team Physio – Dinah Hampson, Toronto, ON