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2015 Archery Canada MICA Tournament

The 2015 Multi-Sites Indoor Championships of the Americas (MICA) will be held from January 1st through April 30th 2015.

Registration for host clubs MUST be submitted before December 31, 2014. Host clubs register by going to:

To find out more, visit the Archery Canada website and follow the link under Upcoming Events to the "2015 Multi-Sites Indoor Championships of the Americas (MICA) Jan 1-Apr 30, 2015 - Details". The online Registration Form can be found by following the link "Also see the MICA Host Site Coordinator Page". Alternatively, you can go directly to and click "Register a site".

The Archery Canada website also contains downloadable forms and scorecards created for the event. The Host Site Coordinator Page contains links to enable you to download the MICA-specific score cards and reporting sheets. To familiarize yourself with the MICA tournament rules, visit

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Archery Canada Suspends Canadian Para-Archer

Archery Canada Suspends Canadian Para-Archer

World Archery, the international governing body for archery, recently brought down its decision regarding the matter of Canadian para-archery athlete Mr. Norbert Murphy. The decision reads as follows: “That Mr. Norbert Murphy be prohibited from seeking a further classification until 23 June 2016, being a period of two years from the date upon which the athlete intentionally misrepresented skills and/or abilities”.

Mr. Murphy broke the World Archery Rules in terms of classification at a world ranking para-archery tournament in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic in late June. The matter was dealt with by the chief classifier on site at the tournament.  Under Article 11.0 of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Classification Code and World Archery Article 1.14.1 it was up to the World Archery Board of Justice and Ethics to evaluate the case and decide if Mr. Murphy had broken the rules and establish the sanction. Articles 11.1 and 11.3 of the IPC Classification Code state:  "An Athlete who, in the opinion of the Classification Panel, is intentionally misrepresenting skills and/or abilities shall be considered in violation of the Classification Rules. If the Athlete intentionally misrepresents skills and/or abilities, the Athlete will not be allocated a Sport Class or Sport Class Status, and will not be permitted to compete at that Competition in that Sport." For the full details on article 11.0 of the IPC Classification Code, go to: 

Mr. Murphy has been deemed to be ineligible for classification as a result of his intentional misrepresentation of his physical strength, joint and muscle movement, and balance during the classification process. By deliberately "faking" his level of physical impairment, he sought to have himself classified in a class with the more severely impaired athletes and thus gain a competitive advantage. There is strong indisputable evidence of this misrepresentation based on what the trained Classifiers observed and their video footage of Mr. Murphy taken while he as on and off the field of play following the classification testing.

Archery Canada does not condone any actions by its members that are contrary to the spirit of fair play. Archery Canada no longer recognizes Mr. Murphy as a member-in-good standing. Therefore, his registration (membership) with Archery Canada and correspondingly with Archery Quebec is suspended for a two-year period retroactive from June 23rd 2014 through to June 23rd 2016. As such, the following applies to Mr. Murphy for this two-year suspension:

  1. Ineligible for registration (membership) with Archery Canada and Archery Quebec.
  2. Ineligible to shoot in any tournaments registered with Archery Canada and World Archery.
  3. Ineligible for selection to the Archery Canada Para-Archery National Team or any Archery Canada ‘able-bodied’ National Team.
  4. Ineligible to receive Archery Canada, Sport Canada and Own the Podium financial support for the above noted two-year period. This includes the termination of AAP (carding) support from Sport Canada and funding support from Own the Podium for fiscal year 2014-2015.

The World Archery decision only applies forward from the date of the classification misrepresentation of June 23rd 2014. Therefore, it has no impact on results achieved by Mr. Murphy prior to this date. This includes the bronze medal won by Mr. Murphy at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Background Information on Classification

Classification is a structure for competition. Paralympic archers have an impairment in body structures and functions that leads to a competitive disadvantage in sport. Consequently, criteria are put in place to ensure that winning is determined by skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability and mental focus, the same factors that account for success in sport for archers who are able-bodied. The process that is put in place to define who can compete and to group the archers is called Classification.

