Author Archives: Pat Vos

Preparations for 2018

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Updates have been completed on several policies.  Check them out on the Policies and Procedures link found under the “About Bowls Alberta” section.


News about upcoming club coach courses, player development camps and steps to become an umpire in 2018 have all been added as well.  Check out the appropriate link under the “Programs” section.


The Conditions of Play for 2018 are in the final approval stages and then those along with the Tournament Posters will be released.  Stay tuned!

General Meeting, April 14

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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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LBAA Casino

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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

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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!

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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

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

Canadian Senior Triples come to a conclusion

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The competitions for the Senior Triples teams came to a conclusion today at the national event held in Peterborough, ON.  The women’s team of Peggy Plathan, Sharon Brunelle and Patricia Walker finished with a record of 4, 4, and 1 to place 7th out of the ten provincial teams competing.  The men’s team of David Simpson, George Hamilton and a substitute player from Ontario finished with a record of 3, 5, and 1.  Their vice, Leon Dallas was injured close to the end of the very first game and was unable to play for the duration of the competition.

The medal rounds of the competition begin tomorrow…to see the results go to:



Northern Open Triples Tournament

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Twelve teams competed for cash in the Northern Open Triples tournament this past weekend. The Royal Lawn Bowling club did a great job of hosting the teams again as they competed in hot temperatures under clear skies.

And the teams walking away with the most cash prizes were:
First: Jan Robinson, Bev Robinson and Dwayne Hauck
Second: Dolly Gouw, Pete Wilson and Valerie McCaffrey
Third: Doug Wilson, June Ji and Tara Wilson
Fourth: Cecilia Gillespie, Alexis Gallacher and Kiera Schaelow