Learn how to hit a target, tune your fine motor skills and meet new people at the Strathmore Archery Club. The club is a registered non-profit society in Strathmore that has been operating in the community for over 20 years.

“It’’s an excellent sport. It’s a family sport,” said Ken Kuenzl. “It’s a great equalizer in that kids, moms, and dads can all compete and using different distances to the targets, it equalizes it out, so that a five-year-old kid can compete against a 40-year-old man and all have fun doing it together in a safe and positive manner,” he said.

New members learn the basics of archery, what’s required to shoot, and how to successfully hit a target, explained Kuenzl.

“You would learn archery safety, and self confidence, physical control and to enhance finite motor skills,” he said.

In the summer the club meets at the outdoor archery range, located on Archer Park Drive by Tim’s Glass behind No Frills. Over the winter season they meet in the red quonset at the Strathmore Agricultural Grounds.

In the winter they meet on Mondays and Fridays.

“We shoot paper targets much as you would see in Olympic competitions,” he said. At the moment the club is trying to train some of their junior members to compete for next year’s or the following years’ Alberta Winter Games.

A fun and different aspect of the club is that they also give participants the chance to use 3 D foam simulated targets.

The targets are setup up in the brush or in a field.

“We use trees and other ground features or to make it more like a hunting situation, without the hunting,” he said.

“It’s a lot of fun. The kids get really excited about the fake foam animals and the adults enjoy it too,” he said.

Learn more about the Strathmore Archery Club on their Facebook group. They will soon be unveiling their new website.

One of the best ways to learn about the group is by visiting on a Monday or Friday night and trying out archery.

“Give it a try, and if it’s for you we’ll give you a membership form. Fill it all out and we’ll get you going,” said Kuenzl.

The club meets on Monday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Fridays for juniors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with ladies night from 7:30 to 9 p.m.



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