The Nechako Valley Archers club organized an archery tournament this weekend that attracted people from all over the region.
The two-day event held on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20, saw over 90 participants. “Last year we didn’t have the shoot so this year it was a must-do situation to get people out here. And the turnout is great,” said Michael Koehmstedt, one of the organizers of the event.
The event was organized by Koehmstedt, Colton Loewen and Aubrey McNolty from the Nechako Valley Archers club.
Koehmstedt said Vanderhoof archery club has been organizing this shoot for 20 years. People from as far as One Hundred Mile House, Dawson Creek, Prince George, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and more, come out to participate.
“We have people who have never shot an arrow before right up to guys that shoot competitively all the time. It is always so much fun,” he said.
One of the participants of the event, Lionel Faucher of Prince George, has been shooting for the past 5 years.
“I like shooting because it is relaxing and a good time to get out, spend time with friends and family,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Vanderhoof archery club is planning a flatfield fun shoot in the spring and outdoor 3D archery in July. The club will also be trying to shoot once a week until March, but still need to further discuss dates. Once they have the dates confirmed, the club will post that information on their Facebook page.