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Staff and Committees

The programs and services of Archery Canada are managed by a combination of professional staff, contractors and passionate volunteers. The Members of Archery Canada play a strong role in the ongoing development of programs.

Archery Canada Staff

Karl Balisch Executive Director
Kylah Cawley High Performance Manager
Ashley Welock Finance Coordinator
Priyanka Dhanie Program Coordinator
Soha Mahmoud National Junior Recurve Coach
Ryan Van Berkel Compound Program Coordinator
Coreen Scott Canadian Archery Foundation Manager
Volunteer Coordinators
Sean McKenty Field and Barebow Coordinator

Board of Directors

President Aaron Bull
VP Marketing and Communications Nada Ghaoui
VP Finance & Administration Robert Tataryn
VP Development Marie-France Dufour
Directors-at-Large Saribel Deslauriers, Kevin Booker
Athlete Representative Jamie Brehaut

Archery Canada Volunteer Committees

Provincial/Territorial Members Council

The Members Council is a forum for discussion and input by Archery Canada’s member Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations (PSOs) into the operation of the organization.

Members Council Terms of Reference

Alberta: Tricia Oshiro
British Columbia: Lora-Lee Murray President – Président , BCAA
Manitoba: Chad Sanders President – Président, ABAM
New Brunswick: Anthony Steeves
Northwest Terrritories: Carson Roche
Nova Scotia: Melanie Lefler President, ANS
Ontario: Robert Piette  President, OAA
Prince Edward Island: Duncan Crawford President – Président, PEIAA
Québec: Guy Commeau President – Président, FTAQ
Saskatchewan: Tyler Moore
Yukon Gael Marchand President, YASC Archery
Athlete Council

The Archery Canada (AC)  Athlete Council (‘Council’) represents athletes competing in Archery sports (‘athletes’). It acts as the athlete voice within AC. 

Athlete Council Terms of Reference

  • Jamie Brehaut, Chair, Archery Canada  Athlete Director
  • Kevin Evans, Compound Target/Para Athlete Representative
  • Tricia Oshiro, Compound, Target
  • Monica Higgins, 3D
  • Tyler Moore, Field
  • Eleanor Brug- Recurve
  • Aaron Cox – Recurve
Technical Advisory Groups

Compound Technical Advisory Group

Dawn Groszko AB
Duncan Crawford PE
Jessica Watson ON
Kathleen Millar ON
Sean McKenty ON
Sonia Schina BC
Ryan Van Berkel Compound Program Coordinator
Kylah Cawley Archery Canada Staff Liaison

 

3D Archery Committee

The 3D Archery Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board. It is responsible for assisting the Board by preparing a 3D Archery program consistent with the directions of Archery Canada’s strategic plan and
Long-Term Archer Development (LTAD) model.

3D Committee Terms of Reference

VP 3D Programs Aaron Bull
Alberta Representative: Cory Smandych
British Columbia Representative: Glen Shaw
Manitoba Representative: Reed Fowlie
New Brunswick Representative: Wesley Ruff
Northwest Territories Representative: Cheyenne Lafferty
Nova Scotia Representative: Chris England
Ontario Representative: Robert Piette
Prince Edward Island Representative: Duncan Crawford 
Québec Representative: Yvon Legault
Saskatchewan Representative: Adam Boyle
Yukon Representative: Kirk Porayko
Non-Voting Staff Liaison – Executive Director Karl Balisch
Development Committee

The Development Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board. It is responsible for assisting the Board by preparing an athlete  development program consistent with the directions of Archery Canada’s strategic plan, Long-Term Archer Development (LTAD) model and Competition Model. The Development Committee also manages and integrates the work of its tributary Events, Coaching Development, Judges  Development and Rules Committees into the overall Archery Canada development program recognizing the differences in, and the particular
needs of, Club, Provincial, and National organizations.

Development Committee Terms of Reference

Chair Marie-France Dufour
Chair, Events Committee Marie-France Dufour
Chair, Judging Committee Laura Lynne Churchill
Chair, Coaching Committee Janice Clark
Chair, Rules Committee Randall Jones
Chair, LTAD Committee Marie-France Dufour
Non-Voting Staff Liaison – Program Manager Kylah Cawley
Events Committee

The Events Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board. It is responsible for assisting the Board by promoting and supporting the organization and hosting of national and international Archery competitions in Canada, and supporting development of an aligned competition pathway consistent with the directions of Archery Canada’s strategic plan, Long-Term Archer Development (LTAD) model and Competition Model.

