Archery Manitoba is pleased to announce the appointment of two new 3D Committee Members and the Provincial 3D Team Leader. Dale Chadney (Virden, MB) and Dan Hudson (Winnipeg, MB) have been appointed to vacant committee positions, both with terms ending in May 2021. Both committee members bring years of experience and knowledge that will benefit our 3D community in Manitoba. Dale has been involved in shooting and hunting since he was young, and more recently got involved in organized archery. Dale, currently the Vice President, got involved with the Fort La Bosse Wildlife Association over 5 years ago and played a key role in building a successful Archery program in his community. Dan has been involved in competition Archery on both the Target and 3D side for over 10 years, with a recent podium finish at the 2019 Canadian Indoor 3D Championships in Brandon. Dan comes to the committee with the perspective of having competed at numerous provincial & national events, while more recently watching his family get involved in the sport.
Archery Manitoba is also pleased to announce Leon Laffin (Virden, MB) has been appointed the Provincial Team Leader for 2020/2021. Leon, originally from Nova Scotia served as President of his club in his home province (Cape Breton Bowmen) for 3 years. During that time he organized and worked with youth groups to promote the sport of archery. Moving to Western Manitoba several years ago, Leon spearheaded the archery component at his local gun club, before teaming up with Fort La Bosse Wildlife Association to start a program in Virden, MB. Leon’s goal is to bring a some elements from his time as an organizer on the East Coast, to help enhance our events and athlete development programming.
Archery Manitoba would like to acknowledge and thank the outgoing volunteer committee members that have served the past two years. Thank you to members Reed Fowlie and Russ Danielson for playing a key role in growing and enhancing 3D shoots over the past two seasons. A special thank you to Russ for serving as the Manitoba 3D Representative on the national 3D Committee during that time. Archery Manitoba also thanks Ed Wilson for serving as Team Leader for 2019/2020, during which time Ed offered his time and energy to redeveloping the program structure, developing youth and leading teams to out of province events.
Additionally, Archery Manitoba would like to thank all applicants for their interest. We would like to note that two 3D Committee positions terms will be expiring in May 2020. If you are or someone you know is interested in applying, stay posted in April for application details.