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Archery Canada News – September 21st 2012

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1. Archery Canada National Office CLOSED September 24th – September 28th

2. 2012 Paralympic Games

3. World Record: Men's Para-Archery Open Compound Team

4. Rule Changes

5. Call to Host 2013 Canadian 3D Indoor Championship

6. Call for Able-Bodied Athlete Representative

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1. Archery Canada National Office CLOSED September 24th – 28th

The Archery Canada national office will be CLOSED Monday, September 24th through Friday, September 28th. The office will re-open Monday, October 1st.

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2. 2012 Paralympic Games

Three-time Paralympian Norbert Murphy (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) made history in bringing home the bronze medal in the Compound Bow, Men's ARW1 category at the London Paralympic Games. Murphy's bronze medal performance marked the first time in history that a Canadian archer has won a Paralympic or Olympic medal.

Murphy had to regroup after a difficult semi-final against American Jeff Fabry after Fabry dropped his bow, damaged it, and had to leave the archery compound, miss a set and retrieve a backup bow to continue the competition. Fabry went on to win the semi-final 7-3.

"It was Murphy's law that it would happen to me," joked Murphy. "It threw me off for sure. I even offered him my spare bow. But I went out and listened to some music after the semi-final so I could refocus."

In the bronze medal match, Murphy scored two points in the first, third and fourth set and tied the second set to take one point. Murphy defeated Osmo Kinnunen of Finland 7-1 to lock-up the bronze.

"I came here hoping for a medal," continued Murphy. "I was ready for it."

"This experience has been incredible," added Team Leader Vladimir Kopecky (Kimberley, BC). "You become so familiar with the athletes, wishing all the best for them. I know the hard work they went through to get to this position. This is very satisfying."

Congratulations Norbert and the entire Paralympic Archery Team!

Athletes and staff for the London 2012 Paralympic Games:

• Norbert MURPHY (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) - Compound Bow, Men's ARW1 category

• Kevin EVANS (Jaffray, BC) – Compound Bow, Men's Open category

• Bob HUDSON (Leoville, SK) - Compound Bow, Men's Open category

• Karen VAN NEST (Wiarton, ON) - Compound Bow, Women's Open category

• Lyne TREMBLAY (Magog, QC) - Recurve Bow, Women's ARW2 category

• Rob COX (Winnipeg, MB) – Alternate in Compound Bow, Men's Open category

• Vladimir KOPECKY (Kimberley, BC) - Team Leader

• Linda GAGNON (Magog, QC) - Team Support Staff

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3. World Record: Men's Para-Archery Open Compound Team

Canada's Para-Archery Team stood on the podium a total of six times at the Czech Target international para-archery tournament in Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic, July 10th – 14th. Included in this flurry of podium finishes was the gold medal won by the Men's Open Compound Team. On its way to winning the gold, the men's team set a World record. The Canadians scored 230 points, breaking the previous world record set a year ago by Korea and then equalled by Italy. The team was comprised of Kevin Evans (Jaffray, BC), Bob Hudson (Leoville, SK) and Alec Denys (Warsaw, ON). They were presented with their World Record certificates, issued by World Archery, at the Canadian Championships awards banquet in Victoria, August 11th.

Congratulations Kevin, Bob and Alec!

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4. Rule Changes

Archery Canada's Board of Directors has recently accepted rule change proposals. Some of the changes are effective immediately, while others are effective next year. The majority of the changes were published to ensure consistency with World Archery in the practice of target archery and field archery.

Below is a brief summary of the rule changes. For full details on the rule changes, visit the Archery Canada website.

Summary:

• Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated

• After practice, before competition, 15 minutes is no longer required (but may be provided)

• FITA Round need not be shot before other rounds when other rounds are shot

• Late arriving archers must appeal to the Chairman of Judges (not DOS)

• References to red cards have been removed, but the red card will still be used in the same way

• New indoor compound target face (small 10 ring) and recurve target face (large 10 ring) are defined. The old ones (inner and outer 10 ring) can still be used, but may be phased out.

• Other field of play set-up and target arrangement details:

o The outdoor 5-ring individual target face will be phased out. It is replaced by the 6-ring target face.

o Media line is defined one (1) metre in front of the waiting line

o Outdoor individual target faces do not fit on the regular size round target butts

• Some records for newer rounds were added

• Conditional divisions for 3D are eliminated. All divisions will be recognized at Canadian 3D Championships. Conditional divisions remain for target championships.

• Target Bowhunter and compound limited divisions have been removed. Other divisions currently defined for 3D will be recognized for target competition:

  •  Bowhunter Open
  •  Bowhunter Release
  •  Bowhunter Fingers
  •  Hunter
  •  Compound Unaided is listed but will soon be eliminated

• Time of declaring a forfeit match is changed

• Practice during target matchplay is limited to three arrows and three ends

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5. Call to Host 2013 Canadian 3D Indoor Championship

Jude Hooey, V-P of 3D Programs, has issued a call for an Archery Canada member club to host the 2013 Canadian 3D Indoor Championship. For more information on what is required to host the 3D Indoor Championship, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Also, visit the Archery Canada website.

Please submit by Friday, October 12th 2012.

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6. Call for Able-Bodied Athlete Representative

Jeff Gunter, V-P of High Performance, has issued a call for a Canadian high performance archery athlete to serve as the volunteer Able-Bodied Athlete Representative, on Archery Canada's High Performance Committee. The position description is provided below.

If interested in this position, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include a cover note or letter outlining why you are interested and qualified for the position and also include your resumé. Please submit by Friday, October 12th 2012.

Volunteer Job Description

ABLE-BODIED ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE

Your role is as a spokesperson for high performance level Canadian able-bodied archers, ensuring those views, comments and opinions reach the High Performance Committee (HPC) and Archery Canada (AC) management. Within the High Performance program, direct responsibility for the planning and evaluation of activities related to high performance level athlete performance at the international level. The position is a two (2) year term.

