What’s Happening?

July 10, 2020

Club Grounds Closed Saturday July 11, 2020

The club grounds and facilities will be closed all day Saturday July 11, 2020 for a booked event. Preparation for this event will be taking place on July 10, 2020 so all archers are asked to share the space and allow the event preparations to take place without interruption.

Clubhouse Cleaning Work Party on July 13, 2020

In preparation for opening the clubhouse there will be a work party to clean the inside of the clubhouse on July 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Please come and help out. Thank-you!

Family Night Starting Up on July 14, 2020

It's finally back!

Family Night will be starting on Tuesday July 14th, 2020 at 6:00 pm. There are some changes so it's important to read the following information and get familiar with it before attending.

There will be two shooting groups on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Group A 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Group B 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

You need to pre-register for family night so you can assure yourself a shooting position on the line before the day your planning to attend. Use the contact form on the Cowichan Bowmen website and select "Family Night" from the drop down box on the form, or you can send an email to familynight@cowichanbowmen.com indicating your name, date of desired session, group A or B, and total number of archers including yourself such as John Doe, Group A on Tuesday July 14 with 2 people shooting, or Jane Doe, Group B on July 16 with one person shooting.

Your submitted family night session will be confirmed by email so please do not assume you are booked for a family night session until you have received a confirmation email.

There will be a maximum of 12 people in the clubhouse at any one time, 10 archers and 2 instructors for each group session and 5 archers shooting at a time. Only archers who are actively shooting will be allowed in the clubhouse during these sessions.

Drop-ins will be allowed if there is space available but it's advised you prebook your family night sessions to avoid disappointment.

All members at their discretion are advised to bring their own personal protective equipment such as masks when attending these sessions. There will be social distancing, hand sanitizer, and safety procedures in place to help protect all attendees.

Please note as of this moment the clubhouse is not open for regular use by members.

Thank-you,
Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club

 

“Aim to get involved - Target family fun”

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Monthly General Meeting July 7, 2020

The Monthly General Meeting will be held online July 7, 2020 at 7:00pm using Zoom https://zoom.us/
The link that is required to join the meeting will be sent to the members email list prior to the meeting so please make sure you've been receiving club emails.
Topics of discussion open for all members to discuss will be the following:
  • When will the Clubhouse / Indoor Range open
  • Clubhouse cleaning work party
All members are encouraged to attend the meeting and help shape the direction of our club moving forward.
If you have any questions or comments that pertain to the meeting and the topics open for discussion, please send a message to the club president using the contact form on the Cowichan Bowmen website.
Thank-you,
Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club

 

Club Reopening on June 16, 2020

June 15, 2020

Good news everyone!

The Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club will begin opening on June 16, 2020. The opening will be subject to the rules and guidelines as stated in the following document which can be downloaded by clicking here.

It is important for all members to read the document in it's entirety and complete the waiver form to gain access to the club grounds. It's important to note that all the rules, orders, and guidelines are subject to change without notice due to the fluid nature of this pandemic and the requirements that need to be met to help keep our members safe. We will always do our best to keep you updated in a timely manner as to any changes in our policies and the club's operations.

We know it's been a while coming and appreciate all our members patience while we make sure that everything was in place to have a successful reopening. Besides being the right time to open we also had the club grounds to prepare, had meetings to discuss the status of the club, and took the time to make sure how we can best open in a safe manner while following BC Archery and BC Provincial Government orders and guidelines.

Thank-you,
Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club

“Aim to get involved - Target family fun”

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Reopening Update

June 5, 2020

The Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club has received the Return to Play plan from the BC Archery Association. The club executive is now reviewing this information and deciding on the necessary steps to reopen the club based on the information that has been provided in the Return to Play plan which can be downloaded by clicking here.

There is also a Return to Play Workbook which the club executive is also using in helping to prepare the club for reopening which can be downloaded by clicking here.

A club committee working on the Return to Play Plan has already met on June 3, 2020 where an initial review of the documents was completed, and ideas expressed about the necessary steps moving forward. There is another meeting of the committee this coming Monday night June 8, 2020.

The facilities that will be opening are the outdoor range and 3D course. The indoor range opening date at this point is undetermined and the clubhouse will remain closed.

