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Canada’s Para-Archery Team Heads To World Championships

August 22, 2015
Canada’s Para-Archery Team Heads To World Championships

OTTAWA, August 21, 2015 – 2015 Parapan American Games silver medalist, Karen Van Nest (Wiarton, ON) will lead a strong team of Canadian archery athletes to the 2015 World Para-Archery Championship in Donaueschingen, Germany, August 23 – 30.

Van Nest will be the only female compound archer representing Canada at these World Championships. She will be joined by teammates Kevin Evans (Jaffray, BC), Bob Hudson (Leoville, SK) and Alec Denys (Douro-Dummer, ON). Evans is a two time World champion, having taken top spot in 2007 and 2009. In 2011 Evans followed that up with a gold medal finish at the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Hudson joined Evans on the podium in 2011, where he brought home the silver medal. Rounding out the men’s team is Alec Denys, who is a five-time Paralympian, and is competing at the World Championship after finishing 7th at the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games.

For both the men and women, these World Championships are an opportunity to earn quota spots for Canada at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Listed below are the athletes and staff that will represent Canada at the 2015 World Para-Archery Championship. The World Para-Archery Championship takes place every two years.


Men’s Open Compound

  • Alec DENYS, Douro-Dummer, ON
  • Kevin EVANS, Jaffray, BC
  • Robert (Bob) HUDSON, Leoville, SK

Women’s Open Compound

  • Karen VAN NEST, Wiarton, ON

Team Staff:

  • Team Leader: Ryan VAN BERKEL, Winnipeg, MB
  • Support Staff: Phil HENDERSON, Wiarton, ON
  • Support Staff: Nancy LITTKE, Spruce Grove, AB

Interviews with individual athletes and coaches can be arranged by contacting Scott Ogilvie, Executive Director, Archery Canada,">

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Archery Canada is the National Sport Organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the Provincial/Territorial Archery Associations.