The Lakeland will showcase the best in archery coming up in September. The 2019 World Archery 3D Championships will be hosted in Lac La Biche from September 2nd to 7th. Chair of the Organizing Committee for the competition Rene Schaub says the idea of hosting in Canada was dismissed previously as “too much work”.
“And I said ‘Well, that’s not a very good excuse’. They asked me if I would be the chair to try to bring [the championship] here to Canada.”
This is the first time the competition has been hosted in North America. 3D archery features life-like targets placed in dynamic settings, like a mocked-up hunting ground. World-class archers from across the globe are currently qualifying to join the competition. Schaub says Lac La Biche will be full of visitors over the six days based on the last competition in France.
“There were 318 archers themselves. Plus managers, coaches, translators, TV crews and so on.”
The Bold Centre will host an athletes village, showcasing among other things displays on the Lakeland. Schaub says about 200 volunteers are going to be needed as well as billet families to host athletes. More information on the competition as well as how to volunteer can be found on the championships official website.