Ted Ladelpha, passionate barebow archer, dies of a heart attack

We are saddened to relay information from Peter Garrett that Ted Ladelpha, our passionate barebow archer over the past 20 years, did not survive a heart attack on January 21st, 2021.  South Nation Archery Club extends its condolences to Ted’s family and friends.

Ted was famous for his opinions, but also for the wonderful roasted turkey he would bring every year to our SNAC awards banquets.  He was generous to our SNAC members, and Larry E. Smith and Kathy Millar remember him fondly.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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.