Minutes / Proces Verbal

Board of Directors / Comité administratif

August 14, 2007 – Caledon, ON - le 14 août, 2007

 

1.         President's Call to Order

The meeting came to order at 6:10.  The FCA President welcomed regular board members and those who were new to the table.  Leslie Murray introduced herself as the new Sport Canada consultant.

 

In attendance:

Roger Murray, President               Don Lohnes, VP                       Allan R. Wills, VP

Ken Saulnier AANS                       Alain Gravel, VP                       Dave Galloway, AANB

Michel Mathieu, FTAQ                   Susan Lemke, BCAA                Jason Myers, ABAM

Shawn Riggs, Athlete Rep            Ryan Flannigan, SAA                Vickilynne Schleppe, ABAA

Adam Thomas, OAA

 

Guests:                                       Leslie Murray, Sport Canada    

                                                   Kathleen Millar, FCA Executive Director

 

Absent with regrets:                     Tom Paukovic, VP 3D

 

2.           Acceptance of the Minutes, August 15, 2006

• Minutes were published on the FCA web site

 

Motion #B2007-01:               to approve the minutes as published.

Moved by:        FTAQ                Seconded by:   AANS               unanimous

 

 3.        Acceptance of August 2007 Agenda

 

Motion #B2007-02:               to accept agenda as amended.

Moved by:        ABAA               Seconded by:   Alain Gravel                  unanimous

 

4.         Business

4.1  Operational Plans and Policy-making

-          Operational Plan break-out group discussions

The Board members broke into groups to discuss the 7 major areas within the plan.  Presentations were made to the whole group.  Discussion was limited in light of Richard Way’s LTAD report.

 

-          LTADM – Where are we now & where are we going?

Richard Way presented highlights of the 2.1 version of the LTAD.  There was group work relative to the power point presentation and ease of understanding in the document.  Then the group was asked to go back to the work done on the Operational Plan to see if further changes or refinements were necessary.

 

4.2        Management Issues

-       Ratification of Votes-by-E-Mail from last meeting to the present    

 

Motion #B2007-03:               to ratify all votes by e-mail since August 15, 2006.

Moved by:        BCAA               Seconded by:   Don Lohnes                  unanimous

 

-       Review of FCA Championship Rotational Policy

When the 3D championship rotation policy came into use for the target/field championships as well, there had been an exchange of years between Saskatchewan and Ontario. The rotation is considered unfair to the western provinces; 4 championships in the east in a 6 year period.  However, it is not fair to Nova Scotia to change it now when AANS is already planning for 2010.  It has been on the agenda.  If a province has to drop out, there should be a 5-year advanced notice drop-dead date in place.  Then the whole rotation policy should be reviewed.

 

ACTION:      Kathy Millar will restate the policy and forwarded it to the Board for consideration.

 

-       Proposal for new FCA Award for Sportsmanship

 

Motion #B2007-04:               to accept the proposal and criteria for an award for Sportsmanship as amended.

Moved by:        Shawn Riggs     Seconded by:   ABAA               unanimous

 

-       Registering FCA logos

The Board reviewed the documentation and heard the recommendation from the Executive.  FCA trademarks should be protected.  FCA should be taking the lead and include all PSO logos in documentation for the purposes of unity and marketing.

 

Motion #B2007-05:               to register all FCA logos federally.

Moved by:        AANS               Seconded by:   Alain Gravel                  unanimous

 

-       PSO best practices – paper work shop by provinces

AANS

The National Archery in the Schools Programme (NASP) had been promoted but had not been implemented.  The Nova Scotia Department of Education was on board and NASP co-ordinator Roy Grimes came to train 11 healthy living co-ordinators and nutritionists and now they will train all the teachers in the Boards.  Don Lohnes uses the Genesis packages as a base requirement for school equipment.  Now he is working to implement the programme in Saskatchewan.  Don is willing to help.

