Shop and Club

Meeting the needs of bowhunters and target archers since 1983
Pour assistez les chasseurs à l’arc et les archers depuis 1983

Celebrating 38 years in business with:

  • Competitive prices
  • Knowledgeable sales and service
  • Staff with more than 70 years combined experience in the sport

South Nation Archery is a pro shop, specialising in archery ONLY; we are not a general sporting goods store. 

We offer a personalised in-store experience, the kind of knowledge and service you do not find at a box store.  We are here to help you shoot better and that can happen only with in-person service from people in the know.

South Nation Archery continues to train new and advanced archers.  We coach bowhunters as well as
recreational archers, local, provincial, state and national Champions,
World Regional Champions, World Champions and Paralympians.

Come join our classes, leagues, tournaments and events!

 


February 2021 COVID-19 Update:  Please see our news section for the re-opening of our indoor lanes.  You MUST book a time with us during normal business hours for these services.

Retail customers are urged to call for an appointment.  In this way, we can control the number of people in the showroom at any given time.

South Nation Archery continues to offer a clean environment for its customers and students.  We want ensure our guests that we take the Corona virus outbreak seriously.  For more details, please see our news section.  Thank you.

STORE HOURS FOR 2021

WEEKDAYS 1:00 pm till 9:00 pm   (closed Tuesdays)

SATURDAYS 9:00 am till 4:00 pm  (closed Sundays)

We accept VISA, MasterCard, debit cards/Interact, e-transfers, cash and cheques.
We do not accept post-dated cheques.
We acknowledge that South Nation Archery is located on the traditional lands of the Kanien:keha’ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and recognizes the enduring presence of the First Peoples.
Roti’nikonhraien:tas ne South Nation Archery tsi kari:we’s shihatinakere ne kanien’keha:ka tanon Rotinonhsion:ni. Ratirihwaien:teri o:ni tsi kiotken ken:tho enhonne:sheke ne Onkwehon:weh.

Update: All 2021 Session 3 classes are FULL

SNAC is pleased to see the interest and enthusiasm from our students and families when the return to class messages went out.

We have filled all our COVID-19 safe spots.  If you would like to pre-register for Session #4, we will be attempting to host it in April-May as long as COVID-19 restrictions stay at Orange code or better.

If you are interested, please write to Kathleen Millar ASAP at:  info@southnationarchery.com.

We look forward to re-connecting with all of our students and greeting our new ones for this session.

2021 In-person Lessons are starting; no Mail matches or leagues

South Nation Archery was affected by the COVID-19 Grey Zone restrictions, but we are happy to report that our indoor lanes have re-opened, following Orange Zone guidelines for sports.  You MUST phone or e-mail to book a 1-hour shooting time.  No more than 2 people on the line; no more than 2 lines during the hour.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to run our house leagues and mail matches this year.  Note that our tournament slated for January 10th has been postponed indefinitely.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR GROUP LESSONS

ADVANCED GROUP Session #3 LESSONS will begin on March 03-04, 2021.  All those students pre-registered for these classes have been contacted directly by e-mail with specifics.

Friday night BEGINNER GROUP Session #3 LESSONS will start on Friday, March 05, 2021.  Please see our classes tabs for details.

In-person private lessons are available once again.  Please contact Kathleen Millar to book your time at:  info@southnationarchery.com

COVID-19 ORANGE ZONE RE-OPENING – Important Information

South Nation is pleased to advise its customers and students that the indoor lanes will be allowed to re-open under the following conditions.  PLEASE read carefully.  We will be in compliance with ONTARIO REGULATION 364/20, which was issued on February 10, 2021.  These guidelines will continue unless a third COVID-19 wave forces the Ontario government to shut down the Eastern Ontario Health Unit again.

Part 1:  Private Lessons and General Practice

Effective Wednesday, February 17th at 1pm EST, 1-hour, pre-registered private lessons and practice times will resume at SNAS.  All previous COVID-19 cleaning regimes and physical distancing guidelines will be re-instated.

All participants and students must wear a mask when not on the shooting line.  Those refusing to do so will be asked to leave our facility immediately.

a) Using the Lanes

During practice shooting times, only 2 persons will be allowed on the line at once, and 2 lines only, with a maximum of two “germ pools” per hour.  Pre-registration is mandatory; no walk-ins will be allowed in the lanes.  People who arrive unannounced will have to book a time and return.

In accordance with the regulations, there will be NO spectators allowed, but guardians may wait in the showroom.  Also, you will be given only ONE HOUR to practice.

b) In-person Private Lessons

Priority will be given to all those students / families who had their pre-booked lessons cancelled due to the Stay-at-Home order.  Kathleen Millar will be in touch with you directly via e-mail in order to re-schedule, if you are still interested.  Skype lessons will continue as usual.