Events Committee Terms of Reference

Chair Marie-France Dufour
Members Tricia Oshiro
Lee Hart
Trudy Dryden
Stephane Potvin
Duncan Crawford
Sonia Schina
Non-Voting Staff Liaison – Program Manager Kylah Cawley
Marketing and Communications Committee

The Marketing and Communications Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board. It is responsible for assisting the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities relating to corporate marketing, programs related to external sponsorship, fund development and communication to members and stakeholders including publications, website, and social media.

Marketing and Communications Committee Terms of Reference

Chair Nada Ghaoui
Members Kelly Taylor
Saribel Deslauriers
Rob Garcia
Non-Voting Staff Liaison Zoe Meil
Non-Voting Staff Liaison Karl Balisch
Coaching Sub-Committee

The Coaching Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board. It is responsible for assisting the Board by preparing coach education programs, including Archery contexts within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and preparing and certifying coaches, consistent with the directions of Archery Canada’s Long-Term Archer Development (LTAD) model and Competition Model.

Coaching Committee Terms of Reference

Chair Janice Clark
Curt Smecher
Kelly Chambers
Shawn Riggs
Allan Saccary
Non-Voting Staff Liaison – Program Manager Kylah Cawley
Judging Sub-Committee

The Judging Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board. It is responsible for assisting the Board by preparing judges’ education programs, and preparing and certifying judges, consistent with the directions of Archery Canada’s Long-Term Archer Development (LTAD) model and Competition Model.

Judging Committee Terms of Reference

Chair Laura Lynne Churchill
Members Mike Oneschuk
Rene Schaub
Eric Fok
Non-Voting Staff Liaison – Program Manager Kylah Cawley
Rule Sub-Committee

The Rules Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board. It is responsible for assisting the Board by managing the official Archery Canada Rulebook. The Rules Committee reports to Judges Development Committee.

Rules Committee Terms of Reference

Chairperson & Rulebook Editor Vacant
Recurve representative Vacant
Compound representative Sean McKenty
3D representative Aaron Bull
Athlete representative Ann Neumeyer
Judge representative Laura Lynne Churchill
Member Christiane Murphy
Non Voting Staff Liaison – Program Manager Kylah Cawley
LTAD Sub-Committee

The LTAD Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board. It is responsible for assisting the Board by preparing plans for, and proposed changes to, Archery Canada programs, competition formats and rules, and other elements consistent with the directions of Archery Canada’s Long-Term Archer Development (LTAD) model and Competition Model.

LTAD Committee Terms of Reference

Chair Marie-France Dufour
Non Voting Staff Liaison – Program Manager Kylah Cawley
Compound Target Technical Advisory Group

The Compound Target Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is an advisory group to provide advice and operational support to the High Performance Manager (HPM) and technical staff.

Compound Target Terms of Reference

Dawn Groszko
Duncan Crawford
Jessica Watson
Kathleen Millar
Sean McKenty
Sonia Schina
Ryan Van Berkel Compound Coordinator
Kylah Cawley Archery Canada Staff Liaison
Para Technical Advisory Group

The Para Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is an advisory group to provide advice and operational support to the High Performance Manager (HPM) and technical staff.

Para TAG – Terms of Reference

Duncan Crawford
Kathleen Millar
Linda Price
Mike Fox
Kylah Cawley Archery Canada Staff Liaison
Recurve Target Technical Advisory Group

The Recurve Target Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is an advisory group to provide advice and operational support to the High Performance Manager (HPM) and technical staff.

Recurve Target Terms of Reference

Volunteer Coordinators

Some of Archery Canada’s ongoing programs and development are the responsibility of key volunteers who hold a Volunteer Coordinator role for their area:

Records Coordinator Christiane Murphy
Outdoor Mailmatch Coordinator Markus Zurberg
Indoor Mailmatch Coordinator Brad Barclay
Regional Indoor Champs Coordinator Vacant
MICA Coordinator Vacant

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