Message from the President

July 17, 2017

Dear ABAM Members,

As most of you are aware, we have had a large number of changes in our funding model, and are still awaiting final word on some aspects.  While changes like this are unnerving to a volunteer run organization like ABAM, they are not the biggest threat we are facing today.

While ABAM membership numbers have remained strong, and participation at events has increased with new initiatives introduced recently, we are facing a threat that, if not remedied soon, may greatly reduce our ability to continue to provide quality events for our members.

ABAM is, and has always been an organization that is there to support our Member Clubs, and to provide resources to our athletes to further there archery careers.  We are there to provide resources and assistance to our Clubs so they can host the type and quality of events that our members expect and deserve.  This is where we need your help.

Some of our clubs are struggling to get the volunteer help they need to host events.  In fact, this year several events have had to be cancelled due to lack of volunteers, and ABAM has had to take over the organization and hosting of some major events in order to ensure that they would occur.  This is something that ABAM cannot continue to do.  ABAM does not have the manpower to host events, and it takes away an opportunity for our clubs to raise funds for their use.

I appeal to you, if you are involved in our wonderful sport, and want to see it continue in this province, please join a local club, and volunteer to help.  Without this, our ability to host events in the future is in jeopardy.  We have member clubs throughout the province, so no matter where you are located, one will be close by.

We also have a pressing need for new officials & coaches.  Without officials to ensure that events are safe, and all archers are following the rules of the event, these events cannot happen.  We also rely on our officials to ensure that our archers are exposed to the type of events they will encounter when they venture outside our province to represent Manitoba or Archery Canada. Just as officiating is crucial to your ability as province to host quality events, certified coaches are instrumental to development of new archers. We are always looking for more members and club representatives to become certified from the beginner to advanced competition levels. Coaching the key to developing and retaining new participants through events and programming.

For more information on clubs near you, or training opportunities to become a certified judge or coach, please visit our website, or call our office during business hours.

Yours Truly,

Walter Potrebka
Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba


2017 Provincial Target & 3D Championships


Come join us for the 2017 Manitoba Provincial Outdoor Target Championships.

Join us Saturday July 15, 2017 for the largest outdoor target event of the year! The provincials is open to archers of all abilities and we encourage any archer in Manitoba to participate. For more information on Pre-Registration and Fees, please visit www.abam.ca or contact the ABAM office. Please note, registration is mandatory. We hope to see you there!

Online Registration Mandatory – To register click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/sTSL7Ce0cIOky4kG3


2017 Manitoba Provincial Outdoor 3D Championships



The 2017 Manitoba Provincial 3D Archery Championships will be held by the South Mountain Archery Shooters & Hunters (SMASH) in Erickson, MB on Sunday July 16, 2017.

There will be free no-service camping available on site for any participants looking to arrive on Saturday.

 SMASH is happy to announce the alternate course during the 1st and 2nd rounds of official scoring will be dedicated to non competitive shooters on a drop-in basis. This means so Shot Gun Start (set start time), the only requirement is that participants dropping in be off the course 30 mins prior to competitive shooters starting their second round. Additionally, non recreational shooters will be given yardage information and permitted the use of range finders. So whether you are a competitive 3D Archer looking to compete to be the Manitoba Champion or just want to come out and hone your hunting skills with friends and family, we encourage you to join us and enjoy the course!

Pre-registration Mandatory for Competitive shooters. Encouraged for all shooters.

Online Registration at: https://goo.gl/forms/cmzPU775rd6D7GZt1

Registration Deadline for competitive archers: Saturday July 15

Non-competitive walk ups are welcome!




New “Youth Challenger Open”

New “Youth Challenger Open”

Be the first to win the ABAM Youth Challenger Open! This event has been created as an opportunity for youth developing archers to compete outdoors during the Provincial Target Championships. The event format has been designed to encourage archers with little to no experience shooting competitions. The distance and target size are modified to allow for an easier introduction to outdoor competition, while hosting it side by side with the Provincial Championships. We encourage all beginner and developing shooters 17 & under to participate in this exciting new event in hopes of gaining some experience and potentially winning the $50 cash prize!

To Register for the event please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/sTSL7Ce0cIOky4kG3

For the event page:  http://abam.ca/event/provincial-outdoor-target-championships/




Heartland Archery Triple Crown 3D Tournament Series

The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba in partnership with Heartland Archery is happy to announce the inaugural year of the Heartland Archery Triple Crown Tournament Series, starting in June 2017.


