In Memoriam

Join us in celebrating members that contributed greatly to Archery in Alberta.

Patricia “Pat” Ukrainetz

August 2, 1931 – March 30, 2022

Pat was a long-time member of Archery Alberta who didn’t shoot a bow.  Pat and her husband (Ehor) lived in Calgary and were members of the Calgary Archers Club.   She organized the provincial Junior Olympics archery program for the youth in Alberta. Four of her children enjoyed participating in the program and eventually were on the Canada Summer Games team for Alberta. 

As a teacher, she knew the value of having proficient judges for competitions.  She judged for over twenty years at the local, provincial and national level.  She was always fair and believed that “close” calls should benefit the archer.  One of her most famous comments to archers was – “If you wanted a ten, you should have shot a ten.”  Her English accent gave the comment even more punch.

For many years, Pat trained and certified judges in Alberta.  She efficiently held the position of Judge Chair on the Alberta Target Archers Association Board of Directors.  She was a National Level judge who was highly respected across Canada.

Ewan (“Red”) Ferrier

May 16, 1933 – May 25, 2023

To most people in the archery world, Ewan Ferrier was known as “Red” even after his red hair turned grey.  He was a skilled competitor, a fair judge, and an excellent coach. 

Red’s love for archery was evident in his participation both at the club and provincial level.  He was a founding member of the Calgary Archers Club and sat on the Executive Committee in various positions including President.  He was also a driving force of the Alberta Target Archers Association for many years and acted as President of the provincial association.

Ewan was a Level III NCCP coach who enjoyed passing on his knowledge to young and old alike.  With Eileen (his wife of 61 years), he taught junior programs in Calgary to thousands of young archers.   He was named the Alberta Coach for the Alberta teams attending the Canada Summer Games four times.  He also was the Alberta coach when archery was moved to the Canada Winter Games three times.  He was a personal coach to many archers as they aged into senior categories.  Many of these archers went on to achieve Provincial, National, and International recognition.  He was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his dedication as a coach.

Red would also provide shooting clinics when asked.  He was very knowledgeable and every attendee gained something and appreciated his down to earth approach to the sport. 

Red was also a talented bagpipe musician who really enjoyed “piping” the competitors into Nationals for Opening Ceremonies.  For many years, Red was a Provincial and National judge who judged at several National competitions.

Red & Eileen were also awarded the 2023 Lifetime Achievement award from Archery Alberta