Kanata Archery Club COVID-19 Response

We have set up this page for our members and potential new members in an effort to relay any information concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and any effects it may have on our ranges availability as well as changes to how we operate. Kanata Archery Club reamins committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of its participants (members/archers/guests, coaches and volunteers). The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is continuously evolving and we want to urge all of our members/visitors to continue to follow the most recent public health guidelines in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together we can all do our part.

There is an expectation that our members will be respecting and applying the guidelines set out by Archery Ontario and Archery Canada.

All members of the Kanata Archery Club are required to abide by all Club rules and regulations at all times. For questions please contact one a member of our Executive Team.

When we all act diligently and carefully, we can move forward to resuming our archery practice in a safe, healthy, and enjoyable manner.

Outdoor Range Changes and Member Expectations

The following lists changes recently made to our range facility in order to respect public health guidelines and recommendations and to ensure the safety of our members and/or visitors. Please read thoroughly. Once complete, print and sign the Kanata Archery Club COVID-19 Protective Measures Form and send to Mike Leeder.

Archery Range Field Operations:

All activity on the range must comply with the physical distancing measures, recommendations and requirements issued by federal, provincial/territorial and municipal authorities. Range access is for pre-registered members only that are deemed low risk by not outwardly showing any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 and have not been out of the province or country in the last 14 days. There should be no congregating in parking lot before and after range access.

Gathering Area:

All benches and picnic tables must be inaccessible and removed where possible to avoid gatherings.


Members are responsible for providing their own cleaning and disinfecting cleansers to clean surfaces that are frequently touched by members such as bow racks and targets etc.

Range Shooting Procedures (3D and Field Targets):

Members will be responsible for sanitizing each target after use. Limit no more than one archer per target that are not from the same household unit and up to four archers who are within the same household unit to accommodate rules of social distancing. Groups shall not proceed to the next target until the previous group has cleared the target area. Any child under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times on 3D course and field targets. This guardian will be counted as a member of the shooting group even though they are not participating. All garbage such as paper towels, hand wipes or cleaning clothes shall be put in garbage can.


All lessons have been cancelled for this 2020 season.

Archer Etiquette and Best Practices, Respect and Physical Distancing:

As much as possible, maintain a 2m distance from other archers, unless they are from your household. Archers are to recognize that others on the range may have different levels of comfort and therefore should be treated with respect, given appropriate physical distance and should exercise patience at all times.


Bring your own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes with you to the range. Avoid touching common surfaces as best as possible, and if you do touch something, make sure to wash your hands and disinfect the surface you have touched including when using the washroom (outhouse). Hand sanitizer will be available in the washroom.

Archery Equipment:

Use only your own personal equipment. Do not touch or borrow other people?s equipment.

Stay Home Stay Safe:

Archers who are not feeling well, exhibit flu-like symptoms or know they have been in contact with someone who has been sick should exercise appropriate isolation and contact Mike Leeder if you have been out to the range.

After Shooting:

Wipe down any surface you have touched or placed your equipment on. Leave immediately so that others can come onto the range.


Emails will be sent out to update members of any further changes to Archery Ontario guidelines.