Who We Are

Dad Wetterberg (Fran) introduced fencing to Albertans in the 1930's and was a long-time coach of the University of Alberta and Edmonton Fencing clubs.  Fran was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as a Fencing "builder".  Fran was the recipient of numerous achievement awards for his contribution to building the sport of fencing.  Now deceased.  The "Wetterberg Open" University of Alberta Tournament is named in his honour.

Jim Wetterberg - former recreational fencer.  Jim is a Past President (3 terms) of the Alberta Fencing Association and a Qualified Armourer.  (Jim was Armourer for two Canada Winter Games - 1995 in Grande Prairie, Alberta and 1991 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.)  Jim is a former Technical Advisor to the Canadian Fencing Federation and at tournaments Jim is always a willing technical advisor to tournament organizers and to the individual fencers.

Janet Wetterberg (March 8, 1938 - July 25, 2011) - former recreational fencer.  Janet served many years on the Alberta Fencing Association Executive as Secretary, President, and Vice President Finance.  She served 3 two-year terms with the Canadian Fencing Federation as Vice President Administration.  

Janet founded the Epic Fencing Club in Calgary, initially a children's and youth fencing club.  She was Technical Advisor for Fencing at the 1995 Canada Winter Games in Grande Prairie, Alberta.  Janet has organized numerous major fencing tournaments in Calgary. Janet was the heart and soul of Fencing Equipment of Canada.

Our children, Shelley, Don and Shannon Wetterberg were active competitive fencers.  Shelley was a member of the Women's Foil National Team from Cadet through Senior, culminating in her participation in the Barcelona Olympics.  Don was a member of the Men's Epee team from Cadet to Senior.  Shannon was a member of the Alberta Women's Foil Team to the Canada Winter Games.

"Fencing Equipment of Canada" was founded by Fran Wetterberg in the early 1940s.  Jim and Janet assisted from the late 1960s and upon the retirement of Fran took over completely and expanded to include all of Canada (for the past 30 years).  In an effort to keep the cost of quality equipment affordable, we buy only from the manufacturer and sell directly to the fencer (no middleman). We try to attend most tournaments and we service all equipment that we sell.