2022 WA18M January in March Tournament Results

SNAC had to postpone the January WA18M tournament due to the COVID-19 restrictions.  But, we were able to run the event on March 13, 2022 instead.  Here are the results:

We were happy to have so many students join our regular competitive archers for this event.  Also, it marked the debut of our Recurve Open archer, Shawn Matheson.

Congratulations to Pamela LeClair who shot a PB due to her outstanding second half.  Well done, everyone.

Our next tournament is MICA on Sunday, March 20th.  There are only a few spots available.  If you are interested, please contact Kathleen Millar ASAP to guarantee your spot at  info@southnationarchery.com

2022 Regional Indoor National Championship Results at SNAC

Congratulations to all of our competitors who shot the indoor national championships at our regional site here in Winchester, ON.

We had some outstanding rounds, such as Quintin Fawcett’s 560 for cadet compound and some really strong performances from the whole group.  We were glad that Tania Edwards was able to join us.

Unfortunately, neither Sandra Rampton-Siedule (ill health) nor Serenity Last (injury) were able to join us today on the shooting line!  Serenity did help us out by calling arrows for the women’s line.

Here are the results for our site: 

For full results, use Archery Canada’s website.  All sites are supposed to report in no later than tomorrow morning, so we are hopeful to see the first preliminary results on Monday, March 07th.

If you would like to participate in our next competition, join us on Sunday, March 13th for our re-scheduled WA18M, originally slated for January.  There are still a few spots available.  Contact Kathleen Millar or Larry Smith to sign up at:  info@southnationarchery.com

2022 Ontario Regional 10-Ring Championship Results for SNAC

Congratulations to members and guests who shot the 2022 10-ring provincial indoor championship this week at SNAC.

Our club results are available through the link below.  Or, you can see member-only results on the Archery Canada website results list.

Our results have been submitted to Archery Ontario and now we await the final results province-wide.  We will post an update as those scores become available.

Our next tournament is the national regional indoor championship on Sunday, March 6th.  There are a few spots available.  If you are interested, please contact Kathleen Millar to pre-register.

2022 WA18M February Results

Congratulations to all our members and students who participated in our first WA-registered tournament since the institution of vaccine passports.

It was wonderful to see everyone back as well as welcome new competitors from class.  A good start after a long break, it was good to see everyone using the mental techniques from the advanced classes.

Our next tournament is Ontario Archery 10-ring Championship Week, running from Monday, February 21 to Sunday, February 27.  If you have not signed up yet, please contact Kathy or Larry in order to pre-register.

Here are the results:

Jim Kinsey – another significant member of the archery community leaves us 2022-01-18

Mount Joy, PA — Members of the local Mount Joy community, as well as members of the archery industry at large, are mourning the loss of Jim Kinsey who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 2022 at the age of 84.

Jim’s father, Vernon, founded Kinsey’s as a local archery retail store in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania in 1952.  It was through Larry Smith’s close contact with Vernon’s company while he was growing up in PA that led South Nation Archery Supply to start an account with Kinsey’s as our first wholesale supplier when we started in business in 1983.  So our personal and business ties go back to both Vernon and Jim.

Jim Kinsey pioneered the distribution portion of the business laying the ground work for what Kinsey’s is today. Starting in 1957, Jim was instrumental in distributing arrows to retailers throughout the Northeast. He also spearheaded the company’s arrow manufacturing division by cementing contracts with both Colt Firearms and Bear Archery.

Jim led the family business for 40 years from 1957 through 1997 before passing the reins onto his children, 3rd generation owners, Rick Kinsey and Sherri Gorman. Mr. Kinsey stayed connected to the business through 2013 when he formally retired.

Jim loved skiing as well as archery; we would share stories with Jim and his staff every year at archery trade shows.  He had a great smile and a good sense of humour.  We enjoyed his company. We send our condolences to Rick, Sherri and their families.

Joan McDonald – Influential Recurve Archer & Coach 2021-12-22

We are saddened to report that Joan McDonald, who exploded on to the Canadian recurve archery scene in the early 1960s, has lost her battle with cancer.

Joan was a fierce and talented archer who won an astounding number of national championships over the years, and went on to become an influential coach, administrator and mentor, both at the provincial and national level.  A fervent Olympic supporter, she was Canada’s Olympic Team coach 5 times.

She leaves behind her 2 dedicated sons, David and Christopher, and her life partner Gary Gillies, and all of those who worked with her over all the years.  Memorial services will be planned for the summer, but it was her fervent wish that everyone stay safe from Omicron and not come together at this time.  We will post more information when it becomes available.

MICA Results for 2020 & 2021 – team & individual

Long overdue, but posted nonetheless, WWA has updated their website with the final results for MICA (multi-indoor site Championship of the Americas) for 2020 and 2021.

Due to COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions, SNAC did not participate in 2021’s version, but for those of you who competed in the 2020 competition, you can check out these links for your standings.

2020 was well-attended and there are 100s of competitors.  Congratulations to all SNAC archers who participated.


We will be hosting the 2022 MICA event on Sunday, March 20th.  Contact Kathy or Larry to secure your spot.

Here are the links for the 2021 competition for your interest:

2022 Indoor Tournament Fee Schedule

2022 Fees per round: includes HST includes HST
Age Category: Juniors, Seniors & Masters Cadet
WA18M $30 $20
Both provincial championships $35 $25
National Regional Indoors/MICA $30 $20
mail matches* and house leagues $10 $10

* If you are interested in submitting your house league scores for provincial and national mail matches, there is a one-time fee administration fee of $20/person.

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/