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

Celebrating 33 years in business with:

  • Everyday discount prices
  • Knowledgeable sales and service
  • Staff with more than 70 years experience in the sport

We train new and advanced bowhunters as well as
recreational archers, local, provincial, state and national Champions,
World Regional Champions and World Champions

Come join our classes, leagues, tournaments and events!



AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND:  Open Saturday, July 30th / Closed July 31 until Wednesday, August 03 at 1pm

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 no longer accept post-dated cheques.


Karen Van Nest officially named to Rio Paralympic Team


Congratulations to Paralympian Karen Van Nest who will represent Canada in archery at the Rio Games in September.  Karen shoots in the Compound Open division (compound bows are permitted in Paralympic Games).  This will be her second Para Games as an archer; formerly she competed in Pistol.

She lives in the Bruce Peninsula area, and is supported by her partner Phil Henderson.  She trains with Kathy Millar via Skype and whenever possible face-to-face in Winchester.  Recently, she shot a near-world record score at SNAC and is currently returning from competing well at the US Nationals.  She will be competing at the Canadian Target Nationals in Peterborough in early August.  She will continue to prepare for the 2016 Games and beyond.

For the formal Archery Canada announcement, paste the link below into your browser:

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Final Results from 2016 Provincial Outdoor Championship – Molly Solc GOLD


Congratulations to all the archers who participated in the 2016 OAA provincial target championships.

There were some outstanding scores and personal bests.

Andrew Fagan shot 704 on Day 2 in the Open Division (compound) and Molly Solc shot 600 in senior recurve division to win the gold medal for women.

Durvishan Thananchayan shot 3 outstanding rounds in Pre-Cub male recurve.

For results with high-lighted SNAC archers who attended, use this link:


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SNAC archers at 2016 OAA Outdoor Target Champs – Day 1 results


Congratulations to the archers who train at South Nation Archery and who are competing at this year’s outdoor target championships in North Bay, ON.

Congratulations also to the tournament organisers for hosting this event.

For Day 1 results use:  2016_OAA_Outdoor_Champs_Day1


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Results from SNAC’s Annual 4 x 720 Weekend Event


Each year, South Nation hosts an internationally-sanctioned 2 double-720 rounds on a weekend prior to the provincial and national championships.  This allows local-area archers another opportunity to prepare properly for these events.

2016 saw both morning lines full, full, full!  We hosted archers from the Bruce Peninsula, Ajax, Kingston, Joyceville, Petawawa and Gatineau joining others from the Ottawa-Kemptville region.

Except for the hour’s delay on Saturday morning due to a severe thunder storm, the weather was very good and the tournament ran well.

Congratulations to all those who finished the tournament!  Find the results links below.



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Our Oldest Student passes away at 94 years young


It is with sadness that Kathy and Larry must report that Mr. Peter Kearvell passed away on May 06, 2016.  He was a wonderful human being and loved his archery, which he found very late in life (started at age 90).  For two years, almost every week, he would travel the 45km (at 80 kph exactly) from Alexandria to Winchester, Ontario to take lessons and become strong enough to purchase his own equipment.

He moved back to his beloved Saltspring Island, BC at the feisty age of 92 where he shot his bow up to the time of his last hospitalisation.

Thank you, Peter, for sharing your life experiences and enthusiasm for life!


Peter Kearvell, 90-years young, taking class in February 2013.  Peter took up archery at the age of 89.

Peter Kearvell, 90-years young, taking class in February 2013. Peter took up archery at the age of 89.

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Karen Van Nest sets new national record at SNAC annual 4 x 720 weekend


Congratulations to Karen Van Nest – Paralympian, who is preparing for the 2016 Rio Games, set a new national record for Compound Open on Sunday at SNAC.  She shot 689 out of 720 at 50m on an 80cm face.  The current world record is 695, so this performance was world-class!

Congratulations also to Kaity Horlock (JR CPD W) and Alexandra Paquette (CDT CPD W) who shot PBs this weekend!  Stephane Potvin (SR REC M) tied his personal best as well.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual weekend.  With the exception of the delay for the extreme lightning storm on Saturday morning, we had terrific weather throughout.

This closes-out the outdoor season for SNAC.  The indoor competition schedule will be posted in October.

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Paquette sets FIVE national records at SNAC’s annual CDN 900 event

What a spectacular way to finish 900 Leagues this year! Alexandra Paquette set FIVE national records on Wednesday, July 06 at our annual nationally-sanctioned tournament. Felicitations, Alexandra!!!!! She was one point off tying the national senior record, broke 2 junior compound women’s records and 3 cadet compound women’s records! Nice going, Alex!
Congratulations to everyone else who shot last night; we had a couple of PBs and PWs (such is archery). This ends our 2016 league nights.
Thank you to everyone who participated and a special shout-out to those who shot every week: Bill Mackey, Crystal Foster and Connie Siedule.
For full results, please use the following link:
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Great Opportunity for Youth at SNAC – OSG qualification weekend


Thank you to all those parents and club members who came out to shoot this weekend along side our youth trying to qualify for their zone team for Ontario Summer Games.  We had a good turn-out from across eastern and northeastern Ontario and western Quebec, even though it was Father’s Day weekend!

Good luck to all the archers who had their scores submitted to the OAA:  Ryan Luckovitch, Josh Sequillion, Daniel Thomas, Sandra Rampton-Siedule, Hannah Rousseau and Nolan Eakins.

The Ontario Summer Games is a multi-games event held every two years in cities around the province.  This year, the Games will be held in Mississauga, right after the National Target Championships in Peterborough, August 11-14.  Qualification scores must be submitted by Sunday, June 26th.

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Ontario Summer Games qualifiers at SNAC June 18-19, 2016


South Nation is pleased to offer 4 x 720 rounds for youth trials for Ontario Summer Games this year. Deadline date for score submission is June 26th.

Dates:  The 720 rounds will be shot in the morning and afternoon of Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.

Starting times:  Practice 9:00 and 13:00 (1pm); Scoring at 10:00 and 14:00 (2pm)

Rounds: Recurve archers shoot 72 arrows per round at 60m (both cadets and juniors) on a 122cm face.

Compound archers shoot 72 arrows per round at 50m on an 80cm face.

Space is limited; pre-registration is compulsory.  Register with Larry or Kathy using e-mail address.

Fee:  $15/day (same price for 1 or both rounds)

NB:  These events will be judged and timed, but they will NOT be registered with Archery Canada or World Archery.

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Ontario Summer Games 2016 – qualifiers at SNAC


It has come to our attention that few clubs in the eastern zone are hosting 720 rounds in time for scores to be submitted for this year’s Ontario Summer Games.

We will help fill this void by offering Saturday tournaments (more details and dates to follow).

For OSG, compound shoots 72 arrows at 50m on an 80cm target face, and recurve archers shoot 72 arrows at 60m on a 122cm target face.

If you are interested, please contact Kathy Millar at

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