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Canadian Fencing Federation – The Canadian Fencing Federation is pleased to announce that Montreal will be host to the 2017 Senior Pan American Fencing Championships, scheduled to take place June 13-18 at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau next to the Olympic Stadium.

Top Fencers from the Americas will be in Montreal to attend these important zone Championships held in advance of the 2017 World Fencing Championships.

Spectators are welcome and entry is free. The full schedule and details can be found on the CFF website at: The event will also feature live results and streaming, with links posted on the website and photos on the CFF Facebook page. 

Canada’s team will consist of 23 of its top fencers from across Canada, including 14 from the province of Quebec.  Canada is pleased to announce that the following athletes have qualified and been selected to represent Canada at the 2017 Senior Pan American Championships:

Women’s Epee/Epee Féminin

Leonora Mackinnon (Newbury, UK)

Malinka Hoppe Montanaro (Montreal, QC)

Vanessa Lacas-Warrick (Chelsea, QC)

Brittany Mark-Larkin (Ile-Bizard, QC)


Women’s Foil/Fleuret Féminin

Eleanor Harvey (Hamilton, ON)

Kelleigh Ryan (Ottawa, ON)

Alanna Goldie (Calgary, AB)

Shannon Comerford (Saskatoon, SK)


Women’s Sabre/Sabre Féminin

Marissa Ponich (Edmonton, AB)

Gabriella Page (Blainville, QC)

Pamela Brind’amour (Ste-Martine, QC)

Madison Thurgood (Edmonton, AB)


Men’s Epee/Epee Masculine

Maxime Brinck-Croteau (Markham, ON)

Hughes Boisvert-Simard (Quebec, QC)

Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger (Montreal, QC)

Pascal Heidecker (Gatineau, QC)


Men’s Foil/Fleuret Masculin

Maximilien Van Haaster (Montreal, QC)

Marc-Antoine Brodeur (Boucherville, QC)

Alex Lim (Calgary, AB)


Men’s Sabre/Sabre Masculin

Shaul Gordon (Montreal, QC)

Fares Arfa (Laval, QC)

Cedric Boutet (Blainville, QC)

Joseph Polossifakis (Montreal, QC)


Media Availability

Media are invited to try fencing and meet some of our Quebec-based Senior Pan American Championship qualified athletes at a Media Availability scheduled as follows:

When: Monday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m.

Where:  National Fencing Training Centre: Institut national du sport du Québec (INS), 4141, avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin, métro Viau.

RSVP: Vincent Brazeau (514) 348-4623.

*Please note that confirming your attendance in advance is required to gain entry to the venue.


For additional information, please contact Caroline Sharp, CFF Executive Director,, 613-323-5606 or, Vincent Brazeau,, 514-348-4623