September 22 – 30 was The Coaching Association of Canada’s “National Coaches Week”. National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. National Coaches week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. Through out the week Archery Canada in partnership with provincial archery organizations and affiliated clubs recognized coaches from across the country making an impact on our sport.
The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is proud to have two of our local coaches highlighted during the week. Our recognized coaches were, Joanna Lachance, a member of the ABAM Executive Committee in the role of Vice President Athlete Development & Coach at the Heights Archery Academy. As well as, Mike Fox, also a member of the ABAM Executive Committee, President and Head Coach of the Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters Club and a recent Regional Head Coach at the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games. Congratulations to Joanna and Mike on being nationally recognized for their hard work and dedication to coaching archery in Manitoba!
Below are the posts from the Archery Canada Facebook account, submitted by athletes that work with our Manitoba Coaches.
ABAM names Avril Hatherell as 2019 Canada Winter Games Team Manager
The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Avril Hatherell has accepted the position of Team Manitoba Manager for 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta, taking place February 23 – March 2. The naming of Hatherell adds significant experience and depth to our 2019 Canada Winter Games Program. Hatherell has began work with Program Coach Duncan Crawford effective October 1st, with a priority on solidifying program plans leading into the final months before the games.
As an athlete of two previous Canada Games Teams (2003/2007) and a World Youth Championship Team (2002), in addition to recent involvement coaching Manitoba Provincial Team Athletes , Avril has gained the necessary experience and demonstrated her ability to help push Team Manitoba’s performance to the podium in 2019.
Austin Taylor Named to Represent Canada at 2019 World Archery Championships
Congratulations to Team Manitoba Archer Austin Taylor on being selected to Team Canada for the 2019 World Archery Championships( Archery2019) in S-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. The event will take place from June 10 – 16, 2019. If Austin accepts the spot, it will be his first Outdoor Senior World Championships. In the past year, Austin has been named to three additional National Teams that competed at the 2017 World Youth Championships in Rosario, Argentina, the 2018 Salt Lake City World Cup and the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Yankton, North Dakota, were he earned a bronze medal in the Men’s Team Event.
Congratulations to Manitoba Archers Amy Platt & Robbie Comberbach on setting new Canadian Records!
New Canadian Championship and Open records
Master 60+ woman recurve: Lucie Filion from Edmonton, AB in a 720 Round with a score of 540 (CO). 2018-08-18
Master 60+ woman recurve: Lucie Filion from Edmonton, AB in a indoor 25m round with a score of 482 (CO). 2018-08-18
Pre-Cub woman barebow: Amy Platt from Winnipeg, MB in a 1440 round with a score of 157 at 30m. 223 at 25m. 205 at 25m. 113 at 20m. and the total of 808 (CO). 2018-08-19
Pre-Cub woman barebow: Amy Platt from Winnipeg, MB in a 720 round with a score of 481(CO). 2018-09-09
Cub woman compound: Abbigail Bunn from Ennismore, ON in a Field round with a score of 397(CO). 2018-08-26
Cadet man compound: Robbie Comberbach from Winnipeg, MB in an elimination match with a score of 148 (CC-CO). 2018-08-12
Junior man compound: Robbie Comberbach from Winnipeg, MB in an elimination match with a tie-score of 148 (CC-CO). 2018-08-12
Cadet woman compound: Alexandra Paquette from Quyon,QC in an elimination match with a score of 143 (CC). 2018-08-12
Master woman compound: Dawn Groszko from Calgary, AB in an elimination match with a score of 144 (CC-CO). 2018-08-12
Master man compound unlimited: Chris Priester from Drayton, ON in a Field round with a score of 377 (CO). 2018-08-26
Congratulations to all
Canadian records coordinator
2018 ABAM Awards Nominations & Banquet
The ABAM 2018 Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday November 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM, following the Annual General Meeting. The event will be hosted in Winnipeg, with a specific location to be announced soon. In addition to the location announcement, a detailed evening schedule, meal option and ticket cost will be announced.
2018 was another great year for Archery in Manitoba, with many notable performances on the national stage, great local events, and well attended learn to shoot and development programs! We ask that our members and partner clubs recognize all the hard work that made the past year possible, whether it be an athlete, coach or volunteer. Please consider nominating a fellow member for their contribution or achievements this past year!
The following awards are currently open for nomination:
Target Archer of the Year: In recognition of the Manitoba Archer with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international Target Archery in the past year.
3D Archer of the Year: In recognition of the Manitoba Archer with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international 3D Archery in the past year.
Rising Star Award: In recognition of the Manitoba Youth Archer (Cadet & under) with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international archery in the past year.
Coach of the Year Award: Awarded to the Coach who has contributed the most to developing archery in the province of Manitoba during the previous year.
Volunteer of the Year: Awarded to the volunteer who has contributed the most to developing archery with in the province of Manitoba during the previous year.
To nominate a fellow member for one the above listed awards, please download the Award Nomination Form below and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday November 2nd.