September Long week-end brings together all the Clubs from the MPAA...Manitoba Pole Archery Association. Two teams from St.Rose, Manitoba...Men's and Ladies teams. Three teams from Winnipeg...St.Sebastianettes, St.Sebastian and Robin Hoods.The first two days of shooting the archers compete for total team points. Trophies are awarded for "Top Team"and"Top Shooter"on both days at the men's and ladies forks. As well a trophy for the overall "Top Shooter" for the week-end...both men's and ladies forks. All Clubs have junior shooters, that shoot...shot for shot with their team mates. A trophy for both male and female "Top Junior Shooter" is also awarded.
Might I add that they... one day will be our "Top Shooters" and the future of Belgium Pole Archery in Manitoba.
The week-end is a family affair...as many of the Clubs have husband,wives,son's,daughter's and even grand children shooting. After two days of hard shooting, a banquet and award presentation awaits us. We relax and enjoy a great meal and beverages catered by the "Belgium Club".
Monday...the last day of shooting brings the "Prize Shoot"...each person for themselves...
This is a chance to make some money...everyone pays a fee to shoot at the poles. Every bird has a dollar value...the more birds you shoot off...the more money you make...))
The week-end now over,we say our good-byes and wish each other well...till we meet again next September Long Week-end.