COVID19: Return to Sport Protocol

Updated May 11, 2021
Following a revised Public Health Order from the Province of Manitoba effective May 9, 2021 at 12:01 am, Archery Manitoba will be postponing all provincially sanctioned events up to May 31. This includes the Sanford 3D Shoot, Selkirk 720 rounds and Flatlanders 720 rounds.
Outdoor clubs and ranges can continue to operate under the following guidelines listed below and outlined in the Archery Manitoba Return to Sport Protocol (linked below).
Outdoor Clubs and ranges can resume with recreational activities, if adhering to the following:
Target & Pole Archery Ranges – Max 5 people per range/pole on site of the facility, this includes the archers and club volunteers combined.
3D/Field Courses – A 3D Course currently permits up to 3 people per target, assuming all participants can maintain 2 meters of separation at all times. In addition, access to the course must be organized by time slots. Drop-in and shot gun start are not permitted unless max group size is 5 people on site total.

The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, spectators, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Archery Manitoba.
Archery Manitoba, in partnership with Sport Manitoba and Archery Canada has developed a “Return to Sport” Protocol specific to archery, outlining the safe, provincial specific protocols to resume archery activities, events and programs. The return to sport protocol has been reviewed and approved by the Government of Manitoba. This document, in addition to Covid-19 user waivers,  allows clubs a method to resume activities while public health restrictions are in place . The document is linked below for reference.
Utilizing the Archery Manitoba Return to Sport Protocol and Covid-19 Waivers, clubs are permitted to resume Archery Manitoba Sanctioned Club Events starting Friday June 12, 2020.
In addition to the Archery Manitoba Return to Sport Protocol, Archery Manitoba will require all participants of sanctioned events and programs to submit a waiver and covid-19 declaration. The waivers (assumption of risk for minors) and declaration are linked below for reference.
EVENT UPDATE: 
Archery Manitoba worked with clubs in 2020 with to support sanctioned 3D & Target events. As we plan for the 2021 outdoor season, clubs should be aware that our organization is here to assist in planning and execution of sanctioned events if support is needed. This assistance includes modifying the event process to ensure that range capacity is kept within government regulations, registration, ensure social distancing is being practiced and appropriate resources and signage are in place to keep everyone safe and informed.
A summary of necessary event modifications include:
  • Mandatory pre-registration and pre-payment
  • Shotgun start times (no drop ins)
  • Max three (3) shooters per target (scoring group) (3D & Field)
  • Max two archers per butt on separate lines (target)

Stay posted to the Archery Manitoba Events Calendar for online registration and details coming soon!

SANFORD RANGE UPDATE: 
Sanford Range will remain closed to general membership free access until further notice. Archery Manitoba is currently working enhance the range and provide additional resources for general membership to access when re-opened.
During this time, provincial programming and use of the range by Flatlanders Archery Club will be permitted.

NOTICE: OUT OF PROVINCE ARCHERS
Please note, that while Archery Manitoba and it’s member clubs are not restricting the involvement of any archers from out of province, the Government of Manitoba is currently requiring that all persons entering the province self isolate for 14 days. The official statement is listed below with a link to the State of Emergency:
TO: All persons entering or arriving in Manitoba, including persons entering or arriving from other provinces and territories in Canada
Order to self-isolate upon arrival in Manitoba
Upon entering or arriving in Manitoba, you must travel directly to your home, hotel or other residence where you intend to reside or stay in Manitoba and must, except as permitted by this Order, stay at that location for 14 days, or for the duration of your stay if it is less than 14 days.
Archery Manitoba is advising members 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 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
April 28, 2020 Update

Coaching During Covid-19

Province of Manitoba Updates

Roger Garrod Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Flatlanders Archery Club Members Dave Tissot and Leonard Budgell on being named the 2020 Roger Garrod Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award recipients.  The Roger Garrod Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes the volunteer(s) who have contributed the most to developing archery with in the province of Manitoba during the previous year. While we have many dedicated volunteers in our community, the contribution made by both Dave and Leonard over the past several years has been nothing short of extraordinary. Since 2019 Dave and Leonard have worked countless hours rejuvenating the 3D and Field courses at the Archery Manitoba Sanford Range. While Dave and Leonard have had a tremendous amount of support from fellow club volunteers, they have been the driving force behind the vision of making the Sanford site an Archery Park that all our members can utilize, and be proud of. If you haven’t visited the site before, or it’s been a minute, make sure to join Flatlanders for a shoot night, or participate in an Archery Manitoba event this year to see the wonderful work that has been accomplished the volunteers. If you’re lucky, you’ll see Dave and Leonard out on the course, either working on a new shot or enjoying the trails with friends.

Archery Manitoba and our greater community are fortunate to have volunteers such as Dave and Leonard, volunteers that quietly contribute significant change to our environment in a selfless manner. From the executive committee and membership of Archery Manitoba, thank you to Dave and Leonard! 

