Cariboo Archers (CA) are an independent Society under the Society Act of British Columbia, yet they are an integral element of the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association (WLSA) They maintain their own Board of Directors with a membership fee and fund raising events while having a seat on the WLSA Board of Directors.

However the archery facilities, which are equipped and maintained jointly by WLSA and CA are open to any WLSA member even if not a Cariboo Archers members


President: Lee Jackman — 250-398-5691

This program is jointly supported The Cariboo Archers and The Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association.

Program is open to youth aged 8 to 20.

What is a Junior Olympian Program (JOP)

The JOP is designed to recognize young archers for their achievements and give encouragement for improvements. As awards are earned, each youth develops archery skills together with greater confidence and ability to perform in competition. Goals include recognizing fair play, courtesy and good sportsmanship with the emphasis placed on safety and individual performance.

Shooters will learn about safety rules and learn the visual and audible signals used to for timing/safety controls.

Archers are encouraged to participate in the Provincial JOP Championships.

*** This program is supported 100% by volunteers ***

Cariboo Archers provides volunteers to organize and coach who have been provincially certified as an archery coach and have successfully passed a criminal records check. Our coaches themselves have competed and attained multiple titles at the BC, Canadian and international levels, some have their origins in this program. We also promote our experienced JOP participants to help the new members. Not only does this promote comradery  but develops coaching skill and a sense of community. Parents are encouraged to remain and help out with non-coaching duties such as starters (whistle blower) arrow pullers and overall cheerleaders. 

Archery equipment is available but if you have your own by all means bring it.  

Junior Olympian Program typically starts in early October and and holds 2 sessions on Thursday evenings based on schedule that works for each family.

Cost is minimal (Our goal is to encourage youth involvement so if cost is a concern please speak to us.)

1 – Target and facility fee
2 – BCAA membership
3 – WLSA membership 

Welcome to the 2023-2024 Junior Olympian Program (JOP)

As a returning or new member of the JOP there are a few things you must know! 

1- All participants must be a member of the Williams Lake Sportsman’s Association. We are now available online for membership at MEMBERSHIP  and accept credit card payment.  If however you are a pen and paper sort, 😀 the above link will take you to  downloadable form. You have go to Blue Mountain or Chilcotin Guns with a completed registration form.   The cost for membership is the same as online (cash or cheque only please). 

2 – All participants must be a member of the BC Archery Association.  Registration and payment is available online. Go to BC ARCHERY           

3- All participants must register with the JOP and pay a $30 fee to cover the cost of the wear and tear on equipment and for supplies.  Payment can be made via cash or cheque payable to the Williams Lake Sportsman’s Association. Registration form to be completed on registration night.

Do have questions? Use the contact button below. 


The Williams Lake JOP 2023/2024 program is starting

Thursday 05 October  for returning members

Thursday 12 October  for new members.


5:30 pm- 6:45 pm early class
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm late class

Archery equipment is available but if you have your own please bring it, best to use your own.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Junior Olympian Program Contact

JOP Contact