This event will be held annually on Alberta's Heritage Day long weekend and is the perfect place to get together with other Traditional Bowhunters, Share some laughs, tell some stories, meet new friends, or get reacquainted with old ones. We will try to hold the H.C.J. in different parts of the province each year. It will also be our main fundraiser for the year.
Last year's HCJ was another good success with 145 registered archers and over 300 people attending. We had an awesome piece of property on which to set up our 3 courses and 2 practice areas. A huge thank-you goes out to Ron and Roseanne Quintal for allowing us access to their land and for being such gracious hosts. I want to thank them for all the work they put in setting courses, hosting the target repair crew, feeding us and so much more. We are deeply indebted. To De'la Bakko who carved an amazing American Kestrel which was presented to the Quintal's, I want to thank you for your gift of time and talent as a professional artist. I would also like to acknowledge our executive and every volunteer who has donated time and effort to make this event a success. To all our donors and sponsors, too numerous to mention here, we wholeheartedly thank you for your continued support. To Jack Kempf and Bryan Down for their custom made bows and to Joey Ryan of Joey's Traditional for the custom bow and quiver package we thank you. It was unfortunate that with our economy in such a state these items did not generate the funds they have produced in the past however rest assured without these quality items this event would not be the same. It's not just about the dollars but the knowing that lots of folks put in many valuable hours and their own money to make us what we are. We are fortunate indeed to have such talented and committed individuals throughout our membership.