August 2019 Victoria Bowmen Newsletter

August 2019 Newsletter – Victoria Bowmen Association

We are halfway through summer and there is still lots of time to get out shooting – but then before you know it indoor season will start once again! Read on for updates, info and reminder. Happy shooting!

The Gate at the Range

Please lock the gate at the range when you leave.  Even if it is halfway through the day when you leave and you’re the only one there, do not assume that someone else will be along to do their own shooting and in turn lock the gate themselves.  Both the main gate as well as the gate to the sheds/washrooms need to be locked when you leave. There is no caretaker that comes around every evening and locks up the range, so please lock the gate when you leave no matter the time of day.

All Club Meeting – Tuesday August 27th – 7:30 pm – Saanich Commonwealth Place – Arbutus Room

Please be advised that the all club/everyone welcome meeting previously scheduled on August 20th has been changed to Tuesday August 27th at 7:30pm in the Arbutus room at Saanich Commonwealth Place. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  – Tuesday September 24, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Saanich Commonwealth Place Pacific Dogwood Room

The Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday September 24, 2019, 7:30pmat Saanich Commonwealth Place (room to be determined).  All members are welcome to attend this important meeting, and contributions to the club by way of volunteering is greatly needed. The future of the club depends on volunteers

The following positions are filled:

  • Al Wills, President
  • Alan Anderson Past President
  • Helena Myllyniemi, Treasurer
  • Greg Birtwistle, Vice President
  • Ellen Van der Hoek, Secretary
  • Larry Gagnon, Membership Director
  • Kendra Savich, Webmaster/Equity Director
  • Greg Cargill, JOP Coordinator
  • Doug Linton, Board Member

There is a an opening for Tournament Director – please contact Al Wills for information and as well please see the position duties as outlined in the club’s constitution

Indoor Club Shoots starting September 19, 2019

Before you know it summer will be over and indoor club shoots will begin.  The first Thursday night shoot is Thursday September 19 and the first Sunday club shoot is Sunday September 22. As usual the indoor clubs shoots are in the Gym at Saanich Commonwealth Place on Thursdays at 7:45 to 9:30 and Sundays from 1pm to 2:45.  Full participation in set-up and take-down is the expectation of all members – even the seemingly littlest bit of help makes a difference.


The next 900/720 tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2019.  Helena Myllyniemi has kindly offered to be the judge. Thank you Helena!

9:00am– set-up

9:30 – 10:15  practice (approx)

10:30 am – scoring (approx)

Archers have a few options of tournament level:

  • 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.

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:

To register please write  $10 for Victoria Bowmen club members. $20 for guests.

Upcoming tournaments – subject to judge and volunteer availability:

Saturdays – September 7, October 5, November 2