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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!!
Tournament – Outdoor Range – Saturday February 2, 2019 – 9:00am
***PLEASE NOTE IT’S on
SATURDAY not the usual SUNDAY***
****TIME CHANGE and FEE CHANGE*****
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, email@example.com Fees are $10 for Victoria Bowmen club members
– free for first-time tournament attendees – $20 for guest competitors.
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
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
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!