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!

 


January 2021 COVID-19 Update:  Private lessons WILL NOT continue throughout the COVID-19 Grey Zone lock-down unless it relates to equipment purchases and set-up.  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: 2021 Advanced Group Lessons Session #2

Here is an update for everyone registered for Advanced Group Lessons, Session #2, slated to begin originally during the second week of January.

Eastern Ontario has experienced an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and South Nation Archery is adhering to the “stay at home” advice from the Ford government; we are not encouraging you to leave your home in order to attend class, as this is non-essential travel.

We are hopeful that classes can start on February 17-18 and run 6 weeks of classes.  We will update our students directly via e-mail again as we draw nearer to the end of the extended lock-down date of February 10th.

Please remember that our retail shop is allowed to be open for your equipment needs, including tuning, but that we are not encouraging private in-person lessons.  If you have the capacity, Kathy Millar continues to coach via Skype.  Contact her via e-mail for details if you wish to start private lessons over the internet.

Larry and Kathy hope that all of you are safe, well, and adhering to guidelines.

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mail matches, leagues and Group Lessons in 2021

South Nation Archery, in eastern Ontario, is affected by the COVID-19 GREY Zone restrictions until at least January 10th.  The retail store will remain open for regular business as allowed under the government restrictions, starting on January 04th at 1pm.

ALL private in-house lessons are cancelled for the week of January 04-09 inclusive.  Further information will be posted on our website.  Check back for more details after January 8th, 2021.

Note that our tournament slated for January 10th has been postponed to Sunday, February 14th.

ADVANCED GROUP LESSONS :  Classes are POSTPONED for at least 2 weeks and WILL NOT BEGIN on January 13-14, 2021.  All those students pre-registered for these classes will be contacted directly by e-mail with specifics.

Indoor mail matches and leagues will not start until the lock-down has been lifted.  When that happens, participants will have to reserve a one-hour time slot, in advance, once per week.  Contact Kathy or Larry to reserve a spot when you see the announcement to do so.

As written previously:

Friday night BEGINNER GROUP LESSONS:  Session #2 is cancelled.  Should COVID-19 conditions stabilize, 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.

2021 Sessions and private lessons will increase by $5.00.

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.

2021 Advanced Classes Session #2 FULL

We are happy to announce that we ARE able to run our regular Session #2 group lessons for advanced youth and adults starting in January.  ALL CLASSES ARE BOOKED FULLY.

Please see our classes page and events for further details.

Session #2 Advanced and Intermediate classes will run on Wednesdays from January 13th to February 17th and on Thursdays from January 14th to February 18th.

Students who are pre-registered will receive a reminder e-mail during the week of January 4th, and will have the option of paying via e-transfer if they wish.

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

 

Special Christmas Eve Store Hours 2020

We are extending our regular Saturday store hours to Christmas Eve for those last-minute gifts and stocking-stuffers. This will be our last retail day until January 4, 2021.
Christmas Eve, December 24th, we will be open from 9am until 4pm.
We will be closed from December 24th at 4pm until Monday, January 04, 2021 at 1pm.

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.

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.