2020 Annual Award Nominations

Despite the many challenges faced in 2020, our archery community was provided the opportunity to have a limited indoor and outdoor season this past year.  During this time, there were notable performances in the Canadian Indoor Regional Championship, great local events, and well attended learn to shoot and development programs. This year Archery Manitoba has been forced to cancel our Annual Awards Banquet, and will provide online recognition to athletes, volunteers and coaches. Archery Manitoba will be awarding the Rising Star (Male & Female), Coach of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year Awards. In light of the limitation to compete in major out of province competitions in 2020, the 3D & Target Archer of the Year Awards will not be presented.

We ask that our members and partner clubs help us recognize deserving athletes, coaches and volunteers by online nomination by December 16, 2020.

Online Nomination: https://forms.gle/xcM9ph5RLaVwzUjRA

Annual Awards  

The following awards are currently open for nomination:

Rising Star Award (Male and Female): In recognition of the Manitoba Youth Archers (Cadet & under) with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international archery in the past year.

Glenn Lewer Memorial Coach of the Year Award: Awarded to the Coach who has contributed the most to developing archery in the province of Manitoba during the previous year.

Roger Garrod Memorial Volunteer of the Year: Awarded to the volunteer who has contributed the most to developing archery with in the province of Manitoba during the previous year.

COVID-19 Update: Code Red

The Province of Manitoba announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, the entire province will move to the critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens. All recreational activities, sports facilities, gyms and fitness centres must close.

The order to close all recreational facilities and suspend activities has forced Archery Manitoba and it’s members clubs suspend all programming and activities until further notice.

Archery Manitoba Staff will be working from both the office and home. To contact staff, please email info@archerymanitoba.ca

See the release for full details specific to sport and recreational facilities. Effective immediately, Sport Manitoba’s courts and flex space are closed to renters and our Fitness Centre, Performance area, and meeting rooms are also now closed.

2020 Annual General Meeting

General Information

Date: Wednesday November 25, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Meeting will be hosted on Zoom.
Who: All Archery Manitoba Members (voters under the age of 18 cannot vote)
Please indicate you attendance and to receive meeting access by registering at: https://forms.gle/SM9FiGpcRReUMfbR7

Executive Committee Nominations

Nominations for Archery Manitoba Executive Committee Positions have now closed. The following members have been nominated, to read their nomination form, click their name:

The position of Secretary will be selected by a secret ballot vote during the AGM. Members that have registered to participate in the meeting, will be emailed a unique link to make their vote during the meeting.

Meeting Documents

Meeting Agenda

2019 AGM Minutes

Club Report Form 

Athlete Development Committee Seeking Volunteers

Archery Manitoba is seeking regional archery community leaders to fill volunteer positions to its recently revamped Athlete Development Committee.

The Archery Manitoba Athlete Development Committee is responsible for matters relating to Learn to Shoot Programs, Target Archery Development Programs and Provincial Target Archery Team Programs, and Multi-Sport Games (Manitoba Games, North American Indigenous Games and Canada Games). Positions are on a two year term, expiring November 2022. The committee will be made up of a representative from each Sport Manitoba Region (East, North, South, West and Winnipeg or two (2) from Winnipeg in the event a regional rep position is left vacant) in addition to the Target Team Head Coach and an Athlete Representative. Please see a map detailing the regions below.

If you or someone you know may be interested in serving on the committee to help promote competitive archery opportunities in your region, please see the committee description and a link to a brief application form below.

To apply to the Archery Manitoba Athlete Development Committee, please visit: https://forms.gle/ejzctmEazcMpF54V7

Application Deadline Extended to December 11, 2020


Archery Manitoba Athlete Development Committee

# Topic Text/Comments
1 Type of Committee Standing Committee

(see ABAM Bylaws, Committees)

2 Purpose and Scope of Committee The Archery Manitoba Athlete Development Committee is responsible for matters relating to Sport Initiation, Target Archery Pathway Programs and Provincial Target Archery Team Programs, and Multi-Sport Games (Manitoba Games, North American Indigenous Games and Canada Games).

The Athlete Development Committee reports to the Executive Committee on all matters related to Target Archery Athlete Development. The committee offers guidance and drafts documents with the goal of assisting the organization & member clubs promote Athlete Development from Sport initiation to provincial team programs within the Target Archery Pathway.

3 Composition

  • Number of members
  • Qualifications of members
  • How appointed/selected
  • Rotations (if any)
  • Quorum
The Athlete Development Committee consists of Seven (7) voting members elected to two-year terms and two (3) non-voting members. The committee will be made up of a representative from each Sport Manitoba region (East, North, South, West and Winnipeg or two (2) from Winnipeg in the event a regional rep position is left vacant) in addition to the Target Team Head Coach and an Athlete Representative*. The committee will be chaired by the acting Vice President of Athlete Development. The Archery Manitoba Executive Director and/or Archery Manitoba President will act as committee secretary. Nomination to the committee will be open to all Archery Manitoba Members through an application process. The selection of applications/nominees will be approved by the Archery Manitoba Executive Committee on recommendation by the acting Vice President Athlete Development.

