Kathryn Troubridge, a pioneering businesswoman, is a shining example of entrepreneurship and advocacy in the world of archery and hunting. Her remarkable journey has inspired a generation of industry professionals, and her tireless dedication has earned her recognition from the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) as an Industry Legend.
Kathryn Troubridge is the co-founder and former co-owner of Excalibur Crossbow, a company that has come to redefine the world of archery and hunting equipment. Her entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering commitment to the sport were evident from the outset, and her passion would set her on a path that would leave an indelible mark on the industry.
Kathryn Troubridge’s commitment to the archery and hunting community extended beyond her role at Excalibur. She generously volunteered her time and expertise with several organizations, including the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation “Women in the Outdoors” program, Cabela’s outdoors programs, the American Crossbow Association (instrumental in the necessary regulatory changes to allow crossbow hunting during archery season in both Canada and the United States), and more.
Her involvement in these organizations not only enhanced their reach but also fostered a sense of community and camaraderie among industry enthusiasts.
Kathryn, along with her husband Bill, presented a powerful argument against the crossbow portions of Bill C-68. Their advocacy aimed at having crossbows removed from the legislation, which would have had significant implications for the hunting and archery community in Canada.
Their unwavering dedication and persuasive arguments played a pivotal role in protecting the rights of crossbow enthusiasts and paved the way for a more inclusive and understanding approach to the sport.
Under Kathryn Troubridge’s leadership, Excalibur Crossbow achieved remarkable success and put Canada on the world map for archery. The company’s innovative products and dedication to quality have made it a global leader in the field.
In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the archery and hunting industry, the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) has honoured Kathryn Troubridge as an Industry Legend.
Her journey from co-founding Excalibur Crossbow to her tireless advocacy efforts has left an indelible mark on the industry, inspiring the next generation of men and women to follow in her footsteps.
Kathryn Troubridge’s legacy continues to shape the world of archery and hunting, leaving an enduring impact on enthusiasts, businesses, and regulators alike.