Leadership:

- Attend Archery Canada High Performance Committee meetings. Generally one face-to-face meeting per year – mid to late Fall; possibility of a 2nd face-to-face meeting. Also, HPC teleconference meetings (2-4 per year).

- Communicate regularly with the Senior Program Coordinator and Youth Program Coordinator (volunteer positions) and Canada's high performance level youth and senior age archers.

- Liaise with the HPC members, AC Board of Directors, AC Executive Director, PSO's & staff, coaches and AC's membership in general, as required.

- Recruit & communicate with PSO athlete representatives, as required.

- Represent archery and AC interests at meetings & events, as required.

- Provide leadership for and promote the Long Term Athlete Development process and implementation for archers.

Planning:

- Contribute to the development and revisions to the High Performance plan.

Development Projects:

- Contribute to revisions and updating of AC plans, as required.

Implementation:

- Participate as a member of the High Performance Committee.

- Liaise with all interested high performance level youth and senior age archers and coaches.

- Address issues within the High Performance program.

- Promote the LTAD model and its benefits to Canadian archery and archery development in general.

- Survey the opinions and concerns of provincial athlete representatives.

- Communicate regularly with AC 'Para-Archery Athlete Representative.

- Encourage the election of provincial athlete representatives.

- Oversee the AC Able-Bodied Athlete Representative election process with AC Executive Director.

- Work with Webmaster to ensure website information for portfolio is correct.

- Contribute as necessary to AC's official electronic newsletter.

- Vote on all Board/Executive/Committee issues as required.

- Represent AC and its high performance level youth and senior age archers at AthletesCAN meetings.

- Represent AC at Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) meetings, as required.

- Assist with development and refinement of selection criteria for Youth and Senior National Teams; carding criteria; and selection criteria for national team support staff.

- Survey provincial athlete reps regarding nominees for AC annual awards.

Evaluation:

- Evaluate Youth and Senior National Team reports from international events, participation and feedback; and submit recommendations to the Senior Program Coordinator and Youth Program Coordinator and the HP Vice-President.

Reporting:

- To the HPC, 1x per year (written).

- To Board, 1x per year (written).

- To Membership at AGM (written) for the AC Annual Report

Resource Materials:

- AC Rules book, World Archery (formerly FITA) rules book

- HP and AC plans

- AC's LTAD resource materials

- Volunteer Handbook, Volunteer Directory, Policy Manual

- AC, World Archery, COC and CCES (Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports) websites

- AC electronic newsletter

- HPC, Board and AGM meeting minutes posted on the AC website

- AC, COC and World Archery team selection criteria

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Archery Canada News – August 22nd 2012

Archery Canada News – August 22nd 2012

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1. Archery Canada National Office CLOSED: August 23rd – September 3rd

2. 2012 Olympic Games

3. 2012 Paralympic Games

4. 2013 3D National Team

5. Results from 2012 Canadian 3D, Field & Target Archery Championships

6. Archery Canada Annual Awards: 2012 Recipients

7. New Canadian Records

8. V-P High Performance: Jeff Gunter

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1. Archery Canada National Office CLOSED: August 23rd – September 3rd

The Archery Canada national office will be CLOSED from Thursday, August 23rd through Monday, September 3rd. The office will re-open Tuesday, September 4th.

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2. 2012 Olympic Games

Crispin Duenas and Marie-Pier Beaudet represented Canada in the men's and women's events at the recent London 2012 Olympic Games. Both did Canada and Archery Canada proud at the Olympic Games and in the lead-up to the Games. They represented Canada and Archery Canada in a most professional manner both on and off the field of play. Well done and thank you Crispin and Marie-Pier!

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3. 2012 Paralympic Games

A strong team of five archers will represent Canada at the London 2012 Paralympic Games which begin August 29th. The archery competition will take place at the Royal Artillery venue in London from August 30th to September 5th.

The Canadian contingent will be led by 2008 Paralympian and 2011 Parapan American Games gold medallist, Kevin Evans (Jaffray, BC). Evans is also a two-time defending world champion, having struck gold in 2007 and 2009 in the Men's Open Compound Bow category.

"I'm really pleased and excited about returning to the Paralympic Games," said Evans. "Last season was a bit rough with some untimely injuries, but things are definitely looking up this season and for the Paralympics."

Joining Evans will be first-time Paralympian Bob Hudson (Leoville, SK). Hudson captured the silver medal in his category at the 2011 Parapan American Games. Both Hudson and Evans will compete in the men's Compound Bow, Open category.

Lyne Tremblay (Magog, QC), a 2008 Paralympian, will compete in her second Paralympic Games. Tremblay will compete in the women's Recurve Bow, ARW2 category.

Karen Van Nest (Wiarton, ON) will be competing in her fourth Paralympic Games. She competed in the 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games in pistol shooting. The London 2012 Paralympic Games will mark the first time she competes as an archery athlete. Van Nest will compete in the women's Compound Bow, Open category.

Rounding-out the strong Canadian contingent is international veteran Norbert Murphy (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC). Murphy will be competing in his third Paralympic Games. He competed at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Murphy captured the bronze medal at the 2009 World Para-Archery Championship and finished fifth at the 2011 World Para-Archery Championship (in the men's Compound Bow, ARW1 category).

The five archers nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Team for London is an increase from the three who competed at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games four years ago.

"I am really happy to see the fantastic growth in Paralympic archery with a record number of athletes being nominated to the London 2012 team with real chances of medals," said Gaétan Tardif, Chef de mission for Team Canada.

Vladimir Kopecky (Kimberley, BC) is Archery's Team Leader for the Games.

