2013 Canadian Blog Awards

NB 2013 1 546It is a huge honour to be nominated for Best Sports Blog of the Year for 2013 by the Canadian Blog Awards. If you enjoy my blog please visit the voting site and cast your vote for me. Also I would appreciate you telling your friends. Voting closes on February 22nd.

It is an honour to share my experiences with everyone and I hope to continue to write from many years to come to help grow archery throughout the world.

Archery Questions?

Jordan Sequillion – My Quest for Archery Gold has been a great opportunity for me to share my knowledge and experiences as I grow in the sport of archery. I have discussed a lot of topics including equipment, how to’s, tips, tournaments, events, etc… however I would love to hear more from my readers.

Do you have any questions?
Are there any topics you would like me to cover?

Although, I will continue to write articles about my experiences, I want to make sure I am engaging my readers and meeting your needs as archers. Everyone has questions, I would love to hear yours and I love answering them. I also encourage you to leave comments or share additional information on any article on my site. The primary goal of this blog is to share information about archery.

It is a huge honour that I won the best new sports blog for September 2012. However, I just found out that I have also have been nominated for Best Sports Blog of the Year for 2012 by the Canadian Blog Awards.

If you enjoy my blog please visit the voting site and cast your vote for me. Also I would appreciate you telling your friends. Voting closes on November 1st.

It is an honour to share my experiences with everyone and I hope to continue to write from many years to come to help grow archery throughout the world.

I’m Back…

Just got back from this year’s Canadian National Field and Target Championships held on beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This year I travelled with my coach Kathy Millar from South Nation Archery Supply and without either of my parents.

The Field Championships were hosted by Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club which is considered the best field course in all of Canada. The course is both beautiful and challenging with large rocky hills, angled trees, and other mind illusions. According to my coach it is pretty close to world level field tournaments. I also had the honour to shoot with my World Indoor Championships teammates Virginie Chenier and Caitlin Northey and I was fortunate enough to placed third.

The Target Championships were hosted at the West Shore facility consisting of both a FITA 1440 on day one and a FITA 720 on day two. Day one was not the best shooting day for me; the wind was tricky, I was not feeling the best, and I had an equipment failure where my arrow rest came off. On day two, the FITA 720, I was still a little shaken up from the FITA 1440, but I had a much better shooting day. Although I did not medal, I did come back with a lot more mental experience and a lot of fun memories.

The National Championship trip also provided me with a HUGE surprise.

In 2011, the Gunter family established an annual bursary for Canadian junior archers to be awarded at the National Championships. The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a Canadian Archer between the ages of 15 and 20, who has competed or will be competing for Canada at a World Championship or international archery competition such as the Youth Olympic Games, and who is planning to continue their education at the post-secondary level. The archer must conduct themselves in a manner that is a credit to their sport, their country and always maintain a sense of dignity and sportsmanship in victory and defeat.

To say I was surprised when they announced that I would be this years recipient would be a massive understatement. I was in such disbelief, my coach, Kathy actually had to nudge me to go and receive the award. I am humbled that the Gunter family would endow me with such an honour and I thank them enormously.

Coolest Thing Ever

This past summer, 19 year old Christopher Perkins stunned the World out dueling  a quartet of experienced and heavily favored veterans in the compound bow division at Turin, Italy to become Archery’s Senior World Champion.

Chris accomplished something not many people ever do and all the while he has remained quiet and humble, so his hometown is going to do the bragging for him. Athens, Ontario is honoring him with his very own street signs, how cool is that!

Read the entire World Archery article.

Congratulations Chris, believe me, no one deserves the recognition more.

Stacey Levitt Women And Sport Memorial Scholarship

I am very pleased to announce I am one of this year’s Stacey Levitt Women And Sport Memorial Scholarship recipients.  It is an honor to be one of this year’s five recipients that include Angel Anderson of Edmonton, Alberta, Sheena Dubyk of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Alannah MacLean of  Sudbury, Ontario and Jenna Spencer, Mount Currie, British Columbia.

With over 500 applicants, this year it is a special honor to even be considered for this prestigious award. Past recipients include Hayley Wickenheiser of Calgary, the University of New Brunswick Red Blazers Women’s Varsity Hockey Team and the Ottawa Banshees Women’s Sports Club.

The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship is in memory of a very special 18 year old woman who was struck down by a car while she was jogging on Aug. 30, 1995.

She was a superior athlete, a top student, and loved by many. She participated in sport for the sheer joy of the experience. She loved the camaraderie, the team work, and the competition and she displayed that love in many sports – swimming, scuba diving, tai kwon do, triathlon, gymnastics and jazz. Stacey always strived to be the best she could be, and filled her life with joy and meaning.

The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Memorial Scholarship, is awarded annually to a young woman, a girls’ team, or a sport organization that exemplify Stacey’s ideals and qualities.

The scholarship is in its sixteenth year of being awarded and as the first archer ever selected, I have a special thanks to Stacey’s parents, Ned and Cheryl Levitt, and the complete selection committee, and promise to continue my efforts to carry on Stacey’s dreams.

“Believe in yourself! You can do whatever you want if you really set your heart to it”  Stacey Levitt Poem, 1989, Age 12