 

AANB

Go New Brunswick programme was developed by the government and a few clubs have taken advantage of this programme. It runs it in 1-2 schools in province in conjunction with a regular club night – 60-70 young people in each class.  Funding for infrastructure is approximately $2500.  Some of the parents and children join the clubs after the courses are complete.  David Galloway circulated written information.

 

FTAQ

Michel Mathieu submitted the Montréal house of archery structure.  It has been approved by municipal and provincial governments to provide indoor 70m and outdoor FITA 1440 facilities year-round.  He submitted a package to the FCA Executive Director.

 

OAA

The large upgrades to the website will take on-line memberships and clinic registration and within two years.  It will be easier to register on-line for tournaments as well.  A protected Chatroom will be linked with your membership number.  There will be “find a coach” and “find a judge” pages. 

 

ABAM

The volunteers have been without an ED for about 6 months and they are re-building.  Things are moving along for the events they are hosting in 2008. 

 

SAA

The association has taken on a big internal review to create greater accountability in the executive and their commitment to their position of power.  Work is being directed to develop a better relationship with SaskSport.  SaskSport is taking a different philosophy on funding.

 

ABAA

The PSO has a lot of turn over and the direction will be towards high performance.  There will be a larger focus on coaching clinics and training for athletes.  Funding will be set aside for provincial championships, funding to host committee and supplying timing systems, etc. Then ABAA will help organisers fund championships and have more than the two clubs that can host championships.  Infrastructure investment will come from casino money. 

 

Promotion “Go Girls” with the Talisman Sport Centre is a high performance training centre offering opportunities to females.  The goal is to make them feel good about themselves.  ABAA sent a male and female coach to the Centre and hopes to be invited back.  ABAA is making in-roads into schools in the Calgary area and shows youth the steps in archery from where they are to where they are going. 

 

BCAA

Thorough job description for each position on-line and Sport BC audits BCAA every four years; BCAA gets money from the government through Sport BC.  The survey gave a good snap-shot of where the Board had to go into the next four years.  The audit allowed BCAA to stay on the list of funded sports. Susan Lemke can send e-copies of this survey for those who wish it.

 

Roger noted that FTAQ is the only province who had a formal position for the promotion of women and girls.  This is important for the sport’s evaluation.

 

5.    Committee Work & Recommendations

a) Archery Canada Council

-       FCA Rules - OAA request to include crossbows in FCA championships

Kathy Millar introduced draft minutes from the 3D committee.  In Ontario, crossbows are recognised in 3D, but not for outdoor target and field events.  Adam Thomas presented the fact that in Ontario there is no indoor 3D championship, so they allow the indoor target is used instead.  The 2007 Wolf’s Den 3D championships 3rd largest equipment division was crossbows. 

 

Motion #B2007-06:               to table the discussion on crossbows until further research is done regarding insurance, clarification from OAA on the proposal for all championships, and the production of a set a rules as per the 3D committee motion.

Moved by:        Al Wills             Seconded by:   Don Lohnes                  unanimous

 

-       3D 2007 outdoor nationals interim report

The written report was included in the directors’ portfolio.

 

-       Target/Field 2007 nationals interim report

Alain Gravel reported that were 204 participants, 178 in target.  Three archers were denied walk-on registration for the field championships.  Since the FCA 3D championships allowed same-day walk-on registration, the archers thought that the same policy applied to other FCA championships.

 

ACTION:      The pros and cons of walk-on registrations should be detailed in the host manual.

 

-       2008 joint championships – Status Report bids to date from Manitoba

Jay Myers reported that Information packages are coming out soon for the 3D committee.  Tom Paukovic will lead the organising committee.  ABAM must receive written approval to use Assiniboine Park for the target championships.  The field nationals will use the course at Sanford.  Bird’s Hill would be nice but there are other demands.  Renovations to Sanford are being under-taken.

 

-       2009 joint championships – Status Report bids to date from Québec

Michel Mathieu left the meeting before this item was discussed.  It was hoped that there would be more information at the AGM tomorrow.

