Shop and Club

Meeting the needs of bowhunters and target archers since 1983
Pour assistez les chasseurs à l’arc et les archers depuis 1983

Celebrating 38 years in business with:

  • Competitive prices
  • Knowledgeable sales and service
  • Staff with more than 70 years combined experience in the sport

South Nation Archery is a pro shop, specialising in archery ONLY; we are not a general sporting goods store. 

We offer a personalised in-store experience, the kind of knowledge and service you do not find at a box store.  We are here to help you shoot better and that can happen only with in-person service from people in the know.

South Nation Archery continues to train new and advanced archers.  We coach bowhunters as well as
recreational archers, local, provincial, state and national Champions,
World Regional Champions, World Champions and Paralympians.

Come join our classes, leagues, tournaments and events!


October 13, 2021 COVID-19 Update:  We are pleased to announce that our staff has been vaccinated fully, for your safety, and ours.  We abide by COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions which require that masks be worn indoors and regular hand-sanitizing be continued.

Masks must be worn in the retail area and on the ranges, except when on the shooting line.

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access group lessons indoors.

Note:  People signed up for group lessons, who are within the government guideline ages for COVID-19 immunization, must show proof of vaccination/vaccine passport when they come to the first lesson.  If you choose NOT to be vaccinated, please do NOT sign up for indoor group lessons.

South Nation Archery is pleased to offer booking times for our indoor lanes for groups to a maximum 5 persons from 1 “germ pool”, and outdoor lanes and private lessons.  Please e-mail or phone to book your time slot.

Retail customers are urged to call for an appointment.  In this way, we can control the number of people in the showroom at any given time.

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.  For more details, please see our news section.  Thank you.

STORE HOURS FOR 2021

WEEKDAYS 1:00 pm till 9:00 pm   (closed Tuesdays)

SATURDAYS 9:00 am till 4:00 pm  (closed Sundays)

We accept VISA, MasterCard, debit cards/Interact, e-transfers, cash and cheques.
We do not accept post-dated cheques.
We acknowledge that South Nation Archery is located on the traditional lands of the Kanien:keha’ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and recognizes the enduring presence of the First Peoples.
Roti’nikonhraien:tas ne South Nation Archery tsi kari:we’s shihatinakere ne kanien’keha:ka tanon Rotinonhsion:ni. Ratirihwaien:teri o:ni tsi kiotken ken:tho enhonne:sheke ne Onkwehon:weh.

CWD Testing Drop-off at SNAS again for 2021

Attention all deer hunters in Eastern Ontario:  Again for Fall 2021, South Nation Archery Supply is a drop-off site for CWD testing.

We assist you with filling out your tag properly and storing the sample in OMNRF’s refrigerator.

All samples brought in qualify for a commemorative badge, and the ability to look up your deer’s CWD status.

Plus for 2021, we are giving away an official OMNRF CWF Surveillance baseball cap to the first person to bring in a sample.

Contact Kathleen Millar, SNAS President if you any questions.

Advanced Classes for Session #1 2021 are open for pre-registration

We are pleased to be able to offer group advanced lessons again this Fall on Wednesdays and Thursdays, in accordance with Ontario Government COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.  Vaccine Passports have to be presented on your first night only.  You do not need to show proof of vaccination if you “are under age 18 and entering the indoor premises of a sports or recreational fitness facility solely for the purpose of actively participating in an organized sport”.

Until guidelines change, per-class numbers will be restricted and we will maintain the 2-meter distancing rules and our “germ” pools.

Note:  If you or members of your family 18 years of age and older have chosen NOT to be vaccinated, please do not sign up for group lessons.  Thank you.

For details on Session#1, see our Classes/Events pages on this website.

Information on beginner group lessons in 2022 will be posted soon.

Results for 2021 WA720 Rounds 5, 6, 7 & 8

We were pleased to welcome 2 new archers from the GTA who joined us this weekend for our last 4 x 720 weekend on August 28-29, 2021.

On Sunday, we had a 45-minute lightning delay and so most archers did not stay for the afternoon round.  The scores suffered a little due to the wind changes.

Please find the results below, or look at the Archery Canada website.  Congratulations to Robin Horlock for his PB in Master Men Compound!

This finishes our outdoor tournament schedule for 2021.  Thank you to everyone who participated, and a special thank you to everyone who complied with Ontario’s COVID-19 screening process and follow-up.  It makes our job a lot easier when we do not have to chase everyone.  Have a fantastic long weekend and AO Target Championship in September.

Results for 2021 WA720 Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 4

Thank you to our competitive archers who came out to support weekend #1 of SNAC’s outdoor tournament season for 2021.

Many archers had not been able to shoot during the pandemic and subsequent lock-down during the long COVID-19 upheavals and closures of most sports training facilities across Ontario and Quebec.

Saturday afternoon’s round #2 was particularly challenging with a very tricky head wind to add into the mix.  Well done, everyone!

Here are the links to the results for rounds #1, #2, #3 and #4:

 

2021 Outdoor Tournament Fees

2021 Shooting Fees: includes HST
Per Round Juniors/Sr/Masters Cadet
1 $30 $25
2 $45 ($22.50/round) $35 ($17.50/round)
3 $55 ($18.33/round) $45 ($15.00/round)
4 $65 ($16.25/round) $55 ($13.75/round)

You may pay in advance with e-transfer to:  southnation@xplornet.com, or pay at the door with VISA, MasterCard, debit or cash.

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/

 

Ted Ladelpha, passionate barebow archer, dies of a heart attack

We are saddened to relay information from Peter Garrett that Ted Ladelpha, our passionate barebow archer over the past 20 years, did not survive a heart attack on January 21st, 2021.  South Nation Archery Club extends its condolences to Ted’s family and friends.

Ted was famous for his opinions, but also for the wonderful roasted turkey he would bring every year to our SNAC awards banquets.  He was generous to our SNAC members, and Larry E. Smith and Kathy Millar remember him fondly.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

2021 Parking Reminder for students & competitors

IMPORTANT message to class participants and league/tournament archers!

Please remember to park in our parking lot whenever possible.

DO NOT PARK on the south side of County Road 38.

If the parking lot is full, please park on the north side of the road only, and east of our lane way.

This notice is very important during the snow removal season; the OPP will have your car towed away if you are in the way of the snow-plough drivers.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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