April 2021 COVID-19 Update

South Nation Archery may not schedule ANY lanes times for recreational use indoors or outdoors until after May 1st.  Please keep posted on this website for updates.

All group classes will end on Friday, April 02, 2021.

All indoor tournaments are cancelled.

Retail continues during normal business hours, but we ask that you phone or write for an appointment.

We continue to offer you a safe, knowledgeable and friendly environment.  Please stay well and observe COVID-19 guidelines for wearing masks and keeping physical distance from non-family members.  We are looking forward to getting back to normal for the outdoor season.

Rian Chicoine is our Nutrition Week Champion for 2021

Congratulations to all our advanced and intermediate students who took the 2021 Nutrition Week challenge.  This year, the person who had the most balanced diet for 7 straight days, with the least amount of junk food was Rian Chicoine.  Congratulations, Rian!

Our Nutrition Week challenge is focused on education, on calorie quality, not on calorie intake.  This is about nutrition, not dieting, and a lot of our students learned that there were patterns to their eating habits which could be altered easily in order to improve energy and hydration.

South Nation runs this challenge in the advanced/intermediate classes each March to mark National Nutrition month.  For more information about the revised Canada Food Guide and how to fuel your body better, please use government of Canada link: https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/

 

2021 In-person Lessons are starting; no Mail matches or leagues

South Nation Archery was affected by the COVID-19 Grey Zone restrictions, but we are happy to report that our indoor lanes have re-opened, following Orange Zone guidelines for sports.  You MUST phone or e-mail to book a 1-hour shooting time.  No more than 2 people on the line; no more than 2 lines during the hour.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to run our house leagues and mail matches this year.  Note that our tournament slated for January 10th has been postponed indefinitely.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR GROUP LESSONS

ADVANCED GROUP Session #3 LESSONS will begin on March 03-04, 2021.  All those students pre-registered for these classes have been contacted directly by e-mail with specifics.

Friday night BEGINNER GROUP Session #3 LESSONS will start on Friday, March 05, 2021.  Please see our classes tabs for details.

In-person private lessons are available once again.  Please contact Kathleen Millar to book your time at:  info@southnationarchery.com

COVID-19 ORANGE ZONE RE-OPENING – Important Information

South Nation is pleased to advise its customers and students that the indoor lanes will be allowed to re-open under the following conditions.  PLEASE read carefully.  We will be in compliance with ONTARIO REGULATION 364/20, which was issued on February 10, 2021.  These guidelines will continue unless a third COVID-19 wave forces the Ontario government to shut down the Eastern Ontario Health Unit again.

Part 1:  Private Lessons and General Practice

Effective Wednesday, February 17th at 1pm EST, 1-hour, pre-registered private lessons and practice times will resume at SNAS.  All previous COVID-19 cleaning regimes and physical distancing guidelines will be re-instated.

All participants and students must wear a mask when not on the shooting line.  Those refusing to do so will be asked to leave our facility immediately.

a) Using the Lanes

During practice shooting times, only 2 persons will be allowed on the line at once, and 2 lines only, with a maximum of two “germ pools” per hour.  Pre-registration is mandatory; no walk-ins will be allowed in the lanes.  People who arrive unannounced will have to book a time and return.

In accordance with the regulations, there will be NO spectators allowed, but guardians may wait in the showroom.  Also, you will be given only ONE HOUR to practice.

b) In-person Private Lessons

Priority will be given to all those students / families who had their pre-booked lessons cancelled due to the Stay-at-Home order.  Kathleen Millar will be in touch with you directly via e-mail in order to re-schedule, if you are still interested.  Skype lessons will continue as usual.

All private lessons must be pre-booked via e-mail:  info@southnationarchery.com.  No exceptions.

Part 2:  Group Lessons Phase-in Plan

Due to the province-wide lock down, session #2 group lessons were cancelled.  Providing there is no further restriction in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit area, SNAS will start group lessons in March 2021.

a) Advanced/Intermediate Groups Session #3

All those students who were pre-registered for Session #2 will be given priority to return to class if they desire.  Kathleen Millar will e-mail each student / family directly.  You must confirm your interest to return or your spot will be given to those on the waiting list.

Classes for Session #3 Advanced/Intermediate will begin on Wednesday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 4th.  Further information will be posted on our website.

b) Beginner Youth, Teens and Adult Groups Session #3

All those students who were pre-registered for lessons will be given priority to return to class if they desire.  Kathleen Millar will e-mail each student / family directly.  You must confirm your interest to return or your spot will be given to those on the waiting list.

