Archery Workshop 8-9 Dec 22 - Vancouver, BC

Soldier On is excited to announce an amazing two day Archery workshop with Lykopis Archery. This two day workshop will allow selected participants to try their hand at bow crafting and learning the fundamentals of Archery.

This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.
 
The purpose of this activity is to provide Soldier On members in the Vancouver region (within a 90 minute radius) the opportunity to learn basic bow-crafting techniques and the fundamentals of the sport of Archery.
 
Participants will be split into two smaller groups and will alternate between bow-crafting and archery/shooting throughout both workshop days. By the end of the workshop, participants will have fabricated their own longbow or flat-bow and learnt the basics of archery.
 
This event is open to all level of experience and is beginner-friendly. Archery can be practiced seated. Participants will be introduced to archery skills, safety, and discuss the applications of archery, as well as necessary equipment.

Lykopis Archery will introduce participants to archery in a friendly, fun and inclusive environment. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and have hands on experiences with bow-crafting and will have the chance to ‘sling some shafts’.
 
Students will also have the opportunity to interact with, shoot and learn the techniques of various bows from the history of archery.
 
All equipment will be provided by the sport provider however the provider has requested that participants bring clean, non-marking sole shoes to change into while using the indoor archery range.
 
Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of Lykopis Archery, https://lykopis.com/

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 6.
 
Minimum Eligibility Criteria:
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from within 90 minutes’ drive of Vancouver, BC who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.
 
Serving Members:
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.
 
Mental & Physical Requirements:
Participants must be able to tolerate a minimum of 2.5-hours of light paced activities.  
 
Participants should retain a minimum of moderate upper-body strength in order to facilitate various archery tasks such as, but not limited to, supporting the bow itself and drawing the bow
 
Participants will require dexterity in their hands in order to manipulate tools during bow-crafting.
 
Remain within MEL prescription.
 
Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.  Participants acknowledge that there will not be travel or meal support for this event, as it is for Soldier On members local to the Vancouver regions.
 
Deadline for Nomination Forms
Must be signed by member and received by Soldier On NLT 30 November 2022

COVID-19
Soldier On events are planned in accordance with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal public health measures (PHM) and regulations as well as the Canadian Armed Forces health policy and guidelines. The health and safety of Soldier On participants and staff, PSP staff, and CAF TG personnel are paramount. While specific safety precautions for each event will depend on the scope, scale and location of the event, the utmost care will be undertaken to ensure the risk associated with the spread of COVID-19 is very low.

Confirmation Details
The event OPI will confirm in writing with the participants selected for this activity.
 
An activity delivery questionnaire will be sent to selected participants to complete and return. This will assist the event OPI and the sport delivery partner with the planning of logistics and the activity.
 
A joining instruction will be issued prior to event; ensuring applicants are authorized to participate IAW applicable policies & eligibility criteria.

Conclusion
Archery Workshop is an event which will encourage ill/injured serving CAF personnel and veterans to develop new skills, engage with others while personally challenging themselves. 

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