Victoria Bowmen Newsletter February 2016

Hello Everyone,

Here is the latest news including our last Board Meeting (January 18):

WORKSHOP – Archery: The Mental Game (Saturday Feb. 27)

A large part of success in archery is our ability to manage our “mental game”. A strong mental game allows us to stay focused, relaxed, and shoot our best. But there are many ways we can get off track mentally and shoot below our potential. This clinic provides an overview of the mental game and a number of tools and tips to build your mental game. Get more details here »

Advanced registration and payment required. Please contact Rick at

2016 Regional Indoor Championships

The Regional Indoor Championships are held at various locations across Canada on the first full weekend in March each year. This tournament is an opportunity to shoot in competition with archers across Canada.

Victoria Bowmen is hosting the Regional Indoor Championships on March 6th 2015.Get more details here »

2016 Membership Renewals

If you have yet to renew your Bowmen membership for the year 2016, please do so. Lock combinations for the ranges changed on Wednesday, January 20th and paid up members will receive an email with the new combo. Renewal info here.

Lesson Rates

The prices for private lessons and group lessons have been updated on the site to make price divisions clearer for club members vs. non-members.

Upcoming Tournaments

Upcoming Shoots: Next shoot (720/900) on Sunday March 20. See the events calendar for more details.


The following is repeated information, but still topical:

Lock The Gate

If you are the last one at the range, please take the responsibility of checking to make sure everything is locked (container compound and gate). Best to go ahead and lock it if you’re not sure.


A few reminders of etiquette and procedures for indoor shooting: – Always be sure your membership card is visible!

  1. Whistle rules (always ensure someone is designated to the whistle):
    1. 2 short whistles – Archers to the line
    2. 1 short whistle – Begin Shooting
    3. 3 short whistles – Retrieve arrows
    4. 4 or more whistles – EMERGENCY – All stop shooting.
  2. Do not nock arrow until everyone is on or behind the shooting line and whistle is blown.
  3. Shoot 3 arrows, more allowed if you don’t hold up others.
  4. Step back from the shooting line when finished shooting.
  5. Never draw above top of butt. Ensure your arrow will hit the butt, if not, move a butt closer.
  6. When pulling arrows be careful of those behind you.
  7. Check your equipment before shooting.
  8. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  9. Please help set up, take down and clean up. Don’t leave this to others, someone has to set up and take down, it doesn’t take long if EVERYONE pitches in! Come a bit early and stay until the end.
  10. Ensure the container is locked if you are last to leave.
  11. There is NO shooting during work parties, when a work party is called there is no shooting until all the work is complete and the last of the workers has left — the President will open the range when it is appropriate.

Keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page. Our tournament schedule is there are as are results, pictures, and information on all facets of archery!