"I believe we have a very strong team and that we have a real chance to be on the podium," Kopecky said. "We are going to the Games to do Canada proud."

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! GO CANADA GO!

Athletes and staff for the London 2012 Paralympic Games in archery:

• Kevin EVANS (Jaffray, BC) – Compound Bow, Men's Open category

• Bob HUDSON (Leoville, SK) - Compound Bow, Men's Open category

• Karen VAN NEST (Wiarton, ON) - Compound Bow, Women's Open category

• Lyne TREMBLAY (Magog, QC) - Recurve Bow, Women's ARW2 category

• Norbert MURPHY (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) - Compound Bow, Men's ARW1 category

• Rob COX (Winnipeg, MB) – Alternate in Compound Bow, Men's Open category

• Vladimir KOPECKY (Kimberley, BC) - Team Leader

• Linda GAGNON (Magog, QC) - Team Support Staff

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4. 2013 3D National Team

It was with great pleasure that, at the 2012 Annual General Meeting, I announced the members of the 2013 3D National Team that will compete at the 3D World Archery Championship in Sassari, Italy in October 2013.

The Team members are as follows:

Compound Men:

Cody Draper AB

Al Campsall BC

Harvey Geisbrecht SK

Steve Mitchell AB (alternate)

Compound Women:

Samantha Wright BC

Raylynn Draper AB

Jude Hooey AB

Lana Perry ON (alternate)

Longbow Men: Brock Paton BC

Barebow Men: Travis Skinner AB

Instinctive Men: Fred Streleoff BC

Instinctive Women: Elaine Quintal BC

There may be one more Barebow man named to the Team.

The Team Leader is Ann Neumeyer.

Congratulations to the Team members!

Jude Hooey

V-P 3D Programs

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5. Results from 2012 Canadian 3D, Field & Target Archery Championships

For results from the 2012 Canadian 3D, Field & Target Archery Championships, visit:

http://www.archerycanada.ca/en/tournaments/canadian-championships

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6. Archery Canada Annual Awards: 2012 Recipients

Awarded in 2012 for outstanding achievement in 2011.

D.M. Lovo Lifetime Award Winner – No 2012 recipient

Dorothy Lidstone Female Athlete of the Year Award Winner – CAMILLE BOUFFARD-DEMERS

Camille Bouffard-Demers of Bécancour, Québec has had a successful archery career for a young athlete. In 2011, Camille led the Canadian women in the compound bow division at the 2011 World Senior Archery Championship in Torino, Italy. The 20 year-old finished 9th in this her second Senior World Championship appearance. She competed at the 2009 World Championship while still junior age. While still a junior age athlete Camille helped capture the silver-medal in the women's compound team event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. On May 21, 2011, Camille became the first woman in Canada to achieve a score of 1400 at a FITA Star tournament.

Camille was nominated by the Archery Canada High Performance Committee.

Frank Jones Male Athlete of the Year Award Winner – CHRISTOPHER PERKINS

Christopher (Chris) Perkins of Athens, Ontario, and a member of the South Nation Archery Club, had an outstanding 2011 season. The highlight of his season was winning the gold medal in the Men's Individual Compound Bow category at the 2011 Senior World Championship in Torino, Italy. At 19 and still a junior age athlete, Chris was competing in his first-ever Senior World Championship. In the gold medal match he faced American Jesse Broadwater in what proved to be a close and exciting match. With a perfect last shot Chris took the World Championship title. Earlier in the competition, Chris beat the defending World Champion to advance to the gold medal round. Using the momentum of his individual gold medal performance, Chris and his teammates, Dietmar Trillus and Simon Rousseau, beat a strong Korean team to capture the bronze medal in the Compound Bow Team event. Furthermore, in an elimination round at the World Senior Championship, Chris set an individual World record in the Junior Men's Compound with a score of 149 out of 150.

Later in the summer of 2011, Chris and his teammates won the Junior Men's Compound Team event at the World Youth Archery Championships in Legnica, Poland. The Team won the gold medal in an outstanding display of athletic performance and sportsmanship.

Lastly, at the 2011 Canadian Indoor Regional Championship Chris set two World records. Chris shot a score of 599 to claim not only a Junior World record but also a World record in the Senior Men's Compound category. This outstanding achievement followed on the heels of Chris capturing the gold medal at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Christopher was nominated by the Archery Canada High Performance Committee.

Female Junior Athlete of the Year Award Winner – SYDNEY WATSON

Sydney Watson of the Quesnel River Archers in Quesnel, BC, represented Canada at the 2011 World Youth Archery Championship in Legnica, Poland. Sydney competed in the Cadet Compound category. In her first-ever international competition, Sydney proved she is a force to be reckoned with in the future. More recently, Sydney competed for Canada at the 2012 World Indoor Championship in the Junior Women's Compound.

In 2011, Sydney set numerous Canadian records - eight outdoor records in the Cadet Women's Compound category and five outdoor records in Junior Women's Compound. These Canadian outdoor records include the Cadet and Junior record that Sydney and her teammate Christopher Golden of Tracy, New Brunswick set in the mixed compound team event at the 2011 World Youth Championship. In addition, Sydney set one Canadian indoor record in 2011 in the Cadet Compound category.

Sydney was nominated by Dale Chapplow, President of the Quesnel River Archers, Quesnel, BC.

