Final Outdoor 3D of 2019 in Neepawa August 18th


Last call for the Yellowhead Bowhunters annual shoot near Neepawa! This is the last Outdoor shoot of the year, and the club has been working hard getting the range ready. This event is focused on the bowhunter, and getting them ready for the upcoming season. Don’t miss out on the last opportunity to shoot an outdoor 3D event this weekend! For more details, please see the poster below or visit the event page at:

Team Manitoba Competes at 2019 Canadian 3D Archery Championships

(shown above: Archery Manitoba VP Events & Archery Canada Board Member Aaron Bull during opening ceremonies)

Manitoba had a strong contingent of 3D shooters attend the 2019 Canadian 3D Championships in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan over the August Long Weekend. Reflecting the growing interest in competitive 3D Archery in our province, the event saw 21 team and general members represent Manitoba, in a variety of categories and divisions. Team Manitoba was well represented, having Alexander Perron, April Willis, Brad Hackewich, Brendan Mills, Cornelia Squirra, Ed Wilson, Francois Squirra, Jaxon Chadney, Josten North, Miles Towle, Reed Fowlie, Reid Jonasson, and Russ Danielson in attendance. While Archery Manitoba Members, Brian Erickson, Darcie Widish, Jay Beauerlein, Leon Laffin, Patrick Perron and Taylor Laffin also in attendance.

The organization would like to thank 3D Team Leader Ed Wilson for all his hard work in lead up to, and at the National Championships. Ed has worked tirelessly this year, volunteering his time to reshaping the team program, hosting clinics and practices and organizing team travel. We look forward to what can be built beyond the progress made in 2019.

We would also like to recognize and thank Manitoba 3D Archery Provincial Representative Russ Danielson and Archery Canada Board Member and Vice President 3D Aaron Bull for their ongoing support and volunteering. Both Aaron and Russ participated in national meetings while attending the event.

Finally, we would like to congratulate all of our Manitoba Shooters on thier performance. Highlights from the Manitoba specific results include Cornelia Squirra securing a Team Canada Spot to represent our country at the 2019 World 3D Championships in Lac La Biche, Alberta in early September, and medal finishes for Alex Perron, April Willis, Cornelia Squirra, and Jaxon Chadney. Congratulations to theses shooters for making the podium.

Following a fantastic event hosted by Timberland Bowbenders Archery Club, Saskatchewan Archery Association and Archery Canada, the Manitoba specific results are as follows:

Name Category Division Gender Final Rank
Alexander Perron Junior (20 or less) Junior Compound Male 2/2
April Willis Senior (20-50) Compound Fixed Pins Female 2/2
Brad Hackewich Senior (20-50) Longbow Male 6/11
Brendan Mills Senior (20-50) Known Distance (K50) Male 25/28
Cornelia Squirra Senior (20-50) Longbow Female 2/5
Ed Wilson Senior (20-50) Known Distance (K50) Male 9/28
Francois Squirra Senior (20-50) Longbow Male 6/11
Jaxon Chadney Cub (14 or less) Cub Compound Male 3/5
Josten North Cub (14 or less) Compound Fixed Pins Male 5/5
Miles Towle Senior (20-50) Longbow Male 10/11
reed Fowlie Senior (20-50) Known Distance (K50) Male 14/28
Reid Jonasson Cadet (17 or less) Cadet Compound Male 4/10
Russ Danielson Senior (20-50) Known Distance (K50) Male 10/28
Brian Erickson Senior (20-50) Longbow Male 12/12
Darcie Widish Master 60 (60+) Compound Unlimited Male 9/12
Jay Beauerlein Master (50+) Compound Unlimited Male 11/13
Leon Laffin Senior (20-50) Known Distance (K50) Male 11/11
Patrick Perron Senior (20-50) Compound Unlimited Male 20/28
Taylor Laffin Senior (20-50) Known Distance (K50) Female 6/7

for a fill listing of results please visit:

To view the event photos, please visit:

Heights Archery Academy: Registration is open for fall lessons

Register today for our partner program the Heights Archery Academy with Heights Archery & Hunting Supply. This long standing program offers a variety of sessions for kids, youth and adults of all skill levels. These affordable sessions range from 4 to 15 weeks throughout the fall, winter and spring, and are the perfect activity or gift to give someone this year!

