National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Archery Manitoba will be observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th as a way to respect and honour the lives lost and acknowledge the lasting impact residential schools continue to leave on Indigenous individuals and communities. There are many ways to recognize this day, whether you’re attending an event, wearing an orange shirt to help spread awareness or by taking some time to learn on your own such as reading more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, specifically calls 87-91 addressing Indigenous athlete support and development:

2022 Archery Manitoba Provincial Target Championships & Manitoba Open

On September 10 & 11  the Archery Manitoba hosted the 2022 Manitoba Provincial Target Championships and Manitoba Open at the Archery Manitoba Sanford Range, southwest of Winnipeg. The event, hosted over two ideal fall days, included a 720 round to determine the Provincial Champions, followed by the combined match play double elimination event, the Manitoba Open. The event drew nearly 30 of the best target shooters in the Province to compete for the title of top Manitoban. Archery Manitoba would like to thank the many invaluable volunteers, including Leonard Budgell, Dave Tissot, James Platt, David Cupples, Greg Rubell, Val Mathers, Bob Tataryn, and Kelly Scrivener for assisting setup, photography and the BBQ.  We would like to send a special thanks to the event coordinator and judges Tom Comberbach, Mike Oneschuk and Chad Sanders for running a top quality and well organized tournament for our archers. The organization would also like to thank the archers and supporting parents for their participation in the event, it was a pleasure to see such a diverse field made up of a variety of all ages, genders and disciplines.

Congratulations to all the Championship medalists and to the following winners of the Manitoba Open! (As seen below, with the exception of David Dunwoody)

  • Compound Division
    • Rob Cox – Gold
    • Chyler Sanders – Silver
    • Ryan Cherniak – Bronze
  • Recurve Division
    • Greg Rubell – Gold
    • Mike Fox – Silver
    • Ryder Wilson – Bronze

For a full listing of results please click the links below:

Fort La Bosse Wildlife Hosts Successful 3D Provincials

The 2022 Manitoba 3D Open Championships wrapped up this past weekend after a busy Sunday of 3D action. Thank you to all the archers, parents, volunteers and guests that made the trip to compete over the weekend. The Fort La Bosse Wildlife Association and the Eternal Springs Park has played host to the Archery Manitoba 3D Championships three of the past years. Every year the club enhances the event, offering courses fit for a Nationals. After a slow start to the outdoor season, organizers were happy to host Manitoba’s largest 3D event of the summer with almost 60 competitive and 20 non-competitive archers.  Congratulations to all of our medalists!
Archery Manitoba would like to extend its gratitude to the Fort La Bosse Wildlife Association & Eternal Springs Park volunteers, specifically the Andries family (David, Skylar and Hunter), Chadney family (Dale, Denise, Jaxon and Scotlyn), and Brent Rolston for organizing two awesome courses. Archery Manitoba 3D committee members for their support, specifically April Willis for assisting with event setup.  A very big thank you to the Saskatchewan Archery Association and it’s Judge Coordinator James Frigon, and President Adam Boyle for making the trip all the way from Saskatoon following an SAA board meeting to judge the event. In addition to the judges, we were excited to see a good number of shooters travel from Saskatchewan to enjoy the courses and deepen the competition categories.
And finally, thank you very much to all the event sponsors for their support!
  • Jo Brook Outdoors for prize donations and supporting the ‘Novelty Shot Fundraiser’
  • Corex Resources for donating the BBQ and cooking supplies
  • Kurt and Zander Janzen for grilling!
  • Boyd Canart at Realtree fencing for his donation
  • Virden Recreation – Quiet Cat

Archery Manitoba 3D Committee Appoints New Members

The Archery Manitoba 3D Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members . Jeff Rozmus  and  Francois Squirra have been appointed to committee positions, both with terms ending in May 2024. Both committee members bring a depth of experience and knowledge that will benefit our 3D community in Manitoba.  Jeff has been involved in shooting and hunting for many years and is currently the Manager of Heartland Archery in Winnipeg. Francois is an experienced 3D traditional archer, bowhunter and bowmaker living in the western Manitoba community of Roblin, where he leads a local club.

Archery Manitoba would like to acknowledge and thank the outgoing volunteer committee members that have served the past several years. Thank you to members Brad Hackewich, Colin Richards and Team Leader Dan Hudson for playing a key role in supporting 3D shoots and team programming during their terms.

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 2024. If you are or someone you know is interested in applying, stay posted in April for application details.

Seeking Volunteers: Archery Manitoba 3D Committee

Archery Manitoba is seeking two members to fill volunteer position on it’s Provincial 3D Committee.

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 online 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 video/telephone conference calls, throughout the year as necessary, to perform its functions.

The current vacancy we are seeking to fill expires May 31, 2024

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

The application deadline is Monday July 25, 2022

Candidates selected will be contacted no later than July 29, 2022 to confirm acceptance of the position(s).

For more information on the committee structure and 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.

