An Archer lines up during the 3D jamboree last weekend.

An Archer lines up during the 3D jamboree last weekend.

BV Bowmen hold annual jamboree at fair grounds

Local group boasts record turn out for annual event.

The Bulkley Valley Bowmen held their annual  3D Jamboree  to kick off the spring archery season last weekend.

“It was a really good turnout and lots of fun for everyone who came,”  member Scott Olesiuk said.

Archers from all over the northwest, from as far as Prince Rupert and Quesnel, travelled out to the three-day event.

“We tried to make it as family friendly as possible,” Olesiuk said.

“It’s all about family, fresh air and keeping kids in the great outdoors, which we are so lucky to be surrounded by.”

To wrap things up on Sunday night, the club held a BBQ and gave out prizes to the best shooters over the weekend.

“Many thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who helped make this competition happen,” Olesiuk added.

With the event, the spring and summer archery season is in full swing.

In addition to their usual club nights, they are currently working on their Olympic program for youth, which begins in early June.

Olesiuk encourages people who’ve never tried archery to come down to the club and give it a shot.

“Anyone can join,” Olesiuk said. “People can come down with their families in the summer, have a BBQ and shoot targets on the range. It’s a lot of fun.”

Their next big 3D shoot will take place in late August at the Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre.




Cub compound

1) Reuben Hunter

2) Peter Plug

3) Reuben Plug

Cub non-compound

1) Jared Lytle

2) Chloe Hull

3) Chris Jansma

Limited junior

1) Nolah Stolte.

Junior longbow

1) Seth Hull

2) Liam Tweedie

3) Netanya Mosser

Unlimited junior

1) Daniel Ewald

2) Gavin Olesiuk

3) Sean Harris.

PW compound

1) Hunter Halvorsen 2) Kayle Roney

3) Jaspar Rysavy

PW non-compound

1) Jess Plug

2) Brome Hansen

3) Samuel Plu

Long bow, female

1) Beryl Mclellan

2) Tiffany Hutchins 3) Megan McAlpine.

Long bow male

1) Taylor Sapergia

2) Allan Correia

3) Shane Green

Recurve female

1) Rita Wacholtz

2) Sandy McAndrew 3) Lorna Sandhals

Recurve male

1) Tim Mclellan

2) Ricardo Correia 3) Merl Sinoski

Unlimited female

1) Stephanie Olesiuk 2) MIllie Trew

3) Debbie Allard

Unlimited male

1) Benoit Bolduc

2) David Ziegler

3) Ryan Hick