Ottawa, Ontario (March 22, 2017)
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)
Announcing the Judge Corps for the 2017 3D Nationals in Lac la Biche Alberta 14 - 17 April
Judge Chair- Roger Garrod NJ Manitoba
- John Cannon NJC Saskatchewan
- Bob Pannell IJC Saskatchewan
- Maurice Levesque NJ New Brunswick (Bilingual)
Allan Wills, President of Archery Canada, is pleased to announce that Mary MacDonald has been hired as its new Executive Director, effective April 3rd 2017. Ms. MacDonald is currently on contract with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) as a Consultant with the COC’s National Sport Federation Enhancement Initiative. Previously, Ms. MacDonald was a long-time staff member with Canadian Interuniversity Sport, where she was the Manager of Sport and International Programs.
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
Alec Denys, Vice-President of High Performance and Chair of the High Performance Committee (HPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alana MacDougall as the volunteer Coordinator for Para-Archery Development for the HPC. Alana is a former high performance recurve archery athlete. Over the past two years Alana has been involved with the para-archery national team as a staff member for various international events. Welcome aboard Alana!