COVID19 Update: Return to Sport

Updated June 2, 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.
Archery Manitoba, in partnership with Sport Manitoba, Archery Canada and other member provinces, has developed a “Return to Sport” for archery document, 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 effective immediately. 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.
Archery Manitoba has been working with the Prairie Bowhunters (Portage la Prairie, MB) and the Brandon Wildlife Club (Brandon, MB) to support their planned 3D Shoots. Currently, both clubs plan to host their events on June 14 and 21 respectfully, but are still working out logistics to ensure they are adhering to protocols.
Please note, both clubs will be modifying the event structures to ensure that range capacity is kept within government regulations, social distancing is being practiced and appropriate resources and signage are in place to keep everyone safe and informed.
If these events proceed, please anticipate the following modifications.
  • Pre registration
  • Two shotgun start times (am & pm)
  • Max two shooters per target (scoring group)
  • 1 – 20 target course
  • Each archer shoots two arrows per butt for a score out of 40 targets in one loop around the course.

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

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.

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

Austin Taylor named Archery Canada Youth Archer of the Year

Congratulations to Team Manitoba Archer Austin Taylor on being awarded the Archery Canada Tom Mack Junior Athlete of the Year! A well deserved recipient following a successful 2019 which included gold and silver at the Canada Winter Games, 33rd at the World Archery Championships and a silver medal at the World Archery Youth Championships.

Release from Archery Canada:

Archery Canada is pleased to present the Tom Mack Junior Athlete of the Year Award to Austin Taylor. Each year, the Tom Mack Junior Athlete of the Year Award is given to a young archer that demonstrates excellence in archery performance by exemplifying the characteristics fair play, good sportsmanship, superior performance in competitions and a commitment to training. During Austin’s time with the Manitoba Provincial and National Team Programs, he has carried himself in a respectful manner, acting as a role model for other Canadian Athletes. Austin has also had outstanding success on the range as well, winning Gold at the 2019 Canada Games in Men’s Compound, as well as winning Silver at the 2019 World Archery Youth Championships in the Compound Junior Men category. Congratulations Austin!

Tir à l’arc Canada est heureux de remettre le prix Tom Mack de l’athlète junior de l’année à Austin Taylor. Chaque année, le prix Tom Mack de l’athlète junior de l’année est décerné à un jeune archer qui fait preuve d’excellence dans ses performances au tir à l’arc en incarnant les caractéristiques suivantes : fair-play, bon esprit sportif, performances supérieures en compétition et engagement à l’entraînement. Pendant la période où Austin a travaillé pour les programmes de l’équipe provinciale et nationale du Manitoba, il s’est comporté de manière respectueuse et a été un modèle pour les autres athlètes canadiens. Austin a également connu des succès remarquables sur le champ de tir, remportant l’or aux Jeux du Canada de 2019 dans la catégorie tir à l’arc à poulies hommes, ainsi que l’argent aux Championnats du monde de tir à l’arc des jeunes de 2019 dans la catégorie tir à l’arc à poulies hommes juniors. Félicitations Austin !

Mike Oneschuk named Sylvio Beaurgard Judge of the Year

Congratulations to Archery Manitoba Member and Volunteer Provincial Judge Coordinator Michael Oneschuk on receiving the Archery Canada Sylvio Beaurgard Judge of the Year award. Mike is an invaluable member of the Manitoba and Canadian Archery Community. Over the past year Mike has officiated at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, 2019 World Archery 3D Championships, along with dozens of provincial events. In late 2019 Mike was invited to Florida to participate in the World Archery Continental Judge Clinic, where he passed with flying colors. Thank you Mike, we look forward to your continued progression as an Archery Official!

Read Below to see Archery Canada’s official post:

Archery Canada is pleased to present the Sylvio Beaurgard Judge of the Year award to Mike Oneschuk. As a judge, Mike exemplifies the principles of “Play Fair”, “Respect Others”, “Keep it fun” and “Give Back” on a regular basis. He is one of Canada’s most experienced judges, as well as a member of Archery Canada’s Judging Committee. Mike’s conduct as an official creates an environment of shared respect among athletes and officials, while keeping things fun. Mike is a mentor to athletes regarding the rules of competition, regardless of the level. Thank you for dedicating your time to helping us run our competitions!