 

-       2010 joint championships – Status Report bids to date from Nova Scotia

On behalf of AANS, Don Lohnes submitted bid letters from AANS & Osprey club.  Scotia Bowmen will co-host the championships.  The 3D nationals will be held on the August long weekend.  Target and Field will be held either the week before or after that weekend, using a format similar to the one used in Saint John in 2005.

 

b) High Performance Committee

-       2007 Pan American Games interim report

Susan Lemke reported good personal performances from the archers and the team’s overall success.  The organising committee did a good job but volunteers were very aggressive in obtaining souvenirs from athletes and coaches.  Canada came back with two silver team medals.

 

Motion #B2007-07:               to congratulate the 2007 Pan Am Games team on their successful performance in Rio.

Moved by:        Don Lohnes                  Seconded by:   OAA                 unanimous

 

-       2007 FITA World Target Championships report

Kathy Millar’s interim report was submitted.

 

Motion #B2007-08:               to congratulate the 2007 Senior FITA World Target Championship team on their successful performance in Leipzig.

Moved by:        Alain Gravel                  Seconded by:   BCAA               unanimous

 

c) Communications & Marketing

-       Athlete Calendar fund-raising project report

Kathy Millar updated the Board on two fund-raising calendars in the works for 2008, one for target and one for 3D.  One quote had been received to date.  More work is required to design sale and re-sale pricing.

 

d) Questions & Comments

No comments or questions arose regarding the background information on committee work included in the meeting package.

 

6. President's Closing Remarks

Roger Murray thanked everyone for their input during the planning process.

 

7.         Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 22:30.

 

Motion #B2007-08:               to congratulate the 2007 Senior FITA World Target Championship team on their successful performance in Leipzig.

Moved by:        AANS              

 

 


Ratification of Votes-by-Mail since August 15, 2006

The following motions passed with quorum:

Motion #HPC 2006-06    In favour of 3 appellants to team

Motion #HPC 2006-07    In favour of using squad criteria for 2007 indoor world champs

Motion #HPC 2006-08    In favour of Susan Lemke for the position of Pan Am Games Head coach

Motion #HPC 2006-09    In favour of Interlake Archers' bid to host the 2007 Canada Cup

Motion #B2006-13         Nominate Allan R. Wills to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

Motion #HPC 2006-14    vote for Joan McDonald for the position of Olympic Coach

Motion #HPC 2006-15    vote for Susan Lemke for the position of Paralympic Coach

Motion #HPC 2007-09    in favour of the 2007 Ontario Spring Classic and the FTAQ Provincial                                                      Championships as major events

Motion #HPC 2007-10    In favour of FTAQ's application to host the 2007 team trials in Montréal

Motion #E2007-11         approve the HPC motions as submitted from the 2007 meeting

Motion #B2007-01         amend the policy manual as presented by the Executive Director and send it for                                      Board approval

Motion #B2007-02         ratify the Executive Committee motions from January 2007 and approve the 2007                                    draft budget

Motion #HPC 2007-11    In favour of Susan Lemke as IPC World team leader / head coach

Motion #HPC 2007-12    In favour of Kathleen Millar as FITA World team leader / head coach

 

 

FCA Championship Rotation Policy

 

Effective 2007, FCA will host all outdoor championships in the following provinces.  

The outdoor championships consist of 3D, Field, and Target and the FCA Open. 

Clubs interested in bidding to host one or all of these events in the appropriate year should contact their FCA Board of Director for further information.

2007    Ontario

2008    Manitoba

2009    Quebec

2010    Nova Scotia

2011    Saskatchewan

2012    British Columbia

2013    New Brunswick

2014    Alberta

2015    Ontario

2016  Manitoba

2017  Quebec 

2018  Nova Scotia

 


FCA Award for Sportsmanship

A new FCA annual award is a need to recognise those archers and volunteers who display this admired quality.

