Session 4 classes will run in September – all are booked completely

The good news is:  we have been able to re-schedule 2020 Session #4 group lessons for advanced and beginner archers.  They will run starting the 3rd week in September.  Kathleen Millar will be sending out reminder e-mails after the Labour Day long weekend to all registered students/parents.

The bad news is:  Due to the COVID reduced number of students allowed in the indoor lanes, all classes have been filled.

We hope that the situation will settle down as we head into January 2021 and that we will be able to host beginner lessons again.

2020 Session #1 Advanced group lessons will be held November-December as usual.

Please note that no spectators will be allowed in the lanes, including parents, when we run group lessons.  Students will be asked to remain in their vehicles until the signal to enter has been given by a staff member.  Thank you for your patience as we sort out the “new normal”.

Serving Our Customers during COVID News Update

We continue to offer a safe environment for our retail customers and continue normal business hours.

Private lessons continue throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and recovery.  Please book a time with us during normal business hours.

Retail customers are advised to call for an appointment also.  In this way, we can control the number of people in the showroom at any given time.  If there are too many customers in the shop, then we ask you to wait in your vehicle and we will wave to you for your turn to enter.

The indoor lanes are closed for general target practice.  They are for use by our beginner students and retail customer bow set-up appointments only.  Outdoor lanes are available by appointment only.

USA-based archery manufacturers have closed down operations including PSE.  Asian manufactured products are subject to quarantine and are being delayed at the border.  Please be patient if you have special orders on-hold.  We will get the product to you as soon as we have it.

Group Session #4:  Kathy Millar has been in touch with pre-paid students who pre-registered.  Group class sizes have been reduced now to 4 persons, or 5 if there are families in the group.  If there is room in Session 4 classes for those who pre-registered but who did NOT pre-pay, then Kathy will be in touch with you directly to see if you are still interested in group lessons in September.

IMPORTANT:  Please use the hand-wipes and/or hand sanitizer spray bottle at the front door when you enter.  Continue to practice physical distancing.  Thank you and stay safe.

MAKE UP CLASSES FOR SESSION 3

MAKE UP CLASSES FOR SESSION 3 Weeks #5 and #6    Advanced and Beginner

As you may know already, South Nation Archery has been able to keep the retail shop open for business under the “new normal” because we sell hunting supplies, and this falls under the Agricultural exemptions issued at the start of the province-wide COVID-19 response.

The Ontario Government is re-opening the provincial economy as of May 16th, and we are planning to finish our Session #3 classes, while maintaining social distancing.

Below you will find a timetable for the 8 group sessions that were postponed due to the provincial lockdown.

 

READ CAREFULLY:

  1. Both week 5 and week 6 class material will be covered in ONE 2-hour session from 6pm-8pm. You are invited to shoot on the date designated for your original group.  This completes the session that you paid for.
  2. All classes will be held OUTSIDE ONLY, rain or sun. Come prepared!
  3. All instructional equipment that you borrowed during your normal classes will be cleaned and available outside only. Everything will be cleaned again afterwards.
  4. Washroom facilities will be provided, one person at a time in the building.
  5. Physical distancing will be adhered to both on the shooting line, and at the target butts.
  6. Kathy will be wearing a mask and gloves during classes in case she needs to be less than 2m away from students, i.e. in an emergency.
  7. All students will use handwipes provided before starting class.

 

SCHEDULE OF MAKE-UP CLASSES

Wednesday, May 27          6-8pm           Combined Wednesday Advanced youth classes

Thursday, May 28              6-8pm           7pm Thursday Advanced Adult class

Friday, May 29                  6-8pm           6pm Youth Beginner class

 

Wednesday, June 03         6-8pm           8pm Wednesday Advanced class

Thursday, June 04             6-8pm           8pm Thursday Advanced Adult class

Friday, June 05                 6-8pm           7pm Youth Beginner class

 

Friday, June 12                 6-8pm           8pm Adult Beginner class

Friday, June 19                 6-8pm           9pm Adult Beginner class

 

Group e-mails will be sent out to the addresses provided on your waiver forms with a full listing of students in each session.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Millar directly at 613-989-2943 or info@southnationarchery.com.  Your patience is appreciated.

2020 Nutrition Challenge a Big Success

March is always Nutrition Month and in our Advanced Classes we always have a challenge in order to see who eats the most balanced, healthy diet over the course of one week.

We were able to get this done before shutting down classes for the pandemic.  Here are the highlights:

Grand Champion:  Garnett Last 840/910 points!  Congratulations!

Class winners:  Serenity Last 780, Robert Kerr 770, and Bill Mackey 770.

Special congratulations to Serenity who was the only person to score a perfect 130 in one day!

We will have our annual Nutrition Challenge celebration as soon as we can finish the last two classes of session #3.  Stayed tuned for more details.

SNAS Limiting the Spread of COVID-19

South Nation Archery continues to offer a clean environment for its customers and students.

We wanted ensure our guests that we take the coronavirus outbreak seriously, but we continue offering our services, products and programmes as usual.

Here’s what we are doing (for what you can do, please read further):

  1. Doorknobs, Point-of-Sales Machine

These are washed down regularly with vinegar and/or soapy water.

  1. Instructional Equipment

Bow grips – wiped down with vinegar after use

Tabs & Armguards – sprayed with Lysol

Strings – wiped with isopropyl alcohol

Stretch tubing – wiped with vinegar

  1. NEW – Pencils  If you borrow one, please keep it.
  1. NEW – Hand sanitizers at the front door

 

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Wash your hands before you take class.
  2. If you use the washroom during class, wash your hands thoroughly.
  3. If you have a runny nose or other symptoms, please stay home.

2020 SNAC Indoor National Champs Results

Congratulations to all our competitors.  We had some great representation from western Quebec, Ontario and northern New York State.

In particular, we enjoyed the successes of our archers including Quintin Fawcett, Mike Greenough and Pam LeClair who all shot PBs during the event.

Our club results can be found at: https://can.service.ianseo.net/General/CompetitionDetail.php?Competition=2020009

And on our website at:

For full national results, please consult Archery Canada’s website late tonight, March 08th, or first thing tomorrow morning.

Daylight Savings Starts on Regional Indoor Championships Sunday

A friendly reminder that Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday, March 08, which just happens to be the day that we are holding 2 of the 3 lines for the national indoor regional target championships.

If you have signed up for the morning or afternoon lines, please remember that we move forward one hour.  Don’t forget to adjust your clocks before you go to bed or you’ll be 1 hour late for your shooting time 😉

Classes CANCELLED for February 27, 2020

Due to severe snow drifting and poor visibility caused by high winds, SNAC is CANCELLING both Advanced Adult classes tonight.  All roads in the area are snow-covered.

We will resume the course next Thursday, March 5th at 7pm and 8pm.  The session will be 5 weeks’ long instead of 6 and the fee will be pro-rated accordingly.

Please stay safe!  See all Thursday night students next week!

 

2020 February WA18M Tournament Results

Thanks to all those archers who participated in our annual February get-ready-for-the-provincial-champs tournament.

We had some good shoot and CanBow badges were earned by Serenity Last and Bryanna Larocque, both recurve archers with a passion for shooting.  Well done both of you!  🙂

Here are the full results from our tournament.

Next tournament is Archery ON 10-ring championship week from February 17-23.  There will be no classes that week.

2019 AA1-6 NOW AT 7PM!

For Session #1, Kathy has moved the 6pm class to 7pm.  Any archers taking the advanced 8pm class who wish to change to 7pm are encouraged to do so.  Please contact Kathy ASAP to confirm the switch.

There will be no open shooting now between the two advanced classes.