Archery Manitoba Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Updated April 16, 2020
The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Archery Manitoba.  In light of ongoing concern resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in support of suggested recommendations from Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living and Manitoba Education and Training, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Archery Manitoba is suspending all events, programs, training and in person meetings.We are advising all member clubs cease all archery operations (events, programming, activities and training) effective Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice.
Please note, the current timeline regarding the Provincial Governments public health orders limiting gatherings has been extended to at least April 28, 2020.
Affected member programs and events include, but limited to:
  • Heights Archery Academy
  • Manitoba Provincial Target & 3D Team Programs
  • Sanford Range is closed indefinitely
  • Archery Manitoba Mobile Archery Program
  • MYGOLD (Manitoba Youth Games & Olympic Long-Term Development) Program
  • All club and sanctioned archery events have been cancelled up to and including May 31, 2020, or until further notice.

    Upcoming Events Cancelled/Postponed Include:

    • Indoor 3D Provincials initially scheduled for April 19th has been cancelled and unlikely to be rescheduled.
    • Flat Creek 3D initially scheduled for May 3rd has been cancelled with a possibility of being rescheduled late summer 2020.
    • Snake Creek Outdoor 3D initially scheduled for May 9th  has been cancelled and unlikely to be rescheduled.
    • North Star Outdoor 3D initially scheduled for May 9th has been cancelled with a possibility of being rescheduled late summer 2020.
    • Pembina 3D initially scheduled for May 24th is cancelled and uncertain to be rescheduled.
    • Minnedosa Archery Club: scheduled for May 31st is cancelled and uncertain to be rescheduled.
    • 2020 Canada Cup West initially scheduled for the weekend of June 5 – 7, 2020 has been postponed to 2021. Dates TBD.
All other Archery operations not listed above but under the governance of Archery Manitoba are also included in these actions.We are also advising all member clubs to not travel out of province for any upcoming events in the foreseeable future.We will continue to work with Sport Manitoba and Archery Canada to monitor government public health orders to inform our membership on an ongoing basis.  To stay informed as this situation develops, please subscribe to our email newsletter, or follow us on Facebook & Instagram

Archery Manitoba feels this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our community safe.

For recent Sport Manitoba & Archery Canada Updates listed below:

Archery Canada
April 2, 2020 Update 
Archery Canada officially cancels the Canada Cup and the Canadian Outdoor Archery Championships

Sport Manitoba
March 31, 2020 Update

Province of Manitoba Updates

EVENT CANCELLED: 2020 Manitoba Indoor 3D Provincial Championships

Archery Manitoba continues to monitor the health and safety guidelines which are being updated daily and implemented across Manitoba and Canada. Following Manitoba’s provincial government declaring a province wide state of emergency last week, and the directives that have been laid out , Archery Manitoba and the Carberry Archers regret the 2020 Manitoba Indoor 3D Archery Championships will have to be cancelled. We are working with the Carberry Archers to consider if the Championships can potentially be postponed to a later date.

For reference the state of emergency directives Archery Manitoba sourced can be found at:

Austin Taylor Named Top Male Junior Athlete in Manitoba

Archery Manitoba congratulates Austin Taylor of Winnipeg on being named the 2019 Male Junior Athlete of the Year by Sport Manitoba.

Taylor, 20, had a year to remember in 2019, winning a gold medal at the Canada Winter Games, gold medals in the Canadian National Target Archery and Canadian National Field Archery championships, winning the 2018 Frank Selke Award as Male Athlete of the Year from Archery Canada and a silver medal at the 2019 World Archery Youth Championship in Madrid.

“Austin’s year was outstanding,” Archery Manitoba president Vickie Oneschuk said. “From his Canada Games gold medal to being named flag-bearer for Manitoba to ending the year as the No.1-ranked compound archer in all of Canada, this award is richly deserved.”

Starting university on an archery scholarship at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky., in the fall, Taylor went on to help his Blue Raiders team win medals at 3D state and national archery championships. At the start of 2020, Taylor qualified in fifth place for the U.S. Collegiate National Indoor Championships, which were to be held March 19 in Louisville, Ky., until all archery events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taylor’s win as Male Junior Athlete of the Year marks the first time since 2008 an archer has been recognized by the provincial awards program.

