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)

3D Archery Videos – Learn about 3D Archery this summer

ABAM member clubs host an outdoor 3D Event weekly from Late April – Mid July every summer. 3D Archery is a great activity for family and friends to spend time honing their hunting and archery skills! We have complied a variety of 3D Instructional Videos to help you prepare for your first shoot! If you have any questions regarding 3D Archery, please contact the office or check out the ABAM Events Calendar http://abam.ca/events/ to find a shoot near you!

3D Archery Videos


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Notice of Special General Meeting

All members of the Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba are invited to:
Special General Meeting at Sport Manitoba Hall of Fame Museum – 145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Saturday April 22, 2017
11:00 AM

The purpose of the meeting is to present two items regarding the date of the 2016 Annual General Meeting and approval of the 2015/2016 Audited Financial Statement. The following items will be proposed at the meeting:

1. Present a motion for an exemption to the bylaw “Annual General Meeting — The ABAM shall hold an Annual General Meeting on such a date and at such time and place as may be determined by the Board, provided the Annual General Meeting shall be held not more than 15 months after the preceding Annual General Meeting.”

Rationale: Due to the attendance and success of the Fall Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Awards Banquet, the Executive Committee believes hosting the Annual General Meeting to coincide with those events would be in the best interest of the organization. The rationale is better attendance from membership and club representatives after the hunting season has concluded. Additionally, it allows for reporting and review of the past year at the end of that current year. The bylaw in the constitution noted above, requires the AGM to be held within 15 months of the last AGM. If the organization were to follow this bylaw it would take the organization 3 years for the organization to schedule an AGM in early December.

2. Present a motion for an exemption to the bylaw “Business at Meetings — Election of Officers and approval of financial statements may only be conducted at the Annual General Meeting, unless new Offices are approved at a Special General Meeting in which case the first person to hold that Office may be elected at that meeting. Any other business including Ordinary Resolutions and Special Resolutions may be conducted at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meetings.”

Rationale: This proposal stems from the current AGM date being too far beyond the end of the fiscal year. Annually, the fiscal year ends on March 31st and the subsequent approval of the audited financial statements do not follow until 15 – 16 months later. (example: The 2014/2015 fiscal year was from April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015. The audited financial statements were not presented to the membership for approval until the 2016 AGM held on May 14,2016). As the Executive Committee is proposing the AGM date be moved into late 2017, it requires membership to approve the 2015/2016 Audited Financial Statement in order for the current fiscal year (2016/2017) to be approved at the proposed December AGM, just 8 months after it completion.

Following the decisions on the proposed bylaw exemptions there will be several items of information regarding our new ABAM 3D Triple Crown Series, 2017 Provincial 3D Team Program and our 2017 Provincial Target Team Program.

There will coffee, beverages and lunch served following the conclusion of the meeting.

To view the Meeting Agenda & Full ABAM Constitution % Bylaws please click the links below:

1. Meeting Agenda
2. ABAM Constitution & Bylaws

Please RSVP your attendance by contacting the office at info@abam.ca or 204 925 5697 by Wednesday April 19, 2017.