All private lessons must be pre-booked via e-mail:  info@southnationarchery.com.  No exceptions.

Part 2:  Group Lessons Phase-in Plan

Due to the province-wide lock down, session #2 group lessons were cancelled.  Providing there is no further restriction in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit area, SNAS will start group lessons in March 2021.

a) Advanced/Intermediate Groups Session #3

All those students who were pre-registered for Session #2 will be given priority to return to class if they desire.  Kathleen Millar will e-mail each student / family directly.  You must confirm your interest to return or your spot will be given to those on the waiting list.

Classes for Session #3 Advanced/Intermediate will begin on Wednesday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 4th.  Further information will be posted on our website.

b) Beginner Youth, Teens and Adult Groups Session #3

All those students who were pre-registered for lessons will be given priority to return to class if they desire.  Kathleen Millar will e-mail each student / family directly.  You must confirm your interest to return or your spot will be given to those on the waiting list.

Classes for Session #3 Beginner Youth, Teens and Adults will begin on Friday, March 5th.  Further information will be posted on our website.

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

COVID-19 Lock-down Continues at SNAS

As of February 08th’s government of Ontario announcement, all restrictions for South Nation Archery remain the same.

We are an essential service, so the retail stores is allowed to remain open; the lanes and indoor recreational activities continue to be closed.  Therefore, classes will not be offered until at least February 16, 2021.

Please follow us on our website or on Facebook for updates as we receive them.

Stay safe and we hope to see all of our students again soon!

Ted Ladelpha, passionate barebow archer, dies of a heart attack

We are saddened to relay information from Peter Garrett that Ted Ladelpha, our passionate barebow archer over the past 20 years, did not survive a heart attack on January 21st, 2021.  South Nation Archery Club extends its condolences to Ted’s family and friends.

Ted was famous for his opinions, but also for the wonderful roasted turkey he would bring every year to our SNAC awards banquets.  He was generous to our SNAC members, and Larry E. Smith and Kathy Millar remember him fondly.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

CANCELLED TOURNAMENT on Sunday, February 14, 2021

Due to the provincial government’s decision to lock down eastern Ontario February 10th, we have decided to cancel this tournament until further notice.  The current COVID-19 environment is too unstable to plan for archers to have sufficient practice time in advance of the re-scheduled date.

We will advertise sanctioned indoor events with as much advanced notice as possible.  However, this may be only one week’s notice.

We thank all our competitive archers for their patience while we try to offer our regular programming under unusual circumstances.

2021 Parking Reminder for students & competitors

IMPORTANT message to class participants and league/tournament archers!

Please remember to park in our parking lot whenever possible.

DO NOT PARK on the south side of County Road 38.

If the parking lot is full, please park on the north side of the road only, and east of our lane way.

This notice is very important during the snow removal season; the OPP will have your car towed away if you are in the way of the snow-plough drivers.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Birthday Parties During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Ontario government guidelines, we are suspending birthday party lessons until further notice.

The only exemption to this are parties which comprise of one family only in attendance.

Please contact Kathleen Millar for more details:  info@southnationarchery.com

 

Tournament Schedule During COVID-19

SNAC is pleased to announce that we will be running World Archery sanctioned events in 2021.  Also, we will be running both provincial indoor championships and the national regional indoors.  Also, we will be running mail matches.

Pre-registration for all these events is COMPULSORY.  Preference will be given to advanced students and regular club participants.

You will see the dates and shooting times on our Events Page.

Only 4 people will be shooting for any start time; 2 archers per line.  There will be no spectators.

For more details, or to sign up for one of our events, please call or write to Kathleen Millar at 613-989-2943 or info@southnationarchery.com

 

2020 Candle-Master Quintin Fawcett

During our COVID-19 delayed Session #4, we held our annual candle event on October 28-29.  The archer must shoot out the flame without touching the arrow.  It takes quite a lot of skill and calmness.

This year’s Master is Cadet Compound archer Quintin Fawcett who shot THREE candles successfully.  Congratulations, Quintin!  You are the youngest archer to take out 3 in one class!

Then we had quite the family feud in our Thursday night 7pm classes:  all 3 parents shot out at least 1 candle flame (Connie Siedule shot out 2 of them), but none of the children in the families was able to do so.  Of course the parents did not rub in that fact …

We had a large number of people shoot their first candle flames ever.  So, with them plus repeat successful archers, big congratulations to:  Serenity Last (her dad failed to put one out), Georgia Stanley, Stella Fawcett, Oz Alves, Eden Baker, William Baker and Pam LeClair.

Our annual event is the distraction night activity built into advanced group lessons.  Other distraction night events include team rounds, shutting out sounds around you, and field archery.  For more information on advanced classes, please contact Kathleen Millar.