2021 WA 720 Tournaments Scheduled for August

We are pleased to open pre-registration for our 8 x 720 rounds which we will hold on August 14-15 and August 28-29.

Check out our Events Page for details.

We will maintain COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines as they are mandated by the Ontario government for the month of August.

You can contact Kathy Millar for pre-registration and further details at:  info@southnationarchery.com

Offering classes again / Staff has been vaccinated / no Session #4 group lessons in 2021

Ontario’s 3rd COVID-19 wave is subsiding and the stay-at-home order was terminated on June 02.  Now, we are entering Phase 1 of the re-opening programme outlined by the Ford government.

Kathleen Millar has been in touch directly with all students/parents/grandparents who had pre-booked lessons prior to the restrictions being instituted, and now we are ready to take new students and future bookings during normal business hours.

There will be NO Session #4 for group lessons in 2021, as we would be finished all those classes by the beginning of June and many students are using the warm weather to pursue other outdoor activities.  Group lessons will resume in the fall/winter 2021/2022.  Keep posted on developments through the SNAS e-bulletin.

All classes must be held outside on our 70m range; even though Kathy and Larry have received their first vaccine shot, all COVID-19 restrictions will continue for group sizes, mask-wearing, sanitation, pre-booking and physical distancing.  NO walk-in classes or lanes times will be accepted; no spectators allowed, with the exception of guardians.

We look forward to a healthy, safe and happy summertime as we move closer to a return to full service at our shop/club.  More information on tournaments will be coming in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Saturday, May 22 Outdoor Lanes available for booking

Effective today, May 20, 2021, the Ontario government has announced that outdoor sports are set to reopen across the province on Saturday, May 22nd as part of a three-step plan aimed at gradually allowing for more indoor and outdoor activities to resume by the end of summer.   Therefore, South Nation Archery is pleased to offer booking times for our outdoor lanes starting at 9am May 22nd.  Please e-mail or phone to book your time slot.

Under the new plan, restrictions will be eased gradually through June, July and August based on vaccination rates and key public health and health-care indicators.

The current stay-at-home order will remain in place until June 2, with the exception of these newly-announced changes to some outdoor activities.

The three phases of the province’s plan are:

  • Phase one (starting week of June 13): An initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower. This includes allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, outdoor dining with up to four people per table and non-essential retail at 15 per cent capacity.
  • Phase two: Further expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people. This includes outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, outdoor sports and leagues, personal care services as well as indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings at 15 per cent capacity. All indoor gatherings in this phase will require face coverings.
  • Phase three: Expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are large numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn. This includes indoor sports and recreational fitness, indoor dining, museums, art galleries, libraries, casinos and bingo halls, with capacity limits.

REVISED: Outdoor Lanes waiting for re-open with COVID-19 Restrictions

May 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update:  The stay-at-home order has been lifted, now slated for June 02.  This may change at any time.  Thank you for your patience.

The Official Opposition party is supposed to table a motion next week allowing for outdoor activities with restrictions.  We are hopeful that this will pass, but the majority government at Queen’s Park may not allow it.  Please keep checking back on our website for updates.

Once the government does allow outdoor activities to resume, we will be pleased to open our OUTDOOR lanes to a maximum of FIVE people per hour, by appointment only.  We will be able to offer private lessons outdoors-only as well.  Please contact Kathy or Larry to book your time by phone 613-989-2943, or by e-mail at info@southnationarchery.com.

South Nation Archery continues to offer a clean environment for its customers and students.  We want ensure our guests that we take the Corona virus outbreak seriously.  Thank you.

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.

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!

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.

Birthday Parties During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Ontario government guidelines, we are suspending birthday party lessons until further notice.

The only exemption to this are parties which comprise of one family only in attendance.

Please contact Kathleen Millar for more details:  info@southnationarchery.com