 

Criteria are proposed below for the Board’s consideration.

a)             The candidate must be a member in good standing of both a provincial archery association and the Federation of Canadian Archers.

b)            The candidate may be an athlete, judge, coach or volunteer

c)             The act of sportsmanship must have occurred at the national or international level

d)            The act of sportsmanship goes beyond the accepted level of fair play

 

The FCA Award nomination process would apply.


FCA Rules - OAA request to include crossbows in FCA championships

FCA Accepting Crossbows

On behalf of the OAA, I would like to formally request that the FCA add a crossbow division to all competitions in Canada.

 

Crossbows are currently allowed to be used for target shooting in all provinces and they can be used for small game hunting in most of the provinces. Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Saskatchewan allow them to be used for big game hunting.

 

In Ontario, based on estimated sales figures, 52 % of hunting bows sold are crossbows.

With this number of people acquiring crossbows for hunting purposes, there is a natural interest in target competition with them.

 

As in any sport, there is opposition to “new” things. In most provinces it is the bowhunting organizations who object to the use of crossbows. These are the same organizations that objected to compound bows in the 70’s and 80’s. Where would archery be today in Canada if we didn’t have compounds in competition? We need our numbers to grow and recognizing crossbows as legitimate archery equipment will help accomplish this.

 

The OAA has a crossbow class for all sanctioned 3D competitions and most member clubs include them in their local shoots. Some of the clubs have allowed them to compete in target events as well and while participation was low, formal recognition by FCA is bound to result in more interest.

 

George Wagner

V.P. Bowhunting / OAA

 

Acceptation de l’arbalète par la FCA

Au nom de l’OAA, j’aimerais formuler une demande officielle pour que la FCA ajoute une division arbalètes dans toutes les compétitions tenues au Canada.

 

Les arbalètes sont présentement autorisées pour le tir sur cible dans toutes les provinces et peuvent être utilisées pour la chasse au petit gibier dans la plupart des provinces. L’Ontario, le Québec, la Colombie Britannique et la Saskatchewan permettent son utilisation pour la chasse au gros gibier.

 

En Ontario, si on se fie aux données estimées des ventes, 52% des “arcs de chasse” sont des arbalètes.  Si on considère ce nombre de gens qui se procurent ces arbalètes avec l’intention de les utiliser pour chasser, il y a un intérêt évident à les utiliser pour faire de la compétition sur cible.

 

Comme dans tout sport, il y a une résistance à “tout ce qui est nouveau”. Dans la plupart des provinces ce sont les regroupements de chasseurs à l’arc qui s’objectent à l’usage de l’arbalète. Ce sont les mêmes organisations qui se sont opposées aux arcs à poulies dans les années 70 et 80. Où en serait le tir à ‘arc au Canada aujourd’hui, si on n’avait pas les arcs à poulies participant aux compétitions ? Nous avons besoin que le nombre de participants croisse et la reconnaissance de l’arbalète, en tant qu’équipement de tir à l’arc légitime, nous aidera à atteindre cet objectif.

 

L’OAA s’est dotée d’une classe arbalète qu’elle reconnaît pour toutes ses compétitions 3D sanctionnées et la plupart des clubs membres les incluent dans leurs tournois locaux. Certains clubs leur ont permis de participer dans les tournois sur cibles également et même si le nombre de participants est bas, une reconnaissance officielle par la FCA ne peut qu’apporter un intérêt accru.

 

George Wagner

V.P. Chasse à l’arc / OAA


Self Performance Appraisal Questionnaire

 

Name: ________________________________       Assessment Period: _________________

Position Title: __________________________        Time in Position: (x) months

 

General Assessment

1. a) Overall, the rating of my interactions and performance on behalf of the FCA is:

0 ——1——2———3———4———5———6———7———8———9———10

               not satisfactory                         satisfactory                                    very satisfactory

 

b) My assessment of the quality of my work performed during my term is:

0 ——1——2———3———4———5———6———7———8———9———10

               low                                         satisfactory                                        high

 

c) My assessment of the timeliness of my work completed is:

0 ——1——2———3———4———5———6———7———8———9———10

               late                                        on schedule                                        ahead of time

 

2.   Complete summary ranking

                                                                                       Weighting   Ranking*:

                                                                                          %            Check the appropriate box

Key Responsibility Areas                                                             1      2     3      4       5     6

A.

