March 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter Victoria Bowmen – March 4, 2018

BC Indoor Championships – Friday March 30 to Sunday April 1, 2018 –

We are getting close to hosting the Province for the BC Indoor, so we have to put the final pieces together for volunteers and the needs of the participants. With that in mind we are hosting another 2018 BC Indoor committee meeting for all members who can help out on Thursday March 8th @ 6:45PM in the Arbutus Room at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Please plan on attending to hear about how you can help out. Most of the ‘technical issues’ are looked after by BCAA’s judges, however, we will need lots of ticket takers, hosts, butt/equipment movers, scorers, in short flexible people who can be on hand to react as situations arise.

    • The scoring system is a bit complicated, so if you have specific computer experience, please contact Jarrod (
    • If you cannot be at the meeting, please contact Al (

To help our members stand out, we are offering both BC Indoor and Victoria Bowmen specific clothing to our members at a 20% discount, so be sure to purchase ours this offer only applies in March, SO HURRY!

If you are planning on attending the Indoor and want to take in the Saturday night Buffet and Money Shoot, please register for the Buffet as soon as possible, we need to get numbers to the caterer by the middle of the month. So, if you want a great meal while watching a premier archery event, book now. On the club website under BC Indoor Registration.

900/720 Outdoor Tournaments – MARCH 18 first 900/720 of 2018!

The start of 2018 has been challenging so far for our typically mild-weathered city, but we have hope!  March 18 – with the promise of Judge Helena and hopefully somewhat decent weather – will be our first 900/720 outdoor tournament at the range!  8:30 set-up, 9:00 – 9:45 practice, with scoring at 10am. $5 for members. For tournament information – anyone can participate! – and to register contact Tournament Director Billy Sanderson at
Future dates: April 22, May 13, June 17, July 15, August 19, Sept 9, October 7

*****Indoor Mail Match and Indoor Club Shoots ends Sunday March 25*****

The Thursday March 29 indoor club shoot has been cancelled due to equipment needs, etc, for the BC Indoors – set up for the tournament that night.  The last indoor club shoot and the last mail match will be Sunday March 25, 2018.

POTENTIAL Judging Clinic and Beginner Level 1 Coaching Clinic

Call for interest for each a Judging Clinic and separate Beginner Level 1 Coaching Clinic: if you would be interested in either of these clinics, please let President Jarrod Ball know at  This is only the planning stage of these two clinics – no dates have been set. The amount of interest will determine if either of these happen.

Congratulations to our own 14-year-old Bailey Drinkwalter who attended the BC Winter Games held in Kamloops February 22 – 25, 2018! She came in 6th place as a cadet recurve archer! Well done, Bailey!

Victoria Bowmen Next General Meeting – Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 7pm at Saanich Commonwealth Place – room to be determined.

The Club’s Board of Directors meets every month usually at Saanich Commonwealth Place. All members are welcome to attend.

Coming Up: BC Indoor Championships, April 19-21