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Our Events

First Friday: Newbies Night: open to anyone who has never picked up a bow or has very little experience with a recurve or compound bow. Once you have attended one Newbies Night and are familiar with the good form and safety rules, you can attend any of our other regular events, called Open Nights.

Second & Third Friday: Open Nights: Anyone who has shot with us 1 or more times and is familiar with the rules and conduct at The Lanes is welcome to sign up for these events.

Last Friday: Long Shoot Night: anyone who has shot at least once with us and whose bow is 30 lb draw or more draw is welcome to sign up for this event. Due to the fact that a more powerful bow embeds the bolt/arrow deeper in the target butt, these events stay at the fourth firing line (18 m) only.

For safety reasons, we can only accommodate 14 shooters per event maximum. All members are required to post a real first name and photo. Last names are not required but aliases are not acceptable. A photo of you is required to enable us to recognize you otherwise we can't hand you a bow. This is a safety rule that we must adhere to. If you don't post a photo, we can (and will) bump you to No and let someone on the Waiting List who has posted a photo take your place at the event.

The 50/50 draw helps keep the website going. Please drop our loonie in the draw tin and make sure the event organizer knows so we add your photo to make you eligible to win half of that evening's collection. You must be present at the time of the draw to be eligible to win. If you wish to donate more, it will go toward that evening's draw prize. We sometimes have secondary prizes of baked goods or other donated treats. If you would like to donate a draw prize, it will be gratefully accepted and appreciated.

Please be considerate: if you RSVP Yes to an event but cannot attend, you are expected to update your RSVP 24 hours before the event to give another member the opportunity to take your place. We understand that 'life happens' so if you are suddenly unable to attend, please contact us asap or at The Lanes by 8 pm to let us know. The phone number is posted with the event and here: 604 525 3424.

Anyone who is a 3 time No-Show will be contacted and reminded that you have one more chance to show up at the next event you sign up for. A 4 time No-Show may be deleted from the group. Automatically, members who sign up but do not attend one event in 6 months may also be deleted from the group. You can rejoin but your attendance is expected since we need to fill 14 spaces at The Lanes on a regular basis.

Commitment has its rewards and if you are a repeat and reliable group member, you will be invited to additional events. You'll also be a better archer for the practice.

Not all events will be sent out as Announcements since we are all getting overwhelmed with email from Meetup groups. Please refer to the Calendar regularly to see upcoming events and check the Message Board for discussions about potential events at The Lanes, the Burnaby Outdoor Range or further afield.

Your participation in this group is what makes it fun and lively. We hope you will enjoy this group and get as much satisfaction from archery as we do.

Welcome and Thwack!

Table of Contents

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Safety December 22, 2009 2:15 PM Daryl
Scoring December 21, 2009 7:54 PM Daryl
Video December 24, 2009 2:30 PM Daryl
Tips and Pointers December 21, 2009 5:06 PM Daryl
Our Events December 21, 2009 5:00 PM Daryl
About The Vancouver Archery Meetup Group October 17, 2010 11:46 AM Daryl

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