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 37 years in business with:

  • Competitive 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!

 


Private lessons continue throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and recovery.  Please book a time with us during normal business hours.

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

Our indoor lanes are available to our regular students and customers by appointment only.  Please call us at 613-989-2943 during normal business hours to book your time, or write to us at info@southnationarchery.com.

Session #2 group classes for beginner adults and youth have been cancelled.  We will attempt to run Session #3 in March.  Advanced classes will continue.

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 2020

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.

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 and Group Lessons in 2021

South Nation Archery, in eastern Ontario, is within the new provincial Orange Zone for restrictions as regards COVID-19 and sports as of November 18th.  We are allowed to entertain groups of 10 persons indoors, keeping within physical distancing guidelines.  We have done our part in order to make sure that all participants are safe, and so far there have been no incidents.  We would like to thank all our students for their diligence!  It has made it possible for us to continue to offer our classes.  Now we are programming our 2021 indoor season.

After analyzing how long it took for the COVID-19 cases to drop in the Ottawa area after Thanksgiving 2020, South Nation Archery has made the assumption that the same 4-6 weeks will be needed after the Christmas-New Year holiday season for cases to stabilize.

If we adhere to that timeline for BEGINNER GROUP LESSONS, then South Nation Archery has decided to cancel Session #2.

Should COVID-19 conditions stabilize and eastern Ontario remains “Orange”, then beginner group lessons for Session #3, will start on Friday, March 05, 2021.  More information will follow.  You may pre-register, but payment will not be necessary until March 1st.

ADVANCED GROUP LESSONS will continue as usual for Session #2 unless there is a Grey Zone alert.  Classes will begin on January 13-14, 2021.

2021 Sessions and private lessons will increase by $5.00.

Further information will be posted on our website.  Check back for more details in December.  We will have information regarding indoor tournaments, mail matches and leagues in the near future.

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.

2020 Advanced Classes Session #1 FULL

We are happy to announce that we ARE able to run our regular Session #1 group lessons for advanced youth and adults starting in November.  ALL CLASSES ARE BOOKED FULLY.

Please see our classes page and events for further details.

Session #1 Advanced classes will run on Wednesdays from November 11th to December 16th and on Thursdays from November 12th to December 17th.

AWARDS CELEBRATION – COVID-19 STYLE FOR 2020!

On Saturday, September 26th we will be hosting our annual Awards Celebration for 2020.

We are excited to recognize all of our club, provincial and national participants.

 

But it’s 2020, so there will be differences:

  1. This event is by invitation only. You will receive an invitation directly via e-mail and/or via Canada Post.  There will be no other spectators.  Please see Point #3.
  2. The presentations will be held outdoors. We will have a pavilion in case of poor weather.  Please wear your mask at all times except for the actual presentation.
  3. Bring ONE family member with you in order to present you with your medal(s).
  4. There is no set time to arrive during the day between 9am to 4pm. Please identify yourself at the shop door and we’ll come out to organise the presentation, take your photo and give you some cake if you wish.
  5. We will create a photo collage on our website of all our participants who join us on September 26th.
  6. There will be individual pieces of cake, cut and plated according to COVID-19 guidelines. Kathy or Larry will give you the piece of cake directly in order to avoid cross-contamination.  When you eat your cake, please maintain at least 2m-distance between your family and any others present.  Please put your garbage in the waste bin provided.

NOTE:  SNAC has all the medals and certificates EXCEPT for provincial championship medals.  If you received one of these in the mail, PLEASE bring it/them along so that we can present them to you properly.

FYI:  MICA has been extended until the end of the year, so we will not be able to know club member results yet.

2020-2021 COVID-19 INFORMATION SHEET

FOR SOUTH NATION ARCHERY GROUP LESSONS 2020-2021

READ CAREFULLY

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, South Nation Archery will be regulating student traffic flow strictly.

See below for details.

All students will be expected to wear a mask at all times except when shooting or performing warm-up exercises.  If you do not have a mask, we will give you a disposable mask upon entering.

You must use the hand sanitizer products upon entering.  You will be asked if you washed your hands or not after using the toilette facilities.  Toilettes will be cleaned after each use.

NEW Rules to Regulate Student Traffic Flow:

  1. There will be NO visitors / spectators, including parents, during classes. All chairs and benches have been removed during classes.
  2. Wait in your car for your family member(s) to exit the building when classes are done.
  3. For students attending classes at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm, wait either in the indoor designated waiting area, the outdoor designated waiting area (see diagram by using the link below), or in your vehicle until the previous class members have exited. You will be given a signal to enter.
  4. You or your family i.e. “germ pool” have been assigned a specific spot for you and your gear during class. All outdoor clothing, personal articles and personal archery gear must be stored in this area upon arrival and during class.  NO personal articles will be allowed in the showroom.  All students will enter the shooting lanes at the 18m doorway and exit after class through the 10m doorway and directly out of the building.
  5. See individual class listing to determine your area: A, B, C or D. 
  6. Payment: For those who have not pre-paid their group lesson fee, Larry will have you come into the showroom, one at a time, once class has started, in order for you to pay.

