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/

 

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

 

2020 Candle-Master Quintin Fawcett

During our COVID-19 delayed Session #4, we held our annual candle event on October 28-29.  The archer must shoot out the flame without touching the arrow.  It takes quite a lot of skill and calmness.

This year’s Master is Cadet Compound archer Quintin Fawcett who shot THREE candles successfully.  Congratulations, Quintin!  You are the youngest archer to take out 3 in one class!

Then we had quite the family feud in our Thursday night 7pm classes:  all 3 parents shot out at least 1 candle flame (Connie Siedule shot out 2 of them), but none of the children in the families was able to do so.  Of course the parents did not rub in that fact …

We had a large number of people shoot their first candle flames ever.  So, with them plus repeat successful archers, big congratulations to:  Serenity Last (her dad failed to put one out), Georgia Stanley, Stella Fawcett, Oz Alves, Eden Baker, William Baker and Pam LeClair.

Our annual event is the distraction night activity built into advanced group lessons.  Other distraction night events include team rounds, shutting out sounds around you, and field archery.  For more information on advanced classes, please contact Kathleen Millar.

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.

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!

South Nation Archery Hosted National Paralympic Mixed Team Training Camp

Kathleen Millar and SNAC hosted the small, but important national team training camp June 25-28.  The National Para Mixed Team, comprising of Karen Van Nest and Kevin Evans, trained and simulated competition in preparation for a Paralympic World Ranking Event in the Czech Republic starting on June 30th.

As part of the pre-event camp, national Team Leader Duncan Crawford (PEI) attended as well.  Other team support members were able to attend also.

In order to simulate match play for Karen and Kevin, Kaity Horlock, Hannah Rousseau, Alexandra Paquette and Robin Horlock all participated in the Round Robin and Super-team eliminations.  Thank you for volunteering!  To thank our volunteers, Larry grilled a great smorgasbord of delights to go with all the salads.

Good luck to our Canadian Paralympic Mixed Team in the Czech Republic!