COVID19: Return to Sport Protocol

Updated June 25, 2021
On Wednesday June 23 the provincial government announced the loosening of COVID-19 public health restrictions beginning at 12:01 AM Saturday June 26. Working with our partners in Sport Manitoba and the Provincial Government we have updated the Archery Manitoba “Return to Play” Protocol.
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 .
A summary of the recent changes from version 5.2 to 5.3 are as follows:
  • Club Shoots – Groups of up to 25 people are permitted. In the case a site has multiple ranges of courses, each area of the site can host up to 25 archers/participants, as long as each cohort does not interact at any time. Please note coaches and officials are not included in the group count of 25. (this includes both registered and non registered club events).
  • Recreational Archery – activity at outdoor ranges up to 25 people per group. In the case a site has multiple ranges of courses, each area of the site can host up to 25 archers/participants, as long as each cohort does not interact at any time. (This includes league nights and outdoor mailmatch).
  • Indoor Activity is permitted to a maximum of 5 people.

  • Archery Lessons and Day Camps – Groups of 20 people can proceed. In the case a site has multiple ranges of courses, each area of the site can host up to 20 archers/participants. as long as each cohort does not interact at any time. Program leaders (coaches) are not included in the group count. 
  • Archery Team Programming –  Groups of 25 are permitted. In the case a site has multiple ranges of courses, each area of the site can host up to 25 archers/participants, as long as each cohort does not interact at any time. Program leaders (coaches) are not included in the group count.
  • Spectators/Parents – A group of up to 25 spectators are permitted to be on site. Spectators must ensure social distancing from other spectators from outside their household. Spectators must stay within the spectator areas. Spectators and Participants are not permitted to mingle or physically interact for the duration of the event/competition/program.
  • Masks – Non-medical masks must be worn outdoors during registration, equipment inspection, scoring ends and at any time as directed by an official on the field of play. Non-medical masks must be worn indoors at all times.
The document full is linked below for reference.
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

Passing of Timothy Jones

Archery Manitoba is saddened to hear of the sudden death of Timothy Jones of Selkirk, Manitoba. Tim was an avid advocate for the sport of archery.  His passion was vividly displayed in his role as coach and manager of his daughter Doris Baker (Jones) who he mentored from the age of four to become a Junior World Champion and Commonwealth Games medalist.  Being very proud of his Metis heritage, Tim always wore his sash and ensured his daughter did as well. Tim had time to talk with anyone about the sport, was very well liked, and was truly a genuine and colourful personality in the Manitoba archery community. Archery Manitoba sends its deepest condolences to Doris and the rest of the family.

Provincial Target Championships & Manitoba Open

2021 Archery Manitoba Provincial Target Championships & Manitoba Open

Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters is proud to host the 2021 Manitoba Provincial Target Championships & Manitoba Open on September 11 & 12 in East Selkirk, Manitoba. 

  • Guests are welcome, but you must be a 2021 Archery Manitoba Member to participate in championship ranking (medal standings).
  • 720 Provincial Championship Round & Manitoba Open Double Elimination Match Play
  • Online Pre-Registration is Mandatory.
  • Over $400 in door prizes!
  • Provincially Approved COVID19 Safe Return to Play Protocols will be in place.

Fee: $45 per archer (+processing fee approx. $2.50)

Schedule: (Note – Saturday schedule may be changed to combine archers into one mid-day round based on total participation) 

Saturday September 11

·         8:30                       Doors Open
·         9:00                       AM Session Practice
·         10:00                     AM Session Scoring
·         13:00                     PM Session Practice
·         14:00                     PM Session Scoring
·         17:00                     Closed for the evening

Sunday September 12

·         9:00                     Doors Open
·         9:30 – 10:30      Open Practice
·         10:45 – 14:30     Individual Match Play
·         15:00                    Awards

Location: Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters Range – East Selkirk, Manitoba (see map below) 

Mandatory Registration: https://2mev.com/#!/events/2021-archery-manitoba-provincial-target-championships-manitoba-open

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2021 Archery Manitoba 3D Provincial Open Championship

