Too Young to be Gone – Adam Wicks, long-time SNAC member dies at age 31
Adam Wicks dies at age 31
It is with sadness, but with many fond memories, that we must relay the news that Adam Wicks died on Friday, August 19th at Winchester District Memorial Hospital of heart failure.
Adam grew up in our archery lanes and was an active participant in house leagues, tournaments, and was an OFSSA archery representative for North Dundas District High School. Also, he was an enthusiastic bowhunter.
He was in the same grade as our daughter, Amanda, when they attended Inkerman Public School together and they remained friends over their lifetime. We will miss him.
SNAC Archers Represent Eastern Zone at 2016 Ontario Summer Games
Photo credit Connie Siedule
Congratulations to all the young archers from across Ontario who competed in the archery event during Ontario Summer Games, August 13-14 in Mississauga. In particular, congratulations to all the archers from our Eastern Zone, and those members who train regularly at SNAC.
Recurve: Josh Sequillion, Daniel Thomas and Sandra Rampton-Siedule
Compound: Hannah Rousseau, Nolan Eakins and Ryan Luckovitch
For full results, visit the OAA website and links.
Here’s our Eastern Zone! Thanks to Connie Siedule for the photo.
Kathleen Millar 2015 national Coach of the Year
Photo by Karen Van Nest
Archery Canada presents annual awards, including the Hank Wiseman Coach of the Year Award.
Kathleen Millar is the 2015 recipient.
Al Wills, Archery Canada President, is presenting on August 6, 2016 in Peterborough, Ontario.
Karen Van Nest officially named to Rio Paralympic Team
Congratulations to Paralympian Karen Van Nest who will represent Canada in archery at the Rio Games in September. Karen shoots in the Compound Open division (compound bows are permitted in Paralympic Games). This will be her second Para Games as an archer; formerly she competed in Pistol.
She lives in the Bruce Peninsula area, and is supported by her partner Phil Henderson. She trains with Kathy Millar via Skype and whenever possible face-to-face in Winchester. Recently, she shot a near-world record score at SNAC and is currently returning from competing well at the US Nationals. She will be competing at the Canadian Target Nationals in Peterborough in early August. She will continue to prepare for the 2016 Games and beyond.
For the formal Archery Canada announcement, paste the link below into your browser:
Final Results from 2016 Provincial Outdoor Championship – Molly Solc GOLD
Congratulations to all the archers who participated in the 2016 OAA provincial target championships.
There were some outstanding scores and personal bests.
Andrew Fagan shot 704 on Day 2 in the Open Division (compound) and Molly Solc shot 600 in senior recurve division to win the gold medal for women.
Durvishan Thananchayan shot 3 outstanding rounds in Pre-Cub male recurve.
For results with high-lighted SNAC archers who attended, use this link:
SNAC archers at 2016 OAA Outdoor Target Champs – Day 1 results
Congratulations to the archers who train at South Nation Archery and who are competing at this year’s outdoor target championships in North Bay, ON.
Congratulations also to the tournament organisers for hosting this event.
For Day 1 results use: 2016_OAA_Outdoor_Champs_Day1
Results from SNAC’s Annual 4 x 720 Weekend Event
Each year, South Nation hosts an internationally-sanctioned 2 double-720 rounds on a weekend prior to the provincial and national championships. This allows local-area archers another opportunity to prepare properly for these events.
2016 saw both morning lines full, full, full! We hosted archers from the Bruce Peninsula, Ajax, Kingston, Joyceville, Petawawa and Gatineau joining others from the Ottawa-Kemptville region.
Except for the hour’s delay on Saturday morning due to a severe thunder storm, the weather was very good and the tournament ran well.
Congratulations to all those who finished the tournament! Find the results links below.
Our Oldest Student passes away at 94 years young
Peter Kearvell, 90-years young, taking class in February 2013. Peter took up archery at the age of 89.
It is with sadness that Kathy and Larry must report that Mr. Peter Kearvell passed away on May 06, 2016. He was a wonderful human being and loved his archery, which he found very late in life (started at age 90). For two years, almost every week, he would travel the 45km (at 80 kph exactly) from Alexandria to Winchester, Ontario to take lessons and become strong enough to purchase his own equipment.
He moved back to his beloved Saltspring Island, BC at the feisty age of 92 where he shot his bow up to the time of his last hospitalisation.
Thank you, Peter, for sharing your life experiences and enthusiasm for life!
Karen Van Nest sets new national record at SNAC annual 4 x 720 weekend
Congratulations to Karen Van Nest – Paralympian, who is preparing for the 2016 Rio Games, set a new national record for Compound Open on Sunday at SNAC. She shot 689 out of 720 at 50m on an 80cm face. The current world record is 695, so this performance was world-class!
Congratulations also to Kaity Horlock (JR CPD W) and Alexandra Paquette (CDT CPD W) who shot PBs this weekend! Stephane Potvin (SR REC M) tied his personal best as well.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual weekend. With the exception of the delay for the extreme lightning storm on Saturday morning, we had terrific weather throughout.
This closes-out the outdoor season for SNAC. The indoor competition schedule will be posted in October.
Paquette sets FIVE national records at SNAC’s annual CDN 900 event
What a spectacular way to finish 900 Leagues this year! Alexandra Paquette set FIVE national records on Wednesday, July 06 at our annual nationally-sanctioned tournament. Felicitations, Alexandra!!!!! She was one point off tying the national senior record, broke 2 junior compound women’s records and 3 cadet compound women’s records! Nice going, Alex!
Congratulations to everyone else who shot last night; we had a couple of PBs and PWs (such is archery). This ends our 2016 league nights.
Thank you to everyone who participated and a special shout-out to those who shot every week: Bill Mackey, Crystal Foster and Connie Siedule.
For full results, please use the following link: