January 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to 2019! Apologies for the late newsletter – it’s been a busy month!  A lot is happening with the club – both indoor and outdoor – so read on!

2019 BC Indoor Championships Organizational/Volunteer Meeting THURSDAY Jan 31, 2019

Plans are well underway for our club to again host this event. Our website is up and running, the hall is booked, the host hotel agreement is complete, registrations have begun to come in (even though we haven’t announced the site yet), all we need now is you!!

Our first organizational meeting is set for this Thursday, January 31 at Saanich Commonwealth Place at 7:00 PM. We don’t know the room right now, but it will be posted on the screen behind the front desk.

If you can donate any time during the weekend (April 18 – 21), please drop by and hear what we have planned. More detailed plans will come out as we move along. For now we need help based on the following:

  • Thursday April 18 – From noon (or say 2PM) we will be moving equipment from the range to the Juan de Fuca Recreation centre, we will probably be there until 7 or so PM, we will be loading, unloading butts, setting up the nets, marking the floors, setting up tables and chairs and other equipment.
  • Friday April 19th – From 9AM we will continue the set up for the opening of our Check-in and Registration at 12PM. From then on we’ll need to be manning the check in desk, we will also have an ‘information and merchandise’ table that will be open for most of the time we are there all weekend. Official practice that day runs until 8PM, but once, we get going afternoon, we won’t require quite as many people
  • Saturday April 20th – 7AM is when the doors open, official practice starts @ 8AM, our ‘tables’ will open at 9 and we’ll need a few able bodies to help with unforeseen tasks such as moving butts or running errands. At 5:30PM the money shoot starts, so we need some assistance then too! (moving tables, chairs and butts).
  • Sunday April 21st – Same timings as Saturday, except starting at 3:30PM we’ll need as many able hands as possible to do the take down and return of equipment to the range. The more that we have the better as we don’t want to be moving stuff into the night!

We are also looking for someone to look after the merchandise (shirts, hats etc). We will coordinate most of the merchandising through the website, however, this could really use a coordinator. Also our scoring people will need some assistance, so if you have database experience, please let us know.

Mary Wills has offered to coordinate our volunteers, so if you could contact her at maryewills@outlook.com, with the timings you can volunteer, that would certainly be appreciated, but please still come out on the 31st and find out what this exciting opportunity is all about!! It was lots of fun last year, don’t miss out this year!!

Hope to see you on Thursday!


Membership Renewals Due Now

If you haven’t renewed by now, your membership has expired! Access to the outdoor range and indoor club shoots, as well as participation in club shoots, are only available to members. For renewal information, please see our website at https://www.victoriabowmen.com/membership/join/ or contact Larry, Membership Chair, at membership@victoriabowmen.com

900/720 Tournament – Outdoor Range – Saturday February 2, 2019 – 9:00am

***PLEASE NOTE IT’S on SATURDAY not the usual SUNDAY***

Set up for the shoot starts at 9:00 am – all club member shooters help set up.
Practice starts at 9:30am.
Scoring begins at 10:30am. (maximum 45 minutes for practice)
There is a 10-15 minute break between distances.

Members are asked to put away their butts etc if they leave early and those who shoot the events are asked to help with take down when the shoot is complete.

To register or for more information contact Sergey, Tournament Director, tournaments@victoriabowmen.com  Fees are $10 for Victoria Bowmen club members – free for first-time tournament attendees – $20 for guest competitors.

***Please see www.victoriabowmen.com website for 900/720 tournament information***

There will be a hot dog barbeque (with chips and pop) for participants only (included in your fee)

********Archers Anonymous will still happen after the morning 900 tournament session – approx 12:30pm

Mark your calendars for upcoming 2019  900/720 Tournaments:

March 9

April 6

May 4

June 1

July 6

August 17

September 7

October 5

November 2

Sunday, March 3, 2019 Canadian Regional Indoor Championships: 12 – 3pm

2019 Archery Canada Regional Indoor Championships – Local host site: Victoria Bowmen Archery Club, Victoria BC

Main Gym, Saanich Commonwealth Place 4636 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria, BC V8Z 5M1 (250) 475-7600

600 Round – 20 ends/3 arrows each

Registration and Equipment inspection 11:00am in the Arbutus room (across from the gym)

Practice: 12:00 – 12:30, scoring at 12:45 (approx)

Registration Fee payable on the day – cash or cheque: $15.00 for Victoria Bowmen Members, $20.00 for non-Victoria Bowmen Members (must be registered with the BC Archery Association and Archery Canada)

**Snacks and drinks not provided

Pre-register with your name, age, equipment division and Archery Canada Number by emailing tournaments@victoriabowmen.com

Archers Anonymous – Saturdays at the range 11-1pm

Are you addicted to archery and looking for folks to regularly shoot with? Or maybe you are wanting to get back into archery, but are a bit rusty and need a bit of advice and fine-tuning.

No matter what your level, be sure to come out and join Sergey and the Saturday crew at the range every Saturday from 11am-1pm(ish) for a laid-back, informal practice. Fellowship and archery tips are always available. We’ll be meeting right through the winter, unless there are heavy rains or high winds (watch for time changes due to tournaments), so be sure to bring your boots and bundle up with lots of layers! Bring a snack and a coffee along with your need to feed your archery addiction.  No registration needed – just come and shoot for the fun of it!

2019 Indoor Mailmatch Continues 

There is still time to register and participate in the 2019 Indoor Mailmatch!  Come out on Thursdays during club shoot (7:45ish) and register to participate – $10 for the whole tournament! Please see coordinator Brad Barclay in the gym. For tournament info please see the Archery Canada website at http://archerycanada.ca/en/tournament-information/indoor-mailmatch-0

Outdoor Range

The outdoor range is always available to members, rain or shine. There IS a garbage bag there on site that club volunteers take away, but please take your own garbage with you when you can (little range critters come and dig in the bag for food).

Indoor Club Shoots

Indoor club shoots are in the gym at Saanich Commonwealth Place – Thursdays from 7:45ish to 9:30, and Sundays from 1:15ish to 3:00pm.  Come early to help set up and please stay to help clean up – even if you are done shooting just before practice end-time. Many hands make light work!

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