Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Call for Nominations: Bowls Canada Boulingrin Board of Directors

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Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is seeking energetic, creative and passionate individuals to join our volunteer Board of Directors.  Elections are scheduled to take place at the virtual Annual General Meeting taking place on Sunday September 25th, 2016.

Nominations are being sought for four positions:  President, Treasurer and two Directors-at-Large.  Interested individuals are asked to complete the Candidate Nomination Form as outlined below.

For more information, please download the Nomination Package.

Completed nomination forms are due later than Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 to:

Bowls Canada Boulingrin
c/o Anna Mees, Executive Director
amees@bowlscanada.com


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Event Information for Provincial Triples

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7 women’s teams and 10 men’s teams are registered for the Provincial Triples Playdowns in Calgary. For further information view “Next Event Information“.


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New Uniforms are ordered!

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The final touches have been made on our new provincial shirts and team jackets.  With those changes it became apparent that black shorts would suit the team appearance better than navy.  So note the change in our policy…official team uniform will be black shorts (skort, skirt) or pants along with the new shirts.  We trust that many Alberta Team players already have black ‘bottoms’ but otherwise many stores carry a variety of styles!


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Event Information for the Provincial Fours

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Event Information for Provincial Fours (Men & Women)

Venue: Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club, Edmonton, AB

Dates: June 24 – 26
Registration: 5:00 pm
Trial Bowls: 5:45 pm
First Match: 6:00 pm

Note that the Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club will be available for team practice on Friday morning from 10:00 until noon and in the afternoon from 2:00 pm on.

Information about available lunch locations in the area will be announced on Friday evening as the club will not be providing lunches.

The Draws have been sent to the team skips. (First draw and details on Event Page.)

Drawmaster for the tournament:  Gary Schwandt
Umpire for most of the tournament:  Glen Brunelle

Good luck to all the teams!  Both the Gold and Silver medalists will qualify to represent Alberta at the Canadian Championships this summer being held at our ‘home’ facility.


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Alberta B teams to attend 2016 Canadian Championships

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Bowls Canada has official invited Alberta to send B teams for the following championships:
Women’s Fours
Women’s Triples
Women’s Pairs
Men’s Fours

The Silver medalists in the Provincial Playdowns will qualify to represent AB this summer at the Commonwealth LBC in Edmonton.


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Looking to volunteer?

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Visually Impaired Bowlers Need Assistance

The Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind is a non profit organization that supports blind and visually impaired Albertans, of all ages, to live physically active lives. They do this through sport and recreation programming, exposure events and by partnering with other sport organizations to offer quality programs and experiences for our members. ASRAB is currently seeking individuals interested in supporting our lawn bowl athletes as “Directors”. Directors assist the blind or visually impaired bowler with their positioning for throwing, giving feedback and information about the game and keeping score. If you would be interested in becoming a lawn bowl director, please contact the Edmonton Program Coordinator at program.edmonton@asrab.ab.ca or by calling 780-638-1227.

The picture below is from last year’s event at the Royal Lawn Bowling club in Edmonton.   Blind Bowlers event in Edmonton 2015


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Uniform Policy approved

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The board has approved a new Uniform Policy as they purchase new uniforms for players representing Alberta at National events.  The flashy and newly designed shirts and jackets have been ordered!  LBAA expresses their appreciation again to the Edmonton Indoor Lawn Bowling club who have helped make the purchase of new uniforms possible.


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Level 1 Umpire Course being offered in Calgary

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A level 1 Umpire Training Session is scheduled to be held at Rotary Park LBC in Calgary on Sunday, June 19.  The session will be held in the morning and for a brief time after lunch aiming to be finished by 1:30 pm, recognizing that the day is Father’s Day.  Check out the Umpire Training Session Poster.  For further information please email office@bowls.ab.ca


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Tournament Registration Open

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The tournament registration links are ‘live’ and ready for entering teams.  Register here.