Classes for Session #3 Beginner Youth, Teens and Adults will begin on Friday, March 5th.  Further information will be posted on our website.

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

COVID-19 Lock-down Continues at SNAS

As of February 08th’s government of Ontario announcement, all restrictions for South Nation Archery remain the same.

We are an essential service, so the retail stores is allowed to remain open; the lanes and indoor recreational activities continue to be closed.  Therefore, classes will not be offered until at least February 16, 2021.

Please follow us on our website or on Facebook for updates as we receive them.

Stay safe and we hope to see all of our students again soon!

Tournament Schedule During COVID-19

SNAC is pleased to announce that we will be running World Archery sanctioned events in 2021.  Also, we will be running both provincial indoor championships and the national regional indoors.  Also, we will be running mail matches.

Pre-registration for all these events is COMPULSORY.  Preference will be given to advanced students and regular club participants.

You will see the dates and shooting times on our Events Page.

Only 4 people will be shooting for any start time; 2 archers per line.  There will be no spectators.

For more details, or to sign up for one of our events, please call or write to Kathleen Millar at 613-989-2943 or info@southnationarchery.com

 

2020 Candle-Master Quintin Fawcett

During our COVID-19 delayed Session #4, we held our annual candle event on October 28-29.  The archer must shoot out the flame without touching the arrow.  It takes quite a lot of skill and calmness.

This year’s Master is Cadet Compound archer Quintin Fawcett who shot THREE candles successfully.  Congratulations, Quintin!  You are the youngest archer to take out 3 in one class!

Then we had quite the family feud in our Thursday night 7pm classes:  all 3 parents shot out at least 1 candle flame (Connie Siedule shot out 2 of them), but none of the children in the families was able to do so.  Of course the parents did not rub in that fact …

We had a large number of people shoot their first candle flames ever.  So, with them plus repeat successful archers, big congratulations to:  Serenity Last (her dad failed to put one out), Georgia Stanley, Stella Fawcett, Oz Alves, Eden Baker, William Baker and Pam LeClair.

Our annual event is the distraction night activity built into advanced group lessons.  Other distraction night events include team rounds, shutting out sounds around you, and field archery.  For more information on advanced classes, please contact Kathleen Millar.

2020-2021 COVID-19 INFORMATION SHEET

FOR SOUTH NATION ARCHERY GROUP LESSONS 2020-2021

READ CAREFULLY

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, South Nation Archery will be regulating student traffic flow strictly.

See below for details.

All students will be expected to wear a mask at all times except when shooting or performing warm-up exercises.  If you do not have a mask, we will give you a disposable mask upon entering.

You must use the hand sanitizer products upon entering.  You will be asked if you washed your hands or not after using the toilette facilities.  Toilettes will be cleaned after each use.

NEW Rules to Regulate Student Traffic Flow:

  1. There will be NO visitors / spectators, including parents, during classes. All chairs and benches have been removed during classes.
  2. Wait in your car for your family member(s) to exit the building when classes are done.
  3. For students attending classes at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm, wait either in the indoor designated waiting area, the outdoor designated waiting area (see diagram by using the link below), or in your vehicle until the previous class members have exited. You will be given a signal to enter.
  4. You or your family i.e. “germ pool” have been assigned a specific spot for you and your gear during class. All outdoor clothing, personal articles and personal archery gear must be stored in this area upon arrival and during class.  NO personal articles will be allowed in the showroom.  All students will enter the shooting lanes at the 18m doorway and exit after class through the 10m doorway and directly out of the building.
  5. See individual class listing to determine your area: A, B, C or D. 
  6. Payment: For those who have not pre-paid their group lesson fee, Larry will have you come into the showroom, one at a time, once class has started, in order for you to pay.

Session #4 Classes start on September 23-25, 2020 as follows.   All classes are full.

AY4-6  Advanced Session #4             Wednesdays   6-7pm

AY4-7  Advanced Session #4             Wednesdays   7-8pm

AY4-8  Advanced Session #4             Wednesdays   8-9pm

AI4-9   Intermediate Session #4         Wednesdays   9-10pm

 

AA4-6  Advanced Session #4             Thursdays       6-7pm

AA4-7  Advanced Session #4             Thursdays       7-8pm

AA4-8  Advanced Session #4             Thursdays       8-9pm

 

BY4-6  Beginner Ages 11-15              Fridays            6-7pm

BY4-7  Beginner Ages 7-10                Fridays            7-8pm

BY4-8  Beginner Teens & Adults        Fridays            8-9pm

BY4-9  Beginner Teens & Adults        Fridays            9-10pm

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.

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.