All committee members must be current, active members of Archery Manitoba

Terms of membership shall begin on December 1st,  following selection by the Executive Committee.

A quorum is defined as at least 50% of voting members of the committee being present.

*The athlete representative will be determined by a vote of current team members.

4 Responsibilities/Duties Duties of the Athlete Development Committee

In coordination with the Executive Committee, offer guidance regarding Athlete Development Programs and Procedures relevant to Target Archery.

Review the Provincial Target Program Document annually to ensure that strategies and goals are relevant to the betterment of the program.

Prepare status reports and minutes of meetings or conference calls for review by the Executive Committee.

Communicate all pertinent document, goals and recommendations to the Executive Committee in a timely manner.

5 Authority/Decision-Making The Athlete Development Committee requires Executive Committee approval relating to program document approval.
6 Meetings/Schedules The Athlete Committee must hold a minimum of ten (10) face-to-face meetings, Video calls or telephone conference calls, throughout the year as necessary, to perform its functions.

Notice of Special General Meeting

Archery Manitoba will be hosting a virtual Special General Meeting (SGM) on Wednesday October 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. All members are welcome to attend the meeting. The purpose of the SGM is to review and approve proposed amendments to the organization’s bylaws . To attend the meeting, please fill out the simple registration linked below to be sent Zoom meeting participation information:

Registration: https://forms.gle/GHTdqkzusRNofp32A

The draft of the amended Bylaws, as well as a summary of the proposed amendments can be found below:

Current Bylaws for reference: http://archerymanitoba.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ABAM-ARCHERY-MANITOBA-CONSTITUTION-BYLAWS-11-27-2019-.pdf 

Proposed Amended Bylaws: http://archerymanitoba.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ABAM-ARCHERY-MANITOBA-CONSTITUTION-BYLAWS-draft-SGM-2020-v1.1.pdf

Summary of Amendments

  • Page 1  – Acknowledge the organizations rebranding, to state the Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba (primary registered corporate name) is also known as “Archery Manitoba”.
  • Page 1 – Updated all items referring to the Federation of Canadian Archers (FAC) (former name) to be named Archery Canada.
  • Page 1 – Updated all items referring to Federation of International Target Archery (FITA) (former name) to be named as World Archery.
  • Page 6 – Section “Officers” – This section has been amended to add eligibility of officers (executive committee members). The criteria is standard best practice of Provincial Sport Organizations.  The eligibility criteria added is as follows:

Eligibility of Officers – In order to be eligible for election as an officer, a candidate must:

Be a paid member in good standing of the ABAM.

  1. Be at least eighteen years of age, with power under law to contract.
  2. Consent to volunteer for the duration of the term in the executive committee position in which they are interested.
  3. Not have any known impediments which are likely to result in their removal during their term
  4. Be nominated by any two paid members no later than 20 days prior to annual general meeting and their nomination accompanied by a brief resume.
  5. Have no commercial conflict of interest within the sport of Archery. Although not exclusively a pre-requisite for eligibility, efforts should be made to have representation from all regions of the province.
  6. Attain the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Certification.
  7. Page 6 – Section “Officers” – The addition of the Past President to serve as a non-voting member of the executive committee. This addition is aimed to promote continuity and guidance for the leadership of the organization as term positions change.
  8. Page 9 – Section Meetings of the Members – Quorum for meetings of the members (Annual General Meetings & Special General Meetings) has been decreased from 20 voting members to 12 voting members, of which a minimum of 7 must be members of the board of directors (directors & officers).

2020/2021 Provincial Target Team Program

The program selection criteria has been designed to be more inclusive of development level athletes. The program will offer a high quality local training environment to ensure athlete progression, as well as increase involvement across both equipment disciplines and genders.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic’s impact on local, provincial and national events, the criteria has been modified in 2020 to allow current and new team members be a part of the program.

A summary of the qualifying criteria for existing and new team members is outlined below:

Qualifying for the 2020-2021 Archery Manitoba Provincial Team

Returning Team members from 2019-2020
All team members from the 2019-2020 year will retain their position on the team for the 2020-2021 year if they fulfill the following:
1) Must use Artemis and upload data to the Google drive as directed.
2) Demonstrate participation in physical training (cardio and weights)
3) Follow a training plan as developed with the coach.
4) Participate in team practices and qualifying training events during summer/fall 2020.

New Team Members for 2020-2021
1) Must contact the Provincial Coach: Avril Hatherell mbarcherycoach@gmail.com to communicate intent to join the program, to ensure the athlete has the information and support to proceed with team selection.

2) Participate in at least 2 provincially sanctioned 720 Round Tournaments in Aug/Sept 2020 and meet or exceed the minimum qualifying standards as defined below.

Funding Criteria for 2020-2021
• Funding will be based on two (2) levels; Elite and Development.

• Funding Levels for travel will be determined per event.

• Elite funding for summer 2021 (for Nationals): Due to the team selection qualification period falling in the previous outdoor season, the athlete will need to demonstrate a minimum of three (3) tournament scores that meet or exceed the Minimum Qualifying Scores (MQS) for Elite Team as a way to demonstrate they continue to shoot at an Elite Team level in the 2021 outdoor season prior to Canadian Nationals.