Team Manitoba makes Top 3 and Top 10 at Alberta 3D Provincials

This past February long weekend a small group from the Manitoba Provincial 3D Team made the trip to the Alberta Indoor 3D Championships in Medicine Hat. The intention of participating in Alberta was to offer youth members exposure to larger events.  The Alberta Provincials hosted over 200 archers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Despite the large and talented pool of archers from across western Canada, Team Manitoba camp up big, with both Reid Jonasson and Josten North placing top 3 in their respective classes. Team member Reed Fowlie commented “both are showing a maturity that only comes with shooting larger events.  I have had the chance to shoot with both of them during the last year and the strides they have made are remarkable.” Reid Jonasson finished in 3rd place in the male cadet compound class, while teammate Josten North placed 2nd in the male cub compound class. Fowlie indicated it was a great development opportunity for the youth, as they worked during their down time to prepare for the stress of competing  and succeeding at larger events.

In addition to the success of the youth team members,  Ed Wilson and Reed Fowlie placed Top 10 in a deep Known 50 Class and Brendan Mills made it to the final 10 in the money shoot down that started with with 80+ shooters.

Archery Manitoba would like to thank senior team members (Ed Wilson, Reed Fowlie, and Brendan Mills) for leading the youth archers to success at the event, offering support and mentorship while also competing in the event.

For a full listing or results, go to:

Sport Manitoba: Flag Bearer Alum..One Year Later

Article from Sport Manitoba

By Tara Funke

A year after the 2019 Canada Winter Games, here’s an update on our Team Manitoba Closing Ceremonies Flag Bearer, Austin Taylor.

When his older brother wouldn’t let him use his $20 bow from Canadian Tire, Austin decided he would go out and get his own.

At the time, Austin was just 13 years old and, according to his own recollection, success in the sport came to him pretty naturally. Now at age 19, he has enjoyed competing all over the globe.

Last year, Taylor was proudly sporting a Team Manitoba uniform at the Canada Winter Games where he earned a gold and silver medal. In August, he represented Canada in Madrid at the World Archery Youth Championships. He claimed silver in the compound junior men’s division.

The archer from Winnipeg is the youngest member of the compound senior national team and now attends college in the States. He tells us he is adjusting quite well to his new surroundings at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky, and is busy shooting five to six times a week, usually two hours at a time.

He adds weight training to his routine as well and says getting back to school and studying has been more of an adjustment than anything else. Taylor’s calendar of events includes indoor tournaments beginning this month, then his focus will switch to the outdoor season before returning home in May.

We wish Austin all the best!

Sourced from:

Archery Manitoba Appoints 3D Committee Members & Team Leader

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.

2020 Archery Manitoba 3D Event Schedule

Archery Manitoba is pleased to release the current schedule of 2020 3D Events. Remaining on the Indoor Calendar with two sanctioned events hosted by S.M.A.S.H (March 22) and  Indoor 3D Provincial Championships in Carberry (April 19). In addition to sanctioned shoots, the Minnedosa Archery Club will host their Annual Indoor 3D Shoot on March 15.

The outdoor calendar includes a club or sanctioned 3D event almost every weekend from the beginning of May to the end of June. Three events has been selected as Sanctioned Events in, Brandon Wildlife Archery Club (June 21), 17 Wing Archery Club (June 28) and Yellowhead Bowhunters (August 23). Sanctioned Events will include over $200 in door prizes in addition to medals. The Outdoor Provincial Outdoor Championships will be selected by the Archery Manitoba 3D Committee and announced in the coming weeks.

2020 Manitoba Indoor 3D Provincial Championships

Archery Manitoba is pleased to announce the 2020 Indoor 3D Provincial Championships will be hosted on Sunday April 19 by the Carberry Archery Club. The event will be hosted at Carberry Plains Community Centre at 500 Stickle Ave, Carberry, MB. Stay tuned for more details on prizes and extras, as well online registration will be posted in the coming weeks.

*Please note, the April 19 date is a revised date, following an initial announcement stating the event would be hosted on April 12.