Christmas Shoot (Newbie Night)

 

Its Christmas Time at Royal City. This themed shoot will allow you to see how good you are at taking shots at our Christmas Dead Fred and Santa all his themed helpers. Can you best Frosty, he's been know to bounce a few arrows off his belly!

 

Come in a christams theme and receive a prize!We do request a profile picture (your PHOTO, not something else) before you will be allowed to attend your first event. We expect Members who RSVP Yes to show up: No Shows many be bumped from future events.

Never shot a bow before? Haven't done it since high school or summer camp but you've wanted to for a long time? This is your opportunity!

Newbie Nights are generally for NEW MEMBERS who have never shot a bow before.
Please arrive on time or even a little early so you can be fitted with your equipment.
The professional instructors will determine your left or right eye dominance and select the best equipment to suit your strength and draw.
After they review the basic safety rules, you'll be making Swiss cheese of your paper target.
Enjoy 2 hours shooting indoors over progressive distances and at the end of the event, you can take your perforated target home as a souvenir!

Our policy:
1. We request your first name and a profile photo of you before you attend your first event with us.
2. The Lanes will only allow 14 shooters per event maximum therefore no guests unless they are signed up with the group.
3. Archery Group events are for over 19 years of age and older.
4. Neither The Lanes nor Vancouver Archery Meetup Group is responsible for your safety.

Fees:
$25 cash payable to The Lanes
$1 cash dropped in the 50/50 Draw Tin to support the Vancouver Archery Group website.
You may use your own recurve or compound bow (NO crossbows) and arrows (no broadheads). You are expected to pay $25 to the Lanes and $1 to the Archery Group.

Prizes:
Toward the end of the evening we hold a 50/50 Draw and award someone with half of what we collect that evening. Woohoo!.
We often draw for additional non-monetary prizes. Prize donations are always welcome.
Sometimes we compete for prizes by shooting at 'special' targets.
We don't always reward the 'best shot'; sometimes the most creative (but safe) shot is awarded.

The Lanes sells pop, coffee, chocolate bars and chips.

Remember: consistency is the goal, accuracy comes with practice and occasionally a little good luck.

After our Events:
We often go across the street to The Fireside Pub for a tasty beverage and some interesting chat.
Before entering the pub, bows must be unstrung or in a case.
Fireside's Menu is posted on the Message Board: food orders can be phoned in up to 9:30 pm and food will be kept warm until 10 pm. Do not bring pub food into the Lanes please.

Transit:
The Lanes are transit accessible from nearby Braid Station (20 minute walk, uphill) and Sapperton Station (6 minute walk north from Columbia Hospital) Use 426 Columbia Street EAST to plan your trip with BCTranslink's website.
Look for the silver door on the EAST side of the street, two doors along from Boormans Archery and across from The Fireside Pub. The Message Board has a google map and photo.
Driving:
Free street parking after 6 pm.
CARPOOL requests or offers go in your RSVP. Include where you are willing to meet or pick up. Contact other members directly to make arrangements. Be courteous and on time.

Cancellations:
We understand 'life happens.' If you need to change your RSVP please do it as soon as you know so someone can take your place (please remove yourself from waiting list too if you think you won't make it at all).
No-Shows hold us all up and prevent someone who would like to come from attending. Therefore, if you are a 3-time No-Show you may be bumped from future events if someone reliable wants your spot.
You can reach us Friday after 8 pm at The Lanes [masked]) and we appreciate your courtesy if you are running late or can't make it after all.
If we cancel an event, we'll email everyone who RSVPs Yes and cross it off the calendar.

C'mon out for some fun archery practice. We know once you get started, you'll be back for more!

Thwack!

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  • paul

    it was agreat night i really enjoyed it thanks dennis see you next time

    December 14, 2013

  • Joanne

    Hi y'all, This will be my first event. Do we just show up in front of the building at 8:00? Thanks :) Getting excited for archery!! :)

    December 11, 2013

    • Dennis

      go inisde

      December 12, 2013

    • Joanne

      Sorry i will not be able to go tonight due to sudden prior engagements :(:(

      December 13, 2013

  • suzanne g.

    Sorry cant come now. Forgot work event same night. Darnit

    December 12, 2013

  • Annette

    Hi Dennis

    sorry had to change my RSVP started a new job and I now work nights :(

    December 11, 2013

  • paul

    ok thanks buddy i thought i had done that no worries i will wait for the next place so i am back on waiting list

    December 10, 2013

  • Dennis

    Our policy:
    1. We request your first name and a profile photo of you before you attend your first event with us.

    December 10, 2013

  • paul

    just got message can't wait to meet you all and some fun shooting some arrows see you there

    December 9, 2013

  • Dennis

    If you siad yes to the event, we expect you to show up. "No shows" will be flagged from future events. if you were waitlisted you have been flagged from previous event that you no showed. please be respectful, if you cannot attend please adjust your rsvp so people on the waiting can attend. thank you.

    December 8, 2013

    • Dennis

      The site automatic adds...its a flaw. ..sorry.

      December 9, 2013

    • Dennis

      We can add u back in as soon as u put a proper photo up

      December 9, 2013

  • Monica

    I apologize having to change my RSVP. But pleased to know I will leave an open spot for someone else. Wishing everyone a happy holiday. Hope to join you all for another Newbie Night. :)

    December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will bows be provided?

    December 5, 2013

    • Matt S.

      Yup, all equipment rental is included with the $ 26.

      1 · December 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome, this'll be fun to try out

      December 7, 2013

  • Dennis

    those of you on the waitlist i have opened up sat 14th night for newbies to offset the increase in shooters. please adjust your rsvps accordingly

    December 6, 2013

  • john

    Anyone shooting on a compound bow or only used recurve. What is the length of the lanes and can we use our bow for drop ins. Thanks for your input.

    December 5, 2013

    • Matt S.

      Hi john, there are recurves available for newbie night (and both compounds and recurves available for regular nights). If you have your own equipment you are more than welcome to bring it, although we typically encourage those who have their own equipment and have spot before to join regular nights. If you feel like you may need a refresher, please feel free to come out to newbie night. Also the max during length of the lanes are 18m, standard indoor distance. Drop ins are available through royal city archers, but you may want to call them ahead of time to make sure there aren't any group bookings before dropping in.

      December 6, 2013

  • Brent S.

    I had signed up as a Newbie for the Dec 13 evening, but managed to get in on Nov 22. I thought my name was still listed for Dec 13, but perhaps it was removed, as I'm no longer a newbie. That's ok - I can go a regular night. I just want to make sure I'm not on the Dec 13 list and holding up a spot for someone else who wants to come out. Don't see my name there, but not sure exactly sure how the system works.

    December 3, 2013

    • Matt S.

      Hi Brent, checking the rsvp list for the 13th it looks like you're in the clear and off the list

      December 4, 2013

    • Brent S.

      Thanks Matt.

      December 5, 2013

  • James J.

    I'm not a newb no more, so I'll see you in one of the regular shoots!

    November 30, 2013

  • Kev

    Don't think ill be able to make it till later on in eve. So bailing out. Maybe I'll pop in and take half a dozen shots with Matt when he finally gets going.

    November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already been to newbie night

    November 24, 2013

  • Nicole T.

    I'm cancelling my RSVP because I'm not a Newbie anymore… :)

    1 · November 23, 2013

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    Range Master - Royal City Archers
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    Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
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