Tom Mack Junior Male Athlete of the Year Award Winner – CANADIAN JUNIOR MALE COMPOUND WORLD CHAMPION TEAM (CHRISTOPHER PERKINS, MICHAEL KUPCHANKO, KEENAN BROWN)

The Junior Men's Compound Team, comprised of Senior World Champion Chris Perkins of Athens, Ontario, Mike Kupchanko of Regina, Saskatchewan and Keenan Brown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, all competed at the 2009 World Youth Championship. Each Team member was of course excited to be returning to the World Youth Championship again. However, they were more excited by and equally motivated by the fact they were considered a strong medal threat. The Team won the gold medal in an outstanding display of athletic performance and sportsmanship at the 2011 World Youth Championship in Legnica, Poland. In the gold medal match against the team from the Netherlands, the Canadian Team not only displayed great shooting but also true sportsmanship. A member of the Netherlands team had to be hospitalized for a minor injury prior to the start of the match. Rather than accept the gold medal by forfeit, the Canadian Team requested a delay in the match until the Netherlands team was complete and then shot the match at the end of the competition. This was a fine example of fair play and sportsmanship. For their outstanding performance in winning the gold medal and for their exemplary conduct and behaviour, the Junior Men's Compound Team is awarded the Tom Mack Junior Male Athlete of the Year Award for 2011.

The Junior Male Compound Team was nominated by the Archery Canada High Performance Committee.

Greg Durward Volunteer of the Year Award Winner – LINDA GAGNON

Dr. Linda Gagnon of Magog, Québec has played a signifiant volunteer role 'behind the scenes' with Archery Canada's Para-Archery Program. Over the past several years, Linda has worked closely with para-archer Lyne Tremblay as Lyne's personal attendant and to assist Lyne to be the best she can be in international competition. In 2011 Linda took her volunteer support to the next level. At her own expense and time away from her medical practice, Linda volunteered to assist not only Lyne but to also lend significant staff support to the Canadian teams that competed at the 2011 World Para-Archery Championship in Torino, Italy; the Paralympic Games Qualifying Tournament in Stoke-Mandeville England held last September, and the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Linda's medical expertise and skills proved invaluable to the health and well-being of the athletes while competing overseas last season. Her willingness to 'pitch-in' and to make herself available '24-7' speaks volumes for Linda's character and her genuine commitment to assisting the para-archery athletes in their quest for athletic excellence.

Linda has consistently represented Archery Canada in a most professional manner and undertook her volunteer duties with enthusiasm and commitment. Linda's 'behind the scenes' work proved to be an important ingredient to the success of the Para-Archery Team in 2011.

Linda was nominated by the Archery Canada High Performance Committee.

Sylvio Beauregard Judge of the Year Award Winner – CHRISTIANE MURPHY

Christiane Murphy of Les Archers de Lévis (Lévis, Québec) has steadily risen through the judging ranks and has proven to be a committed, knowledgeable and skilled official. Since her appointment as a provincial judge in May 2004, Christiane has officiated at numerous club, provincial and national tournaments. In October 2009, Christiane was appointed as an International Judge Candidate, after which she began to work towards obtaining International Judge status. Last Fall, World Archery's Judge Committee approved the appointment of Christiane as an International Judge. Christiane is the first Canadian female to become an International Judge.

The 2011 season proved to be a very busy year for Christiane as a judge at the international level. She officiated at the 2011 World Senior and Para-Archery Championships in Torino, Italy. As well, Christiane was a member of the judge team assigned to the 2011 Pan American Games. The 2012 season has also proven to be a busy one and will culminate with Christiane's appointment as a judge for the 2012 London Paralympic Games this August and September.

In addition to her role as a judge, Christiane is the Coordinator for Canadian Records. In this capacity, Christiane monitors Canadian record claims; ratifies records; maintains the database of Canadian records; and coordinates the recognition of new Canadian record holders.

Christiane was nominated by Ghislain Arsenault, Chair of the Judges Committee.

Hank Wiseman Coach of the Year Award Winner – KATHLEEN MILLAR

Kathleen Millar of Winchester, Ontario is the personal coach of Chris Perkins, the 2011 World Senior Individual Champion and 2011 World Youth Team Champion. Kathleen has coached Chris for the past five years. She has been instrumental in Chris' development as an archer from the 'Learning to Shoot stage of Archery's LTAD model through to the 'Shoot to Excel' stage. Kathleen's unwavering confidence in Chris' abilities and her keen attention to the teaching and coaching of the technical and psychological aspects of archery, have led to Chris' steady progress and success at the national and international levels.

Kathleen is the founder and Head Coach of the South Nation Archery Club in Winchester, Ontario. There is no doubt that Kathleen displays a keen and genuine passion and love for archery. Kathleen's strong teaching and coaching knowledge and skills have proven to be key ingredients to her coaching success and her ability to hone the shooting skills of the recreational and high performance level archer. Kathleen has been a long-serving and committed volunteer coach and instructor for archers young and old, and for beginners through elite. Kathleen is also personal coach to a number of up-and-coming young archers. Of note are Molly Solc of Joyceville, Ontario and Jordan Sequillion of Kingston, Ontario. Molly represented Canada at the 2011 World Youth Championship (junior recurve) while Jordan represented Canada at the 2012 World Indoor Championship (junior recurve).

Kathleen was nominated by the Archery Canada High Performance Committee.

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7. New Canadian Records

Master Men's 60+ Compound BH Unlimited: Bill Mackey, North Gower, ON in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 282 at 45m. 2012-07-11

Master Men's 60+ Compound BH Unlimited: Bill Mackey, North Gower, ON in a FITA 50m round with a score of 578. 2012-07-21

Master Men's Compound BH Unlimited: Larry E. Smith, Winchester, ON in a FITA 50m round with a score of 649. 2012-07-21

Master Men's Recurve: Phillip Betts, Calgary, AB in a FITA 60m round with a score of 592. 2012-07-12

Congratulations!

Christiane Murphy

Canadian Records Coordinator

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8. V-P High Performance: Jeff Gunter

At the recent 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM), Jeff Gunter of Winnipeg, Manitoba was acclaimed as the V-P High Performance. Jeff will begin serving as a member of the Executive Committee and as Chair of the High Performance Committee effective immediately.