2020 Coach of the Year – Avril Hatherell

Congratulations to Team Manitoba Provincial Head Coach Avril Hatherell on being named the 2020 Glenn Lewer Memorial Coach of the Year Award recipient. The Glenn Lewer Memorial Coach of the Year Award recognizes the Coach who has contributed the most to developing archery in the province of Manitoba during the previous year. Avril was nominated by the numerous athletes that she has worked hard to develop into successful competitive archers. Avril has been involved with Team Manitoba as a coach since 2018, in this time she has co-led our Canada Games Team to Red Deer, introduced and co-facilitated the Manitoba Youth Games & Olympic Long-term Development Program (MYGOLD), and led our provincial target team in development and to national competitions. Avril’s passion for developing archers has led to one of our largest and most talented target teams in recent memory, which is bolstered by a strong group of up and coming compound and recurve athletes. Despite the challenges posed by everchanging restrictions in 2020/2021, Avril has remained dedicated to providing our athletes an opportunity to train and compete locally. Archery Manitoba and its program athletes are extremely fortunate to have Avril as one of our many dedicated coaches in Manitoba. 

Our recognition of annual award recipients will take place online this year due to the current COVID-19. Archery Manitoba will be recognizing Male Rising Star, Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year annual award recipients between April 16 – 23. Please stay posted for award announcements on April 16, 19, 21 and 23.

2020 Male Rising Star Award – Tryston Scrivener

Congratulations to Team Manitoba Archer Tryston Scrivener on being named the 2020 Male Rising Star Award recipient. The Rising Star Award recognizes a male and female youth archer (Cadet & under) with the most outstanding development and achievement(s) in provincial, national or international archery in the past year. Tryston was nominated by his peers amongst a deep and talented pool of youth male archers in Manitoba this past year.  Tryston’s strong podium performances at the 2020 ISAA Pro-Am in Des Moines, Iowa, the Canadian Indoor Regional Championships, Provincial Indoor & Outdoor Championships, and the Manitoba Open have earned him this recognition. Archery Manitoba is looking foward to watching the continued development of Tryston, as he takes his skills to the next level!

Our recognition of annual award recipients will take place online this year due to the current COVID-19. Archery Manitoba will be recognizing Male Rising Star, Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year annual award recipients between April 16 – 23. Please stay posted for award announcements on April 16, 19, 21 and 23.

2020 Female Rising Star Award – Bailey Mathers

Congratulations to Team Manitoba Archer Bailey Mathers on being named the 2020 Female Rising Star Award recipient. The Rising Star Awards recognize a female and male youth Archer (Cadet & under) with the most outstanding development and achievement(s) in provincial, national or international archery in the past year. Bailey was nominated by her peers amongst a strong group of female archery athletes in Manitoba in 2020. Bailey’s impressive development toward making the 2021 Provincial Target Team, as well as podium finishes at the Canadian Indoor Regional Championships, Provincial Indoor & Outdoor Championships, and the Manitoba Open have earned this recognition.  Archery Manitoba is excited at the prospect of Bailey’s future accomplishments and the further recognition she can bring to high performance female archery in our province. 

Our recognition of annual award recipients will take place online this year due to the current COVID-19. Archery Manitoba will be recognizing Male Rising Star, Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year annual award recipients between April 16 – 23. Please stay posted for award announcements on April 19, 21 and 23.

Archery Canada announces bid to host the 2025 World Archery Youth Championships in Winnipeg

Archery Canada — in partnership with Archery Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg, is pleased to announce that Winnipeg is a candidate city to host the 2025 World Archery Youth Championships, an event with an estimated $5-million economic impact that would bring nearly 600 athletes from more than 60 countries to the city for a week’s worth of high-level archery competition.

If Winnipeg is successful, the event is set to take place in late August 2025, with qualification rounds and early elimination rounds at Red River Exhibition Park, with the finalists shooting for gold medals at The Forks in what will be an exciting public spectacle.

“We are thrilled to get an opportunity to bid on the 2025 World Archery Youth Championships and host more than 580 athletes and their families in our city,” said Dayna Spiring, president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg. “Winnipeg shines in the summer, offering world-class attractions and a lively culinary and festival scene that will be the perfect backdrop to the final competition at The Forks — our community’s historical gathering spot right in the heart of the city.”

The economic impact of the event includes more than 3,600 room nights, catering and restaurant meals for athletes, combined with a hard-to-predict spinoff from parents and family members accompanying many of the athletes. Sportcal, a global sports economics consultancy, estimated the economic impact of a similar 2015 event in Denmark at US$3.2 million. Adjusting for inflation and converting to Canadian currency, the bid committee arrived at the $5-million estimate.

World Archery plans to announce which city has won the right to host by Dec. 31, 2021.

“Archery Canada is seeking to host more world level events in Canada for the development of the sport here at home,” said Al Wills, President of Archery Canada. “Archery has a great deal of potential and bringing the best in the world to Canada allows for those with an interest in the sport to see this level of competition up close, to be inspired and for the community at home to have the opportunity to support our talented athletes.”

Manitoba has a proud tradition of placing athletes on Team Canada for previous World Archery Youth Championships, and many have found their way onto the podium, including the 2019 junior silver medallist, Austin Taylor, as well as 2011 compound junior team champion Keenan Brown and 2006 champion Doris Jones.

