Messge from the President
A note about our “Open Bowling” system - when you’ve finished your game, please make sure the lights are out, A/C turned off, clubhouse door is securely locked, the key is returned to the box and the box securely locked. If you are unsure of how it all works, just ask and we’ll run you through it again.
Pizza night kicked off in May and 26 people ate and played on a gorgeous evening. Don’t forget the next ones – June 9th and 23rd It’s a wonderful opportunity to socialize, play a friendly game and encourage new members at only $6.00.
Our annual Open House was held on Saturday, May 10th with about thirty new bowlers being introduced to our club facilities, member activities and the sport of lawn bowling. Initially folks were introduced to characteristics of a lawn bowl, how to grip a bowl, the stance on a mat, and the techniques employed during delivery. The questions of the newcomers concerned the basic rules of the game, acceptable clothing, the duration of games, club activities, and required equipment. Many of the attendees are planning future club visits and arranging individual lessons.
Rock & Bowl
Welcome to the Rock & Bowl League. We expect you’re having a great time on the “green rinks” and find that lawn bowling improves your curling game. Feel free to come out at other times and try a game or two with our regular members.
Councilor John Campbell brought greetings from the city at our Opening Day luncheon on Saturday May 6th. John told us about plans for a new seniors’ community centre in our ward and officiated the cutting of the centennial cake.
The Green Bowler
Clarke Slemon authors a periodic Blog (Web Log) in which he poses interesting questions and challenges the imagination of readers with oblique observations about the sport of lawn bowling.
This month Clarke poses a hypothesis that prior to focusing making minor adjustments to the length of bowl delivery, they concentrate on making deliveries of consistent length! His argument is quite convincing.
The Green Bowler
Question of the Month
Do you need a different bowl if you are left-handed?
Answers should be sent to:
This month Vince’s choice is a video that is aimed at new bowlers. John Weiosbarth of Anything You Can Do takes to the bowling green to learn about lawn bowling. Robert McKilbon explains some of the basic terms, equipment and skills to John. This will be a good review of concepts that are covered during the initial lessons that novice bowlers receive free of charge at our club.
How to Lawn Bowl
Our summer ladder series begins with the first seven game set on Wednesday May 31st. Only the top three scores are counted, therefore it is okay if you have to miss a couple. Of course the more evenings that you play the more scores there are from which to select the top three. Details
Our annual Pancake Breakfast Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 24th starting at 9:00 am.
Fresh fruit, beverages, our famous pulled-pork and all you can eat pancakes with our special syrup will be served. Dress for the day is Anything but White!
Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association have produced three new videos, which are aimed at those new to the sport.
Saturday July 1st, our annual Canada Tournament sponsored by Subway takes place. Dress for the day is Red and White. $7.00 covers the cost of the BBQ lunch to which associate members are invited.