Kamloops Bowbenders Presents:

The BC 3D Provincial Championships
June 16 – 18, 2023


Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity.

KTSA Archery – The “Kamloops Bowbenders”

Archery is a growing multi discipline association catering to recreational, hunting and competitive archery. Although safety is always our first priority, introducing and teaching new archers is equally important.

It is all members responsibility to understand and comply with all KTSA Rules and Regulations including the archery rules and range etiquette.

Kamloops Bowbenders enjoy their individual discipline, and category of archery. They regularly come together as one to enjoy social events, shoot some targets and talk about archery. An Active core of volunteers plan club events, and organize competitions. Bowbenders members take part in social, community, club, regional, and provincial events.

Competition is not a requirement to be part of the Bowbenders but a passion for Archery is!!

Archery Ranges


We currently have a large practice range of targets from 10 – 60 yards. There are also two walking courses (referred to as the upper and lower bag courses) with Hessian Bags depicting animal images are set a variety of distances. The two courses are available for use by all KTSA members 7 days per week from dawn to dusk unless otherwise being used for competition or classes (check the KTSA events calendar).


During the winter months the club moves indoors to practice, please watch for news, location, and dates.


Whether you saw it in a movie, tried it at a summer camp, or knew someone that enjoyed archery. Here is your opportunity to come join us. On Tuesday evenings join us for our drop in experience at the KTSA outdoor range. We have all the equipment and great volunteers that will have you hitting the target in no time. Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we have enough volunteers available. Access to the range is controlled by a locked gate. By committing to attend, a club member will meet you at the gate and direct you to the archery range. If you know a KTSA member, they can bring you as their guest (see KTSA Rules and Regulations).

There is a small fee of $5.00/ visit and a $5.00 rental fee. Feel free to bring your own equipment if you have it,

For your safety we ask that if you have not used your equipment in some time. Please take it to an Archery Shop for inspection and tuning. Questions? Please contact archery@ktsa.ca.

3D Archery

3D archery focuses on shooting at life-like three dimensional animal shaped targets placed in dynamic settings and at varying distances. The sport began as a way to allow archers to improve their skills as hunters, but in recent years the discipline has attracted a growing number of competitive-minded archers who may or may not be involved in bowhunting. All types of equipment are used in this sport; longbows, barebow, recurve and compound bows.

KTSA is very fortunate to be the home range of Marc and Katie Britton. Marc and Katie have both competed at the Provincial, National and World level of 3D archery. They both have such a love and passion for the sport of 3D archery and are always happy to share tips and a story or two, or three!!

Target Archery

When you think of an archery range you will imagine a series of large target butts with colorful rings on it. Target Archers shoot at targets with circular rings from specific distances both outdoors and indoors. Archers may use longbow, barebow, recurve, and compound bows in target archery.

Currently plans for a competition target archery range are being developed. Volunteers are working towards becoming coaches through the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP), BC Archery Association and Archery Canada. More information to follow as available.

Junior Olympian Program (JOP) – Coming soon

Training and planning is underway to bring this amazing youth program to Kamloops. Currently we are looking for more volunteers to help organize and run this program. Volunteers are needed regardless of archery knowledge, positions like administrator, secretary, instructors, and fundraisers are all needed.

Training is available regardless of experience. All volunteers will have to obtain a Criminal record check including vulnerable sectors and complete Safe Sport training Module and Making ethical decisions training. (Training can be completed online).

For more information please contact the director of KTSA archery at archery@ktsa.ca.


KTSA and the Kamloops Bowbenders are proudly affiliated with BC Archery Association and Archery Canada.


For further information please call or email the Archery Director.

Al Brundritt
Email: archery@ktsa.ca
Phone: 250-572-3140