Thursday, 12 July 2007

2007 Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships, Toronto, ON

This weekend is the fencing weekend Gord has been training for for the last six months ... the Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships, which are held every two years.

There are people from all over the Commonwealth in attendance ... Australia, England, Isle of Man, etc. And to be a veteran, you must be over the age of 40.

In addition to the actual fencing tournaments, there are three social events:
  • Welcome drinks - which we went to tonight
  • BBQ in Thornhill tomorrow night - which Gord is going to
  • Gala dinner Saturday night - which we are passing on since Gord has to fence bright and early Sunday morning

The welcome drinks were held in the Bank Vault, a bar which used to be the actual vaults of the Dominion Bank of Canada (King W/Yonge Street).

Kris and Rick (from Vancouver, BC) with Gord

Gord at the vault


Lynn said...

I like to hear the fencing stories.

TorAa said...

Very sporty - 3 days in a row. That's longer than Marathon. Skol and keep up smiling.

Great post

Isabel said...

very cool! Good luck!!!

Anonymous said...

I fenced in High School (loved it). Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great convention and I do wish Gord the very best luck - and of course the both of you the very best time!

Btw: Tor and I still have fun (not to much fun LoL!) Today: Canoeing!