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Ennismore teen heading to the 2019 World Archery Youth Championships in Spain

KAWARTHA LAKES-Abby Bunn has had a bow in her hand since she was just 4 years old. Now, ten years later she’s going to be representing Canada at the 2019 World Archery Youth Championships in Spain this August.

“I like archery because I’m good at it!” Bunn told Kawartha 411 News. “I’ve never been an athletic person, it took me a long time to find something I was good at and fit me. Shooting gives me time with my dad, I can get outdoors and the archery community is full of really nice people.”

Bunn says her dad loves archery and his love rubbed off on her. “Archery is my dad’s passion! He was really excited when I got older and wanted to actually learn and compete.”

The 14 year old sensation started shooting indoors in 2015 and a year later competed in the National Target Championship held in Peterborough. She won that competition but she was the only one in her category.  “That was my first “real” competition and I got the fever and I haven’t stopped competing since.”

She’s gone to Amos, Quebec, Montreal and Nova Scotia with team Ontario to compete in the Nationals, where she won gold in each competition. This past February Bunn competed in the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. She was the only female compound shooter and won bronze.
“It was a truly amazing experience I will remember forever! I hope to return to the Canada winter games in 2023 and hopefully win gold!”
For now though she’s concentrating on Spain. “Going to Spain is my greatest accomplishment so far.” Bunn remarks. “I truly just wanted to try out for a spot on the team, I didn’t believe I’d actually make it. Sometimes it still doesn’t feel real.”
Getting to Spain is proving a little more challenging. Bunn needs some financial support to travel to Spain and has started a Go Fund Me campaign. Click here for more information: https://www.gofundme.com/help-send-abby-to-world-youth-archery-championship
“It will be a challenge, I have no idea where I’ll place, hopefully well. I just want to enjoy the experience and take it all in.”
Congratulations and good luck Abby!

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Pamela Vanmeer
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