Established almost 40 years ago, the Vermilion River Archers is one of Vermilion’s hidden gems. Based out of the armouries building, the archery club is open to people of all ages, and has remained active since its inception in 1984. Even though the regular archery season runs from November to roughly the end of April, the club can provide coaching/teaching to groups all year. During the winter season, classes run on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for youth and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. for adults. The club does own equipment for youth to access, but they encourage adults to provide their own.
The River Archers are an affiliated member of the Alberta Bowhunters Association and club members are signed up to become Bowhunter association members when they join. Being an association member provides the club with insurance coverage and access to archery events that happen throughout the province.
For more information on the Vermilion River Archers, please contact Tim Pardely at 780-581-3888. For more information on the Alberta Bowhunters Association, visit their website at albertabowhunters.ca.