Our club was reestablished in 1999 due to an increased
interest in the sport of archery. Although the club was initially
designed to include many other sports such as skeet shooting for
example it has evolved into an Archery only club.
The club is a non-profit organization and as such is built on volunteers.
Our first and foremost goal is to promote archery for everyone, especially
for the children. It is a great family sport however so adults are
welcome learners as well. On our typical club nights (Monday and
Thursday) we start with the childrenís Canbow program which provides
badges for achieving certain predetermined scores. This seems to
be the highlight of the clubs activities and starts at 1900 hrs and
runs to 2000 hrs. Open shooting occurs from 2000 to 2100 where all
members can take part.
There is usually a Level One Coach (National Coach Certification
Program) present as well as several other individuals that have been
in archery for a number of years. Because there is a wide variation
in the levels of competence we try to help each archer individually
as opposed to giving general instruction to the whole group.
The Cochrane Archery Club is located 11.8 kms north of the HWY 22
and 1A intersection. Turn right on TWP 272 and go 0.8 km to a paved
driveway and Smiley face on a bus shelter. We are located to the
left around back in a Big Blue Building.
Indoor and Outdoor Target butts are set at 10 M, 15 M, 20 M, 25
M, 30 M, and 35 M. The Outdoor range has two additional targets at
40 M and 50 M. 3D shoots occur occasionally throughout the indoor
season. Full size foam animal targets are set up at varying unknown
distances and arrows are lofted at the marked vital areas. You can
keep score if you want but you donít have to.
Membership costs are on a separate attachment. The prices listed
are those for the beginning of the year. Rates are prorated on a
monthly basis. A large portion of the fees are to pay for heating
the facility. Outdoor shoots occur from June to October and there
is no additional cost to the group.
Bows (limited supply) can be rented from the club at $30.00 per
year. Arrows are $4.50 (at this point) each and they are the property
of the archer. It is suggested that one has 3 for each round of shooting
and 3 more as spares. Usually there are always more arrows available
for purchase on the club night so you donít have to worry too much
about the spares.
For further information on the club please email us at Kaczmer@telus.net
Cochrane Archery Club