• Development team: May upgrade their funding status to elite team for the 2021 outdoor Canadian Nationals as long as they shoot three (3) tournament scores that meet or exceed the Minimum Qualifying Scores (MQS) for Elite Team as a way to demonstrate they continue to shoot at Elite Team before Canadian Nationals as a way to demonstrate their improvement.

• Funding to competitions outside of Manitoba is not guaranteed for archers attaining the Provincial Team Development Team.

• To be eligible for funding, Provincial Team Members are required to compete in the category in which they qualified.

As membership in the program does not guarantee athlete travel support funds, the organization will publish event specific team funding documents (addendum to the selection document), which will outline more specific criteria as to how travel funds can be earned. The organization will ensure that event specific criteria documents are communicated to the athletes in a clear and timely fashion. It is a program priority that athletes have a clear understanding of the criteria and their standing on the team.

Athlete funding selections will be by recommendation from the head coach, who will submit a report outlining the selection and funding recommendations to a group of unbiased Athlete Development Committee members.

Selection by the coach will be based on a combination of objective and subjective criteria as outlined in the Team Selection Criteria, as well as any additional event specific criteria as published. Our organization believes this process will ensure we are sending athletes that will most likely offer return on investment, whether the event goal be a development opportunity or to win medals.

Official Statement: Out of Province Participation

It has recently come to the attention of Archery Manitoba that the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan have recommended against non-essential travel for the sake of participation in inter-provincial sporting events and activities. Due to this information, and for the sake of fairness to all of our provincial partners, as of August 4, 2020, Archery Manitoba will not permit out of province participation in any affiliated programming, events or activities. Beginning today, all archers participating in affiliated programming, events or activities must show proof of residency to be permitted to participate. Archery Manitoba would like to apologize to any out of province archers this may inconvenience, and we look forward to having you back at our events in the future.

For reference, the provincial guidelines from the Province of Saskatchewan and Alberta are listed below.

Alberta https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-sports-physical-activity-and-recreation.pdf

For Stage 2 (June 12 – present) of Relaunch, activities should be restricted to local
opportunities. This means within a neighborhood, town or
municipality. Participants should not seek sport, physical activity and
recreation opportunities in other regions, or out of province.

Cross-jurisdictional, or inter-regional, play should not occur


Tournaments and inter-provincial competition are not permitted

2020 Manitoba 3D Provincial Championships

Fort La Bosse Wildlife Association is proud to host the 2020 Manitoba 3D Provincial Championships on August 16, 2020 at the Eternal Springs Park near Virden, Manitoba. 

  • Guests are welcome, but you must be an Archery Manitoba to participate in championship ranking (medal standings).
  • Online Pre-Registration is Mandatory. Below is two registration links, for Manitoba Residents and a second (waiting list) for out of province archers.
  • Limit of 3 archers per group. Guests are welcome to group with any other guest.
  • Members competing in championship categories for medal standings will be grouped by Archery Manitoba.
  • Check-in & Practice begin at 7:30 AM. First 20 Target Start Time at 9:30 AM. Second 20 Target Start Time at 1:00 PM
  • Over $600 in door prizes!
  • Every person who registers is entered into a 50/50 draw for a chance to win $300 or more!

    Online Registration:

  • Manitoba Residents (Members & Guests) – https://forms.gle/26Tcg9iN3XfpkPy2A

  • Out of Province Archers (Wait list) – https://forms.gle/Bnu1FLJjfM2uyMda8

    Archers registered on the out of province guest list will be notified to confirm their attendance by Monday August 10.

    Click to find your current Archery Manitoba #: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mD2uoo_hYV3kSgIbwZmfBXIsUAqCL6Aj/view?usp=sharing

$40.00  – Ages 10 & Up
$25  – Ages 9 & Under
$100 – Family Rate (Members of the same household, max of 2 adults and 3 minors)
$5 discount to Archery Manitoba & Archery Canada Members

Outdoor Range Location Information: Eternal Springs Park, near Virden, MB
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/TUqb4tD9nPsp14jx7

For more information, please contact:



Dale Chadney – ddjschad11@gmail.com
Leon Laffin – the1laffin@outlook.com


VIDEO: Flatlanders Outdoor 3D Shoot

Check out this great video put together by member Dave Cupples of the Flatlanders Archery Club first official 3D Shoot this past weekend! The club did a fantastic job grooming the Archery Manitoba Sanford Range to facilitate two 20 target courses. We are looking forward to more great shoots by the Flatlanders in the future!
A special thank you to the following volunteers for their hard work grooming, setting up, and planning the course, as well as organizing registration: Dave Tissot, Leonard Budgell, Chad Sanders, Tom Comberbach, Sherry Sanders, Kelly Scrivener, Dale Bakker, Duane Thorn, Dean Love, Craig Giebelhaus, Michael Oneschuk, Jerry Esau, James Platt, Jason and Sam Zhuang.