Tir à l’arc Canada est heureux de remettre le prix du juge de l’année Sylvio Beaurgard à Mike Oneschuk. En tant que juge, Mike illustre régulièrement les principes du fair-play, le respect des autres, le sens de l’amusement et la générosité. Il est l’un des juges les plus expérimentés du Canada, ainsi que membre du Comité des juges de Tir à l’arc Canada. La conduite de Mike en tant qu’officiel crée un environnement de respect partagé entre les athlètes et les officiels, tout en n’oubliant pas qu’il faut s’amuser. Mike est un mentor pour les athlètes en ce qui concerne les règles de la compétition, quel que soit le niveau. Merci de consacrer votre temps à nous aider à organiser nos compétitions !

Seeking Committee Members – Manitoba 3D Committee

Archery Manitoba is seeking members to fill two volunteer positions on it’s Provincial 3D Committee. Both positions are on a two year term, expiring May 2022.

Archery Manitoba and it’s current 3D Committee Members would like to thank April Willis and Brad Hackewich for serving in these positions for the past two years. Both volunteers brought valuable insight and leadership to our 3D community.

If you or someone you know may be interested in serving on the 3D Committee, please see the position information and a link to a brief application form below.

The committee is made up of eight members, five voting and three non-voting (VP 3D Archery, Provincial Team Leader, and Executive Director).  The Archery Manitoba 3D Committee will hold a minimum six (6) face-to-face meetings or telephone conference calls, throughout the year as necessary, to perform its functions.

The current position and terms we are seeking to fill are:

Two Committee Members – Terms Expires May 2022

To apply to serve on the Archery Manitoba 3D Committee, please apply at:

The application deadline is Friday June 19. Committee selection will take place no later than Friday June 26th.

For more information on the committee structure and Team Leader position description, please see below:

# Topic Text/Comments
1 Type of Committee Standing Committee

(see ARCHERY MANITOBA Bylaws, Committees)

2 Purpose and Scope of Committee The ARCHERY MANITOBA 3D Archery Committee is responsible for matters relating to the disciplines of indoor and outdoor 3D target archery within the Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba.

The 3D Archery Committee reports to the Executive Committee on all matters surrounding the disciplines, including the organization of 3D Events and Provincial Team Programs. Members of the committee will evaluate and offer feedback regarding possible changes to the discipline, scoring and timing procedures, tournament conduct and rules, tournament equipment, and other relevant aspects. The committee offers guidance and drafts documents with the goal of assisting the organization & member clubs promote the discipline from the initiation to Provincial Team level.

3 Composition

·         Number of members

·         Qualifications of members

·         How appointed/selected

·         Rotations (if any)

·         Quorum

The ARCHERY MANITOBA 3D Archery Committee consists of five (5) voting members elected to two-year terms and two (2) non-voting members. The committee will be chaired by the acting Vice President Events. The ARCHERY MANITOBA Executive Director 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 Events.

All members ARCHERY MANITOBA 3D Committee must be current, active members of the ARCHERY MANITOBA.

Following the initiation of the committee, terms of membership shall begin on January 1st of the upcoming year, following selection by the Executive Committee.  Membership shall be staggered to assure continuity of the committee. In the initial year (2018), the committee terms will be staggered, three members will be selected to two year terms and two members will be selected to a one year term.

A quorum is defined as a majority of voting members of the ARCHERY MANITOBA 3D Committee.

4 Responsibilities/Duties Duties of the ARCHERY MANITOBA 3D Archery Committee

1.      In coordination with the ARCHERY MANITOBA Executive Committee, recommend revisions to ARCHERY MANITOBA Programs and Procedures relevant to 3D Archery.

2.      Review the Provincial 3D Program Document annually to ensure that strategies and goals are relevant to the betterment of the program.

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

4.      Communicate with the President of the ARCHERY MANITOBA prior to taking action or sending out correspondence that impacts on ARCHERY MANITOBA program participants, members or member clubs.

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

5 Authority/Decision-Making The ARCHERY MANITOBA 3D Archery Committee has no authority to make final decisions. The committee’s mandate is to make recommendations & produce program documents for review and final approval by the ARCHERY MANITOBA Executive Committee.
6 Meetings/Schedules The ARCHERY MANITOBA 3D Committee holds a minimum six (6) face-to-face meetings or telephone conference calls, throughout the year as necessary, to perform its functions. Likewise, some issues are discussed and resolved via email communications. The committee chair has the authority to schedule additional meeting if necessary.

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.