2018 Summer Private Lessons take a pause – Kathleen Millar is not available until June 29th
SNAS will not be offering private lessons for advanced or beginner youth and adults from June 17 – 29..
Please contact Kathleen Millar AFTER that date in order to book private classes.
NO private lessons will be booked for Saturday, July 21 due to the annual 4 x 720 weekend tournament.
South Nation Archery to Host National Paralympic Mixed Team Training Camp
Kathleen Millar has offered SNAC as the host site for a small, but important national team training camp June 25-28. The National Para Mixed Team, comprising of Karen Van Nest and Kevin Evans, will be training and simulating 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) will be present as well. Other team support members are being organised to attend also.
In order to simulate match play for Karen and Kevin, Kathleen has invited other compound archers she trains to assist: Kaity Horlock, Hannah Rousseau, Alexandra Paquette and Robin Horlock. Thank you for volunteering!
Keep watching this website for updates and photos.
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!
2018 Outdoor League fees increase
Due to higher operating expenses, South Nation Archery is raising its CDN900 League fees to $10/person/night.
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!
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.
2018 Medal Presentations – Saturday, May 26
Participants in SNAC leagues and/or tournaments, were invited to our annual medal presentations, along with family and friends. It’s also our 35th year in business.
We will recognised and honoured the participation and accomplishments of our club members during this past indoor season for:
- League results – youth and adult
- Provincial & National mailmatches
- OAA indoor championships
- OFSSA medals
- indoor national medals
- MICA medals (if available)
If you were NOT able to attend our celebrations please drop by during business hours any day from May 28th onward.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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.