Did you know that a person who participates in archery is typically known as an “archer” or a “bowman”, and one who is an expert at archery can be referred to as a toxophilite??
Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times; its main use is that of a competitive sport and recreational activity.
Long-bows, re-curves and compounds will take the field at the Gathering of the Scots in 2016!! Under the expert guidance of long-time bowman Dave Green from Tobique Narrows and members of our newly-formed Twin River Archery Club in Perth-Andover, visitor to this year’s festival will get the opportunity to try their hands at this ancient sport of kings! A massive variety of equipment will be on display at the Archery venue to introduce and explain the history of the sport as well as an opportunity for visitors to “pull their first bow-string” propelling an arrow towards stationary short-ranged targets.
“Recent interest in the sport of archery has been encouraging”, says festival Events Chairman Rod MacIntosh. “We have a popular new archery club in the area that has seen high numbers of participation. The Gathering of the Scots has implemented their new archery venue to help introduce & educate festival visitors on some of the details of this exciting sport.”
How can I participate?
Take a few minutes and visit the archery display anytime throughout the day on Saturday, June 4th at Veteran’s Field.
Let the experts show you more about this fascinating sport! You may even decide to try your hand at shooting your first arrows! For more details on how to get more involved in this great sport, contact Kevin Booker with Twin River Archery via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience the Professionals!
For the first time at the Gathering, experience your very first Archery Tournament as members of our Twin River Club host a competitive “shoot” throughout the day sure to attract archers from across the Province!