Session #4 Classes start on September 23-25, 2020 as follows.   All classes are full.

AY4-6  Advanced Session #4             Wednesdays   6-7pm

AY4-7  Advanced Session #4             Wednesdays   7-8pm

AY4-8  Advanced Session #4             Wednesdays   8-9pm

AI4-9   Intermediate Session #4         Wednesdays   9-10pm

 

AA4-6  Advanced Session #4             Thursdays       6-7pm

AA4-7  Advanced Session #4             Thursdays       7-8pm

AA4-8  Advanced Session #4             Thursdays       8-9pm

 

BY4-6  Beginner Ages 11-15              Fridays            6-7pm

BY4-7  Beginner Ages 7-10                Fridays            7-8pm

BY4-8  Beginner Teens & Adults        Fridays            8-9pm

BY4-9  Beginner Teens & Adults        Fridays            9-10pm

August 2020 – Here we go with year 38!

Quietly, without a lot of fanfare, we celebrated the start of our 38th year in business last week. That’s a pretty big accomplishment for a privately-owned, archery-only shop. There are not many of us left in the industry.
We would like to thank all our loyal customers and students for their support all through the years and will continue to offer you education, information and services in an accepting, welcoming environment.

4 x 720 weekend event success despite COVID-19

We are happy to announce that South Nation Archery Club is one of the first clubs in Canada to host a world-sanctioned event in the COVID-19 era!  With all the extra paperwork and measures in place, we were able to run our annual 4 x 720 weekend event in August instead of our normal mid-July dates.

The results are listed below and are on the Archery Canada website.

Congratulations to all our competitors; there were some PBs:

Durvishan Thananchayan shot 2 +560 scores

Kaity Horlock shot 680 and Robin shot really well, too!

Larry E. Smith set a new national record for Master’s +60 Fixed Pins with a 641.

4 x 720 Weekend August 8-9, 2020 Spots Available

This is officially an internationally-sanctioned event as usual.

As of August 6th at 16:30, the following spots are available.  You MUST pre-register with Kathy or Larry with an e-mail contact so that we can send you the COVID-19 questionnaire.

Saturday, August 08 MORNING line:

70m recurve:  1 spot

60m recurve:  1 spot

50m compound:  4 spots

Saturday, August 08 AFTERNOON line:

70m recurve:  1 spot

60m recurve:  2 spots

50m compound:  2 spots

Sunday, August 09 MORNING line:  FULL

Sunday, August 09 AFTERNOON line:

60m recurve:  1 spot

50m compound:  3 spots

 

All 2020 Ontario Provincial Championships CANCELLED

Friday, July 24th, 2020
The Archery Ontario Board of Directors (BOD), has been working with partners at local, regional, provincial and national levels to determine the best course of action for the 2020 scheduled provincial events. Early in this process, steps were taken to reschedule provincial events to a much later date than usual, with the hope that conditions surrounding Covid19 would allow for the safe and successful return to play and the hosting of these larger scale, provincially sanctioned archery events.

The BOD met on July 22nd and was unanimous in the passing of a motion to defer until 2021 the hosting of the 4 major provincial events (3D, Field, Target and Junior Challenge). Therefore, none of the events will take place this year. This is in keeping with our value of safety: the safety of organizers, officials, participants and spectators alike – ALL of our archery family!

What does this means for host clubs? They have the first opportunity to host next year and we ask that they please confirm via email to Kevin, if they choose to do so. We would be going back the usual calendar dates. If they choose not to do so, then the host club intended for 2021 will be the next in line to be eligible to host, it not, then the hosting of the event would be open to bidding at the Fall AGM.

Contributing factors that do not allow for us to move forward in this season: For example, the regions of the province are in various stages of re-opening; the public health officials of different regions have different guidelines to follow; the liability insurance is limited in the way it offers protection for host clubs in terms of liability (if someone were become ill from COVID while attending a provincial event, the host club could be held liable, even if a waiver were signed and there is a campaign underway so as to make this change in legislation, for the future); time constraints, additional equipment requirements and availability of large outdoor spaces that allow for proper social distancing, disinfecting practices and costs associated with cleanliness, PPE, etc.

* A reminder to clubs that Under the emergency order (still in place at the time of this message) and available here https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20223 the only persons permitted to use the facility are members of an organization, league or club. described in paragraph 34.4 of Schedule 2.
**For those who are looking to host their own local event, Clubs are required to comply with conditions in their applicable region/Public Health Unit, such as wearing a mask, limits on gathering size, physical distancing, stringent disinfecting and cleaning and having a contingency plan in place in the event that a participant is unwell and/ or displays symptoms while on the premises, etc. Keeping a list of the participants to do contact-tracing and being able to reach everyone to advise them, should a participant later develop the illness. These conditions will vary based on whether the region is in Stage 2 or Stage 3 of the Provincial re-opening framework.
***More information available here https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-stages

We thank you (the membership) for your ongoing support and we look forward to a time when we can come together to participate safely in Archery – our sport for life! Respectfully,
Archery Ontario Board of Directors