Programme(name programme)

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Programme/Responsibility Area

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

Programme/Responsibility Area

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Administration

Management (including mail distribution, email management, meeting attendance, follow-up on assigned tasks from meetings)

Finance (programme budgets, invoices?)

Human Resources  (committee interaction, regular communication and completion of assigned tasks, board)

Other (Liaise with?)

 

30

 

 

05

10

 

 

05

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                 Total = 100

Ranking Code:

6      Outstanding       Results achieved far exceeded the requirements of the FCA

5      Very Good         Results achieved consistently exceeded the requirements of the FCA

4      Good                  Results consistently met and on occasion exceeded the requirements

3      Acceptable         Results achieved met the requirements of the FCA

2      Provisional        Results achieved did not meet the requirements of the FCA

1      Poor                    Results achieved consistently fell short of the requirements of the FCA


Specific Assessment

3. Please write your overall impressions about working in this position:

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

 

4. In your frequent interaction with FCA members, or if there are specific strengths or weaknesses, with your performance in your position, which you would like to highlight, please elaborate. 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

 

5. Describe an action plan to reduce specific weaknesses.  List ways in which FCA can assist you in making these changes.  Outline how FCA can make better use of your strengths. 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

 

6. In reviewing your FCA Job Description, do you wish to make changes/additions/deletions:

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

 

Signature:                                                                                                           Date: ___/___/___


Questionnaire d’autoévaluation du rendement

 

Nom : ________________________________        Période d’évaluation : _________________

Titre du poste : __________________________      Poste occupé depuis : (    ) moiis

 

Évaluation générale

1. a) De façon générale, mes rapports mutuels et mon rendement au nom de la FCA ont été :

0 ——1——2———3———4———5———6———7———8———9———10

               insatisfaisants                            satisfaisants                                   très satisfaisants

 

b) La qualité du travail que j’ai effectué au cours de mon mandat a été :

0 ——1——2———3———4———5———6———7———8———9———10

               faible                                     satisfaisante                                       élevée

 

c) En ce qui concerne le respect des échéances, mon travail a été effectué :

0 ——1——2———3———4———5———6———7———8———9———10

               en retard                                selon les échéances                          en avance

 

2.   Évaluation sommaire complète

                                                                                    Pondération   Évaluation* :

                                                                                          %            Cochez la case correspondante

Responsabilités principales                                                         1      2     3      4       5     6

A

Programme(nom du programme)

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

Programme/responsabilité

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

Programme/responsabilité

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

Administration

Gestion (comprenant la distribution du courrier, la gestion des courriels, la participation aux réunions, le suivi des tâches attribuées lors des réunions)

Finance (budgets des programmes, factures?)

Ressources humaines  (rapports avec les comités, communications régulières et achèvement des tâches attribuées, conseil d’administration)

Autre (Relations avec?)

 

30

 

 

05

10

 

 

05

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                 Total = 100

Code d’évaluation :

6      Exceptionnel     Les résultats obtenus dépassent de beaucoup les exigences de la FCA

5      Très bon             Les résultats obtenus dépassent régulièrement les exigences de la FCA

4      Bon                     Les résultats obtenus respectent régulièrement et dépassent parfois les exigences de la FCA

3      Acceptable         Les résultats obtenus respectent les exigences de la FCA

2      Provisoire          Les résultats obtenus ne respectent pas les exigences de la FCA

1      Faible                  Les résultats obtenus sont régulièrement inférieurs aux exigences de la FCA


Évaluation particulière

3. Inscrivez vos impressions générales du travail à ce poste :

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

 

