The November group reassignment and schedule has been sent out. Please review this when you can.
Club Closed: November 17, 2018
There will be no fencing on Saturday, November 17th. Please make a note of this on your calendars.
Club Winter Break
The last class of 2018 will be Saturday, November 24th. Classes will resume on Saturday, January 5th, 2019.
Invoices will be sent out shortly. Due to a busy schedule, these invoices will include all balance owing from April 2018 to November 2018. Private Lessons, Workshops, and Unofficial Sessions during November and December of 2018 will be included in the next invoice.
The Concours Internationaux has been postponed to a later date, more information will be given shortly.
Stage Combat Workshop
There will be a workshop on Stage Combat with Maestro Jared Kirby at Salle Saint-Georges in Seattle, Washington. Maestro Kirby is a professional stage choreographer in New York, and will be introducing the foundation elements of his system. The cost of this workshop is $126 U.S. The Deadline for registration is Thursday, November 8th. If you need a ride with Joe, there will be a small additional fee for gas. For more information, please speak with Joe.
Annual Food Bank Drive
We will be holding our annual Food Drive for the UBC Food Bank. This will last until November 22nd, 2018. We will have our blue box on the stage, please place donations in the box. For suggestions on what to donate, there is a list on the lid of the box.
December Sessions - Please take the Survey
Unofficial sessions at St. James Community Square are being consideration for December 22nd and 29th, 2018. A minimum of three people are needed to run these sessions. Cost of registration is $15 per session. Please take the survey below so we can gauge interest in these two sessions.
Joe would like to thank everyone for the many gifts that he has received from students in previous year at year's end. However, this year, he wanted to make a suggestion that breaks with tradition. The Salle Saint-Georges/Center for Traditional Arts has invested a lot into their new space. Instead of individual presents, Joe has suggested for those inclined to make a donation to the SSG/CTA this year instead. Joe himself will be making a donation of $25 but, if we can all chip in any amount great or small, this will help greatly with establishing a beautiful space for classical fencing and other classical arts in our part of the world. As with all payments, please present in class in an appropriately marked envelope to Joe or one of the officers. Alternatively, Interac eTransfer is a possibility as well. Please consider this.