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Friday , 27 November 2020
Sawyer Cochrane and Stanley VanAsch at archery practice on November 2.

Archery range hot target in Vermilion

Vermilion River Archers lined up for their first practice of the season last night.

Approximately 40 people attended with both new and returning members learning or practicing basic and enhanced archery skills.

President, Orest Popil, and director, Tim Pardely, assisted junior and adult participants in the proper way to draw their bows in order to improve their accuracy hitting balloon targets.

“This club has been operating in Vermilion since 1983,” said Pardely.

“It’s one of the longest-running archery clubs in the province affiliated with the Alberta Bow Association.”

Throughout the winter members enjoy having an indoor course to practice at, including a selection of 3D animal targets.

Members tried out bows with different curves, and Pardely said each person has a preference of what bow is right for them – some using compound bows, and others traditional.

Pardely has a traditional preference and is also a director for the Alberta Traditional Bow Hunter’s Association.

“Archery is a great individual or family sport that you can start inexpensively and shoot for fun, or become as competitive as you want,” said Pardely.

After many of years of being involved, he still finds the sport fun, and that the club provides added comradery.

If you join the Vermilion River Archers, you receive full insurance with the Alberta Bow Association, who provide both big game and small game awards. To register, you can message Vermilion River Archers on Facebook.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.