June 2018 Newsletter

Illustration of an envelopeNewsletter June 2018

Here is your June newsletter – please read through as there are lots of goodies!

Hanging Out at the Range

Outdoor season is in FULL swing, so here are a few reminders when hanging out at the range:

-Please help keep the range beautiful and take your garbage home with you. If the target you are shooting at is shot out, take it home for recycle. If you see old targets etc on the ground, please pick them up!

-We do not have a caretaker, so it is up to all of us to ‘chip in’

-Please wear your membership card visibly while you are on the range. It makes it easier for us to know who is a member and then only challenge those who are not.

TOURNAMENT: 900/720 Sunday June 17, 2018

Looking to try out a tournament this summer? Well look no further! Our club’s monthly 900/720 tournaments have a little bit of everything for everyone:

  • The 900 training distances of 35, 30, and 25 M (30 arrows at each distance)
  • The standard 900 distances of 55, 45 and 35 M (30 arrows at each distance)
  • The 720 distance of either 70m for senior recurve, or 60m for master recurve
  • Compound – 50m

***Note: tournaments are always dependent on the availability of judges and volunteers for set up.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

8:30 am  – set-up

9:00 – 9:45 am practice

10:00 am – scoring

Judge Helena has kindly offered to judge our tournament. Thank you Helena!

All competitors are welcome. For further information on rounds, categories, and distances for each age group, refer to Chapter 4 of the Archery Canada Rulebook or visit our pages on archer categories and tournament scoring.

 Please also see our website for more information:

So get your sight markings and get practicing! To enter please contact tournament director Billy Sanderson at

$5 for Victoria Bowmen club members. $20 for guests.

Outdoor Mailmatch 2018

When: Anytime between June 1st and September 30th 2018
Where: Victoria Bowmen Range

The Victoria Bowmen is participating in the 2018 Outdoor Mail Match this year!  Over eighteen weeks starting June 1st, you may shoot one 720 round per week towards the Outdoor Mail Match tourney with a minimum of six shoots required to qualify.  Your six best shoots will then be averaged and compared to other archers across Canada, qualifying for medals both by category and by Mail Match class.  It’s like shooting two tournaments at once!

Full rules are available online at

The cost to participate is $10 for Victoria Bowmen members.  Please contact Victoria Bowmen Mail Match Coordinator, Brad Barclay <> to register and for more details.

here is a mailbox in the breeze-way between the sheds containing rules and scorecards.  Once registered, one shoot per Sunday-through-Saturday week can be submitted and left in the mailbox for Brad to collect. Double scoring and accompanying signatures are required at all times.

Be sure to give it a try!

JOP – New Directors                       

Junior archers – don’t forget that JOP is every Sunday 3 – 4:30pm at the range, with set-up starting at 2:30 (unless otherwise noted on the website and/or facebook).  New directors Greg Cargill and Solly Lazar are excited to get our junior archers active and shooting, so be sure to come out and get learning and practicing! Bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Greg and Solly can always be emailed at

SAVE THE DATE! Open House Sunday July 29, 2018 1 – 3pm

A plan is in the works for an Open House at the range, inviting and engaging our neighbors living in the area.  The plan is for a hot dog bbq, display of club history and bows, as well as archery demonstrations.  Folks will be needed to display their bows, talk about their respective archery discipline – compound, traditional, barebow, recurve, etc – as well as folks to talk about the club and archery as a whole. Please consider coming out and participating! Contact Lisa Lange at

The Bag Course Work Party

Our club’s bag course is looking a little overgrown and is in desperate need of a spa day! A haircut and little TLC from a few folks would make the bag course a much more enjoyable place to shoot! Doug Linton is coordinating a Bag Course Work Party, with the hope of maybe coordinating a special shoot in the future. Please contact him at or call (250) 727-0216 so a date for the work party can be arranged. Any help is great help!

Happy shooting this summer and don’t forget water, sunscreen and bug spray!