COVID-19 Updated Restrictions


COVID-19 Restrictions Update

 Due to Health Orders issued May 28, no indoor or outdoor fencing training will be conducted by the MFA or MFA affiliated fencing clubs. 

Relevant Health Orders Regarding Sporting and recreational activities

All Manitoba Public Health Orders can be found here (link). Relevant Sport and recreational activities found under Orders 15-17 of the current version (May 28, 2021).

15(1) Subject to subsection (2), outdoor
sporting and recreational facilities, including
golf courses, may open, subject to the
requirements of this section.

15(2) Outdoor pools, splash pads and wading
pools must be closed while these Orders are in

15(3) Persons may engage in any type of
outdoor sporting or recreational activity but they
must not engage in an activity with a person who
does not live at their private residence.

16(1) Except as permitted under Order 18, all indoor sporting facilities, including swimming pools, must be closed while these Orders are in effect.

16(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent
gymnasiums with volleyball or basketball courts in public and private schools from being used for physical education classes and practices during school hours.

17 All gyms, fitness centres and yoga studios must be closed while these Orders are in effect.

ORDRE N o 15

15(1) Sous réserve du paragraphe (2), les installations sportives et récréatives extérieures, notamment les terrains de golf, peuvent ouvrir sous réserve des exigences du présent article.

15(2) Les piscines, les jets d’eau et les pataugeoires extérieurs demeurent fermés tant que les présents ordres sont en vigueur.

15(3) Il est permis de participer à tout type d’activité sportive ou récréative extérieure, mais il est interdit aux personnes qui n’habitent pas la même résidence de le faire ensemble.

ORDRE N o 16

16(1) Sauf dans la mesure permise par l’ordre n o 18, les installations sportives intérieures, notamment les piscines, demeurent fermées tant que les présents ordres sont en vigueur.

16(2) Le paragraphe (1) n’a pas pour effet d’empêcher que lesgymnases des écoles publiques ou privées qui sont dotés de terrains de volleyball ou de basketball soient utilisés pour les pratiques et les cours d’éducation physique pendant les heures de classe.

ORDRE N o 17 17 Les gymnases, les centres de conditionnement physique et les studios de yoga demeurent fermés tant que les présents ordres sont en vigueur.

Coaching News Sport Manitoba

Fencing Featured On TV Show

In a full 22-minute episode, follow some of Manitoba’s Francophone fencers and coaches as they showcase athletic life in Manitoba.

Featured in this episode:

  • Women’s Sabre Athlete Khloé Lessard-Kulchyski
  • Men’s Sabre Athlete Xavier Slocombe 
  • Men’s Sabre Athlete Zacharia Bounachada
  • Manitoba’s Provincial Coach Ayach Bounachada
  • Rapier Fencing Club Coach Zachary Allard 

Hors Quebec is at TV series that gives voice to the new face of the Canadian Francophone members living outside of Quebec. The host ventures out to meet communities that have adapted to live in their language and culture on a daily basis.

Hors Quebec TV Showcases Manitoba Fencing

Coaching News Sport Manitoba

#CoachesforChange Town Hall

Join the Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA) and the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) for this series of interactive panel sessions about BIPOC and underrepresented coaches in Ontario.

Panelists include:

  • Olympic Gold medal winning coach Steve Anderson (Volleyball)
  • Team Ontario Gold medal winning coach Christa Eniojukan (Basketball)
  • McMaster Marauders offensive coordinator Corey Grant (Football).
  • Ryerson Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Aprille Deus (Basketball)

These interactive, facilitated discussions will give coaches a chance to dialogue with the BCCA and CAO and find out how we are working together to level the playing field and create opportunities for BIPOC and other underrepresented coaches in Ontario. Panelists will discuss BIPOC, female and non-binary representation and how sport is made better for everyone when we come together to take a stand against discrimination in all its forms.

#CoachesforChange Town Hall Series

Thursday, April 22, 2021

7:00- 8:30 PM (Central Time)

PD Point: 1

Coaching News Sport Manitoba

Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series

Third Session takes place Wednesday, January 27th at 7 p.m.

Manitoba Fencing invites you to sign up for this FREE online professional development opportunity sponsored by Sport Manitoba and Bison Transport. We hope this event will inspire girls and women to participate in fencing and other sports. We encourage all genders to explore the potential for a lifelong career in sport.

“The annual Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series is designed to empower and inspire women to become leaders in sport, community and life. It’s a professional development opportunity designed for coaches, administrators, community leaders, and volunteers of all genders, from all sports, from across Manitoba. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 it will be a FREE five-part online series that brings together inspirational leaders from all areas of sport to tell their personal and professional stories, offer valuable advice and guidance, and share practical tips that participants can use on and off the field of play. “


Profiles in Resilience

Profiles in Resilience

Throughout the pandemic, Manitoba Fencing builds resilience through online training and positive thinking. Sport Manitoba recently profiled the methods and tools in our resilience building strategy. 

Resilience Building Tools

  • Positive Thinking
  • Virtual Training Programs
  • Virtual Bout Analysis
  • Video Review & Group Discussion with Coach Ayach
  • Building Capacity to manage stress

Read the full article:

How Manitoba’s Fencing Community Continues to Adjust to a Changing Environment

Visit the September 2020 MFA Newsletter for more information on the upcoming season!