Heights Archery Academy is where Winnipeg comes to learn the great sport of archery. Our 26 lane indoor shooting range offers plenty of space in a relaxed and fun environment, where students can progress and grow at their own pace. Our certified instructors look after the development and safety of all the students and have a combined 50+ years of coaching experience. We encourage families to join together as it makes a fantastic activity for the whole family to enjoy! All abilities can be accommodated.


HAA Lesson Level Information

Level 1: Beginner     $65     4 weeks     Ages 6+     Tuesday 6-7pm or Thursday 6-7pm 

Level 2: Intermediate     $115     8 weeks      Ages 8+     Monday 6-7pm, 7-8pm, Wednesday 6-7pm, Saturday 9-10am, 10-11am, or 11am-12pm

Level 3: Intermediate 2     $130     10 weeks    Ages 10 +    Wednesday 7-8pm or Thursday 7-8pm (*must have own equipment)

Level 4: Advanced    $195    15 weeks    Ages 12 – 21    Tuesday 7-8pm or Tuesday 8-9pm (*must have own equipment) 

Level 1&2 Adult Beginner/Intermediate    $115     8 weeks    Ages 18 +    Monday 8-9pm or Thursday 8-9pm 

For more detailed information about our levels of classes please click here

Session 1 2019 classes will be starting on these dates:

Monday September 9th, Tuesday September 10th and  Wednesday September 11th,Thursday September 12th Saturday September 14th

To Register, please go to:


Announcement: A.B.A.M rebrand to Archery Manitoba

We’ve got exciting news to share today – the Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba has a new name and look! We are pleased to announce, as of August 2, 2019 the organization will be rebrand to be called “Archery Manitoba”.

As we continue to grow the sport of Archery in Manitoba, we are expanding our areas of focus, and updating existing programs and events. After surveying our member clubs, partners and stakeholders, it was clear that our organizations image must appropriately reflect why we exist, what we believe in, and where we’re headed.

The rebrand is a reflection of our evolving organizational mandates necessary to remaining aligned with the sport of archery across Canada, and internationally, as well our funding partner (Sport Manitoba) and our National Body (Archery Canada).

The organization’s legal corporate name will remain “Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba” indefinitely. While the website and main email domains will change to and, respectively

This marks a new chapter in our ongoing mission to grow the sport of archery in Manitoba, in all its forms. Thank you to our membership and partner clubs for inspiring this important change!


Archery Canada Adopts 50m Barebow Target event in 2019

At the recent “World Archery” Congress held in ‘s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands on June 1-2, the decision was made concerning Barebow to become a new event in target archery. Barebow competitions will be shot at 50 meters on 122 cm target faces. The set system will be used for barebow match play.

The “World Archery” rule will officially come into effect in 2020, however Archery Canada has taken the decision to introduce this as a new event at the 2019 Canadian Outdoor Target Championships in Prince Albert, SK. We hope to see this new event grow in our Canadian system!

Photo and content sourced from Archery Canada’s website:

Team Manitoba Archers selected to compete at World Archery Youth Championships

Congratulations to Team Manitoba Archers Austin Taylor (Junior Compound Men), Bryanne Lameg (Junior Compound Women), Chyler Sanders (Cadet Compound Women), Brady Klassen , Robbie Comberbach Kyle Cherniak (Cadet Compound Men), on their selection by Archery to represent Canada at the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid, Spain this summer from August 19th to 25th.

The team will be led by Team Manager and Women’s Coach Dawn Groszko (AB) along with Mens Coach and former Team Manitoba Canada Winter Games Coach Duncan Crawford (PE).

