Para archery is a parasport in which participants use a bow to shoot an arrow towards a target. The aim is to shoot the arrow towards the centre of the target as accurately as possible, from a variety of distances, to score the most cumulative points. A hit in the “bullseye” centre-ring is worth 10 points, with decreasing amounts for each bow hit within the outside rings. Para archery at higher levels is classified into three sections: 1) "open," for participants with any impairment in their legs; 2) "w1," for participants who have an impairment in their legs and use a wheelchair; and 3) "visually impaired," for participants who have little to no eyesight and have an assistant who helps guide them.
What are the origins of the activity abroad and in Canada?
Who takes part?
When does it occur / How often do you take part?
Are there any organized clubs, groups, organizations or leagues?
While there are no dedicated para archery facilities, the sport can be accommodated at most archery centres in the GTA.
Is there anything else we should know?
Hart HouseUniversity of Toronto7 Hart House CirToronto, ON M5S 3H3
Shawn’s Archery Instruction Toronto60 Bowden StToronto, ON M4K 2X4
Basically Bows Archery940 Queen Street EastToronto, ON M4M 1J7
Arrowhead Archery Game10 Old Colony RoadRichmond Hill, ON L4E 4L4
Archery District Toronto770 Birchmount RdToronto, ON M1K 5H3
Archery Terminal - Mississauga1100 Courtneypark Dr EMississauga, ON L5T 17L
Archery Terminal - Burlington952 Century DriveBurlington, ON L7L 5P2
The Archery Game2501 Rutherford RdVaughan, ON L4K 2N6
Battle Archery8052 Torbram RoadBrampton, ON L6T 3T2
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