Category Entry: News Item 2016

Manager for Majors’ Team being sought

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The Alberta team is set for the Bowls Canada Championships to be held in Edmonton, August 14 – 20. We have two teams for the divisions of women’s pairs, triples and fours, and for men’s fours, along with one pairs and one triples men’s teams. So a large provincial team of 31 players are ready to roll.

Applications for Team Manager are now being accepted. This individual will accompany the team and perform duties before, during and after the championships to help with many of the logistics dealing with a large team of players.

The LBAA office will be accepting applications for this position until July 27. The Vice President and President of LBAA will then go through the applicants and recommend someone for the position for approval by the full LBAA board. Please note that the manager will be expected to stay at the host designated hotel for the event unless they live in Edmonton. The Team Manager will be funded up to the maximum but not more than what the team players receive.

Please see the Team Manager-Coach Policy that clearly outlines the duties of the manager-coach. If you need any further details please contact the office or speak to the Vice-President, Cecilia Gillespie.

All applications will be acknowledged as received and the successful applicant will be contacted and announced by August 1.

Junior U14 Tournament held at Calgary Lawn

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Huge congratulations to the three medalists as pictured below.  A big thank you as well to Heather Mackie and Calgary Lawn for hosting this fun event for our young juniors.

Gold Medalists

Provincial Pairs coming up

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Eight Women’s and eight Men’s teams will be playing off July 15 – 17 for the right to represent Alberta at the upcoming National event in mid August.  For details check:  Next Event Information

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

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“.

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!

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.

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.

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 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

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.