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Canadian 3D Team for 2017 World 3D Archery Championship

It is with great pleasure that Archery Canada announces that the following archery athletes will compete for Canada at the 2017 World 3D Archery Championship in Robion, France, September 19-24.

Compound Men:
Al Campsall        BC
Bryan Harper      BC
Adam Jarvis        NB
Alternate: Cory Smandych    AB

Compound Women:
Erin McGladdery      SK
Monica Higgins         AB
Jessica Beaumont    PQ

The next CAN Fund athlete application is available NOW on the CAN Fund website for athletes to begin submitting their applications.  The application deadline is Friday, September, 30, 2016 at 5pm EST. 

The Archery Canada national office will be closed from Monday, August 1st through Sunday, August 7th, for the national meetings and Canadian Championships to be held in Windsor and Peterborough, Ontario. The office will re-open on Monday, August 8th.

World Archery gave notification today to Bjorn Bengston Sweden AB that their license for producing  target  faces  were  revoked.  This  includes  all  target  faces  described  in  World Archery Constitution and Rules book, Book 2, article 7.2.2 and Book 2, Article 8.2.1.

Target faces from this manufacturer cannot be accepted anymore in World Archery events, nor World Archery ranking events and competition registered at World Archery Calendar.

Archery Canada’s President, Al Wills is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Colbourne of Newfoundland as Archery Canada’s volunteer Coordinator for the Indoor Mailmatch Program. Welcome aboard Dennis! And thank you!

Sincere thanks and appreciation is extended to Gil Segovia of Saskatchewan for volunteering his time and expertise over the past two years to coordinate the Indoor Mailmatch Program. Thank you Gil!

Further to the May 20th and June 3rd letters to the Archery Canada Community, which were posted on the Archery Canada website*, I am writing to update you on the matter dealing with Jay Lyon and his doping infraction. The expedited hearing in front of World Archery took place this past Wednesday morning June 8th. The World Archery Anti-Doping Panel released its ruling this morning. The World Archery Anti-Doping Panel has ruled that Jay Lyon “has committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to rule 36.2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules of the World Archery Federation”. Consequently, the Anti-Doping Panel has sanctioned Jay Lyon with “a period of ineligibility of two (2) years pursuant to Article 36.10.2 of the Anti-Doping Rules of the World Archery Federation, commencing as of the date of the provisional suspension on 19 May 2016.”

From its beginning, Archery Canada’s TOP program (Target Objectif Podium) has been breaking new ground in reaching out to young archery athletes from all parts of the country. The high interest shown for the TOP Program from archers, coaches and other volunteers confirms the desire for archery development in Canada.

Archery Canada is pleased to announce that President, Al Wills was elected to World Archery Americas (WAA) Board of Directors, at the WAA Congress held in San José, Costa Rica on May 25-26.  He will serve as Vice-President, North America for the next four years. Congratulations Al!

Alec Denys, Vice-President of High Performance (and Chair of the High Performance Committee) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean McKenty and Julie Maude as the Team Leaders for the Canadian team that will compete at the 2016 World Field Archery Championship.  Sean will serve as the Team Leader for the senior age athletes while Julie will be the Team Leader for the junior age athletes.

Listing of the field archery athletes that will compete for Canada at the World Championship

Archery Canada is pleased to announce its 2016 National Field Archery Team that will represent Canada at this year’s 2016 World Field Archery Championship.  The World Championship will be held in Dublin, Ireland from September 27 to October 2, 2016 at historic Kilruddery House and Gardens just outside Dublin. The World Field Archery Championship takes place every two years. 

Listed below are the athletes that will compete for Canada at the 2016 World Field Archery Championship:

Junior Women Compound

Fiona Maude – North Bay, ON