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

Celebrating 35 years in business with:

  • Everyday discount prices
  • Knowledgeable sales and service
  • Staff with more than 70 years 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!



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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Larry E. Smith Recognised for his Contributions to South Nation Conservation de la Nation Sud


In February of 2018, the SNC Board of Directors recognised Larry E. Smith as a Friend of SNC for his on-going partnership and support of SNC’s stewardship programmes.  Congratulations, Larry!

For almost 10 years, Larry E. Smith has been an active and involved member of South Nation Conservation’s stewardship and lands programmes.  Since 2009, he has logged hundreds of hours volunteering for various SNC programmes, such as the annual youth hunt where he has mentored over 70 youth.  Also, he volunteers his time regularly monitoring SNC properties as a forest steward.

Not only does Larry sit on the SNC’s Fish and Wildlife Committee, he is also Vice-chair of the Eastern Ontario Deer Advisory Committee (EODAC) where he works closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) to help manage deer populations within the Kemptville district.

Through his participation in out-reach and conservation initiatives, and his strong commitment to preserving local forests, Larry E. Smith is truly a Friend of South Nation Conservation and the local environment.

Below:  Larry E. Smith (2nd from right) at the presentation and the glass artwork of the SNC logo.

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Violet Lovelace – a strong woman in a male-dominated industry


Violet was born in Jedburgh, SK on August 28, 1936. Her family moved to Yorkton when she was four years old, where she attended elementary school and Yorkton Collegiate for high school. In her youth she was involved with the United Church Youth Club and C.G.I.T and eventually became troop leader. Violet earned her teaching degree at Moose Jaw Teacher’s College in 1955.

In 1972, Violet and her husband Atley moved to a quarter section of land just east of Regina on Highway #1, where they lived and set up their archery business. She was involved daily in its operation.  Violet also participated in archery tournaments and collected a large number of trophies. She taught elementary school at Burke School in Yorkton and Pilot Butte Elementary School.

In 1974, Violet retired from teaching to work full-time in their archery business. In 1996 they built a lodge north of Norquay, where they spent their summers and ran an outfitting business. Violet was a great cook and grew a huge garden at the lodge.

Violet passed away peacefully in Sun City, Arizona (her winter home with her husband since 2001) on Tuesday, February, 27, 2018.

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2018 Candle-masters for Thursday night Advanced Classes


Bill Mackey (compound) is the ultimate candle-master this year with 6 candle flames taken out properly.  A close second goes to Ryan Luckovitch (compound) with 5.

Other successful archers at 13 meters were:  Jordan Eastman (recurve) with 2, Ian Pratt (compound) with 2, Sandra Rampton-Siedule (recurve) 1 and Brandon Luckovitch (compound) 1.

Most participants were able to make the flame flutter, but just couldn’t get the flame to go out – remember, they can’t hit the candle itself!  So, congratulations to all the Thursday night advanced classes for some really good bowarm and visual follow-throughs!  Nice work 🙂

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2018 Classes and Private Lessons take a pause – Kathleen Millar is not available until April 18th


SNAS will not be offering group lessons for advanced or beginner youth and adults for the week of April 9-14.

Please note that private lessons terminate on April 07th and will start again on April 18th.  Please contact Kathleen Millar AFTER that date in order to book private classes.

Session #4 for group lessons begins as follows:

Wednesday, April 18  –  Advanced Youth

Thursday, April 19   –   Advanced Adult

Friday, April 20    –    Beginner Youth and Adult (all classes for this session are booked fully with waiting lists)


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2018 Candle-masters for Wednesday night Advanced Classes


We had great shooting skills on demonstration for our annual Candle Flames classes on Wednesday nights.  Congratulations to 10m candle masters Cyrill Jaquemet (Olympic recurve-style), Cole Myers (Compound) and Adam Matamoros (instructional recurve equipment) for taking out the candles neatly this year.

Honourable mentions for consistently shooting through the flame without putting it out go to: Luke Seldenthuis (6 for 6!), William Baker and Noah Yateman.

Thursday night classes will shoot from 13m.  Look for results after April 5th.


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2018 MICA Results for SNAC March 25


To finish the indoor 2017-2018, we hosted our annual Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas (MICA) event, which was registered with World Archery and Archery Canada. This world regional event runs from January 01-April 30 annually and most countries in the Americas participate.

There was some great shooting and team round was exciting as always! Congratulations to our men’s compound and recurve senior teams:  Ryan, Brandon & Nolan (230) and Shane, Pierre & Mohamed (190).

Individual congratulations go to Brandon Luckovitch, Hannah Rousseau, Mohamed El-Halawani and Pierre Dagenais who either beat their personal best or tied it.  Well done!

Use this link for our site’s results:


Full Canadian results will be posted on Archery Canada’s website after April 22nd – the last Canadian site to host this event.  Full Americas results will appear on the COPARCO website after April 30.

As this end the indoor season, we would like to thank club members who added to the refreshments and snacks table each tournament all season long.  In particular, a special thanks goes to Connie Siedule for her VERY generous contribution to healthy eating for every tournament – amazing!!!

Our outdoor season starts with Wednesday night CDN 900 Round leagues in mid-June.  Stay posted for more details!

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2018 Indoor National Championships


Congratulations to all SNAC participants at this year’s national regional championships.  The final results for all sites have been posted on the Archery Canada website.  Please use the link below for our site’s results.


Our next, and last indoor tournament of the 2017-2018 season is MICA on Sunday, March 25.  We will be running 3 full lines plus two team competition lines.  Stand-by registration only; all lines are full.

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National and Provincial Mailmatch Results for February 2018


Please use the links below to read the updated version of mailmatch scores for February for SNAC archers only.  To follow the national results, please use the Archery Canada website and for full provincial results, please use the Ontario Association of Archers website.

Thank you.



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2018 Week-long Nutrition Challenge winner is Kate Montgomery


Our annual balanced nutrition week-long challenge was better than ever with 98% return of all advanced student logs.  Well done, group!  We’ve seen better scores from all participants year-to-year.  This year, returning archer Kate Montgomery scores almost a perfect 735!  Right behind her was Jordan Sequillion-Gautreau.  Congratulations to both archers!

The annual nutrition challenge does not log portion sizes, but instead looks at how an archer fuels the body with a proper mixture of all basic food groups.  Using the Canada Food Guide as a model, it is individualised to fit allergies and special diet requirements.  The goal is to eat a balanced, healthy diet without supplements while abstaining from deep-fried foods, junk food and caffeine.  Of course, this last category is a tough one for most of our adult advanced students, but for one week out of the year, it is a good lesson.

All logs are critiqued and returned with comments to the archers to help them improve their eating habits.

If anyone is interested in taking the SNAC Nutrition Challenge, please contact Kathy Millar.

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OAA 10-ring Championship Results for 2018


Congratulations to all the members and guests who participated in the week-long provincial 10-ring championship at SNAC.  Thank you to Connie Siedule in particular for supplying the majority of the healthy snack food during the week!

SNAC-only results can be viewed using the link below.  For province-wide results, please consult the OAA website.  Thank you.

Next tournament:  national regional indoor championships on Sunday, March 04.  We are booked fully.  Stand-by only is available for a 6pm line if there is sufficient interest.


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