All 2020 Ontario Provincial Championships CANCELLED

Friday, July 24th, 2020
The Archery Ontario Board of Directors (BOD), has been working with partners at local, regional, provincial and national levels to determine the best course of action for the 2020 scheduled provincial events. Early in this process, steps were taken to reschedule provincial events to a much later date than usual, with the hope that conditions surrounding Covid19 would allow for the safe and successful return to play and the hosting of these larger scale, provincially sanctioned archery events.

The BOD met on July 22nd and was unanimous in the passing of a motion to defer until 2021 the hosting of the 4 major provincial events (3D, Field, Target and Junior Challenge). Therefore, none of the events will take place this year. This is in keeping with our value of safety: the safety of organizers, officials, participants and spectators alike – ALL of our archery family!

What does this means for host clubs? They have the first opportunity to host next year and we ask that they please confirm via email to Kevin, if they choose to do so. We would be going back the usual calendar dates. If they choose not to do so, then the host club intended for 2021 will be the next in line to be eligible to host, it not, then the hosting of the event would be open to bidding at the Fall AGM.

Contributing factors that do not allow for us to move forward in this season: For example, the regions of the province are in various stages of re-opening; the public health officials of different regions have different guidelines to follow; the liability insurance is limited in the way it offers protection for host clubs in terms of liability (if someone were become ill from COVID while attending a provincial event, the host club could be held liable, even if a waiver were signed and there is a campaign underway so as to make this change in legislation, for the future); time constraints, additional equipment requirements and availability of large outdoor spaces that allow for proper social distancing, disinfecting practices and costs associated with cleanliness, PPE, etc.

* A reminder to clubs that Under the emergency order (still in place at the time of this message) and available here https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20223 the only persons permitted to use the facility are members of an organization, league or club. described in paragraph 34.4 of Schedule 2.
**For those who are looking to host their own local event, Clubs are required to comply with conditions in their applicable region/Public Health Unit, such as wearing a mask, limits on gathering size, physical distancing, stringent disinfecting and cleaning and having a contingency plan in place in the event that a participant is unwell and/ or displays symptoms while on the premises, etc. Keeping a list of the participants to do contact-tracing and being able to reach everyone to advise them, should a participant later develop the illness. These conditions will vary based on whether the region is in Stage 2 or Stage 3 of the Provincial re-opening framework.
***More information available here https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-stages

We thank you (the membership) for your ongoing support and we look forward to a time when we can come together to participate safely in Archery – our sport for life! Respectfully,
Archery Ontario Board of Directors

Birthday Parties During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Ontario government guidelines, we are suspending birthday party lessons until September 2020.  The only exemption to this are parties which comprise of one family only in attendance.

More information will be updated as Ontario completes its transition into phase 2 for all parts of the province.

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.

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.

Millar to attend AASP – no private classes available

Kathleen Millar will not be available to teach/coach private lessons from October 23-27 as she is attending the annual conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology in Portland, OR.  Private lessons continue on Monday, October 28th.

If you wish to take private lessons during her absence, please phone Larry E. Smith 613-989-2943

Our shop and lanes are open during normal business hours.

SNAC 2019 Medal Presentations

SOUTH NATION ARCHERY CLUB

2019 Medal Presentations

Wed., June 26 at 5:30 PM

&

Sat., June 29 at noon

To all participants in SNAC leagues and/or tournaments, you and your family are invited to our medal presentations.

We will recognise and honour the participation and accomplishments of our club members during this past indoor season for:

  • League results – youth and adult

  • Provincial & National mailmatches

  • OAA indoor championships  (IMPORTANT:  If you received a medal in the mail, please bring it with you for presentation)

  • OFSSA medals

  • indoor national medals

  • MICA medals (if available)

We will be offering cake and juices on:

June 26 at 5:30pm

just before our CDN League starts

&

Noon to 3:00pm on Saturday, June 29.

Drop by to pick up your medals.

If you are NOT able to attend our celebrations please drop by during business hours any day from June 29th onward.

Millar Coaches at 2019 World Team Training Camp

In preparation for the National Compound Archery Team’s participation in The Netherlands in June, Kathleen Millar (women’s coach) and Sean McKenty (head coach) lead a national team training camp hosted by Sean and Fiona in the Windsor area on May 13-14, 2019.

All women team members will be present for the registered tournaments and simulations.  For the men’s team, everyone  except for Brendan von Richter from Victoria will be present.

The men’s team of Brendan, Robbie Nott and Austin Taylor reprises the team that Kathleen led during the 2018 World Cup at Salt Lake City.  The women’s team sees the return of Fiona McClean and Fiona Maude, along with Katie Roth.  It will be a solid, experienced team.

2019 Candle-Masters Congratulations

There was no dominant archer this year in the advanced classes.  And though we had a lot of arrows pass through the flame, only the following archers put it out without touching the candle itself.  One candle each for:

Compound archers

Emma McMillan, Hannah Rousseau, Bill Mackey and Hester Grodde.

Recurve archers

Pam Leclair, Bob Kerr and Luke Seldenthuis

Congratulations to all students!