Introduction to Archery in Halifax, NS
Soldier On will be hosting a four-week introduction to archery event on Wednesday evenings June 1-29 at 6-8 p.m. Each session will consist of instruction and target practice. Equipment will be provided but we encourage you to bring your own if you have any. 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.
No meals or transport will be supported for this event. This event is open to anyone within an hour's drive from CFB Halifax
The aim and scope of the practice will be to introduce basic archery techniques, discuss various applications of archery (focus on the disciplines at the Invictus Games and Warrior Games, introduce different equipment and function, and demonstrate that this is an adaptable sport open to most any ability or disability, but most of all - to have fun!
Using Archery as part of their recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Regardless of the current skill level, the participants will receive expert instruction on Archery and safety.
The event will include some basic instruction, introduce basic archery techniques and discussion on various applications of archery.
Using the new skills and knowledge participants will then get an opportunity for some target practise for the rest of the time with breaks throughout.
Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of CFB Halifax Archery
The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 10.
Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from Halifax and surrounding within 1.5 hour’s drive from the event’s location 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.
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.
Mental & Physical Requirements
- Participants must be able to tolerate two hours of light paced activities and it will be self-paced.
- Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
- Participants are advised that the activity is located at Canadian Armed Forces bases/facilities, and thus they may be exposed to a day-to-day military environment.