Congratulations Jeff and thank you!

Thank you to Alec Denys for serving as the Interim Chair of the High Performance Committee for the past 9 months. Alec will continue in his role of Para-Archery Athlete Representative.

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Archery Canada News – August 3rd 2012


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1.       Archery Canada National Office CLOSED: August 2nd - 13th

2.       Canada’s Para-Archers Bring Home Six Medals from International Tournament

3.       Update on 2012 Canadian Target Archery Championship

4.       2012 Canadian Open Format and Fred Usher Cup

5.       New Canadian Records

6.       Call for Volunteer: Coordinator of Scorecard Revisions

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1.         Archery Canada National Office CLOSED: August 2nd - 13th

The Archery Canada national office will be CLOSED from Thursday, August 2nd through Monday, August 13th. The office is closed for the following Archery Canada business:

  1. The 3D Committee meeting and Canadian Championship for 3D Archery (August 2nd - 6th in Vernon, BC);
  2. The AGM, Board of Directors meeting, and Canadian Championships for Field and Target Archery (August 7th – 12th in Victoria, BC). 

The office will re-open Tuesday, August 14th.

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2.         Canada’s Para-Archers Bring Home Six Medals from International Tournament

Canada’s Para-Archery Team stood on the podium a total of six times at the Czech Target international para-archery tournament  in Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic, July 10th – 14th.  Canada was led by two-time World Champion Kevin Evans of Jaffray, British Columbia, who brought home two gold and a bronze medal over the weekend. This is the third gold medal performance for Evans in the lead-up to the Paralympic Games. Last month he won gold at the prestigious Stoke-Mandeville International Invitational in Stoke-Mandeville, England.  

 

In the Czech Republic, Evans stood atop the podium in the men’s individual open compound bow category and anchored Canada’s open compound team to gold. Rounding out the Canadian open compound team were Bob Hudson of Leoville, Saskatchewan and former Paralympian Alec Denys (Warsaw, ON). Denys came out of retirement two years ago after a lengthy and successful international career in para-archery.  On its way to winning the gold, the men’s team set a World record. The Canadians scored 230 points, breaking the previous world record set a year ago by Korea and then equalled by Italy. Both Evans and Hudson have been named to the 2012 Paralympic Team in the two spots earned by Canada in the men’s individual open compound bow category.

Bob Hudson shared the podium with Kevin Evans in the men’s individual open compound category when Hudson captured the bronze medal.  They also stood on the podium together at the 2011 Parapan American Games, where Evans and Hudson finished one-two. 

The Canadian women were led by Karen Van Nest of Wiarton, Ontario.  Van Nest struck silver after a strong performance in the gold medal match in the women’s open compound category. The silver medal performance marked her first time on the podium at an international tournament. Van Nest wasn’t satisfied with just the one podium finish. She and Kevin Evans teamed-up to capture the bronze medal in the mixed open compound team event. 

Norbert Murphy (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) captured the silver medal in the men’s ARW1 compound bow category. The silver medal was Murphy’s second international podium finish in less than a month. Last month he was the silver medallist in his category at the Stoke-Mandeville International Invitational.  This August and September in London, Murphy will be competing in his third Paralympic Games. He competed at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Murphy captured the bronze medal at the 2009 World Para-Archery Championship and finished fifth at the 2011 World Para-Archery Championship (in the men’s ARW1 compound bow category).

Rounding out the Canadian Team was Paralympic-bound Lyne Tremblay (Magog, QC) and Rob Cox (Winnipeg, MB). Tremblay is a two-time Paralympian (Beijing 2008) and will compete in the women’s individual ARW2 recurve bow category. Cox is the Paralympic Team Alternate in the men’s individual open compound bow category.

The prestigious Czech Target para-archery tournament was a World Ranking Event and drew a strong field of world class para-archers in all categories. The tournament was the last major international competition prior to the 2012 London Paralympic Games. The full results for the Czech Target international para-archery tournament here .

 “I am really pleased with the results here and very proud of this Team. There was a strong and deep field in every category. Our athletes faced many of the top competitors that they will each face in London”, said Team Leader, Vladimir Kopecky (Kimberley, BC).  “It is definitely a confidence booster for the Paralympic Games”, added Kopecky. 

The 2012 Paralympic Archery Team will gather again in Victoria, BC from August 10th to 12th in order to compete at the fully integrated Canadian Archery Championships. The Team will then continue its preparation for the Paralympic Games and then participate in a brief training camp in the Toronto area before departing for London, England on August 23rd.  The Paralympic Games archery competition begins August 30th and continues through to September 5th at the Royal Artillery venue in London. 

The athletes and staff named to the 2012 Paralympic Archery Team are as follows:

  • Kevin EVANS (Jaffray, BC) – Compound Bow, Men’s Open category
  • Bob HUDSON (Leoville, SK) - Compound Bow, Men’s Open category
  • Karen VAN NEST (Wiarton, ON) - Compound Bow, Women’s Open category
  • Lyne TREMBLAY (Magog, QC) - Recurve Bow, Women’s ARW2 category
  • Norbert MURPHY (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) - Compound Bow, Men’s ARW1 category
  • Rob COX (Winnipeg, MB) – Alternate in Compound Bow, Men’s Open category
  • Vladimir KOPECKY (Kimberley, BC) - Team Leader
  • Linda GAGNON (Magog, QC) - Team Support Staff

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3.         Update on 2012 Canadian Field & Target Archery Championship

           

The Victoria Bowmen Archery Club will host the 75th Canadian Target Archery Championship in 2012. The Championship will be held at the Westshore Recreation Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, August 9-12, 2012.

The 2012 Canadian Field Archery Championship will take place August 8th in Duncan, BC. The host club is the Cowichan Bowmen.

