Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that of a recreational activity.
Competition archery and bow hunting for many years used English-style longbows. However, in the 1920s, professional engineers took an interest in archery which led to the commercial development of new forms of bow including the modern recurve and compound bow. These modern forms are now dominant in modern Western archery. Learning to master any bow takes practice, dedication and the development of skill.
The Plainsmen Archery Club is the place to do that. They meet Monday nights at 7 p.m., upstairs in the Winkler Arena from mid-November to End of March every winter. Ages eight years and up are welcome. They encourage people to bring their own bows, although they do have a few bows available. The Plainsmen Archery Club is affiliated with the Archers and Bowhunters of Manitoba.