ABOUT US

The Capital Region Archery Club is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and growth of archery as a sport in a safe environment.

Club’s fundamental belief is that all forms of archery should be accepted and respected.  In keeping with this belief, the club strives to meet the needs of bowhunters, competitive and recreational archers and Kyudo practitioners by providing a shooting facility in which all archers can perfect their skills 24 hours per day, 7 days per week*.

The Capital Region Archery Club is affiliated with both Archery Alberta and Archery Canada.

*As the range is also used for classes, events and other activities, we recommend you check our calendar before coming.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to promote, develop, and grow archery as a sport for life, for all ages. We believe that:

 

  • All forms of archery should be accepted and respected.

  • Providing a proper and safe environment to practice and learn archery is the best approach to promote and introduce the sport of Archery.

  • Competition is fundamental to the sport of Archery.

  • Shooting for fun, to excel or for life, archery is a sport for all ages.

  • Junior archers are key for the sustainability of our club and the future of Archery.

  • Developing and maintaining an adequate coaching team is vital to support our mission.

  • Developing and maintaining an adequate volunteer base is key to support club operations.

We provide archers with:

Main Features

NOTE: Our program winter and fall classes are for MEMBERS-ONLY and registrations for them happen during our open houses in January and September.

Please visit our membership page for more info.

Capital Region Archery Club Range Rules

  • PROHIBITED: wooden arrows, broadheads, crossbows and targets that may leave inappropriate debris or hard objects in the butts.
  • To Ensure the Safety of Yourself and Others:
    • Personal equipment to be inspected by a qualified member or coach upon initial use at club.
    • Always check club and personal equipment prior to use.
    • Never use damaged equipment.
    • Only shoot from the shooting line.
    • Only retrieve arrows when the “ALL CLEAR” has been given.
    • Never dry fire or overdraw a bow.
    • No running or horseplay.
    • Footwear that covers the entire foot is required on the range.
    • No impairment from drugs / alcohol allowed in the facility.
  • Please Respect Other Archers by:
    • Only shoot 3 arrows per end with the exception of traditional archers.
    • Only use targets that are appropriate for archery.
    • Please refrain from using profanity, cell phones, music without ear buds.
    • Please remove targets and return club equipment to the proper location when finished shooting for the day.
    • Respect others equipment, do not touch without prior consent.
  • Please leave coaching to the coaches unless otherwise directed.
  • Maximum of 3 guests per member, otherwise a Private Booking is required.
  • Children under the age of 14 cannot be left alone without the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Please leave the range neat and clean, remember this is everyone’s club.
  • Last one to leave ensure that lights and fans are off and the door is closed and locked behind you when you leave.
  • Report any unsafe use of the range or equipment to the club executive or range officials. Appropriate action may be taken by the executive.
  • No smoking/vaping.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAVE FUN!

CLub Policies

The Capital Region Archery Club’s mandate is to support and promote the sport of archery, regardless of discipline, in a safe and ethical environment. 

The Capital Region Archery Club recognizes that, as a volunteer run not-for-profit sports organization, it has a fiduciary duty to both its members and the general public who visit its facilities, to provide a safe and secure environment.  Recognizing this, the Club has implemented a number of policies aimed at assisting our Executive with making decisions that are in the best interest of the Club, its members, and people who participate in its programs.

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Club History

In the spring of 2001, a number of families involved in the capital region’s archery community saw the need for another archery club to help meet a growing demand that could not be accommodated by existing archery clubs alone.  These dedicated and passionate individuals came from all walks of life and brought with them many years of archery experience in disciplines such as bow hunting, target (compound and recurve), field, 3D and traditional.

That spring a search was undertaken to find a facility that would be functional for the sport, affordable and in a convenient location with the goal of starting a junior program later that year in September.   It did not take long before club founders located a suitable location at the former F.R. Haythorne Junior High School on Meridian Street in Edmonton.  Following several hundred volunteer hours over several months, the club achieved its goal and opened the doors to its first home in September 2001 with 80 members.

  • August 2001 – The Club is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization
  • September 2001 – The Club opens the doors to its first facility in the former site of F.R. Haythorne School on Meridian Street
  • May 2006 – The Club hosts the Canada Cup at the Strathcona County Outdoor Archery Range
  • March 2008 – The Club hosts the Alberta Provincial Indoor Target Archery Championships
  • May 2012 – The Club opens the doors to its new facility located on 76th avenue in Edmonton
  • July 2012 – The Club hosts the Alberta Provincial Outdoor Target and Field Archery Championships at the Strathcona County Outdoor Archery Range
  • May 2013 – The Club hosts the Canada Cup at the Strathcona County Outdoor Archery Range
  • May 2014 – The Club hosts the Alberta Provincial Indoor Target Championships
  • June 23-25th, 2023 – In collaboration with Parkland Bowbenders, the Club hosted the ASA Alberta Tour, Leg 2
  • 2023 Some of our members are selected to join the national archery team, representing Canada internationally.
  • 1-3 Dec. 2023 – We hosted an Archery Canada TOP Camp with National Coach Dr. Soha Mahmoud. The TOP (Target Objectif Podium) Camps are a component of the Canadian Archery System, and is a step in the athlete development pathway.

Amanda Morgan

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Ryan Campbell

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Chris Williams

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Meet Our Coaches

All our coaches are former professional players and highly experienced in coaching all levels and ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the Public

Our public drop-in lessons are first-come, first-served so we recommend arriving earlier.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 minutes early to get you set up with equipment.

For safety, dry, closed-toed shoes and non-baggy clothing are required.

Payment is $15 cash or e-transfer only at the door.

More info here.

No previous experience is required to attend the public drop-in class or to join as a member.

The club provides the equipment necessary for both the public drop-in classes and the beginner classes programs for members.

More info here.

Yes, it is possible! GROUP PRIVATE EVENTS can be booked for Sundays afternoons, typically 2-4pm or 3-5pm, and please note that we only accept two group bookings a month.

You can check our calendar here for present bookings, and here, for other events that may overlap with your date in mind.

Very rarely do we accept bookings during weekdays due to the limited availability of our volunteer coaches.

Age requirement is 10 years old and older.

Minimum fee of $200 for up to 10 people. $20 fee per person over and above to a maximum of 20 people.

Please check our corresponding page for more info.

For Members

Following Archery AB and Archery Canada processes, we use an online format for new membership & renewal registrations. See more information by clicking here.

The beginner lessons are included in your club’s membership at no additional cost.

Registration to these only-for-members classes happens during the September and January open houses. Keep an eye on our calendar.

These registrations are first-come, first-served, with limited space, so we recommend arriving earlier on the date.

Have you been practising archery and have questions about your form or equipment?

Are you open to working with coaches, along other experienced archers, to improve your archery skills?

If yes, we have sessions for a club member like you! Click here for the next available dates.

“The CanBow Skills Program is a tool used by many clubs across Canada to encourage novice archers as they develop their target archery skills.”

To find more about it and the steps to participate in the program, as a member of our club, please click here.