CFF Program Committees

Competitions Committee

The Competitions Committee’s role is to provide leadership, guidance and expertise to oversee the successful planning and delivery of all CFF competitions, including all events that are in partnership with respective hosts as selected by CFF.
Members:

  • Stephen Symons – Interim Chair
  • Sylvie Clement
  • David Howes
  • John Makela
  • Denis Martel – Armoury

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Domestic Development Committee

The Domestic Development Committee’s role is to provide leadership for the development of fencing in Canada, in accordance with the principles of CFF’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model.
Members:

  • Scott Nichols – Chair

The Committee is currently seeking additional members.

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High Performance Advisory Committee

The High Performance Advisory Committee’s role is to provide leadership and direction to CFF’s High Performance Programs.

Members:

  • Dominique Teisseire – Chair
  • Jean-Marie Banos
  • Dinah Hampson
  • Lynn Seguin
  • Sandra Sassine
  • David Howes – National Coach, Epee
  • Paul ApSimon – National Coach, Foil
  • Benjamin Manano – National Coach, Sabre

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Historical Committee

The Historical Committee’s role is to preserve and archive the history of fencing in Canada.
Members:

  • Maria Legault – Chair
  • Paul Shull
  • Henk Pardoel (Sub Committee of historical data)
  • Brett Cowan (copy writer)
  • Nick Harrison
  • Kristina Han

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Referee Committee

The National Referee Committee’s role is to provide leadership and direction to CFF’s Referee programs.
Members:

  • Manuel Belmonte – Chair
  • David Webster
  • Vincent Brazeau
  • Caroline Granholm
  • Michael Ivankovic

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Veterans Committee

The Veterans Committee’s role is to provide leadership, guidance and expertise to promote Veterans fencing in Canada.
Members:

  • Gaby Weisz, Chair
  • Veronika Ho
  • Lucie Hamelin
  • Mark Ballard
  • Svetoslav Marinov
  • Howard Simmons

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Wheelchair Fencing Committee

The Wheelchair Fencing Committee’s role is to oversee the development and delivery of high performance programs for fencers with a disability.

Members:

  • TBC, Chair
  • Sylvie Morel
  • John Brunning
  • Iulian Badea, Weapon Leader

The Committee is currently seeking additional members.

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For any questions about CFF Program Committees, please send an email to ed@fencing.ca