Home of Calgary's Olympic Fencers

Meet Eleanor Harvey, Kelleigh Ryan, and Alanna Goldie (Left to Right)

These three made up 3/4 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Women's Foil team.

Haven't heard of this team? This is the highest ranked Canadian fencing squad for the last 10 years and these three made up the back bone of it for the entirety of that time. Kelleigh and Alanna have since retired but their legacy lives on through Eleanor and the next generation who are preparing for the Paris Olympics with their sights on achieving more historic moments for Team Canada.

Epic Fencing is lucky to have Eleanor continuing to train with us, Kelleigh coaching and running the admin, and Alanna joining the Board of Directors.

Some key moments in our Epic Olympians' history:

  • In 2008, Alanna was the youngest Canadian to qualify for U17 and U20 World Championships at age 13
  • In 2011, Kelleigh and Alanna were a part of the first Women's Foil team to make it to the quarter finals of the Senior World Championships. A result that was followed by numerous top 8 results. The team that was ranked 12th in 2011 moved all the way up to 5th by 2022.
  • In 2014 and 2015, Eleanor made history by winning back-to-back silver medals at U20 World Championships. She and Alanna were ranked #1 and 2 in the season that year!
  • In 2015, the three Epic women won gold at the Pan Am Games, with a home crowd cheering them on in Toronto, ON (see photo above!)
  • In 2016, Eleanor became the "double whammy of goodness" girl by qualifying for the Olympics AND winning NCAAs on the same weekend. Later that year, she topped this up by achieving Canada's best result at the Olympics, defeating world #1, and finishing 7th!
  • In 2017, Alanna won her 4th consecutive NCAA medal, a feat not many fencers have achieved!
  • In 2018, Eleanor became the first women's foilist to win a Senior World Cup Medal. She has since gone on to win 4 more Senior World Cup medals between 2022 and 2023, since working with coach Alex. She moved up the ranks to #3 in the world!
  • In 2019, Kelleigh won her 4th Pan Am Championships individual medal.
  • In 2021, Kelleigh defeated two top 16 fencers to make the quarter finals of the Tokyo Olympics, and now holds the second best Canadian Olympic fencing result. In the team event, the women showed their resilience and teamsmanship by finishing 5th.
  • In 2022, Kelleigh defeated the reigning world champion to achieve her first World Cup top 8, this result moved her to 9th in the World, a lifelong goal she had worked towards.
  • In 2022, Kelleigh and Eleanor were on the team that defeated the USA at Pan Am Championships. Canada had been silver medalists at this competition for 12 years in a row prior! In 2023, Eleanor was on the team that followed this up with a second consecutive Pan Am Championships Gold! That weekend, Eleanor also won the individual event, finally defeating the reigning champion of 10 years.


Dec 16th - Donut Tournament & Holiday Party


Donut Tournament

Holiday Potluck

Schedule of events:

  • 9:30-12pm Youth Individual Donut Tournament
  • 12pm-2pm Holiday Potluck
  • 2pm-5pm 12yo+ Team Donut Tournament


Winter Training Camp - Dec 28th-31st & Jan 2nd

Dec 28th-31st 1-6pm & Jan 2nd 9am-2pm

- Olympian, Eleanor Harvey, will be attending to prepare for the upcoming Olympics Qualification tournaments

- Coaches:  Elya Perritt, Alex Martin (Women's Foil National Team Coach), Kelleigh Ryan (Tokyo 2020 Olympian) and two excellent guest coaches

- Full and Partial Camp Options

- Participants can register as drop ins on select days

- Super Early Bird discount ends Nov 15th, Early bird discount end Dec 1st

- Epic Class participants receive major member discounts!


Beginner STEM + Fencing Camp!

Info & Registration:

We are excited to announce our 2023 Winter Fencing + STEM Camp! The camp will consist of half day STEM led by Engineering For Kids (EFK) and half day fencing! 

The camp is open to kids 7-11 looking to try fencing for the first time or fencers with less than 6 months fencing experience. 

Morning 9am-12pm

Master Machines: Explore the world of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering!  

Campers get your thinking hats on, you are introduced to the concepts of circuit design, building, and testing through various hands-on engineering activities. You will use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems. 

The young engineers will design, build, and test electric magnets and flashlights.  The fun continues as they explore the concept of force, trajectory, and friction through designing and building hydraulic arms, launchers, rubber band racers, and more! The best part, you take home all your builds to share with family and friends.  

Afternoon 12:30-4pm


The fencing portion will introduce kids to fencing footwork, bladework, and strategy! They will also play games designed to develop physical literacy and cooperation. 

Location: EPIC Fencing Club – 3309 9 Street SE, Calgary

Ages: 7-11 (Fencers will be divided by age/experience on day one)

Dates: Dec 28-31, 2023


  • Early bird discount: 10% until Dec 1st
  • Family discount applied for multiple family members participating (10% for each additional participant).
  • Epic Members receive 25% discount. 
  • All discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.

Registration will close at 11:45 pm on Dec 28th.

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To become the strongest sport community of athletes, referees, coaches, and volunteers in Canada through the sport of fencing.
The Vision -- Epic Executive and Coaches

The vision is to build an inclusive, respectful and supportive fencing community that grows healthy and fulfilled individuals by encouraging them to embrace challenge, curiosity and learning so they can chase their dreams and discover themselves.

Peter Drevenka
Head Coach (Epee & Foil)
Elya Perritt
Head Coach (Foil)
Alex Martin
Head Coach (Foil)
Kelleigh Ryan
Coach (Foil/Fitness) & Admin
Eleanor Harvey
Coach (Foil) & Athlete
Kali Sayers
Coach (Epee)
Jill Purdy Bkin CAT(C)
Boris Bojanov
Peggy Goddard