C L U B H I S T O R Y
The UNB Fencing Club, the longest-running fencing club in Atlantic Canada, has been in operation since it's founding in 1966. After the addition of Alfred Knappe (a German Immigrant who became a leader in fencing in New Brunswick and Canada) as coach, the club became one of the leading fencing clubs in New Brunswick.
The club has competed in the Atlantic Fencing League and the Canadian Fencing Federation since their founding. Teams from the club have captured the Alfred Knappe Trophy for Maritime Mixed weapon competition 8 times (1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1997, 2001, 2013 and 2020) as well as the Atlantic University Mixed Weapon Championship in 2009 (one of only two years it was run), defeating Memorial University for the title. Former Canadian Olympic Pentathlete Kara Grant was a member of the club in the 1990s.