"The Royal City Bowmen" archery club is located near Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It offers a safe archery target course in a woodland setting. As an organized club, the Royal City Bowmen (RCB) club has been in existence since 1980. The club caters to all types of traditional, compound and crossbow. Members enjoy the 44-acre forest which is rented from the Grand River Conservation Authority and is on the east side of Guelph Lake, located just northeast of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The course offers an excellent variety of 3-dimensional targets, as well as 2-dimensional butts, located throughout the two loops located at the outdoor range where some are strategically placed across ponds or streams. As well, there are clustered butts measured at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 40 yards for a less leisurely practice round. The Royal City Bowmen has a solid core of approximately 60 members. Once family members are included, membership swells to roughly 100 people. Adult men and women, as well senior citizens and children as young as 4 years old, make up a community of people sharing a common interest. Although official training is not offered, many members are happy to share their time to offer instructions when requested. Many Scout troops have enjoyed an informal evening of basic archery instructions under the supervision of selected club members. The club is managed by a 10-member executive. Specific duties are assigned to many positions (President, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor and Membership Director) whereas some positions are less defined (Vice Presidents 1 & 2 plus 3 members at large). General membership gathers at the club for spring cleanup (in early May) as well as for the final organization of the range in late August every year. Competition between members can be intense. Although traditional shooters believe that compound bows are merely traditional bows with training wheels, and high tech shooters believe that traditional shooters don't worry about the straightness of their arrows as it doesn't really make any difference, rivalry within a class can be intense. For the bow hunters in the club, the John Tyers Memorial Big Buck trophy recognizes the most outstanding antlers as officially measured by the Federation for the Recognition of Ontario's Wildlife (FROW). So have a look at what the Royal City Bowmen Archery Club has to offer. For more information, send us a message at RoyalCityBowmen@gmail.com or visit the club.

RCB Tournaments

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We are located at

5329 Wellington County Rd 29

Guelph, ON

N1H 6H7


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