NEW for May 22, 2020: Outdoor lanes information

Our outdoor lanes are available to our regular students and customers by appointment only.  We are not able to provide practice facilities to the general public at this time.  All archers and families must adhere to Ontario government physical distancing protocols, both on the shooting line and at the target butts.

Please call us during normal business hours to book your time, or write to us at info@southnationarchery.com.

APRIL 16 News Update

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

We would appreciate our customers’ help in this matter.  If at all possible, please phone or e-mail to make an appointment for your supplies and services.  In this way, we can regulate the number of people in the shop as well as practice social distancing properly.

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.

Many USA-based archery manufacturers have closed down operations including PSE.  Please be patient if you have special orders on-hold.  We will get the product to you as soon as we have it.

The lanes will be closed for general target practice at least until mid-May due to the recent government announcement.  Classes are postponed.  Kathy Millar will be in touch with all group lesson students from session #3 when she will be able to resume the last 2 weeks.  We have not decided the fate of Session #4.

Please use the hand-wipes at the front door when you enter.  Continue to practice social distancing.  Thank you and stay safe.

All 2020 Outdoor SNAC Sanctioned Tournaments Cancelled

Due to Archery’s Canada policy statement issued on April 9th, 2020, SNAC must cancel its planned summer tournaments:

“The Board has suspended the Federation’s recognition of tournaments in its calendar for the purposes of Canadian records, and Canadian Ranking lists until July 31. Currently registered events will be cancelled on the Archery Canada calendar and no further registrations will be approved until further notice and public health restrictions are lifted.”

Therefore, our nationally-sanctioned CDN900 set for June 24th is cancelled until further notice, as well as our annual 4 x 720 weekend of July 11-12,

We regret this decision, and will keep our members informed if and when we will be able to re-schedule these events.  Keep tuned for further updates.

To read Archery Canada’s entire statement, please use:

Archery Canada officially cancels the Canada Cup and the Canadian Outdoor Archery Championships; registration and recognition of tournaments suspended until July 31.

Easter Weekend During COVID-19

Kathy and Larry wish everyone a safe, if solitary, Easter Weekend.  During this time of year, we also wish peace and joy to our customers celebrating Passover and Ramadan.

We are closed on Friday, April 10th, as well as our normal annual closure of Sunday – Tuesday.  We will re-open at 1pm on Wednesday, April 15th and continue normal business hours.  However, our lanes remain closed.

Session 4 classes, which were supposed to start the week of April 13th, have been postponed until further notice.

Take care of yourself and remember to wash your hands regularly and practice social distancing!

South Nation Archery Supply Helping Out Health Care Providers During COVID-19

On Monday, April 06th, we delivered 1 dozen hand-made face masks with pockets for filters to the Sewing For Life community group in Winchester, Ontario.  Kathy Millar had enough remnant cotton material and elastic to build the 12 face masks.

The co-ordinators, including Cheryl Guy, are gathering cotton, elastic and thread for volunteer sewing machine operators in order to create these masks for health care workers.  They will be used in cancer wards, long term care facilities and other institutions in order to save more N95 masks for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital.

If you have 50% or 100% pre-shrunk cotton fabric that you do not need, and/or thin elastic, please consider donating either to South Nation Archery Supply or to the Sewing For Life group.  You can reach Cheryl Guy at 613-774-3399.  You can drop off any supplies to SNAC during normal business hours.

Cloth remnants should be at least 18″ long.  Elastic should be 1/8″ wide.

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.

Final 2020 Mail Match Results

Greetings:

Since we have been forced to close our lanes to the general public effective March 25, we have submitted our mail match scores both to Archery Canada and Archery Ontario.

You will find those results below.  Two things to note:

1.  AC has decided that due to the COVID-19 epidemic forcing most clubs to close, they will take the TOP FOUR scores this year instead of 6 for the averages.  We have not been contacted by AO regarding any changes.

2.  AC has advised us that all indoor championship medals and indoor mail match medals will not be distributed until later in the spring/summer.  We will let everyone know when they have arrived.

MARCH 24 News Update

MARCH 24 News Update

Pursuant to today’s announcement by the Ford government, South Nation Archery’s retail services and products will be allowed to continue.

Agriculture and food production

21. Businesses that farm, harvest, process, manufacture, produce or distribute food, including beverages, crops, animal products and by-products, aquaculture, hunting and fishing;

The lanes will be open on March 24th from 1 pm to 9 pm.  Then the lanes will be closed for general target practice for at least two weeks and classes are postponed.

South Nation Archery continues to offer a clean environment for its customers and students.  We want ensure our guests that we take the coronavirus outbreak seriously.  For more details, please see our news section.  Thank you.

UPDATE on Session #4 group lessons – postponement

South Nation Archery is postponing the start of our Session #4 advanced and beginner youth and adult GROUP classes, probably until it is warm enough to use the outdoor facilities.  We will keep you posted.

In the meantime:

SPECIAL COVID-19 CLOSING HOURS FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 24!!!

Normally, we are closed on Tuesdays.  However, in order to serve our customers better, we will be open on March 24th from 1 pm to 9 pm.

Private lessons will happen only via Skype.  Contact Kathleen Millar for details at:  info@southnationarchery.com

Students finishing up the last 2 lessons for Session #3 evening classes will have them re-scheduled.  Details will follow as soon as the government allows us to re-open.

Hopefully, we will see everyone in two weeks!

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.