Larry and Kathy started South Nation Archery Supply (named after the great river that runs from north of Brockville into the Ottawa River) in 1983.
The business started out small (the hole-in-the-wall) with neither lanes nor programming, in the front of their home.
In 1988, they took a gamble and made a decision to expand so that people in eastern Ontario would have facilities and programming in the sport of archery.
Since then, thousands of youth and adults have taken classes, been coached, and/or used the lanes.
Larry is a former world target team gold medallist and bronze individual world field medallist. He represented his country 19 times to international and world events. He is a certified level 2 NAA coach. He is also an accomplished bowhunter and IBEP instructor.
Kathy is a former national target and field champion, representing Canada 3 times as an archer and 10 times as a national team coach or national administrator. She worked for the Federation of Canadian Archers (now known as Archery Canada) for over 17 years and is a certified level 4 NCCP coach. She has been writing coaching manuals for archery since 1982, along with a small group of talented volunteers. She was Technical Writer for Shooting Federation of Canada’s Instructor Beginner and Competition Development coach certification manuals and teaching aids.