1) Tuesday Night has now been designated Target Archery Night. We may still have some educational aspect (short videos to go over various aspects of equipment / technique) but the focus will be target archery. There will be an opportunity to practice and get pointers but starting around 7:30 pm(+/-) we will have a mini competition for anyone who wants to participate. It will be 10 rounds of 3 arrows per round (1/2 a typical indoor 600 Round competition). This will start this week (Tuesday July 17th) – we will start at close distance – Jrs. at 10M and Seniors / Masters at 14M and each week add 2M until we are at competition distance (18M). There is a scoreboard for keeping track of your weekly score.
2) Thursday Night is 3D Night. The range will be set-up with ten (10) 3D foam targets at various distances – Jrs. up to 18M; Seniors / Masters up to 25M. Similar to Tuesday night, there will be an opportunity to practice / get pointers and then there will be a mini competition for those wanting to participate starting around 7:30PM. Traditional / recurve archers will shoot 2 arrows from 2 different distances and compound shooters will shoot 1 arrow from the furthest distance. Total scores over the 10 target course can be entered on the posted scoreboard for keeping track of your weekly score.
3) Sundays will be left open for either type of archery / practice
Congratulations to club member Cassandra Paul for finishing 1st in the Jr. Division of the recent Traditional Archers Association of Nova Scotia (TAANS) 3D shoot hosted by Highland Bow & Arrow in Skir Dhu. This was a 2 day competition shooting 4 rounds of 20 3D foam targets. Her next planned competition is the Mi’kamq Summer Games being hosted in Eskasoni in mid-August. We wish her well in that competition. [Please note that she does give some credit to her success to coaching – not much mind you – but some (ha, ha)].
We have some new recurve bows that have just come in so we will be able to fit size / draw weight to respective archers better.
Come in and check it out. We have lots of laughs – mostly at my expense – but it is all fun and good exercise. Who knows, you may be the next great archer!