In archery muscle strength or/and range of joint movement or/and coordination are tested. The allocation of a Sport Class is a process done by Classifiers who determine the level of functional ability of each archer. Archers may be classified a number of times throughout their careers and changes in Sport Class may occur if an archer’s condition improves or deteriorates.

For background information on the purpose of and process of classification in para sport, visit:

For background on the classification process used for para-archery, visit

 

VIRGINIE CHÉNIER, COACH SYLVAIN CADIEUX ‘Fuelling Athletes and coaching excellence'

ARCHERY ATHLETE VIRGINIE CHÉNIER AND COACH SYLVAIN CADIEUX Recipients of the ‘Fuelling Athletes and coaching excellence’ funding

 

September 10, 2014

50 athlete and coach pairings receive $10,000 to help fuel their sport dreams

 

Ottawa, Ontario – Archery Canada is proud to announce Virginie Chénier and Sylvain Cadieux as recipients of a Petro-Canada Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) funding. Suncor, proud owner of Petro-Canada, annually awards 50 athlete and coach pairings with funding to help fuel their sport dreams.

“The FACE program is the cornerstone of our Olympic and Paralympic legacy and we are excited to increase the funding for both coaches and athletes, fuelling their dream to compete on the international stage,” said Louis Côté, Director, Loyalty and Strategic Partnerships, Suncor. “The drive and discipline of the athletes and coaches chosen is astounding, congratulations on becoming this year’s FACE recipients.”

Working together with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and their National Sport partners, the FACE program provides developing, pre-carded, Canadian athlete and coach pairings with $10,000 in grants. These resources help athletes achieve national carded status and coaches improve their skills over the long term.

“I am really proud and grateful to be a FACE athlete for a second consecutive year”, said Virginie. “It will definitely help Sylvain and I to work together on a successful training plan with the upcoming critical pre-Olympic year ahead of us. Thank you Suncor”

“We are very pleased and proud that both Virginie and Sylvain have been selected again this year as recipients of the Petro-Canada FACE funding.“ said Scott Ogilvie, Executive Director, Archery Canada. Virginie is a promising up-and-coming high performance athlete. She is under the guidance of an excellent up-and-coming high performance coach in Sylvain, a former Olympian himself. On behalf of Archery Canada, I sincerely thank Suncor for its support.”

This year, Suncor increased the funding from $8,000 per athlete and coach pairing to $10,000, and boosted the total annual financial commitment from $400,000 to $500,000 for every year of the program going forward.

Beginning with the Petro-Canada Torch Scholarship Fund in 1988 and continuing through its re-launch as the FACE Program in 2007, the program has provided more 2,600 Canadian athletes and coaches with almost $9 million in direct financial support. Recipients of the 2014 program funding represent both summer and winter sports and represent Canada from coast to coast.

Previous FACE recipients have gone on to great success on the international stage, including at the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, reaching the podium 12 times. Medallists include: Mark Arendz (Para-Biathlon – Silver, Bronze), Jim Armstrong (Wheelchair Curling –Gold), Patrick Chan (Figure Skating – Silver, Silver), Mélodie Daoust (Ice Hockey – Gold), Kaitlyn Lawes (Curling – Gold), Mac Marcoux (Para-Alpine – Gold, Bronze, Bronze), Kevin Reynolds (Figure Skating – Silver), Marielle Thompson (Ski Cross – Gold).

For more a complete list of 2014 FACE recipients or additional information on the FACE program, visit www.facebook.com/dreambig.

 

Suncor Energy

Suncor Energy is Canada's leading integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights’ Global 100. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, operates more than 1,450 retail stations and 250 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada’s retail loyalty program, Petro-Points™, provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit petro-canada.ca.