For more information on both Championships visit: http://victoriabowmen.com/2012Canadian/ There are links on the website that address frequently asked questions and provide directions to all facilities and to the hotel. As well, you can register on the website. If you require any further information you can contact the organizers at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A list of registered archers for the Target Championship can be found on the website and on the home page of the Archery Canada website .

The organizers ask that team officials, parents, coaches and others who wish to attend the opening BBQ ($15) and the closing Banquet ($25), to please register for these events by using the form on the Championships website or by contacting the committee at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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4.         2012 Canadian Open Format and Fred Usher Cup

After receiving input from archers and the High Performance Committee, Archery Canada announces that the format of the Canadian Open will be single elimination.

The Fred Usher Cup is shot at 70M

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5.         New Canadian Records

Master 60+ Men’s Compound: Al Wills, Victoria, BC in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 296 at 35m. 2012-05-27

Senior Women’s Recurve: Marie-Pier Beaudet, Lévis, QC in a FITA 1440 round with a score of 354 at 30m. 2012-07-01

Senior Recurve Mixed Team: Marie-Pier Beaudet, Lévis, QC and Crispin Duenas, Toronto, ON with a score of 147 at the 2012 Ogden World Cup. 2012-06-19

Senior Compound Mixed Team: Camille Bouffard-Demers, Bécancour, QC and Christopher Perkins, Athens, ON with a score of 156 at the 2012 Ogden World Cup. 2012-06-19

Master Women’s Barebow: Linda Price, Mission, BC in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 209 at 55m, 239 at 45m, 234 at 35m, and a total score of 682. 2012-06-10

Senior Women’s Barebow: Linda Price, Mission, BC in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 209 at 55m. 2012-06-10

Senior Women’s Compound: Tricia Morris, Calgary AB in a FITA Field-24 with a tie-score of 379. 2012-07-08

Master Men’s Compound:  John B. Schleppe, Calgary, AB in a FITA 1440 with a score of 346 at 60m. 2012-06-30

Master Men’s Compound: Tom Riley, Dartmouth, NS in a FITA 1440 with a total score of 1368. 2012-07-15

Senior Men’s Para-Archery Compound Open Team: Kevin Evans, Alec Denys and Robert Hudson with a score of 230 at Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic. 2012-07-15

Senior Para-Archery Compound Mixed Team: Kevin Evans and Karen Van Nest with a score of 142 at  Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic. 2012-07-15

Congratulations!

Christiane Murphy

Canadian Records Coordinator

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6.         Call for Volunteer: Coordinator of Scorecard Revisions

Archery Canada is seeking a volunteer to coordinate the many different scorecards used in our tournaments. At the present time, the Chair of the Rules Committee, V-P Events and Services and the Webmaster do what they can to keep the scorecards up-to-date and available on the website. However, there is a need to have one volunteer coordinate the work in order to ensure all scorecards are current, correct, bilingual, numbered and catalogued. Interested candidates  need not be bilingual, however it is considered an asset. If interested, please contact the Archery Canada national office at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Archery Canada News – June 28, 2012


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1.       Silver for Canada at 3rd 2012 World Cup of Archery

2.       Canadian Archers Nominated for London 2012 Paralympic Games

3.       Update on 2012 Canadian Target Archery Championship

4.       2012 Canadian Open Format

5.    Update on 2012 Canadian 3D Outdoor Championship

6.       2015 Toronto Pan / ParaPan American Games: Volunteer Chair, Sport Organizing Committee for Archery

7.       Easton Equipment Program Coordinator: Appointment

8.       New Canadian Records

9.       Muriel Therrien Appointed as National Judge

10.      Coaching Certification: CAC Approval of Archery Canada’s Competition Introduction Context

11.      3D National Team Selection Criteria & Process: 2013 World 3D Championship

12.      Call for Volunteer: Coordinator of Scorecard Revisions

13.      Call for Nominations: Board - Directors-at-Large

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1.       Silver for Canada at 3rd 2012 World Cup of Archery

Led by 2011 World Outdoor Champion Chris Perkins (Athens, ON), Canada brought home the silver medal in the men’s compound bow team event at this season’s 3rd World Cup of Archery event. The World Cup wrapped-up Sunday in Ogden, Utah, USA.

Perkins and his teammates Simon Rousseau (La Prairie, QC) and Andrew Fagan (Ajax, ON), faced their arch rivals from the USA in the gold medal match. Canada and the USA have met three times before in gold medal matches at World Cup events.  The most recent was last year’s Ogden World Cup. The USA had won all three previous gold medal matches. Consequently, the Canadians were highly motivated to end their rival’s lock on the gold medal. With the exception of a slight error in the second end by Canada, the Canadians and Americans were in a tight battle for the lead. In the end, the Americans prevailed and kept alive their winning streak over Canada.

In the quarter-finals of the women’s compound bow team event, Canada’s bronze medal

winning team from the 2011 Odgen World Cup, faced the favoured Russians. The Canadian

team comprised of Camille Bouffard-Demers (Bécancour, QC), Dawn Groszko (Calgary, AB)

and Charlene Parlee (Sussex Corners, NB), put-up a strong fight losing by just two points.

Russia went on to win the team gold medal.   

In the men’s individual compound bow category, Canada had a strong tournament with two top-eight finishes. Chris Perkins reached the medal round where he competed against Pierre-Julien Deloche of France for the bronze medal. Perkins is currently ranked 12th in the world while Deloche is ranked 6th.  The archers had never competed against one another so there was no clear favourite going into the match. The match proved to be exciting with the lead changing hands several times. Deloche prevailed and captured the bronze.  Earlier in the quarter-final round, Andrew Fagan went-up against Deloche of France. Fagan gave Deloche a tough match but in the end was narrowly beaten, 149 to 147 points. As a result, Fagan finished a very respectable and personal best 6th place.   

