New World Record – Chris Perkins

Christopher Perkins, a member of our club, just shot another world senior compound record today in the USA.  Yesterday, he broke his own world junior record!  He shot 710/720.

Today, out of a possible 720 points standing at 70 meters and shooting on a 122cm face (10 ring to 5 ring only), Christopher shot 715Unbelievably good shooting!  The former record, held by Dietmar Trillus (CAN) was 714.

Congratulations, Christopher!

2012 High School Champs

Congratulations to SNAC club members who competed on Day 2 in Richmond Hill, ON at the 28th annual OFSSA archery tournament.  Former OFSSA medallist Jeremy Wakefield judged on day 2 and successfully shot out the candle flame in front of +300 archers.  Unfortunately, Michael Bracey was too ill to join us – we missed you!

260 recurve archers competed on Thursday, May 17th – that’s a record number!  There were 115 females and 145 males.  We have to say good-bye to two graduates this year:  William Larmour and Alex VandeSande – please keep enjoying the sport of archery.

Results:

North Dundas District High School guys’ team finished 5th out of 17 teams with a total of 1922:  Patrick Jaquemet (19th), William Larmour (29th), Matthew Adams (41st), Josh Beach (55th)Hannah Robinson (35th)Kelly Robinson escorted Teacher/Supervisor Ms. Ann McNab. Well done!

From Kemptville’s St. Michael’s Catholic SchoolAlex VandeSande (42nd) finished his high school career with an excellent performance (465).  In her first-ever OFSSA archery tournament, Lindsay Fumerton won the bronze medal with a score of 549.  Congratulations!  Thank you to Cheryl Fumerton for driving.

Representing Kingston CVIJordan Sequillion won the silver medal with a score of 556, 2 points out of first.  Congratulations!   Sydney Sequillion shot her best OFSSA so far finishing 17th with 469.

Kate Montgomery representing Earl of March SS, shot her best OFSSA round so far with 490 finishing 14th. Eric Peters representing Colonel By SS, in his first OFSSA won silver with 568.  Moms Danxia Xu and Cassy Montgomery drove.

Coaching and co-ordinating this event and trip is always challenging.  Everyone did well.  Thank you from Kathy Millar, Whole Bunch S S 🙂

SNAC went to the Indoor Worlds

It was a big week in Vegas with World Cup, World Championship and Vegas Festival archers in town.  Christopher Perkins, Jordan Sequillion and Georcy Thiffeault-Picard competed in February at the World Archery Indoor Championships in Las Vegas, NV.  Chris and the men’s compound team finished 4th!  Congratulations!

Eric Peters competed in the Vegas Festival that follows immediately after the worlds.

Perkins Perfect for IFAA 2012

Congratulations to SNAC member, Christopher Perkins, who was able to shoot his OAA IFAA championship regionals on Sunday, January 22 in Caledon.  For the first time, Christopher shot a perfect 300/60x on the round.

He was in the Toronto area after shooting at The Bow Shop’s annual breast cancer fund-raiser tournament in Waterloo. 

With his IFAA championship round in the bank, Christopher’s next prep tournament for the indoor world championships and the Vegas Festival will be the Lancaster Archery shoot this weekend in Pennsylvania.

Continued good shooting, Christopher, and good luck!  🙂

2012 Quest for Gold SNAC nominees

Congratulations to SNAC members Christopher Perkins and Molly Solc who have been nominated by the OAA for 2012 Quest for Gold funding.

For more information about the Ontario Government’s Quest for Gold, and how archers can qualify for training & competitive funding assistance, please use the OAA website.

Millar at New Brunswick Clinic

Kathy Millar, SNAC coach, was invited to lead a provincial team training camp for coaches and archers in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  The event was sponsored by AANB.  The clinic’s theme was preparation for the 2012 indoor national championships.  The group was very open and enthusiastic.  There was good discussion of points to ponder.

Kathy covered planning, commitment, physical alignment, power and psychological preparation for both recurve and compound archers and their coaches.

The training camp site was sponsored by the Bathurst Archery Club.

If your club or province is interested in bringing Kathy to organise and lead your next training camp, please contact her directly at info@southnationarchery.com.

 

 

Millar receives Coaching Excellence Award

LEADERS IN CANADIAN SPORT HONOURED AT SPORT LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA

Toronto (November 11, 2011) – Canada’s top coaches and sport administrators were honoured at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), on Friday night at The Fairmont Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto.

Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards:

There were 44 winners of this award for the 2010-2011 season. 

These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Special Olympics World Games.  Kathleen Millar (Winchester, ON) received this award in recognition of Christopher Perkins’ gold medal performance at the senior world archery championships in Torino, IT in 2011.  Kathy was escorted by Christopher’s father, Spencer, in gratitude for his continuing support of her coaching.

