Going to the Canada Winter Games

After three months of training and posting one of the top three qualifying scores in the province, I was invited to the Canada Winter Games trials in Peterborough.

The trials were a two-day competition against two amazing archers, Kristen Chuli and Chantelle Petrie for the only women’s recurve spot on the Ontario Archery Team.

Although I did post the top qualifying score I was considered the dark horse because I am much younger than the other competitors. It was a very intense competition with such great archers and it was  a great privilege to be invited. On the first day of the competition I managed to post my personal best and after all scores were tallied and I was very fortunate to win the only spot on Team Ontario.

This just proves the saying:

To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.” Seve Ballesteros

“I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.” Alan Bond

The Canada Games are Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes held every two years, alternating between summer and winter.

Archery joined the Canada Summer Games in 1977  as an outdoor event and in 2003 Winter Games as an indoor sport.

There are four categories in archery: Compound males, Recurve males, Compound females and Recurve females. Four events make up the sport of archery at the Canada Games: men’s and women’s individual events and a team event where a male and female shooter are paired.

The Canada Games is the premier event for Canada’s young athletes. For more information about the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax, check out their website.

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