The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary 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.
The following Compound Women will represent Canada at the 3rd stage of the World Archery World Cup series, June 20-25, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
- Fiona McClean – Ontario
- Karen Van Nest – Ontario
- Dawn Groszko – Alberta
- Madison Hart – Saskatchewan
On behalf of Archery Canada, I would like to extend my congratulations to these women for their accomplishments.
Compound Target/Field Coordinator
High Performance Committee
With its training program in full swing, and the recent announcement regarding the National Training Squad (NTS), Archery Canada is naming its male athletes for two important international competitions.
For the Arizona Cup to be held in Phoenix from April 7 – 9, Joan McDonald will be the project’s Head Coach and will be supported by Dick Tone as Archery Canada’s Technical Consultant. The following six athletes from the NTS will be competing in Arizona:
Crispin Duenas, Toronto, ON
Hamilton Nguyen, Toronto, ON
Brandon Xuereb, Toronto, ON
Archery Canada’s recurve high performance program most recently established its long-term strategy with a balanced approach between the immediate term and achieving a best-ever finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and the longer-term, which targets a podium finish at the 2024 Olympics. A significant component of this strategy is the implementation of an increasingly centralized and monitored training environment for those athletes who are selected to the National Training Squad (NTS), and who are identified as being able to support the program’s performance ambitions.
Lauriane Lalonde receives coaching from Dick Tone, while her personal coach Gilles Boucher looks on with Trina Snooks (NB) and Duncan Crawford (PEI)
Archery Canada has completed the hiring process for an Executive Director to replace Scott Ogilvie. Last Fall, Scott announced his plans to retire beginning this April.
Al Wills, AC President (left) receives a cheque from Bob Tataryn of the Interlake Archers of Stonewall, MB for the Canadian Archery Foundation
If you’ve tried in recent days to send email to someone at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports, you’ll know that our email system is down, along with our Internet access.
We shut these systems down after the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre detected a cyber attack. The experts tell us that this is likely part of a broader campaign against the global anti-doping movement.
There have been similar attacks recently against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Please help Archery Canada make Canadian Championships better: Complete the 2016 Canadian Championships Survey.
The 2017 Multi-Sites Indoor Championships of the Americas (MICA) will be held from January 1st through April 30th 2017.
Registration for host clubs MUST be submitted before December 31, 2016