For full event details, please visit: 






Austin Taylor competes at 2019 World Archery Championships

Team Manitoba Archer Austin Taylor will be representing Canada at the ‘s-Hertogenbosch 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships starting today in the Netherlands. The organization sends its best wishes to Austin and his fellow team mates as they begin qualification today at 3:30 PM (8:30 AM CST). Assuming Austin and his Canadian Male Team Mates make the cut during ranking, they will compete in the individual compound elimination, Mens Compound Team and  Compound Mixed Team Rounds. The event schedule, live updated match scoring and results can be found on the World Archery Website at: 

To keep up to date on all the action, please check out the ABAM Facebook (no Facebook account necessary to view) at


ABAM Provincial 3-D team Youth Development Camp

The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is excited to announce the first Provincial 3-D team Youth Development Camp. The camp is open to all youth 3D shooters interested in developing their skill to meet the Provincial Team Criteria. The camp will be led by experienced Manitoba Shooters with a depth of national and international competition experience.

Camp Details:
Where: Jo Brook Outdoors

When: June 15 from 10-3

Who: Youth 3-D Archers ages 10-20 who want to develop their 3-D Archery Skills

How: Sign up for the Provincial team at the link below(local team membership is $50/year) and email to reserve your spot.

We have room for 8 participants. Space will be held on a first come/first served basis.

2019 Provincial 3D Team Program

Communicate your intent to meet the team criteria and receive team event communications by filling out a brief online form at:


2019 ABAM Provincial 3D Team Program

The intent of the ABAM Provincial Team Program is:

  • To strive for excellence, provide our athletes the means and avenues to achieve our goals.
  • To prepare Manitoba Archers to compete in Provincial, National, and International events.
  • To Identify/Select a pool of archers to field teams for Canadian Championships & International Competitions.
  • To provide sufficient funding/development programs for archers dedicated to the Provincial Team programs.
  • To promote the sport of archery.
  • To be a positive ambassador for Sport Manitoba and the ABAM.

Provincial 3-D Team General Criteria

  • The Provincial Team Program is open to all ABAM Members in good standing and who are permanent residents of Manitoba.
  • Manitoba Archers attending a post-secondary institution outside Manitoba are eligible to apply for the Provincial Team.
  • Team members must sign an ABAM Athlete Contract, and submit team registration form. Team registration is open beginning Sept 1, 2018, and ending July 2, 2019.
  • Team members will demonstrate commitment to the team by attending team meetings, practice sessions, and fundraising events when called to do so.
  • Team members must participate in a minimum of 4 volunteer hours/year. This can include assisting in tournament organization, fundraising activities, working the ABAM booth at events, or other events as determined by the Team Manager/VP Athlete Development.
  • Applications must define the archers’ shooting category based on the Archery Canada categories for the entire season.
  • Athletes must be a Provincial Team member to receive support and services provided by the Provincial Team Program.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany Team members under 18 years of age to go to out of Province events (Guardian/Parent is self-funded) (exceptions Canada Games, Western Canada Summer Games etc.).
  • Athletes not abiding by ABAM conduct standards as stated in the Provincial Team Athletes Contract may be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Participation in Provincial Indoor & Outdoor 3-D Championships is mandatory for all team members. If an athlete is unable to attend a provincial championship, they must submit in writing a reasonable cause for non-attendance to the office for review by the Team Leader at least two weeks in advance of the event. In the event of non-attendance based on extenuating circumstances, the athlete is responsible to submit in writing a reasonable cause for non-attendance within two weeks of the events completion. Failure to comply may result loss of travel support funding.
  • Values of Funding are based on anticipated expenses for attending the annual Canadian National Archery Championships. This funding is based on estimated costs for team members travelling with the team based on 3 team members per vehicle, and 2 team members per hotel room. Team Members are required to own a current ABAM Provincial Team shirt. Individuals that are accepted to the team for the first time may be eligible to receive one shirt from the ABAM free of charge.
  • Team uniforms must be worn at provincial, national, and state championships during opening, closing and medal ceremonies. Team uniforms must also be worn for the duration of competition on the first day of competition for all funded events. Failure to comply will result in loss of funding for that event.
  • Team members must submit a signed copy of the Athlete Agreement, Team Registration Form, Team Registration fee at the time of their registration.
  • Travel and accommodation arrangements may be made by the ABAM for qualified Provincial Team Members attending funded events, who are traveling and staying with the team. All other travel arrangements/costs are the responsibility of the individual Team Member.
  • Team Members must submit their scores to the Team leader, be filled out completely showing the category, division, date, and location of the event.
  • Funding amounts will be recommended by the 3D Committee and determined per event by the executive committee. Funding levels will be made available to team members following end of the event qualification period.