“Petro-Canada has supported the recognition of Canada’s coaches for 11 years and has recognized over 200 of Canada’s best. This year, as in years past, there is an incredible list of talented coaches that we are very proud to celebrate,” said Steven Keith, Director, Loyalty and Marketing Partnerships, Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business.

 


Larry EUGENE Smith, SNAS Vice-President

Attention all South Nation Archery Supply customers and residents of eastern Ontario and western Quebec, SNAS Vice-President Larry EUGENE Smith of Winchester, ON is NOT the same person as Larry SIMON Smith of Williamsburg, ON who has been charged with bowhunting violations in the state of Illinois.

Jordan Sequillion wins national award

Monday, September 26, 2011

For Immediate Release

CAAWS RECOGNIZES FIVE YOUNG WOMEN WITH PASSION FOR SPORT AND COMMUNITY

Ottawa, ON . . .  The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2011 Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship.  These young women, from various regions of Canada, all share a passion for sport, serve as role models in their communities, and believe in empowering others to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. 

 

The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship was established in honour and memory of the life of Stacey Levitt, a superior athlete and top student who was struck and killed by a car while jogging on August 30th, 1995.  Stacey participated in sport for the sheer joy of the experience, its camaraderie, its teamwork and its competition.  This is the 15th year that the $2,500 scholarship has been awarded by her family to a young woman, a girls’ team or sport organization that exemplify Stacey’s ideals and qualities.  Each recipient will receive $500 and a copy of the book I Am a Rose, which is a compilation of poetry written by Stacey Levitt.

 2011 Recipients

Angel Anderson, Edmonton, Alta. – Boxing

Sheena Dubyk, Prince Albert, Sask. – Wrestling / Hockey

Alannah MacLean, Sudbury, Ont. – Cross-Country Skiing

Jordan Sequillion, Kingston, Ont. – Archery

Jenna Spencer, Mount Currie, B.C. – Luge / Dragon boat / Canoe / Kayak

 

Stacey’s parents, Ned and Cheryl Levitt, selected this year’s recipients from a candidate pool of more than 500 applications. “August 30th marked the 16th anniversary of our precious Stacey’s passing.  She would be very proud, as we are, of all the talented young women from across Canada who are setting and reaching their goals,” said Cheryl Levitt. “Stacey said it best in her poem To Everyone.” 

Set a goal

and reach it!

Hold your head high!

Don’t settle for second,

be first!

Aim for the top,

use your power!

Let yourself go

up, up,

to the zenith of your being!

Believe in yourself!

You can do whatever you want

if you really set your heart to it!

 

(Stacey Levitt, 1989 at the age of 12 years)

Congratulations to the 2011 Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship Recipients!

To read the recipients’ full bios, visit: http://www.caaws.ca/e/grants/levitt/2011.cfm

 

Jordan Sequillion, Kingston, Ont. – Archery

Sixteen year old Jordan Sequillion is an honour student at Kingston Collegiate and Vocation Institute High School (KCVI), a member of the KCVI athletics association, a natural athlete, and a promising archer competing at both the national and international levels.

 

Jordan was recently the youngest female recurve archer to compete for Team Ontario at the Canada Winter Games; she won a silver medal. Other achievements include winning a gold medal and team silver at the Canadian Indoor Championships, capturing a silver medal at the US National Indoor Field Championships, anchoring the gold medal for the Canadian Senior Team, and setting a new national record in the North and South America indoor event.

 

Jordan’s passion for archery led her to become a NCCP Beginner Level Coach, enabling her to share her love of the sport and encourage others to try it.  In addition to training several young families, Jordan is actively leading the creation of her high school’s first archery club to encourage further participation in the sport. Jordan also shares her experiences and offers guidance to young archers through a personal website and blog dedicated to archery.

 

Jordan trains six days a week in pursuit of her Olympic dreams. Upon completion of high school, she plans to pursue a degree in kinesiology and physiotherapy, as well as become a national level archery coach to train the next generation of Canadian archers.  Jordan’s strong work ethic, passion and love for the sport continues to motivate her today.  She hopes that she can continue to inspire and encourage young athletes to achieve their dreams through their participation in sport. 

 

About CAAWS

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating an equitable sport and physical activity system in which girls and women are actively engaged as participants and leaders. CAAWS provides a number of services, programs and resources to a variety of clients, including sport and physical activity organizations, teachers, coaches, health professionals and recreation leaders. Since 1981 CAAWS has worked in close co-operation with government and non-government organizations on activities and initiatives that advocate for positive change for girls and women in sport and physical activity communities. Visit www.caaws.ca for more information.

 

Contact: 

Stéphanie Parker

613-562-5667 ext. 6044

slegault@caaws.ca