Canadian Igor Gantsevich Named to the Executive Committee of the Pan American Fencing Association of Fencing Clubs

By admin October 2, 2013

Former National Team Athlete Igor Gantsevich was recently invited and travelled to Guatemala to take part in the inaugural meeting to establish the Pan American Fencing Association of Fencing Clubs.  A total of 22 Presidents from National Fencing Associations in the Pan American zone attended the important meeting and voted on the establishment of the Executive Committee to oversee the new Association whose goal is to develop clubs and club championships within the Pan American zone.

The Canadian Fencing Federation is pleased to congratulate Igor Gantsevich on his unanimous appointment as a member of the Executive Committee.  Gantsevich from Vancouver, British Columbia is a former National team member for Men’s Epee, current Athlete Representative on the CFF Board, and along with his father Victor, currently owns and operates the successful Dynamo Fencing Club in Richmond, BC.

Gantsevich joins President/Chair Mr. Yuri Gelman (USA), Senior Wilfredo Ramirez (Guatemala), Ms. Joyce Bolanos (US Virgin Islands), Lt. Col. Luis Filardi (Uruguay), and Senior Carlos Godoy (Costa Rica) on the Executive Committee.

“I believe this organization will be very beneficial for the further development of fencing clubs in our zone,” commented Gantsevich, “which will ultimately result in increasing the development of fencers in Canada.  Fencing clubs are the backbone of our Association and anything we can do to help clubs develop is extremely worthwhile.”

“Increasing Canadian representation on International Committees for fencing is important and the CFF congratulates Igor on his nomination and selection to the Executive Committee of the Pan American Fencing Association of Fencing Clubs.,” stated CFF President Brad Goldie.


For further information, please contact:

Caroline Sharp, CFF Executive Director, 613-323-5605,