The 2021 Manitoba 3D Open Championships wrapped up this past weekend after a full two days of 3D action. Thank you to all the archers and parents that made the trip to compete over the weekend, which provided all kinds of conditions. From extreme winds on Saturday morning to rain showers on Sunday afternoon, organizers were pleased to see lots of happy archers work their way through the course.
Archery Manitoba would like to extend big thank you to the Flatlanders Archery Club volunteers, specifically Chad Sanders, James Platt, Leonard Budgell, and Dave Tissot for creating three great courses. Thank you to our provincial judges Tom Comberbach, Travis Boucher and Mike Oneschuk for assisting with the course design, setup and officiating of the events. Thanks to Flatlanders members Sherry and Chyler Sanders for putting on a BBQ lunch Sunday, we were happy to see all the food sold! And finally thank you to Archery Manitoba Committee members Bob Tataryn, April Willis and Dan Hudson on site assisting with course setup and registration.
Thank you to our sponsors and prize donations, specifically Travis Van Daele and Derek Robins from Jo Brook Outdoors, Joel Brugger from FireWire Strings, and Dan Hudson for handmaking and donating a a custom PVC recurve bow!
Despite a late season start and decreased events due to Covid, there were many positives to highlight this season. Archery Manitoba is pleased to see a consistent and growing group of shooters and clubs excited to participate in, and 3D host events. We are looking forward to the indoor season, and the opportunity to support our partner clubs in hosting quality events for Manitoba archers.
Due to the weather, we were forced to take our prize raffle, results posting and medal ceremonies to online & mailout. Below are the prize winners and final results for the event. If you are listed as a prize winner, please contact the office to organize pick up (if in Winnipeg) or delivery.  Certificates and Medals will be mailed out to archers in the top 3 of their respective category later this week.

ARCHERY CANADA: First day of 2021 World Archery Youth Championships

Wrocław, PL – The first day of the 2021 World Archery Youth Championships is over, with ranking rounds and the first elimination matches complete. The athletes reflected on their performances below.

 

Canada sent three junior recurve men to the event. Andrew Smollett (Calgary, AB) finished just 20 points off of the top 10 results with a score of 637. In the first round of eliminations, Smollett won the first set and tied the third, but unfortunately lost to Garcia Ruben of Mexico (3-7).

 

“I am happy with my performance in the qualifying round, this being my first major international event,” says Smollett. “I will bring this experience forward to prepare for future events.”

 

Benjamen Lee (Kitchener, ON) finished with a score of 608. Lee, who was facing some equipment challenges in the qualification and elimination rounds, then unfortunately lost to Kamenskyi Volodymyr from Ukraine (0-6).

 

“Although I am disappointed in my qualifying score, the shot execution I ended the day with is a shot I can trust,” noted Lee. “With deliberate practice, this shot will carry me through team matches.”

 

Jules Chouinard (Trois Rivières, QC) shot a score of 622. He shot a winning match against Dominykas Janciukas from Lithuania (6-0) and will now face 10th-ranked Rusin Artem from Russia. The three men combined for a team ranking of 14th place, an impressive finish for a team that has just come out of a pandemic without any international competition. They will compete against the 19th-placed Estonian team in the beginning of the bracket.

 

“I did not let my disappointing qualifying score interfere with my performance in matches,” says Chouinard. “Each day has its own unique challenges and tomorrow is another day.”

 

Over on the compound side, Chyler Sanders (Winnipeg, MB) finished her qualification round with a score of 638 and will face Julita Hankus from Poland. “Although I am disappointed in my score today, I will be prepared for matches tomorrow,” remarks Sanders.

 

Isaac Bedford (Williams Lake, BC) and Dustin Watson (Peterborough, ON) had only a few points between them, with scores of 685 and 681, respectively. In the first elimination round, Bedford will face off against Balaci Luis from Romania and Watson will compete against Miguel Rubio from Spain.

 

“I feel my qualifying score was what I expected and have been capable of,” says Watson. “I am excited about going into matches tomorrow.”

 

“The first half went well but I became unfocused during the second half and my performance dropped significantly,” remarks Bedford. “Going into matches, I know I need to work on focusing and to take it one arrow at a time.”

 

Brady Klassen (Winnipeg, MB) shot a score of 668 and will face off against Martin Antoine Marino Pinili of Hong Kong to start off bracket play in his division. The compound cadet mixed team consisting of Sanders and Klassen landed in 15th place, meaning they will face off against Poland in their first round.

 

“I was able to finish off today with strong consistent shots that will help me in tomorrow’s matches,” says Klassen. “I am the most comfortable I have ever felt in an international event.”

 

The competition will carry on tomorrow so be sure to check this link for updates:

https://worldarchery.sport/competition/22723/perth-2021-world-archery-youth-championships/results?photos_tag=DAY%201%20OFFICIAL%20PRACTICE#!/#official

 

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

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