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!



SPECIAL WEDDING HOURS:  Friday, August 24th:  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm ONLY

CLOSED Saturday, August 25th

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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VERY Special Hours – our daughter is getting married!


Amanda Jessie Smith-Millar will be marrying her long-time boyfriend, Brendan Trickey on Saturday, August 25th!  We will be closing the shop for rehearsals and the ceremony so keep an eye on our home page for details.

For sure, we will be open ONLY from 1pm-5pm on Friday, August 24th.  We will be CLOSED on Saturday, August 25th.

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Private Lessons with Kathleen Millar – pause


Kathleen Millar is judging at the National 3D Championships and coaching at the Field/Target National Championships in Truro, NS.  Good shooting to everyone in attendance who trains at SNAC!

She will not be available for private lessons until Wednesday, August 16th.  If you would like to schedule a lesson after that date, please use the regular e-mail address to book one.

If you can not wait until her return, please telephone Larry E. Smith at 613-989-2943 to schedule privates lessons with him.  Thank you.

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2018 Annual CDN 900 Round Results


Congratulations to all archers who joined us for all or part of the CDN 900 round this year.  Though it is a nationally-sanctioned event, we allowed club members who couldn’t quite reach 55m to join in at 45m and 35m with the other competitors.

The weather was terrific and we did not have to put up with many bugs!

We will hold this event in 2019 on week 6 of our CDN900 Wednesday night leagues – come join us!


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SNAC 2018 Annual 4 x 720 Weekend Results


Great weather and friendly shooting with some good performances were the highlights from this year’s 70m/60/50m 720 weekend event.

We had competitors from across eastern and central Ontario.  Congratulations to everyone.

Use these links for the scores.  And, if you were not able to make it this, please put it on your bucket list for 2019!





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Vic Kinsella, coach, mentor, gentle human being


KINSELLA, Victor Reid – After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Victor Reid Kinsella on July 14, 2018 at 87 years at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Victor was pre-deceased by his loving wife Rita Kinsella (2013). He is survived by his children Victoria (Toni) Vanmillingen, Toni Corriveau, Thomas Kinsella and James (Debbie) Kinsella. Victor was the loving grandfather of nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  We will hold the memories of this kind and loving man within our hearts and we will honour him by sharing these memories with each other and by doing something kind every day for anyone who needs it.  Memorial donations may be made to the Men’s Mission or the charity of your choice.

Vic Kinsella was a kind, generous archery coach and former President of the Federation of Canadian Archers (known now as Archery Canada).  Kathleen Millar worked with him and for him over many years – an inspiration and role model.  So much kindness and humour, and roses!

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County Road #38 under construction as of Monday, July 23, 2018


Please expect delays while re-surfacing road work requires lane reductions and closures.  We expect the road to remain open to local traffic during this time.  We are not sure of the completion date.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

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South Nation Archery Hosted National Paralympic Mixed Team Training Camp


Kathleen Millar and SNAC hosted the small, but important national team training camp June 25-28.  The National Para Mixed Team, comprising of Karen Van Nest and Kevin Evans, trained and simulated competition in preparation for a Paralympic World Ranking Event in the Czech Republic starting on June 30th.

As part of the pre-event camp, national Team Leader Duncan Crawford (PEI) attended as well.  Other team support members were able to attend also.

In order to simulate match play for Karen and Kevin, Kaity Horlock, Hannah Rousseau, Alexandra Paquette and Robin Horlock all participated in the Round Robin and Super-team eliminations.  Thank you for volunteering!  To thank our volunteers, Larry grilled a great smorgasbord of delights to go with all the salads.

Good luck to our Canadian Paralympic Mixed Team in the Czech Republic!


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June 05, 2018 “Tick Talk”


Canadians need to be prepared and here in Eastern Ontario, the threat to people and pets is growing.  Stay informed!

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2018 Outdoor League fees increase


Due to higher operating expenses, South Nation Archery is raising its CDN900 League fees to $10/person/night.


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2018 OFSSA Archery Tournament Participants Highly Successful


OFSSA archers travelling from eastern Ontario with Kathleen Millar shot this annual tournament, which has been running for over 30 years. Kathleen has trained local high-school aged archers during these years to take advantage of this unique opportunity; Ontario is the only province running a high school archery championship. 

The archers were very successful!  CONGRATULATIONS!

Representing NDDHS:

Bradley Larmour, men compound fingers – GOLD MEDAL

Payton Halpenny, women recurve – SILVER MEDAL

James Drynan, standard division – Well Done!

Matt Irven, Jared Wicks, Taylor Bazinet and Jason Larmour, compound men’s team – BRONZE MEDAL


Representing Char-lan HS:

Hannah Rousseau, women compound – GOLD MEDAL


Representing Madawaska HS:

Ryan Luckovitch, men compound – SILVER MEDAL

Thanks to our volunteer parent drivers: Kris Rousseau, Shannon Halpenny and Bruce Larmour to assist Kathy with the transport this year.

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