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Moncton Fencing Club welcomes special guest October 19, 2008

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Friday October 17th, 2008

The Moncton Fencing Club will welcome a special guest to the Moncton Open Fencing competition this weekend.

Marc-Andre LeBlanc, a former club member from Shediac and Canada Games gold medallist in 2003, will be in attendance.

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Dobbelsteyn starts season with national medal October 7, 2008

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Published Tuesday October 7th, 2008

Sixteen-year-old Michael Dobbelsteyn from Dutch Valley has captured his first national fencing medal.

 

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Top points Young fencer heads to Junior World Cup October 3, 2008

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By Kristine Thiessen – South Delta Leader

Published: October 02, 2008 4:00 PM 

Updated: October 03, 2008 8:31 AM

Spencer Simon dons a red glove, a white and blue uniform—with red maple leaves down the sides of the pant legs—and picks up a slender, metal weapon.

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Beaudry rattles sabre for Games August 6, 2008

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All in the family. Living fencing dream through father’s eyes
ARPON BASU, Freelance
Published: Wednesday, June 25
When Philippe Beaudry heads to Beijing in August, it will be more than just the Montreal fencer’s first trip to the Olympics.

It will be righting a 28-year-old wrong.

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calgary herald: Youngster takes a stab at world competition August 6, 2008

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Rita Mingo, For The Calgary Herald
Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Leslie Palmai has tutored his share of prospects in the fine art of fencing.

When he talks about his young protege, Alanna Goldie, his eyes light up and a smile unconsciously dominates his features.

She is, he maintains, the real deal.

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Canada Games inspired student to take up fencing August 5, 2008

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Published Tuesday April 15th, 2008

By James Mallory
Northern Light Staff
When it comes to sports, Simon Bishop of Bathurst likes to go against the main stream.

The 15-year-old Bathurst High student is one of only a handful of fencers in the Chaleur region. The son of Teresa Bishop said the sport appeals to him because it’s a different choice from traditional youth-oriented sports.

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Who’s underneath the mask? August 5, 2008

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Fencing teammates show unity at OUAs, wear hijabs to help bond
by Simon Martin  
 
Mozynah Nofal employs the same technique as her fellow Carleton University fencing teammates. She points her lead foot directly at her opponent.

She slaps her opponent’s sword away before it strikes her. She makes calculated lunges with her épée to try and score a point. After all, she has been fencing ever since she was a little girl in Egypt.

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Fencing club gets to the point August 5, 2008

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 by Elyse Amend

The words parry, balestra, and trompement may hold no particular meaning for most, but for Lidia Castro and other fencers, they make up only part of the long list of fencing vocabulary.

Castro, a native of Peru, became enamoured with the sport in her home country when she was a 12-year-old girl.

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Family fencers face-off in park August 2, 2008

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Family fencers face-off in park

By Jim Mosher
Friday August 01, 2008

WINNIPEG BEACH — The family that fences together ….

Chris Seabrook and his children, Adam, 11, and seven-year-old Sarah, demonstrated some of the finer points of the martial art of fencing Tuesday morning at the edge of the Beach bandstand.
It’s a sport that’s become a passion for the fencing Seabrooks.

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Fencer goes from little league to the nationals August 1, 2008

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Kerr Hutchinson may be inexperienced in the big league, but the 14-year-old fencer recently brought home a silver medal in the Under-15 men’s epee from the Canadian National Fencing Championships in Montreal — his first-ever national competition.

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