Fencing tournament on Sainte-Hélène – Give it a try – on guard!
Fencing tournament on Sainte-Hélène – For the fourth edition of Canada’s only outdoor modern fencing tournament, Escrime Mont-Royal has again partnered with the Stewart Museum. This showcase of swordplay from the Renaissance to the modern Olympics, will take over the court yard of the Stewart Museum on Île Sainte-Hélène for a day of various fencing activities. The Duel Sainte-Hélène will be June 2, 2018 (rain date June 3) on the picturesque site of the old fort on the shores of the St-Lawrence River, with a stunning view of downtown Montreal.
This is not just a tournament but an opportunity for all to discover the noble art and science of fencing. Come watch this exciting tournament and try fencing yourself. Activities and initiation to modern, historical and wheelchair fencing for adults and children will entertain the crowd throughout the day. A hands-on experience you are sure to remember.
Escrime Mont-Royal was founded in the early 1960s as the Montreal Fencing Club and is located on the 3rd floor of the NDG Community Centre in Montreal. All three sport weapons (epee, foil and sabre) are practiced by members aged 8 to 70+. Instruction is offered in both English and French.
The Stewart Museum, a private, non-profit history museum, was founded in 1955 by philanthropist David M. Stewart. The institution holds a unique collection of nearly 27,000 artefacts, archival documents and rare books that show the European presence in New France and North America up to the present. The Museum’s main mission: to conserve and exhibit these objects, which relate to the voyages, scientific advances, feats of arms, beliefs and daily life of our ancestors. This Montreal organization is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, in the arsenal of the British fortified depot on St. Helen’s Island, a 19th century military construction registered in the Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec.