Canada 1974-1976

(c) Maitre d’Armes Michael A. O’Brien. Use only with permission.

L-R: Tom Freeland (coach), Janet Shaw, Laura Sawyer, Sue Tngoldsby, Kim Sutherland, Mariola Czerkies, Helen Sachs

L-R: Tom Freeland (coach), Janet Shaw, Laura Sawyer, Sue Tngoldsby, Kim Sutherland, Mariola Czerkies, Helen Sachs

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Coaches Michael O'Brien and Tom Freeland, M.J Hemming, John Stothart (Penthathlete)

Coaches Michael O'Brien and Tom Freeland, M.J Hemming, John Stothart (Penthathlete)

Fencing Personalities Western Canada

Warran McKay Saskatoon Chating with U.of.A Fencers. Bill Robertson on right

U.of.A Fencing Club

U.of.A Fencing Club

President of Alberta Fencing Association Gerald Samuel

President of Alberta Fencing Association Gerald Samuel

U.of.A Tennis courts

M.J Henning, John Stothart, Michael O'Brien

Alex Pozniak

Alex Pozniak

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

University of Alberta Fencing

Experiencing Winter in Alberta - Audrey Ferguson, Michael O'Brien, Mitzi Ferguson

University of Alberta Fencing

Denise O'Brien Wild and family. Winter in Alberta

Denise O'Brien Wild Rep. Austalia and Canada fencing and Husband Ed Wild Canadian Basketballer

Denise O'Brien Wild Rep. Austalia and Canada fencing and Husband Ed Wild Canadian Basketballer

World Under 20 Mexico City - Coach O'Brien, Mitzi Ferguson, Greg Benko

World Under 20 Mexico City - Coach O'Brien, Mitzi Ferguson, Greg Benko

L-R: Romanian Official Murusan, Mtr. Meiszter (Canada), Mtr. O'Brien (Aust.)

L-R: Romanian Official Murusan, Mtr. Meiszter (Canada), Mtr. O'Brien (Aust.)

Canadian Team Members Climbing the Pyramid Outside Mexico City

Canadian Team Members Climbing the Pyramid Outside Mexico City

Alberta team to Canada Games Lethbridge

Alberta team to Canada Games Lethbridge

Alberta Team Members at Lunch

Alberta Team Members at Lunch

Alberta Team Members at Lunch

Alberta Team Members at Lunch

Alberta Team Members at Lunch

Alberta Team Members

Alberta Team Members at Lunch

Alberta Team Members at Lunch

Coach's Conference L-R: Maitre Jean-Pierre Le Coz, Fran Wetterberg (U.of.A), Maitre Michael O'Brien (Reg. Coach Western Provinces)

Coach's Conference L-R: Maitre Jean-Pierre Le Coz, Fran Wetterberg (U.of.A), Maitre Michael O'Brien (Reg. Coach Western Provinces)

Frances Sloan Vancouver. Following Photographs provided by Frances Sloan

Frances Sloan Vancouver. Following Photographs provided by Frances Sloan

Canadian Team Rep. Michel Dessureault

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Coach and Fencer

Coach and Fencer

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp Left: Eli Sukunda

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Coach Relaxing

Coach Relaxing

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Canadian President Dr. John Apsimon (Centre), Louise Le Blanc (Right)

Canadian President Dr. John Apsimon (Centre), Louise Le Blanc (Right)

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Vaudreuil Fencing Camp

Work out with Maitre O'Brien (Left) and Frances Sloan (Right)

Work out with Maitre O'Brien (Left) and Frances Sloan (Right)

Michel Dessureault Working Out with Maitre O'Brien. Top Right: Mtr. Earnest Meister and Maitre Michael O'Brien

Olympic Officials Gary Worsfield, Dr. Sylvia Fain, Maitre Michael O'Brien

Olympic Officials Gary Worsfield, Dr. Sylvia Fain, Maitre Michael O'Brien

Olympic Games Foil Final Montreal. Australian team supporters Robyn Chaplin, ??, ??. Coach Michael O'Brien and Finalist Greg Benko Focusing on Oppnents

Olympic Games Foil Final Montreal. Australian team supporters Robyn Chaplin, ??, ??. Coach Michael O'Brien and Finalist Greg Benko Focusing on Oppnents

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11 Responses to “Canada 1974-1976”

  1. Hi. Wondered if you could help. I am trying to find out who the medallists were in the 1974 commonwealth games in fencing. Could anyone shed any light on this please as this is the only site I can find with anything about this competition on it. Would be really helpful. Thanks very much.

  2. Note:

    – E. Meister was never recognized as a maĆ®tre d’armes.
    – Michel Dessureault spells his first name this way <—
    – Similarly, you can correct your spellings for Dr. John ApSimon, Louise Leblanc and the town of Vaudreuil, which is where I'm assuming those camps were.
    – You can list Eli Sukunda under the photo labeled 'Vaudreille Fencing Camp' where you have three male fencers (he's the one on the left without the glasses).

  3. It doesn’t appear to have been offered by the organizers that year.

    http://www.thecgf.com/games/games_index.asp?linkresults=1#

    Try the Commonwealth Fencing Federation for results instead:
    http://www.commonwealthfencing.org/open_past.html

    • Thanks for your interest .Could you imform me who you you are I met Meister at a camp near Montreal cerca 75 He appeared to be accepted by his peers (including Steven Vamos ) as a maitre d’arme

  4. Thank you Michael for making me feel old I am now working with the senior national teams in epee for Canada I am currently in Rio for the women’s world cup hope you get in contact with me thank you for the memories
    Michel

    • I tried to contact you when you e-mailed me but my computer went sour Will you be coming to Sydney for the Womens epee in July ( I think) Dont worry about age the alternaive is unattractive Hope you liked the old photos None of the day when you guys tiedg me up and planted me in that womens Bed ( I forgot her name ) they were great days and I remember with joy my 2 years in Canada Take and keep in touch Mike

  5. We met when you came to Regina to teach Doug Jackson and me on how to give lessons. I still use your techniques.

    I saw Magdy in one of your photos, I saw him last week – he was doing media coverage at the Western’s in Vancouver – he is still as charming as ever.

    • Hi Dennis I do remember you and wish you all the best I thinkit was you that held the mike in one hand while testing the foil tips and did a fandago when the electricity took over My previous to reply to your mail didnt get through ..We’ll see how ths one goes Good to hear from you Mike

    • Fascinating pictures. It brings back old memories

  6. Olympic Games Foil Final Montreal. Australian team supporters Robyn Chaplin, ??, ??. Coach Michael O’Brien and Finalist Greg Benko Focusing on Oppnents

    The left ?? is Phillip Coles now IOC Member. The second ?? is Dr Ken Fitch Team Doctor

  7. As Mohamed said, Wow these photos sure do bring back memories! I fenced for U of A in the mid-70’s, can it really be 40 years ago? (Hello Mohamed!)

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