Highland Bow and Arrow
Bras D’Or Archers Association
Season wrapped up at the Baddeck Curling Club on Sunday October 15, 2017
The day included some snacks, games, and prizes for participants. Hats off to all involved, including the great leadership, commitment, expertise and passion by the club, it’s greatly appreciated benefiting residents and visitors.
Final day for archery (Sunday October 15th) at the Baddeck Curling Club for 2017. Come out and join us for some fun as we try some skill-testing competitions for prizes. Last year Scott MacDonald won the “William Tell” prize. Can he defend this year? Logan and Zoe may have something to say about that. Terry Morrison won the “Robin Hood” competition while Logan MacDonald pushed him to a shoot-off. Come out and try your hand at archery. We have all the equipment to use and will provide one-on-one instruction. Come out and have some fun and maybe win a prize.
We will tear down the targets, netting, etc. following the shoot on Sunday.
We will be investigating options for shooting at another location up until Christmas – probably Sunday afternoons only – at the Community Center or Baddeck Academy. I will keep you posted. If that does not work out, we will be back at the Baddeck Curling Club starting April 15th (+/-).
Anyone wishing to join the archery club are welcome to do so. Memberships for people joining after September 1st are good until December 2018. With Christmas only 2.75 months away – remember that archery equipment always makes a great Christmas gift – just saying. Regards, Stephen Kerr
Come join us for some fun and physical activity. Equipment available for use.
Bras d’Or Archery Club
Regular schedule meets on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings from 7-9 PM and Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM. Times and days will be discussed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). If anyone has any suggestions regarding this issue, please bring them forward then.
There is equipment available for use by new and novice archers. Targets set-up at 10M, 18M, and 25M. Come out and start to reap the health benefits of archery.
I am not sure how we can top last night (July 28, 2017) as the Bras d’Or Archers hosted a “try-it” event for a private function at the Baddeck Curling Club. Kids of all ages tried archery – 4 years to 60 years of age – lots of laughs and fun had by all – somewhere between 30-40 people got to try archery – many for the first time. It was a hectic 3 hours to say the least. Many thanks to Terry Morrison for his help and to the Bryson Family and Baddeck Curling Club for hosting the event.
We are back to our regular Sunday shoot time 2-5 PM at the Baddeck Curling Rink. Drop in and try archery. Equipment available for use and one-on-one instruction.
Our placemat fundraiser is now complete (Please see above). Many thanks to the sponsors of the placemat fundraising initiative. I have attached a draft copy for reference. We have made 2 minor corrections to the draft and the placemats will be ready for distribution on Monday. Invoices / receipts will be issued shortly to all sponsors.The sponsors are:
- Minerva McInnes ReMax Realty
- Tom’s Pizza
- Bell Buoy Restaurant
- MP Mark Eyking
- Morrison Motors
- Cape Breton Gas
- Baddeck Home Hardware
- Stone’s Pharmasave
- MacIntyre Chev
- Victoria Farmers Co-Op
- Victoria County Creates
- MLA Keith Bain
- MidWay Motors
- Baddeck Lions Club
- Two Rivers Wildlife Park
- S.J. MacRaes & Son
East Coast Credit Union made a donation in lieu of advertising. A number of the sponsors have done this for the past 3 seasons and the Bras d’Or Archers want to thank you all for your kind support. If any of you want to take some of the placemats to distribute at eating establishments or for community group functions, please let us know.
Many thanks to Andrew Brooks at Bellwether Media for his help in putting this together and printing it. I think it looks great. Great job Bellwether Media!! Also, thanks to Walter Ryan for all his work on this initiative.
Anyway, hope to see you all at the range soon.
Highland Bow & Arrow
Highland Bow & Arrow is a roadside archery attraction on the Cabot Trail near Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island. Prices range from $10-$40 depending on age and include an in-depth archery lesson using a traditional bow of your choice / age range.
Owner/Instructor Jay will guide you through the culture and technical aspects of shooting bow and arrow in Skir Dhu Cape Breton. After your lesson shooters have 30 mins unlimited arrows to practice with. Experience is approximately one hour. A variety of targets and bows depending on age and preference, set at various distances.
Located next to two restaurants: Cal’s Restaurant and The Dancing Moose Cafe with many accommodations nearby. Call to book your group ahead of time!
Open rain or shine! Closures due to extreme weather or special events will be announced on social media.