We are excited to be partnering with one of Manitoba’s most prominent archery stores to provide cash prizes totaling more than $2500!


The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba (ABAM) & Heartland Archery in partnership with the Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters (East Selkirk, MB), Vermillion Archery Club (Dauphin, MB), and the 17 Wing Archery Club (Winnipeg, MB) will be hosting a three stage 3D archery tournament series in June 2017.

Archers must participate in a minimum of 2 Triple Crown events, including the Triple Crown Championship event to be eligible.

Archers can accumulate Triple Crown points in only one category Example: An archer shoots CUM at one shoot, and CFP at another, their points are only accumulated for the class they competed in.

Archers must be an ABAM member in good standing in order to accumulate Triple Crown points, points will be accumulated in order of placing amongst registered ABAM members at the time of the event.

Events must follow Archery Canada Sanctioned event guidelines.



All three partner clubs listed will host an Archery Canada Sanctioned Tournament. Provincially certified tournament officials will ensure proper equipment and field play rules are enforced.


Participants will compete within their Archery Canada Sanctioned Category for placement that earn points toward ranking in their ABAM Triple Crown Category. The Triple Crown Tournament Series rules have combined 30 Archery Canada Sanctioned Categories into seven (7) gender specific categories for youth and adults.


Archers can accumulate Triple Crown points in only one category. Archers must participate in a minimum of two (2) Triple Crown stages, including the Triple Crown Championship event (final stage) to be eligible. The top three (3) archers ranked in each Triple Crown Category will win ABAM Championship Medals and have their names added to the Triple Crown Trophy for presentation at our annual awards banquet. In addition, top ranked archers from each category will win grand prizes.





Stage 1: Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters – Sunday June 4, 2017

Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters have a beautiful 3D course situated in a densely forested area in East Selkirk, MB. The club has a long standing reputation for hosting quality provincial and national events. The club has recently played host Manitoba Provincial Target Championships in 2015 & 2016, as well as being the host venue for the 2015 Canadian Field Archery Championships.


To register for this stage, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/F9MEDrBQb71Tre5j1


Stage 2: Vermillion Archery Club – Sunday June 11. 2017

The Vermillion Archery Club will host their annual 3D Tournament for the 28th year in 2017. The venue is the Selo Site, approximately 14 KM south of the City of Dauphin, MB. Vermillion Club leadership in known in Western Manitoba for hosting a very organized event at a fantastic venue.


To register for this stage, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/3vWhiLDFZQmsboF82



Stage 3 Triple Crown Championship: 17 Wing Archery Club – Sunday June 25, 2017 

The 17 Wing Archery Club, situated at Canadian Forces Base 17 Wing in Winnipeg, MB, is one of Manitoba’s fastest growing archery clubs. The 17 Wing Archery Club was established in 2008 and in recent years has played host to a number of Archery Canada Sanctioned 3D and Target Tournaments. The location of the club offers a densely forested and challenging course within the city.


To register for this stage, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/F7RMTeMzvt3Gxgrt2



Placement with in the Triple Crown Category per Triple Crown Stage will be based off the each archers score in their given Archery Canada Sanctioned Category.

The top 5 archers at each event in each Triple Crown Category accumulate points based on their placing.

Triple Crown Stage 1 & 2 point allocation:

1st       10 points

2nd      8 Points

3rd       6 points

4th       4 points

5th       2 points


Triple Crown Championship – Final Stage point allocation:

1st       20 points

2nd      16 points

3rd       12 points

4th       8 points

5th       4 points






That place 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in overall points after the completion of the Triple Crown Series will be awarded prizes. The top three winners per category, per event will be awarded a certificate. The top three overall winners per category will have their name added to the Triple Crown Trophy of their respective category for presentation at the annual awards banquet in December 2017.  Additionally, the top three overall winners per category will receive ABAM Manitoba Championship Medals upon the conclusion of the Triple Crown Championship event. The 1st place overall winner in each category will receive the cash prize amount listed below.


