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General Meeting, April 14

Category : News Item 2018

We had another successful General Membership Meeting in Red Deer this past Saturday. The clubs were well represented but notably absent was Medicine Hat. We shared club and committee reports, approved a budget for 2018, passed a resolution to change our association name to Bowls Alberta, and learned about the long range strategic plans for our association. As usual, midway through our meeting, we had a great lunch provided by Living Stones Church.

The date for our AGM was announced: Oct. 27, 2018. The location is still to be determined as Living Stones Church will no longer be available much to our disappointment.  And now….we wait for the seasons to begin at the clubs!

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General Membership Meeting

Category : News Item 2018

The General Membership Meeting is scheduled for April 14, in Red Deer.  The meeting, to be held again at the Living Stones Church, will begin at 11 am.  Delegates and guests will be served a lunch at 12:30 and the meeting should conclude around 2:30 pm. If you would like to attend as a delegate of a club or as a guest of the association, please register before Friday, April 6:  Registration Link

LBAA Casino

Category : News Item 2018

A big thank you to our members in Edmonton that helped out at our scheduled casino slots on March 12 & 13. Volunteers were as follows: from Highlands, Thelma M., Linda G., Ed G. , John B., Tony S., Barb S., Clyde P., and Rodney F.; from Commonwealth, Gayell S., Dixie B., Margaret B., Rosina T., Keith W., Jan R., Bob G., Chris U., Shannon R., Grady L, Alfred W., John K. and from Royal, Pat V., Gerald H., Pete W., Betty W., Joe VA, Slawomir B, Dennis N., Sue D., Shannon E., and Mel K.  We also had five casino ‘angels’ help fill spots for us.

The casino funds are mostly used to cover the costs of running our provincial events and to help us send teams to national events. If you were unable to help out please try and remember to thank one of our volunteers!

BCB Announces Venues for 2018 Championships

Category : News Item 2018

Bowls Canada Boulingrin has officially announced their venues and dates for the 2018 Nationals.   For the details select  2018 National Championships Venues.

2018 Calendar of Events

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Thanks to the hard work of the Bowling Program Committee and the great cooperation of the bowling clubs the calendar has been accepted and approved for the 2018 season: 2018 Events

Work Weekend Completed!

Category : News Item 2018

A calendar for the 2018 season is proposed and will now await club confirmation of hosting events and a final board approval.  Updates to the formats has been proposed…a fair amount of work this year as we prepare to fall in line with the new competition structure from Bowls Canada.

Great ideas were generated for the provincial Junior Program, plans are proposed for setting up a marketing committee and for producing a regular newsletter, plans for the organization of our officials have been proposed and finally

Annual Work Weekend Nov. 18, 19

Category : News Item 2018

This coming Saturday and Sunday the Board of Directors along with our newly appointed Junior Program Coordinator, Linda Gallagher, and our newly appointed Provincial Head Umpire, Jenn MacDonald will be meeting to plan the LBAA program of events for 2018.  Helping them with the work, particularly for the Bowling Program are Committee members Roy Riege and Herman Cooper, and particularly for the Junior Program are Cecilia Gillespie, Gary De’Ath and Keith Wylie.  Also assisting with Marketing ideas and updates to the website and database will be Keith Johnson.

As a result of the work we hope to accomplish this weekend, look for exciting announcements about dates and programs early in the new year!  The 2018 season will be here before we know it.

Last National Event of 2017

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The Canadian Indoor Singles Championships get underway this weekend with practice time and an opening reception on Sunday.  The games are all next week concluding with the finals on Saturday.  Representing AB for the women are Jenn MacDonald, Jan Robinson, Pat Vos and Claire Day and for the men are Derek Dillon and Roger Allen.  Good luck to all the players!  To follow the results check the Bowls Canada Website.


Long Term Service Award

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David Simpson, long time member of Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club, was recognized for his many years of service to LBAA, at the Annual General Meeting in Red Deer.  He received the Long Term Service Award for his many years of service as LBAA President and board member, for his contributions on numerous committees, for his years of growing our sport through his coaching, for his commitment to participating in many provincial competitions, and for representing AB at several national events as recent as this past summer. It is our hope that David will continue to be involved for many years to come and continue to contribute with enthusiasm and passion.  Congratulations, David!

New Board for 2017-18

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Elections for board positions were held at the AGM on Oct. 14.
The new board for the next year is:

President – Grady Long
Vice President – Pat Bird
Vice President – Gary Schwandt
Secretary – Cathy Selzler
Treasurer – Jon MacDonald
Director at Large – Glenda McPherson
Appointed Director at Large – Robert Selzler

Open position:  Southern Representative