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

Celebrating 34 years in business with:

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

We train new and advanced 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!


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, cash and cheques.
We do not accept post-dated cheques.
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Open Good Friday / closed Easter Monday


Please note that South Nation Archery will have normal business hours during the 2017 Easter weekend, except that we will be closed on April 17th, Easter Monday.

Friday, April 14  1pm – 9pm

Saturday, April 15   9am – 4pm

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday  CLOSED


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2017 Candle-master is Brandon Luckovitch


Brandon led the way this year with 5 candle flames without touching the candle itself.  Great job this year, Brandon!  Honourable mention goes to Cole Myers, Pam Bennett, Max Binkle, Connie Siedule, Ryan Luckovitch, Nolan Eakins and Bill Mackey.

Revenge of the candle flames will have to wait until 2018!

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Millar trains NCCP archery coach evaluators in Hamilton, ON


Kathleen Millar was asked to return to Archery Canada’s coach certification programme on April 02, 2017 to train NCCP coach evaluators from across the country for the Competition-Development context.

She was involved with the pilot of this programme in January 2014.  This training session was part of a larger 4-day event hosted in Hamilton by the Coaches Association of Ontario.  Many sports were in attendance, with the archery delegation being one of the largest.  Archery representatives attended from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba and British Columbia.

A coach evaluator is an important part of assessing coach competency after appropriate training.  The evaluator’s role is to ensure that the coach is competent, but also to suggest future learning opportunities and areas to strengthen.  If the coach is found to be competent, then certification is granted.

Kathleen has been involved in the national coach certification programme since 1976.

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Private lessons April 10 – 19, 2017 – Kathy Millar not available


For those members and customers looking for private lessons during this time period, please contact Larry Smith at 1-613-989-2943 for availability. Kathy will resume private lessons on April 20.

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2017 MICA – Greatest Participation to date at SNAC


Congratulations to the individuals and team members who competed in our marathon day-and-a-half annual MICA tournament.  Though it is not required, SNAC registers this event internationally with World Archery for performance awards and records.  The event runs from January 01 to May 31 each year with participation from all the Americas from Argentina to Canada.

We are pleased to publish the SNAC-only site results.  WEB_2017Canada_MICA_Results_For_SNAS#12_2017-03-26


Final Canadian results will appear on the Archery Canada website sometime in early May.  For full results, consult the COPARCO website after that date.

We are fortunate to have a dedicated national co-ordinator for this event:  Lynne Durward.  Thank you, Lynne, for organising the event and the results!

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Indoor Tournaments – Great performances and efforts finish off the 2016-2017 Season


Congratulations to all those competitors who took part in our final indoor tournament of the season:  The Multi-site Indoor Championships of the Americas (MICA).  We had the biggest turn-out ever with 4 separate starting times, all filled to capacity plus 3 team events for CPD Senior Men (with 2 cadets on the team), CPD Junior Women (with 2 cadets on the team) and REC Senior Women (the same team members as last year).

Those results will be posted shortly.

In the meantime, it is time to celebrate all the accomplishments, tests, trials-and-tribulations and victories of all those who put themselves up to the test of shooting some or all of our internationally-registered tournaments throughout the winter.  Well done, everybody!!

Indoor mailmatches are coming to a close at the end of March.  So if you have not shot 6 scores for your average, you’d better get a move on!  🙂

Indoor house leagues will finish on April 15th.  Again, you need 6 scores for an average.

Outdoor CDN900 leagues will be held in June-July and we hope you will be able to join us on Wednesday evenings.

Our annual 4 x 720 weekend will be held on July 22-23 and you may sign up for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 rounds by contacting Larry or Kathy.

So the indoor season is winding down and now we need to wait for the outdoor lanes to dry out and we’ll be able to move outside in May-June.  We hope to see you then!

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High Performance Archers continue to use SNAC for training and guidance


We were pleased to host Alyssa Murphy, her brother Tyler (2-time world championship team member), dad David and mom Julie from New Brunswick during an intensive 3-day training camp here at SNAC.  Alyssa is qualified to represent Canada at the World Youth Archery Championships taking place in Rosario, Argentina in October 2017.  She will be working on her training plan, with added fitness and psychological plans designed specifically to meet her needs.

We wish her all the best as she trains for this event!

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SNAC 18M WA March 2017 tournament results


Lots of great shooting today at SNAC for our indoor internationally-sanctioned 18M tournament.  Congratulations to Cub Recurve archers Durvishan Thananchayan and Olin Cave who shot PBs and to all the archers who remembered that we started an hour earlier today because it was Daylight Savings Time!  🙂

Here are the results from today’s event:


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720 weekend date pushed back one week



To all our participants who join us annually in July for our 4 x 720 weekend, we have been made aware just today, March 10, that this tournament is in direct conflict with the OAA Target Championship.

Therefore, we are moving our tournament back one week to July 22-23.  We apologise for any inconvenience to your planning.

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UPDATE: 2016-2017 CONFIRMED Tournament Schedule at SNAS


INDOOR TOURNAMENTS AND LEAGUES for recurve, compound and barebow archers

The following SUNDAYS are internationally-sanctioned, 60-arrow 18-meter tournaments (except for IFAA event), and space is very limited on afternoon lines.

December 04, 2016

January 15, February 12, and March 12, 2017

IFAA indoor provincial 5-ring championship: January 29, 2017

18m indoor provincial championship is an internationally-sanctioned, 60-arrow 18-meter tournaments:

Monday, February 20, Wednesday, February 22, Thursday, February 23, AND Sunday, February 26, 2017 (morning & afternoon lines only).

Archery Canada Regional Indoor Championship is an internationally-sanctioned, 60-arrow 18-meter tournament: March 05 (possible addition of night line on March 04) 2017

MICA is internationally-sanctioned at SNAS, 60-arrow 18-meter tournaments for recurve and compound archers: March 26 (possible addition of night line on March 25) 2017.  The team round starts at 1pm.

OFSSA archery invitational tournament, Richmond Hill, ON:  May 17 & 18, 2017

OUTDOOR TOURNAMENTS AND LEAGUES for recurve, compound and barebow archers

2017 CDN 900 leagues will be held on Wednesday evenings, with scoring beginning at 6pm (18:00) SHARP:  June 07, 14, 21, 28, July 05 and 12 (week 6 is a nationally-sanctioned tournament).

4 x 720 Weekend Event:  Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23, 2017.

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