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!


July 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update:  We are pleased to announce that our staff has been vaccinated fully, for your safety, and ours.  We must continue to abide by COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions though.

The Ontario government will start Step 3 of the three-phase plan starting on Friday, July 16.  This change does not alter anything that we are doing currently; 2m distancing is in place.  Masks must be worn in the retail area and on the ranges, except when on the shooting line.

South Nation Archery is pleased to offer booking times for our indoor lanes for groups of 5 persons or less, and outdoor lanes and private lessons.  Please e-mail or phone to book your time slot.

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.

August 14-15 WA720 Tournaments – limited space available

The following listing as of July 22, shows the number of shooting positions available on each of the 4 rounds:

Saturday, August 14 – 10am line:  1 spot at 60m

Saturday, August 14 – 2pm line:  1 spot at 50m (compound targets)

Sunday, August 15 – 10am line:  2 spots at 50m (compound or barebow targets)

Sunday, August 15 – 2pm line:  2 spots at 60m, 2 spots at 50m (compound or barebow targets)

2021 WA 720 Tournaments Scheduled for August

We are pleased to open pre-registration for our 8 x 720 rounds which we will hold on August 14-15 and August 28-29.

Check out our Events Page for details.

We will maintain COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines as they are mandated by the Ontario government for the month of August.

You can contact Kathy Millar for pre-registration and further details at:  info@southnationarchery.com

Offering classes again / Staff has been vaccinated / no Session #4 group lessons in 2021

Ontario’s 3rd COVID-19 wave is subsiding and the stay-at-home order was terminated on June 02.  Now, we are entering Phase 1 of the re-opening programme outlined by the Ford government.

Kathleen Millar has been in touch directly with all students/parents/grandparents who had pre-booked lessons prior to the restrictions being instituted, and now we are ready to take new students and future bookings during normal business hours.

There will be NO Session #4 for group lessons in 2021, as we would be finished all those classes by the beginning of June and many students are using the warm weather to pursue other outdoor activities.  Group lessons will resume in the fall/winter 2021/2022.  Keep posted on developments through the SNAS e-bulletin.

All classes must be held outside on our 70m range; even though Kathy and Larry have received their first vaccine shot, all COVID-19 restrictions will continue for group sizes, mask-wearing, sanitation, pre-booking and physical distancing.  NO walk-in classes or lanes times will be accepted; no spectators allowed, with the exception of guardians.

We look forward to a healthy, safe and happy summertime as we move closer to a return to full service at our shop/club.  More information on tournaments will be coming in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Saturday, May 22 Outdoor Lanes available for booking

Effective today, May 20, 2021, the Ontario government has announced that outdoor sports are set to reopen across the province on Saturday, May 22nd as part of a three-step plan aimed at gradually allowing for more indoor and outdoor activities to resume by the end of summer.   Therefore, South Nation Archery is pleased to offer booking times for our outdoor lanes starting at 9am May 22nd.  Please e-mail or phone to book your time slot.

Under the new plan, restrictions will be eased gradually through June, July and August based on vaccination rates and key public health and health-care indicators.

The current stay-at-home order will remain in place until June 2, with the exception of these newly-announced changes to some outdoor activities.

The three phases of the province’s plan are:

  • Phase one (starting week of June 13): An initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower. This includes allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, outdoor dining with up to four people per table and non-essential retail at 15 per cent capacity.
  • Phase two: Further expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people. This includes outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, outdoor sports and leagues, personal care services as well as indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings at 15 per cent capacity. All indoor gatherings in this phase will require face coverings.
  • Phase three: Expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are large numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn. This includes indoor sports and recreational fitness, indoor dining, museums, art galleries, libraries, casinos and bingo halls, with capacity limits.

REVISED: Outdoor Lanes waiting for re-open with COVID-19 Restrictions

May 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update:  The stay-at-home order has been lifted, now slated for June 02.  This may change at any time.  Thank you for your patience.

The Official Opposition party is supposed to table a motion next week allowing for outdoor activities with restrictions.  We are hopeful that this will pass, but the majority government at Queen’s Park may not allow it.  Please keep checking back on our website for updates.

Once the government does allow outdoor activities to resume, we will be pleased to open our OUTDOOR lanes to a maximum of FIVE people per hour, by appointment only.  We will be able to offer private lessons outdoors-only as well.  Please contact Kathy or Larry to book your time by phone 613-989-2943, or by e-mail at info@southnationarchery.com.

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.  Thank you.

April 2021 COVID-19 Update

South Nation Archery may not schedule ANY lanes times for recreational use indoors or outdoors until after May 1st.  Please keep posted on this website for updates.

All group classes will end on Friday, April 02, 2021.

All indoor tournaments are cancelled.

Retail continues during normal business hours, but we ask that you phone or write for an appointment.

We continue to offer you a safe, knowledgeable and friendly environment.  Please stay well and observe COVID-19 guidelines for wearing masks and keeping physical distance from non-family members.  We are looking forward to getting back to normal for the outdoor season.

Rian Chicoine is our Nutrition Week Champion for 2021

Congratulations to all our advanced and intermediate students who took the 2021 Nutrition Week challenge.  This year, the person who had the most balanced diet for 7 straight days, with the least amount of junk food was Rian Chicoine.  Congratulations, Rian!

Our Nutrition Week challenge is focused on education, on calorie quality, not on calorie intake.  This is about nutrition, not dieting, and a lot of our students learned that there were patterns to their eating habits which could be altered easily in order to improve energy and hydration.

South Nation runs this challenge in the advanced/intermediate classes each March to mark National Nutrition month.  For more information about the revised Canada Food Guide and how to fuel your body better, please use government of Canada link: https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/

 

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