4. Fournissez des détails de vos rapports mutuels fréquents avec les membres de la FCA ou des forces ou des faiblesses particulières de votre rendement à ce poste que vous désirez souligner. 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

 

5. Fournissez un plan d’action pour réduire les faiblesses particulières. Dressez une liste des moyens par lesquels la FCA peut vous aider à apporter ces changements. Indiquez comment la FCA peut utiliser vos forces de façon plus efficace. 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

 

6. Désirez-vous apporter des changements/ajouts/suppressions à votre description de tâches de la FCA?

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

 

Signature :                                                                                                         Date : ___/___/___


            Participation in Equipment Divisions at all Championships & re-instatement

 

Summary

Compound

Compound Limited

BH Unsighted

BH Limited

BH Unlimited

Barebow

Recurve

 

Field 2003

64

1

2

0

4

6

16

 

Field 2004

61

0

0

0

3

2

16

 

Field 2005

54

4

1

0

4

4

25

 

Field 2006

63

0

1

0

0

0

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FITA 2003

68

1

0

0

3

7

51

 

FITA 2004

78

0

0

0

5

1

68

 

FITA 2005

72

1

0

0

2

0

62

 

FITA 2006

84

0

0

0

0

0

81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIELD

Compound

Compound Limited

BH Unsighted

BH Limited

BH Unlimited

Barebow

Recurve

 

 

64

1

2

0

4

6

16

93

FITA

Compound

Compound Limited

BH Unsighted

BH Limited

BH Unlimited

Barebow

Recurve

 

 

68

1

0

0

3

7

51

130

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIELD

Compound

Compound Limited

BH Unsighted

BH Limited

BH Unlimited

Barebow

Recurve

 

 

61

0

0

0

3

2

16

82

FITA

Compound

Compound Limited

BH Unsighted

BH Limited

BH Unlimited

Barebow

Recurve

 

 

78

0

0

0

5

1

68

152

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIELD

Compound

Compound Limited

BH Unsighted

BH Limited

BH Unlimited

Barebow

Recurve

 

 

54

4

1

0

4

4

25

92

FITA

Compound

Compound Limited

BH Unsighted

BH Limited

BH Unlimited

Barebow

Recurve

 

 

72

1

0

0

2

0

62

137

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIELD

Compound

Compound Limited

BH Unsighted

BH Limited

BH Unlimited

Barebow

Recurve

 

 

63

0

1

0

0

0

29

93

FITA

Compound

Compound Limited

BH Unsighted

BH Limited

BH Unlimited

Barebow

Recurve

 

 

84

0

0

0

0

0

81

165


2007 FITA World Indoor Championships report – Izmir, TUR

 

FCA’s High Performance Committee used Excellence Programme ranking averages to select team members for this event.  The criteria were posted on the FCA website and in Info.E-mail with revisions to the Cadet Division even though cadets do not have a separate championship.

 

No volunteer was available to monitor scores and post results, so this task was done by the FCA Executive Director.  No team leader applied for the position.

 

Originally, 8-10 archers had expressed interest in going.  Seven Compound archers submitted scores; 5 of whom provided sufficient number of scores to have an average and having ranking.  No recurve archers or AWAD archers submitted scores.  The five archers submitting scores all qualified according to the criteria. 

 

In the end, only one archer opted to attend the Izmir event.  Dale Chapplow finished 44th in the qualification round (FITA 18M) and did not make the cut at 32.

 

I would recommend that HPC continue to use this system for team selection rather than trials in light of the small number of archers interested in participating.

 

Kathleen Millar

FCA Executive Director/Directrice Exécutive de la FCA

 


Sponsorship update – Status Report

FCA has a number of product sponsors and one event sponsor.