All members will be required to sign a waiver prior to using any of the club facilities due to the changes brought about by COVID-19. The waiver will have to be completed and submitted before any member will receive the new gate codes.

All members will have certain responsibilities regarding the health and safety of themselves and others while using the club facilities. There will be contact information provided for club members to report any violations of health and safety rules, orders, and guidelines as provided by the club and those of the BC Provincial Government.

The club will require all members who plan to use the club to carry hand sanitizer. An effort will be made by the club to supply hand sanitizer but given the nature of our facilities and no full-time caretaker there may be times when club provided sanitizer may not be available.

We are all excited to get back to our favorite sport and are currently expecting a reopening date around the middle of this month. We will keep you updated!

Thank-you,
Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club

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Closed

Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club Grounds and Facilities Closed

April 8, 2020

Until further notice the club grounds and all facilities including the clubhouse are closed. This is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and coincides with the closing of all BC Parks as of today by the BC Provincial Government.

Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club

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The Club's Covid-19 Update...Important!

Must Read Information For All Club Members

April 3, 2020

Will the clubhouse and club grounds stay open?

At this time the clubhouse and grounds will remain open, ONLY,  if proper social distancing, frequent hand washing and sanitizing of all touched surfaces is completed by every member. If there are reports of anyone not sanitizing touched surfaces or respecting the social distancing requirements laid out by the B.C. Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, the clubhouse and gate locks will be changed and the premises will be closed immediately.

What is happening with future events and club functions?

Until further notice, ALL Cowichan Bowmen events and functions are CANCELLED. This means any 3D, target tournament, JOP, family night, and special events.

Could the club house and grounds eventually close?

Yes, if the B.C. Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer shuts down the use of parks and/or recreational facilities, the clubhouse and grounds will immediately close with locks being changed. This is an ongoing situation and other information that comes to light as a result of this outbreak as it develops may result in immediate shut down of all club facilities without notification, though we will do our best to keep you informed.

Is the clubhouse clean?

We have purchased extra sanitizing materials to ensure the clubhouse is sanitized. The continuation of sanitation is the responsibility of every member who uses the club's grounds and facilities. Hand sanitizer and wipes are provided within the clubhouse.

Thank-you!
Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club
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Hand Sanitizer and Wipes at The Clubhouse

Any member or guest who uses the clubhouse facilities must wipe down ANYTHING they touch in the clubhouse with the disenfectant wipes which are on a table in the clubhouse. Upon entering or using the clubhouse facilities please use the supplied hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap in the washroom. This is for the safety of everyone.

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Club Grounds Closed for Road Maintenance

The club grounds will be completely closed for road maintenance on April 1st and 2nd, 2020.

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JOP and Family Night Cancelled due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Until further notice JOP and Family Night will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. These programs will be cancelled for at least the next two weeks. We will provide updates and any other changes to the club operation on Facebook, email, and the Cowichan Bowmen website.

At the moment we have no knowledge of any members who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are taking these precautionary actions to help keep all club members and the general public safe.

Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club

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Now's A Great Time To Renew Your Membership

If you haven't renewed your Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club Membership, or are thinking of joining the club for the first time, now would be a great.  You can download the membership form using the link below and drop it off at the club during family nights, or mail it in. We look forward to seeing all new and returning members. If you have questions, contact the membership director using the contact form by clicking here.

Click here to download the 2019 - 2020 membership form.

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Club Motto - And The Winner Is...

5 options were presented for members to vote on.  The one that received the most votes is “Aim to get involved - Target family fun”.  Motion to adopt it for the club’s motto was passed at the November 26 general meeting.

Thank you for all who submitted their votes, and their names were entered in a prize draw for a $50 restaurant gift certificate, drawn at the November 26 general meeting. The winner of the draw is Darcy Dean.  Many congratulations Darcy.

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Target Wall Rebuild

A BIG thank you to all who came out to help rebuild the target wall, we did it in record time.

Thanks to: Chris E,  Darcy D,  Frank P,  John P,  Lindsay M,  Norm A,  Rand G,  Roger W,  Russell O,  Warren D and a couple of other volunteers who remain anonymous.

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No Shooting Broadheads or Crossbows on Butts

A reminder that broadhead arrows and/or crossbows are to be used in the sandpit only and are not to be used on the target or field butts as they wreck the butts.