 

Canadian Olympic Committee

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team’s podium success and advances Olympic values in Canada. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the COC delivers resources that Canada’s elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day. The backbone of Canada’s Olympic movement, the COC works with National Sport Federations to prepare the Team for the Olympic, Youth Olympic and Pan American Games. By sharing our athletes’ stories, we inspire all Canadians through the power of sport: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca  .

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. For more information, visit www.archerycanada.ca .

 

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Canadian Archer Stands on the Podium at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Canadian Archer Stands on the Podium  

at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games  

Ottawa, August 27, 2014 – Eric Peters of Ottawa won bronze in international mixed team archery, an event unique to the 2014 Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing, China. Peters teamed up with Finland’s Mirjam Tuokkola to beat a pair from Guatemala and Belgium in the bronze medal match. Peters rebounded from his loss in the round of 16 of his individual event, the men’s recurve bow.

“I was coming into the team event fairly disappointed with how I did as an individual. It was good fun, it was something really different, something great for this event,” said Peters.

The 2014 Youth Olympics Games ran from August 16th – 28th. The archery competition finished August 26th.

“It has been an honour to represent my country and Archery Canada at the Youth Olympic Games,” said Peters. “It was a tremendous experience.”

For full results, visit: http://www.worldarchery.org/EVENTS/Games/Nanjing-2014

Interviews can be arranged by contacting Scott Ogilvie, Executive Director, Archery Canada, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

 

Canadian Archer Stands on Podium at Pan American Olympic Festival

Canadian Archer Stands on Podium at Pan American Olympic Festival  

Toluca, Mexico, July 21, 2014 – Two-time Canadian Olympian and 2013 World Championship bronze medallist, Crispin DUENAS of Toronto captured the silver medal in the men’s recurve bow (Olympic) individual event on Sunday at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in Toluca, Mexico.  A field of 35 of the top male recurve bow archers from the Americas region, competed in this first qualifier event for the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games. As the host of the 2015 Pan American Games, Canada has secured the maximum allowable three spots in the men’s individual recurve bow event.

Duenas finished the qualification round in second place behind Brady Ellison of the USA with a season best score of 677 in the double 720 round which is shot in both the Olympic Games and the Pan American Games.  In the single elimination match competition, Duenas had to win seven tied sets and two tied matches to advance to the gold medal match against the American Ellison.  These clutch performances in the elimination match competition, served Duenas well in the gold medal match.

Despite gusty wind conditions that kept the scores low, Ellison jumped to a 4 - 0 lead after the first two sets of the gold medal match. Duenas fought back with a win in the third set and tied Ellison in the fourth set. In the 5th and final  set Duenas’ first arrow shot was caught by a gust of wind and scored an eight (of possible 10). Despite shooting well on his second and third arrows, Duenas couldn’t close the gap on Ellison and finished in the silver medal position. Pedro Vivas of Mexico captured the bronze medal. 

Ellison is the 2011 World bronze medallist and the 2011 Pan American Games champion. Duenas was second to Ellison at the 2011 Pan American Games. Duenas and Ellison will go head-to-head again at the Pan American Games next summer in Toronto.    

Joan McDonald, the 2012 Olympic Head Coach, reflected on the Pan American Olympic Festival stating that: “This was a strong showing for our archers against top athletes from the  Americas. This bodes well for the 2015 Toronto Pan-American Games.”

Interviews can be arranged by contacting Scott Ogilvie, Executive Director, Archery Canada, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

 

Birth Announcement: Ryder Wills

Birth Announcement: Ryder Wills

Al Wills (President of Archery Canada) and his wife Mary are pleased to announce the birth of their first grandchild - Ryder Wills. Ryder was born July 7th at 4:00pm (Pacific time). He weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces.  Gramma and Grampa Wills are ‘over the moon’ about the addition to their family! CONGRATULATIONS Al and Mary and a BIG warm welcome to Ryder!

 

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