2018-2019 ABAM 3-D Team Levels


Local Team

The goal of the ABAM 3-D Local Team is to support, and encourage new team members to participate in local 3-D events, while working to grow their skills and progress in the sport.


The focus will be on encouraging participation in local events, and the ABAM Provincial championships.

Team resources include Event Flighting with likeminded archers, the chance to shoot with and learn from experienced team members, and discounted rates at all ABAM sanctioned events.


Local Team Selection Criteria:

Achieve 3 scores that exceed the MQS at any ABAM Club or the Provincial Outdoor 3-D Championship.

Attend 5 ABAM Club level events within the qualification period.


Team Registration Fee-$50


Regional Team

The goal of the ABAM 3-D Regional Team is to support, and develop team members who wish to grow their involvement in 3-D beyond local events.


The focus will be on encouraging competition in Club Level events, ABAM Provincial championships, and select regionally important events in SK, AB, and ND.


Team resources include event flighting with likeminded archers, the chance to shoot with and learn from other team members, and discounted rates at all ABAM sanctioned events. Opportunity to participate in team fundraising activities, and access funds raised to attend select funded events.

Regional Team members will receive funded registration at the Indoor and Outdoor 3-D Provincial Championship events.


Regional Team Selection Criteria:

Achieve Regional Team criteria at 3 ABAM Sanctioned events during the qualification period, and participate in the Provincial Indoor and Outdoor 3-D Championships.


Team registration fee-$150


Elite Team

The goal of the ABAM 3-D Elite Team is help develop and enable team members to compete at Canadian National Championships, and select international events.


The focus will be on encouraging elite competition, in Manitoba and beyond, up to and including 3-D National/International major events.


Team resources include event flighting with team members, the chance to shoot with and learn from other archers, and discounted rates at all ABAM sanctioned events. Opportunity to participate in team fundraising activities, and access funds raised to attend select funded events. Elite Team members can also submit a request to access to Sport Manitoba Sport Psychologists, Nutritionists, and Strength Training. Team members are eligibility to apply for funding to compete in select National/International 3-D Major events.

Elite Team members will receive funded registration at the ABAM Indoor and Outdoor 3-D Championships.

Elite Team Selection Criteria:

Achieve Elite Team criteria at 3 ABAM sanctioned events during the qualification period, and participate in Indoor and Outdoor 3- Provincial Championships.

 Team registration fee is $150



 Calculation of Qualifying Scores

The qualifying period is July 1/2018 to July 27/2019.

Scores must be submitted to the Team leader, and include date, location of the event.

To be eligible for a grant, Provincial Team Members are required to compete in the category & class in which they qualified.

Final Qualifying Scores for all Categories will be based on complete event score (40 Targets for smaller events, 80 targets at Nationals)

Categories not specified in the Qualification Schedule will not be funded.




Additional Funding Criteria

World Archery 3-D Championship

Athletes qualifying as a member of the Canadian National 3D Team for the World Archery 3-D championships will be eligible to apply to receive a $1000.00 grant for attendance at the World Archery 3D championship.

All Provincial Team Grants are dependent upon funding, shall be reviewed annually and may be subject to change throughout the year.

For more information or to communicate intent to meet criteria, please contact Provincial Team Leader Ed Wilson by email at EDWIL1440@HOTMAIL.COM