2022 Indoor 3D & Target Provincials

On Sunday May 1st, Archery Manitoba hosted it’s first 3D Indoor Championships since 2019 and Indoor Target Championships since 2020. After a challenging indoor season for archers and clubs alike, we were pleased to see the events resume late in the season. Archery Manitoba would like to thank all the archers, parents, and volunteers for their attendance and support in making it happen.

Congratulations to our medalists! It was fantastic to see some new faces out competing in categories across both competitions. Our medalists are listed below, and will be receiving their medals by mail in the coming week.

A big thank you to our hosts Karla, Pam, Corey and the Normac Volunteers for accommodating us in MacGregor at the Normac Centre.  The Normac Centre was a great facility to host both our target and 3D provincials over the span of a day, and we look forward to future events in the community of MacGregor. A very big thank you to our judges and technical volunteers, Tom Comberbach, Mike Oneschuk, and Chad Sanders. These individuals have put in an immense number of hours over the past several weeks, assisting with contingency planning.

Troy Richards Memorial Fundraiser Shoot a Success

On Saturday April 2nd Heartland Archery and staff hosted a Diabetes Fundraiser Shoot in memory of community volunteer and ‘Archery Dad’ Troy Richards. The event goal was to register 40 shooters to compete in a Lancaster flighted cash prize competition, and raise funds for Diabetes Canada. With the limited indoor season we had in 2022, and the fact that an NFAA cash prize event hadn’t been hosted in recent memory, the organizers weren’t sure what to expect. That uncertainty quickly changed as the event attracted interest, filling up and requiring a wait list.

On the morning of the event, the range was busy with a full group of archers filling the upper and lower range. Organizers were pleased to see a diverse group of archers new to competition, the ‘usual competition’ crowd, and some shooters that haven’t been out in a while.  Spectators joined to catch the excitement off elimination matches, and purchase 50/50 and silent auction prizes provided by sponsors. Heartland Archery and Archery Manitoba would like to thank sponsors Black Eagle Arrows, Brava Creations, G5, Skre, Black Bear Remedies, FireWire Custom Bow Strings, Bowtech, LOTW Sports Headquarters, Bulldog Targets, and Matthews for their support of the event. In addition to sponsorship, Archery Manitoba was proud to partner with Heartland to provide judging support from Michael Oneschuk and Travis Boucher. Thank you to those judges for taking the time to support the event.

The event ended on a high note, with a group of 15 shooters taking home cash prizes, including $500 to first place in the top two flights. In addition to the competition being a success, the fundraiser brought in almost $2000 for Diabetes Canada. Thank you to all the archers, volunteers, and spectators for your support of this fantastic event. A full listing of the flight winners is as follows:

The winners of the flights are as follows:

1st Flight
Allan Gunter
Joel Brugger
Liam Tulloch

2nd Flight
Bryanne Lameg
Brendan Mills
Josten North

3rd Flight
Keri Lafrance
Brady Holm
Devun Groot

4th Flight
Greg Dole
Justin Threlfall
Anthony Klassen

5th Flight
Jeremy Malanik
Kara Richards
Dustin Fournier



2022 Indoor 3D & Target Championships

Join us for the 2022 Archery Manitoba Indoor 3D & Target Championships. Archery Manitoba is excited to host the championships simultaneously on Sunday May 1st at the Normac Centre in MacGregor, Manitoba. The event will be the first provincial indoor championship hosted in our community since 2020, and final opportunity for archers to shoot the indoor formats this year. Archers interested in participating in both 3D and Target events can register for a full day for shooting. The event is an open championship offering a opportunity for archers of all ages, and abilities to participate. For more details, and to register, see the link below:

Chris Waterman Competes at the Arizona Cup

Archery Canada News Post Source

PHOENIX, USA – Chris Waterman (MB) competed as the sole Canadian at the Arizona Cup this past weekend. Waterman traveled down to Arizona to compete with program coach Duncan Crawford, Head Paralympic Coach.

Following a couple days of practice with blue skies, the competition got underway for the Canadian on Saturday April 2. Chris’ score in the qualification round counted in two different categories, both the compound senior men and compound open men categories. He shot a score of 631, landing him in 56th in the senior category and 8th in the para one.

The next day, he was slated to shoot against Steve Marsh out of Colorado, USA. Marsh qualified in 9th place with a score of 703. The two athletes shot five rounds against each other, with Marsh coming out on top with a score of 146-121.

“Arizona Cup was an excellent event,” says Crawford. “It was well run with beautiful weather. Chris had a great event, with a new personal best achieved. With over 700 athletes attending this was a colossal event; we performed well and had a great time!”

The next events up on the docket for the para-archery program are the Canada Cups, Outdoor National Championships, and then the Pan Am Championships in Chile later this year.

Register for Canada Cup West!

WINNIPEG, MB – Canada Cup West is coming to Winnipeg for its first edition since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The archers from the Western Canadian provinces will come together to shoot at the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, from June 10-12, 2022.

The event includes a 720 and an elimination round, as well as a mixed team competition. Age classes eligible for this competition range from cadet up to masters; recurve, compound and barebow target equipment divisions will be included in the competition.

To register for this event, click here –!/events/3299-2022-canada-cup-west

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