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Best of Canberra Callout: Archery

Gabrielle Kneipp 17 December 2015 3

Woman with the bow

In continuation with activities inspired by novels, today’s Best of Canberra callout is for recommendations on archery venues in the capital.

A favourite childhood pastime of mine (and probably of children the world over) was crafting poorly formed bows from a fallen branch, using a rubber band as a bowstring and sticks as arrows. I don’t recall said arrows going terribly far … but it felt pretty impressive nonetheless.

Many literary and screen characters have kicked butt with arrows: Robin Hood, while stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, Legolas whilst skating down stairs or oliphaunts backs, or, more recently, Katniss Everdeen fighting for food and for her life on The Hunger Games.

Calling all archers of Canberra! Have you given it a go? Are you an amateur archer or seriously into it? Let me know your favourite place to shoot arrows in the comments below. I’ll visit the two most popular and decide the verdict in next week’s article.

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Sandman 12:16 pm 20 Dec 15

The archery club in Lyneham does a pretty nifty school holiday program. Gives the older kids a chance to try a proper bow and learn the right techniques.

Apsara 10:33 am 19 Dec 15

That movie!

It’s turned me off wanting my son to learn archery

dungfungus 11:50 am 18 Dec 15

Are boys named Kevin welcome?

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