-       Easton

Hayley Mott is the FCA liaison with Easton’s Jeff McNail.  Easton provided 12 dozen arrow shafts again in 2007 for top recurve, compound and AWAD archers according to HPC guidelines.  It is not always clear which Canadian archers are directly sponsored by Easton.  FCA worked on sponsor satisfaction in 2007.

 

-       Neet

Relations remain good with this sponsor.  The 50-50 sponsorship of the national junior/cadet world team in Meridá was received positively by Neet.  There was one name misspelled on the quivers and FCA paid for the correction.  One extra quiver was ordered due to equipment loss by Continental Airlines.  No initiative was undertaken in 2007. 

 

-       Win & Win

FCA lost its 3-bow quota in 2007.  This has a lot to do with Win & Win’s desire to see top archers using their equipment.  Hayley Mott, along with Don Lohnes and Kathleen Millar, produced a press release outlining the recent accomplishments of Canadian archers using Win & Win recurve bows.  The press release was sent out nationwide from the national office and directly to Win & Win by Hayley Mott.  It is hoped that this higher profile will inspire Win & Win to reconsider a request for sponsored bows in 2008.

 

-       VISA

Finally at an end, FCA received the last payment from the defunct VISA/COC/FCA credit card programme.  The process took over 2 years to finish, amid changes in COC staff as well as authority for VISA sponsorship leaving COC and residing with Vancouver 2010.

 

-       Bowzone

A strong support of the 3D championships, Bowzone continues to provide products for prizes at these events.  FCA has asked Bowzone to link with its website for chat rooms and results.  These discussions are on-going.

 

-       Spitz

This sponsor of the indoor 3D championships came to FCA via the strong support of Forty Mile Archers and Wendell Mills.  They are the title sponsor for this event and the Winnipeg organising committee was able to take advantage of Spitz’ continued support in 2007.

 

 

Sales & Distribution Centre report

The value of FCA inventory as of December 31, 2006 was $50,849.48 up year to date from 2005. 

 

No target faces were purchased in the first half of 2007.  Re-stocking may be necessary in late 2007 for the indoor season.  Sales for outdoor targets were down.

 

The national office purchased CanBow crests and championship medals for 2007.  CanBow sales were lower than other years.  More medals are sold annually with the advent of the 3D indoor national championship.

 

The change in coach manual format and material meant that SKU numbers changed in some cases, or remained the same with different content.  Out-dated materials were destroyed.  Sales had been quite strong, but the Coaching Certification Committee has changed its policy on manual production so provinces and some master learning facilitators can arrange for printing and binding on their own while paying a flat copying fee to FCA.  Stock will not be replenished to the same levels for 2008.

 

The Don Lovo estate legacy increased inventory and SKU numbers for the judge programme but products are moving well.


2008 Fiscal Year Forecast

Sport Canada has increased its original base funding for 2007-2008 in order to fund the new AWAD participation project for judges and classifiers.  Funds were increased also to cover the cost of FCA’s contracted bookkeeper.  Some extra funding was allotted to able-bodied high performance activities (recurve only).  No extra funding was allotted from the original AWAD agreement early in 2007.  LTAD process funds were increased, but this was at the expense of translation grants.

 

Sport Canada’s 2008-2009 base funding increased slightly also, reflecting LTAD initiatives.  FCA anticipates Olympic and Paralympic Preparation funds may come available near mid-March.  However, this is entirely dependent upon Sport Canada’s funding capabilities and the financial support of the federal government.

 

Major events in 2008 requiring FCA funds and partnered funds:

 

-       Junior/cadet world championships, New Delhi, IND

-       Pan American Championships

-       Olympic trials

-       Olympic preparation tournament(s)

-       Paralympic preparation tournament(s)

-       Canadian indoor target championship

-       Canadian indoor 3D championship

-       Canadian outdoor target & field championships

-       Canadian outdoor 3D championships

 

These costs are in addition to normal expenditures and activities in all other FCA-sanctioned programmes and services, meetings and communication.