In the women’s individual recurve bow category, Marie-Pier Beaudet (Lévis, QC), had a strong tournament, finishing 6th and bringing home another top 8 finish for Canada. In the quarter-final round, Beaudet faced Kristina Timofeeva of Russia. A see-saw battle ensued with Timofeeva eventually winning in a tie-breaker. The Russian went on to win the gold medal. Beaudet, a two-time Olympian (2004 and 2008), was recently nominated to the COC by Archery Canada for the one spot earned by Canada in the women’s individual archery category at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

For full results, visit the World Archery website at www.archery.org .

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2.       Canadian Archers Nominated for London 2012 Paralympic Games

A strong team of five archers has been nominated by Archery Canada to the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) for entry into the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Canadian contingent will be led by 2008 Paralympian and 2011 Parapan American Games gold medallist, Kevin Evans (Jaffray, BC). Evans is also a two-time defending world champion, having struck gold in 2007 and 2009 in the Men’s Open Compound Bow category.

“I’m really pleased and excited about returning to the Paralympic Games,” said Evans. “Last season was a bit rough with some untimely injuries, but things are definitely looking up this season and for the Paralympics.”

Joining Evans will be first-time Paralympian Bob Hudson (Leoville, SK). Hudson captured the silver medal in his category at the 2011 Parapan American Games. Both Hudson and Evans will compete in the men’s Compound Bow, Open category.

Lyne Tremblay (Magog, QC), a 2008 Paralympian, will compete in her second Paralympic Games. Tremblay will compete in the women’s Recurve Bow, ARW2 category.

Karen Van Nest (Wiarton, ON) will be competing in her fourth Paralympic Games. She competed in the 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games in pistol shooting. The London 2012 Paralympic Games will mark the first time she competes as an archery athlete. Van Nest will compete in the women’s Compound Bow, Open category.

Rounding-out the strong Canadian contingent is international veteran Norbert Murphy (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC). Murphy will be competing in his third Paralympic Games. He competed at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Murphy captured the bronze medal at the 2009 World Para-Archery Championship and finished fifth at the 2011 World Para-Archery Championship (in the men’s Compound Bow, ARW1 category).

The five archers nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Team for London is an increase from the three who competed at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games four years ago.

“I am really happy to see the fantastic growth in Paralympic archery with a record number of athletes being nominated to the London 2012 team with real chances of medals,” said Gaétan Tardif, Chef de mission for Team Canada.

Vladimir Kopecky (Kimberley, BC) is Archery’s Team Leader for the Games.

“I believe we have a very strong team and that we have a real chance to be on the podium,” Kopecky said. “We are going to the Games to do Canada proud.”

Athletes and staff nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Committee for the London 2012 Paralympic Games in archery:

  • Kevin EVANS (Jaffray, BC) – Compound Bow, Men’s Open category
  • Bob HUDSON (Leoville, SK) - Compound Bow, Men’s Open category
  • Karen VAN NEST (Wiarton, ON) - Compound Bow, Women’s Open category
  • Lyne TREMBLAY (Magog, QC) - Recurve Bow, Women’s ARW2 category
  • Norbert MURPHY (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) - Compound Bow, Men’s ARW1 category
  • Rob COX (Winnipeg, MB) – Alternate in Compound Bow, Men’s Open category
  • Vladimir KOPECKY (Kimberley, BC) - Team Leader
  • Linda GAGNON (Magog, QC) - Team Support Staff

The archery competition for the London 2012 Paralympic Games will take place at the Royal Artillery venue in London from August 30 to September 5.

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3.       Update on 2012 Canadian Field & Target Archery Championship

         

The Victoria Bowmen Archery Club will host the 75th Canadian Target Archery Championship in 2012. The Championship will be held at the Westshore Recreation Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, August 9-12, 2012.

The 2012 Canadian Field Archery Championship will take place August 8th in Duncan, BC. The host club is the Cowichan Bowmen.

For more information on both Championships visit: http://victoriabowmen.com/2012Canadian/ There are links on the website that address frequently asked questions and provide directions to all facilities and to the hotel. As well, you can register on the website. If you require any further information you can contact the organizers at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A list of registered archers for the Target Championship can be found on the website and on the home page of the Archery Canada website at: http://www.archerycanada.ca/en/tournament-information/1095-archers-registered-for-2012-canadian-outdoor-championships .

The organizers ask that team officials, parents, coaches and others who wish to attend the opening BBQ ($15) and the closing Banquet ($25), to please register for these events by using the form on the Championships website or by contacting the committee at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   .

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4.       2012 Canadian Open Format

After receiving input from archers and the High Performance Committee, Archery Canada announces that the format of the Canadian Open will be single elimination.

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5.       Update on 2012 Canadian 3D Outdoor Championship

The Monashee Archers of Vernon, BC are hosting the 2012 Canadian 3D Outdoor Championship at Silver Star Mountain Resort in Vernon, BC on August 3rd – 6th. For more information and how to register, visit:

http://www.archerycanada.ca/en/tournament-information/1060-2012-canadian-3d-archery-championships

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6.       2015 Toronto Pan / ParaPan American Games: Volunteer Chair, Sport Organizing Committee for Archery

The Organizers of the 2015 Toronto Pan / ParaPan American Games are pleased to officially announce the volunteer appointment of Joan McDonald as Chair, Sport Organizing Committee for Archery for the period June 2012 to August 2015. 

Congratulations and thank you Joan!

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7.       Easton Equipment Program Coordinator: Appointment

Archery Canada President Allan Wills is pleased to announce that Murray Peacock of Maple Ridge, BC has been appointed the Easton Equipment Program Coordinator. Sincere thanks and appreciation to Murray for volunteering to take on this position.  Information on the Program will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Sincere thanks and appreciation is extended to Kevin Tataryn for serving as the Coordinator for  the past two years.

