The Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Association has an active archery club known as Arrowsmith Archers. The club is affiliated with the British Columbia Archery Association (BCAA) and is involved in the Junior Olympic program (JOP). The club welcomes archers of all ages, both youth and adult.
Nanoose Indoor Range
September to the end of May Archery shoots on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm, at 2531 Nanoose Beach Road, in the gym of the Nanoose Pentecostal Camp (#414), entrance via the back door of the large building. See map below for location. During June, July and August archers are encouraged to use the outdoor range at either the Henry or Dorman Ranges.
Archery meets on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 7pm & 7pm-8pm in the gym of the Nanoose Pentecostal Camp, entrance via the back door (#414). The season runs from end of September until mid May indoors. During June, July and August archers are encouraged to use the outdoor range at either the Henry or Dorman Ranges.
The first drop in session is free, however after the first session, membership of the Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Club is required.
There is equipment to borrow on site for those just trying it out or for those needing to determine what bow and arrow size they should use. However, the equipment is shared with other new members and is usually only available for a short time. After this time, members usually purchase their own equipment as this allows them to compete, if they wish, as well as to develop their skills with consistent equipment, and to shoot at our outdoor facilities where club equipment is not available.
There are certified coaches on site to help develop basic archery skills as well as to help those who compete at higher levels.
Most archery nights involve target shooting, on 80cm, 60cm and 40cm targets, depending on skill level. We try to hold an indoor 3D shoot once per month, however this is not a set schedule. Safety and respect are the main priorities of this club. Of course there is lots of fun to be had, but proper protocol of shooting must be adhered to all times.
Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn at all times.
Archery is available year round at the Henry Range. There are two outdoor target butts and a bag for crossbows. We ask the crossbow shooters to use the bag exclusively and if you are shooting with broadheads to bring and use your own butt. You must be a paid member of PQFG and have purchased a range key to obtain entry to the Henry Range.
The Club schedule must be adhered to, please note other club events, the standard shooting schedule and activities by checking the web calendar. Maps to the Henry Range location can be found by clicking these links – Henry.
Archery is available year round at the Dorman Range. There is an outdoor target butt and a field course with bags and some animals. We ask the crossbow shooters not use the field course butts or the target butt and that there is no shooting with broadhead tips. If you wish to meet up with other users of this range or have a tour of the field course please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Club schedule must be adhered to, please note other club events, the standard shooting schedule and activities by checking the web calendar. Maps to the Henry and Dorman locations can be found by clicking these links – Dorman
We also have an annual 3D shoot at the Dorman Range in February. This shoot is called the Harry Tutton Memorial Shoot, named for one of our long time members. The Harry Tutton shoot is open to archers province-wide.
You must be a paid member of PQFG and have purchased a range key to obtain entry to the Henry Range.
For our youth there is also an opportunity to join the BC Archery Association and to participate in the Junior Olympian Program (JOP). Typically JOP archery is for ages 9 –18 years for both boys and girls, and most of our youth choose to participate in this program. Youth archers who join the BC Archery Association use the JOP categories, shooting rules, scoring system and can qualify for certificates of achievement at various levels as they develop their skills. Many compete in provincial indoor and outdoor championships. We have had many of our youth archers place well in competitions both provincially and nationally. Parental involvement is required not only for scorekeeping, but also to help with the overall running of the club.
Henry Outdoor Range Map: Click on image to get the big version. Look for the RED pointer. You will need your key to get in.
Dorman Outdoor Range Map: Click on image to get the big version. Look for the RED pointer.