The next World Archery Youth Championship is slated for August, 2021 in Wroclaw, Poland, while the 2023 event is headed to Limerick, Ireland.
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For more information:
Kelly Taylor, chairman, bid committee, 204-795-5892
Karl Balisch, executive director, Archery Canada, 613-260-2113
Ryan Van Berkel, executive director, Archery Manitoba, 204-291-1775

Flatlanders @Home Challenge: Week 5

Week 5 scores for the Flatlanders @Home Challenge are now in!

3 Spot Challenge:

Just one more week to go in the Flatlanders 6-Week @Home Challenge.
Congratulations to Week 5 3-Spot winners: Dave Cupples, Brad Mathers and Chris Waterman.

There were no perfect scores in the 3Spot Target this week.  The battle for 3rd place came down to a single arrow with Chris Waterman besting Dan Hudson (by an X) and Arlan Flaming (who had 10x, but also had a ‘9’).  Top Barebow was Greg Rubel with a very impressive 149 9x.

1) Dave Cupples – 150 14x
2) Brad Mathers -150 14x
3) Chris Waterman -150 9 x

Challenge Target (“Progression”):

Congratulations to Dave Cupples and Chris Waterman on their perfect scores on the Week 5 Challenge Target.  Brad Mathers, Bailey Mathers and Dan Hudson tied for 3rd place.

A few people have indicated that they enjoyed this week’s Challenge Target (Feedback is appreciated).  Two archers shot a perfect score of 104, and 3 archers tied for 2nd/3rd.  The official judge and jury has declared Chris Waterman as the 1st place winner (based purely on personal bias)!

1) Chris Waterman
1) Dave Cupples
3) Brad Mathers
3) Bailey Mathers
3) Dan Hudson

 

Flatlanders @Home Challenge: Week 4

Week 4 scores for the Flatlanders @Home Challenge are now in!

3Spot Challenge:

The competition in this Week’s 3-Spot Challenge was pretty fierce with 6 archers scoring ‘150’.  It took a count of “x’s” to separate the pack of awesome archers.

1) Bailey Mathers – 150 15x

2) Dan (I made my own bow) Hudson -150 15x

3) Kelly Taylor -150 13 x

Challenge Target (“Lucky Charms”)

Again, the Challenge Target was excessively difficult this week.  Chris Waterman (score ’32’) edged out Bailey Mathers (score ’30’) for third place.  Kelly Taylor came in second with a very respectable score of ’60’!  And Dave Cupples (First Place) took a couple of days off work and must have spent his hard earned vacation shooting lucky charms… I think he may still be going.  Let’s just say that he scored more than the rest of us combined!  Honourable mention this week goes out to recurver Sarah May who scored ‘8’ while the rest of the non-compounders barely emptied our quivers (other than Greg Rubel with ’24’)!

1) Dave Cupples
2) Kelly Taylor
3) Chris Waterman

A ticket for each of the top 3 from each challenge will be entered into the draws (one draw for each Challenge).  Draws will occur at the end of the @Home Challenge.

Feel free to submit a barebow entry (in addition to compound) if you aren’t doing so already.

The Week 5 Challenge Target (“Progression”) requires 21 shots.  Week 4 scores will be accepted until 7pm Wednesday, March 31.

We have 2 weeks to go.  Feel free to invite others to take part, if even only for one week.

2021 3D Event Host Registration

The 2021 3D Event Host guidelines are now available for clubs interested in hosting affiliated outdoor events in 2021. Archery Manitoba is proud to announce a partnership between Archery Canada and the Archery Shooter’s Association (ASA) this season offering a 20 Piece ASA Target set available for rent to partner clubs for registered shoots, as well as use at standalone Archery Manitoba 3D Shoots. Registration for 3D events opens on April 1st, 2021.

To access key documents for 3D clubs and events this season, please see the links below for more information or to register:

3D Event Documents & Links 

  • Archery Manitoba 3D Event Host Guidelines – CLICK HERE
  • 3D Event Registration Page – CLICK HERE

2021 Club Affiliation- (Now Online) 

https://2mev.com/#!/CL/permit/archery-manitoba-club-affiliation

Flatlanders @Home Challenge: Week 1

Top 3 in each of this weeks challenges are as follows:

3-Spot

    Kelly Taylor        150 15x

    Dave Cupples      150 13x

    Chyler Sanders    150 13x

    Bryanne Lameg    150 13x

Don’t Break My Heart (Challenge)

    Dave Cupples     108

    Bailey Mathers   60

    Kelly Taylor        42

There will be a prize draw for the 3-Spot and Challenge events at the end of the 6-week challenge.

We are always looking for more participants and you don’t have to shoot every week in order to take part, or to win a prize.

@Home Challenge Target faces are available for download on the Archery Manitoba Website:

http://archerymanitoba.ca/flatlanders-home-challenge/

Scores for Week 2 will be accepted until 7:00pm Wednesday March 10th.

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