Category                                                          1st Place Overall

Youth Category – CO ED                             $150 Heartland Archery Gift Card

Male White Stake                                           $400

Female White Stake                                       $400

Male Green Stake                                           $400

Female Green Stake                                       $400

Male Red Stake                                               $400

Female Red Stake                                           $400


IMPORTANT NOTE: Heartland Archery, ABAM & it’s partner clubs encourage archers & shooters of all abilities to take part in Triple Crown Series 3D Shoots whether they are shooting to collect tournament series points, to attain a score per that event or are shooting non-competitive.  These events are open and inclusive to all archers and shooters!






EVENT REMINDER:The first outdoor 3D event of the season is this weekend in Birtle, MB. The Snake Creek Archers will be hosting their annual event on Sunday April 30, starting at 8:30 AM. The event is open to shooters & hunters of all abilities. For the first time, the event will include a known yardage course with marked distances for shooters looking to ease their way into the outdoor 3D season. 

This weekend the weather is looking great and the courses even better! Don’t miss out, be sure to come down with family and friends for this great event!

For more info check out the poster below or head to the ABAM events calendar at: http://abam.ca/event/outdoor-3d-snake-creek-archers/


Team Manitoba at the 2017 Canadian Indoor 3D Championships

(Shown above from left to right: Brody Wilson, Tyler Wilson & Alex Perron)

Congratulations to the Manitoba 3D Provincial Archery Team on a successful competition at this years Canadian Indoor Championships in Lac la Biche this past weekend!

Brody Wilson and Alex Perron both competed in the Cadet Compound Category placing 3rd and 10th respectively. Tyler Wilson, competing in the Junior Compound Category finished 1st place with a gold medal.

Other Manitoba 3D Archers competing at the event include Brian Erickson, Patrick Perron, Chris Iverson and up and coming Cub Compound shooter Aidan Iverson, who placed 4th in his category.

Congratulations and thank you to all Manitoba Archers that attended and represented our province! Thank you to Provincial 3D Team Manager Alan Wilson for his hard work organizing the team leading up to and at the event!


(Shown above from left – Right: Brody Wilson, Aidan Iverson, Alex Perron, Tyler Wilson & Patrick Perron)






Team Manitoba Archers at the 2017 Arizona Cup

(shown above from left to right: Brady Klassen, Bryanne Lameg & Austin Taylor)

Congratulations to Team Manitoba Target Archers Bryanne Lameg Brady Klassen & Austin Taylor on a successful performance at the 2017 Arizona Cup this past weekend!

Bryanne, a Junior aged archer, competed in the Compound Senior Female Category placing 18th out of 52 archers in the qualifying round. Bryanne went on to win her first match (1/32) with a score of 138 in the eliminations, before falling to her second round (1/16) opponent by one point shooting 139.

Brady, competing in his first major event as a cadet placed 4th out of 31 archers in the qualifying round with a score of 687. Brady went on to win his first match with a score of 140. Brady was eliminated in the second round (1/8) with a score of 133.

Austin had a fantastic qualifying round placing 1st of 31 archers with a score 705, which is a new tournament record and one point off tying the World Record. In elimination matches, Austin won his first match (1/8) with a score of 143 which took him into the 1/4 finals where he lost his opponent by one point, posting a score of 142.


Bryanne Lameg (Photo Credit: USA Archery)


Austin Taylor (Photo Credit: USA Archery)


Brady Klassen


Austin Taylor (Photo Credit: USA Archery)


(Photo Credit: USA Archery)



2017 ABAM Provincial Teams

2017 – 2018 ABAM Provincial Archery Teams

(Provincial Target Team at 2016 Canadian Archery Championships)

The ABAM Provincial Team Program offers numerous resources for developing and elite competitive archers including, team coaching and team training sessions, access to strength training and mental coaching, and travel support to compete at National & International Events.

The 2017 – 2018 ABAM Provincial Team Documents are now available below: 

3D Team Documents:

Target Team Documents:

The Provincial Team Document outlines the eligibility criteria in order to join Team Manitoba. New this year, we have provided an Information Summary Document and will be hosting Team Information Nights in the month of June. The Target Team Info night is scheduled for Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Sport for Life Center located at 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. This session is for any archers or parents interested in the Team Program for this coming year and into the future. If you plan to attend the event, please RSVP with the office by emailing info@abam.caThe 3D Info Night is currently being planned, the date will be posted on the 3D Team Page, ABAM Events Calendar and on the Facebook when it has been confirmed.

(Provincial 3D Team Archers at 17 Wing Shoot)
(Provincial Target Team Archers at 2017 Manitoba Indoor Target Provincial Championships)