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8.       New Canadian Records

Senior Men’s Recurve: Jay Lyon, Winnipeg, MB at the 2012 Shanghai World Cup in a FITA 720 round with a score of 677. 2012-04-11

Senior Men’s Recurve: Crispin Duenas, Toronto, ON at the 2012 Shanghai World Cup in a FITA 720 round with a total score of 677. 2012-04-11

Senior Women’s Recurve Team: Marie-Pier Beaudet, Lévis, QC; Vanessa Lee, Toronto, ON; and Kateri Vrakking, Etobicoke, ON 2012 Continental Qualifying Tournament of the Americas in Medellin, Colombia, with a score of 209. 2012-04-25

Cub Boy’s Compound: Tristan Moran, Prince Albert, SK in a FITA 18m round with a score of 590. 2012-04-15

Senior Men’s Recurve: Crispin Duenas, Toronto, ON in a FITA 720-70m. round with a score of 683. 2012-05-19

Senior Women’s Recurve: Marie-Pier Beaudet, Lévis, QC in a FITA 720-70m round with a score of 646. 2012-05-26

Senior Women’s Compound: Sonia Schina, Coquitlam, BC in a Match play-15 arrows round for compound with a score of 144. 2012-05-21

Senior Women’s Compound: Sonia Schina, Coquitlam, BC in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 293 at 55m, 300 (22x) at 35m, and a total score of 887. 2012-06-10

Cub Girl’s Compound: Alana Tollenaar, Spruce Grove, AB in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 293 at 45m, 291-tie at 35m, and a total score of 874. 2012-06-16

Master Men’s Compound: Tom Riley, Dartmouth, NS in a FITA 1400 round with a total score of 1362. 2012-06-10

Cub Boy’s Compound: Tristan Moran, Prince Albert ,SK in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 287 at 45m, 293 at 35m, and a total score of 879. 2012-06-03

Cub Boy’s Compound: Tristan Moran, Prince Albert ,SK in a FITA-Field round with a score of 396. 2012-05-25.

Congratulations!

Christiane Murphy

Canadian Records Coordinator

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9.       Muriel Therrien Appointed as National Judge

Ghislain Arsenault, Chair of Archery Canada’s Judge Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Muriel Therrien as a National Judge.

Congratulations Murriel!

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10.      Coaching Certification: CAC Approval of Archery Canada’s Competition Introduction Context

 

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) recently announced the approval of Archery Canada’s Competition Introduction Context. Archery Canada was presented with a plaque in recognition of the approval, at the CAC Partners’ Day held in Ottawa in early June.

Sincere congratulations and thanks is extended to Bruce Savage, Chair of the Coaching Certification Committee for his leadership and work on the Competition Introduction Context.

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11.      3D National Team Selection Criteria & Process: 2013 World 3D Championship

 

Visit: http://www.archerycanada.ca/en/3d-archery/64-information/1133-2013-world-3d-championship-3d-national-team-selection-criteria-a-process

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12.      Call for Volunteer: Coordinator of Scorecard Revisions

Archery Canada is seeking a volunteer to coordinate the many different scorecards used in our tournaments. At the present time, the Chair of the Rules Committee, V-P Events and Services and the Webmaster do what they can to keep the scorecards up-to-date and available on the website. However, there is a need to have one volunteer coordinate the work in order to ensure all scorecards are current, correct, bilingual, numbered and catalogued. Interested candidates  need not be bilingual, however it is considered an asset. If interested, please contact the Archery Canada national office at < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >.

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13.      Call for Nominations: Board - Directors-at-Large

 

At the upcoming 2012 Archery Canada Annual General Meeting (Wednesday, August 8th at 5:00pm, Victoria, BC) elections will be held for 3 directors-at-large to fill the following positions:

Vice-President, Finance & Administration (2 year term)

Vice-President, Projects & Committees (2 year term)

Vice-President, High Performance (2 year term). Also serves as Chair of the High Performance Committee.

Any Archery Canada member in good standing may nominate any other member in good standing by completing the nomination form attached BEFORE the election at the AGM (Wednesday, August 8th at 5:00pm, Victoria, BC).  Please forward any nominations to the Archery Canada national office at < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > or hand-deliver the nominations to Scott Ogilvie, Executive Director while in Victoria.

Thank you.

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Archery Canada News – April 27th 2012

1. Gold for Marie-Pier Beaudet at Olympic Qualifying Event

2. 2012 Canadian 3D Indoor Championship

3. Update on 2012 Canadian Target Archery Championship

4. Update on 2012 Canadian 3D Outdoor Championship

5. 2012 Canadian Trials

6. 2012 Canada Cup

7. 2012 Canadian MICA Tournament: Results

8. New Canadian Records

9. LTAD Coordinator: Call for Applications

10. The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary: Call for Applications

11. Level 5 Coaching Certification Process

12. 3D National Team Selection Criteria & Process: 2013 World 3D Championship

Read more: Archery Canada News – April 27th 2012

 

Archery Canada News – April 4th 2012

Archery Canada News – April 4th 2012

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1. Archery Canada National Office Closed Easter Weekend

2. 2012 Canadian Indoor Regional Championship

3. 2012 Canadian 3D Indoor Championship

4. Update on 2012 Canadian Target Archery Championship

5. Judge Team for 2012 Canadian Outdoor Championships

6. 2012 Canadian Trials

7. Judge Team for 2012 Canadian Trials

8. 2012 Canada Cup

9. 2012 Paralympic Games Staff

10. 2015 Canada Winter Games

11. New Canadian Record

12. National Team Sponsorship

13. Accessibility of SDRCC Website Increased with BrowseAloud

Read more: Archery Canada News – April 4th 2012

 

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