Archery Canada Newsletter: October 2022
RESPONSIBLE COACHING MOVEMENTThe Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations, parents, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across Canada, both on and off the field of play. It was established by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) to help coaches and sport organizations to learn and apply safety principles. This helps to create a sport environment that is Safe, Smart, and Secure.
To read more about the RCM and the associated tool kit, click HERE.
Dustin Watson brought home a gold medal and the title of World Champion in the U21 compound category at the World Archery Field Championships! This is the first medal at this competition for a Canadian in this event since 1986 in Radstadt, Austria. 5 other archers represented Canada in Yankton, US.
To see an article summarizing his gold medal win, and all other coverage from Yankton, click HERE.
Canada heading to Pan and Parapan Ams in Santiago
For the final international competition of the year for Canada, 18 athletes are heading to the Pan and Parapan Am Championships, taking place in Santiago, Chile in November. This competition will serve as an important qualifier for the 2023 Pan and Parapan Am Games, which will then serve as a crucial competition ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.
To learn about the recurve and barebow archers, click HERE.
To read more about the compound archers, click HERE.
To see who is making up the para team, click HERE
Pilot Coaching Courses in Newfoundland
Over the past month, Archery Canada, in collaboration with the Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle of Newfoundland and Labrador (ASRCNL), have hosted 3 pilot clinics of their Community Stream coaching course. With almost 50 participants across the 3 clinics, it was considered a great success.
To read more about the clinics and how they’re meeting needs in their communities, click HERE.
Prince George TOP Camp
Prince George and Silvertip Archers hosted the second TOP camp of the season at the end of September. The camp was led by Rick Scammell, Stu Murray, Shawn Riggs, and Soha Mahmoud. Over 30 participants attended the camp, with programming directed towards both athletes and coaching. If any PTSO is interested in hosting a camp, they should contact Archery Canada.
To read more, click HERE.
Results from 2022 Outdoor MailmatchThe 2022 Outdoor Mailmatch is done and the results are in! You can see all the medal and winners of this event HERE.
Arrows for Indoor Archery
When you switch from outdoor to indoor archery, the external conditions isn’t the only thing that changes. One of the biggest questions is “which arrow size should I shoot indoors?”
If you want to read more about this from Archery360, click HERE.
WW Gunter Memorial Bursary
The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary, which is for the amount of $1000.00, is awarded annually to a Canadian Archer between the ages of 15 and 20, who has competed or will be competing for Canada at a World Championship or international archery competition such as the Youth Olympic Games, and who is planning to continue their education at the post-secondary level. The archer must conduct themselves in a manner that is a credit to their sport, their country and always maintain a sense of dignity and sportsmanship in victory and defeat. For more information and how to apply, click HERE.
Community COVID Recovery Micro-Grants
Sport for Life has opened applications for their Community COVID Recovery Micro-Grants, which will be awarded to community level sport organizations/associations. They will range from $1000-$5000 to support the costs associated with rebuilding or activating quality sport programs, especially after the pandemic. The application process closes on November 6, 2022.
For more information and how to apply, click HERE.
Coaching Committee Volunteers Needed
Archery Canada’s Coaching Committee is looking for 2 volunteers to sit on the committee. The group is responsible for assisting the Board by preparing coach education programs, including Archery contexts within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). They also help in preparing and certifying coaches, consistent with AC’s LTAD model. Applicants will be committing to on average 1 virtual meeting monthly and some committee work on their own time. If interested, please fill out this form; be sure to specify any relevant coaching experience in the form. Discretion remains with the Coaching Subcommittee to assess the qualifications of any candidate.
2023 National Tournaments
Indoor Mailmatch – Jan 1-Apr 30(held at local clubs)
Canada Winter Games – Feb 18-Mar 5(Charlottetown, PEI)
Regional Indoor Championships – Mar 4-5(held at local clubs)
3D Indoor Championships – Mar 24-26 (Calgary, AB)
Canada Cup West – Jun 9-11(Prince Albert, SK)
3D, Field, Target Outdoor Canadian Championships – Aug 4-13 (3D in Cranbrook, BC, Field & Target in Victoria, BC)
Canada Cup East – bids are under revision
2023 International Tournaments
The Vegas Shoot – Feb 3-5(Las Vegas, US)
Indoor World Series Finals – Feb 4(Las Vegas, US)
World Cup Stage 1 – Apr 17-23(Antalya, TR)
World Cup Stage 3 – Jun 13-18(Medellin, CO)
World Archery Youth Championships – Jul 1-9(Limerick, IE)
World Archery Para Championships – Jul 17-23(Pilsen, CZ)
World Archery Championships – Jul 31-Aug 6 (Berlin, DE)
World Cup Stage 4 – Aug 15-20 (Paris, FR)
Pan American Games – Nov 1-5(Santiago, CL)
Parapan American Games – Nov 19-22(Santiago, CL)
World Cup Stage 2 – awaiting final location and dates
Visit World Archery for a listing of all major international events!
Need some help with Interpodia?
We use Interpodia as our membership system. You can purchase your provincial and national memberships in one transaction on the system. Some organizations will also use it to manage registration for events. If you need some assistance with using the system, check out our Interpodia Resource page, click HERE to see it.
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Register with Perkopolis by downloading these simple instructions and start saving today! Remember to register using ARCHERY and your member number e.g. ARCHERYON7000. Once you have registered through your PTSO portal, note your membership number will become active with Perkopolis within 14 business days. Should you have any difficulty, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Archery Canada
Archery Canada is the National Sport Organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the Provincial/Territorial Archery Associations.