Toronto Fencing Center 20th Anniversary
TFC has grow from 8 University and Veteran epeeists to 60+ competitive members and 30+ beginners (range from 6 – 70 year old) in both foil and epee. In 20 years we have produce 30 Canadian Cadet, Junior and Senior National Team members in both foil and epee (WE 16/ME 7/MF 4/WF 4). We have our in-house physiotherapy clinic, English tutoring service, conditioning equipment + instructors, armor stations, equipment + provincial armors, shower, locker + changing rooms, conference room, laundry room, kitchen + Chef, outdoor bicycle trail + grass field, 8 walking distance restaurants + supermarket make it better than my dream club when I came to Canada 25 years ago. Our 10 coaches from Ukraine, China, Philippine, England, Hong Kong, Venezuela and Canada give our members exposure to different schools of thought in fencing. Our impressive parents and experience members offer advice on competition selection, running competitions, organizing party, purchase equipment aboard, teach how to fixing equipment make TFC like a family. Don’t think I can do without every single one of them. Our competitive members show our club culture when travel to competitions both local and aboard. I am proud to be part of them no matter they win or loose. Hope this spirit can continue to grow in the next 20 years even after I retire from coaching.