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'''Prominent date(s) of activity:''' 1953 - present
 
'''Prominent date(s) of activity:''' 1953 - present
  
'''History''': The UNB/STU Fencing Club is the longest running <span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">fencing club in Atlantic Canada. Talk of encouraging the practice of fencing dates as early as 1947, but evidence suggests the first official practice did not occur<span style="line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;until</span></span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">&nbsp;Hienz Wie Hager—a WWII veteran of the German army on the Russian Front—began giving lessons to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 21px;">Fredericton</span><span style="line-height: 21px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; line-height: 1.6;">residents in 1953.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 21px;">Heger had held several fencing titles in Europe before immigrating to Canada.</span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; line-height: 1.6;"></span>
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'''History''': The UNB/STU Fencing Club is the longest running <span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">fencing club in Atlantic Canada. Talk of encouraging the practice of fencing dates as early as 1947, but evidence suggests the first official practice did not occur<span style="line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;until</span></span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">&nbsp;Hienz Wie Hager—a WWII veteran of the German army on the Russian Front—began giving lessons to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 21px;">Fredericton</span><span style="line-height: 21px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; line-height: 1.6;">residents in 1953.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 21px;">Heger had held several fencing titles in Europe before immigrating to Canada.</span>
  
 
'''Activities:''' Members participate in fencing practices at all skill levels, with a focus on improving endurance, fitness, reflexes, and mental strength.
 
'''Activities:''' Members participate in fencing practices at all skill levels, with a focus on improving endurance, fitness, reflexes, and mental strength.
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<br/>'''Source(s):'''
 
<br/>'''Source(s):'''
  
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*''The Brunswickan,''&nbsp;vol. 67, no. 5, 1947, p. 1.
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*Scrapbook, 1952-1953, unnumbered pages.
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*''The Brunswickan,''&nbsp;vol. 74, no. 6, 1953, p. 5.
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*''Up the Hill'', 1990, p. 97.
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*''The Brunswickan,''&nbsp;vol. 143, no. 22, 2010, p. 14.
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*''The Brunswickan,''&nbsp;vol. 143, no. 23, 2010, p. 14.
 
*UNB Student Union, Clubs and Societies, [[http://www.unbsu.ca/content/242759 Fencing Club]]
 
*UNB Student Union, Clubs and Societies, [[http://www.unbsu.ca/content/242759 Fencing Club]]
*''Up the Hill'', 1990, p. 97.
 
*''The Brunswickan,'' vol. 143, no. 22, 2010, p. 14.
 
*''The Brunswickan,'' vol. 143, no. 23, 2010, p. 14.
 
*''The Brunswickan,'' vol. 74, no. 6, 1953, p. 5.
 
*Scrapbook, 1952-1953, unnumbered pages.
 
  
 
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[[Category:Student Clubs and Societies|Fencing]]<br/>[[Category:Sports and Recreation|Fenc]]
 
[[Category:Student Clubs and Societies|Fencing]]<br/>[[Category:Sports and Recreation|Fenc]]

Revision as of 13:56, 8 August 2014

Name: Fencing Club

Previous/other names: N/A

Prominent date(s) of activity: 1953 - present

History: The UNB/STU Fencing Club is the longest running fencing club in Atlantic Canada. Talk of encouraging the practice of fencing dates as early as 1947, but evidence suggests the first official practice did not occur until Hienz Wie Hager—a WWII veteran of the German army on the Russian Front—began giving lessons to Fredericton residents in 1953. Heger had held several fencing titles in Europe before immigrating to Canada.

Activities: Members participate in fencing practices at all skill levels, with a focus on improving endurance, fitness, reflexes, and mental strength.

Note(s): UNB's first fencing tournament took place on March 24, 1953, with Sandy Figdor winning every one of his six matches. Seven club members attended, each playing against the other six players, but Figdor had the left-handed advantage. Only foil matches were held during the tournament, with sabre fights being cancelled due to broken sword.

The club held the 2009 Atlantic University Fencing Champions title.

In 2010 UNB hosted three events over the course of a weekend: The 2010 UNB Shield, the Atlantic Fencing Championship, and the Atlantic Team Fencing Championship. Editors from UNB and STU's rival papers took the opportunity to duel it out during this event, calling the challenge the "Duel of the Hill". Mayor Brad Woodside also participated in the event, volunteering to duel against the winner of an on-line auction.


Source(s):

  • The Brunswickan, vol. 67, no. 5, 1947, p. 1.
  • Scrapbook, 1952-1953, unnumbered pages.
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 74, no. 6, 1953, p. 5.
  • Up the Hill, 1990, p. 97.
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 143, no. 22, 2010, p. 14.
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 143, no. 23, 2010, p. 14.
  • UNB Student Union, Clubs and Societies, [Fencing Club]


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