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2016 - FALL NEWSLETTER

Lawn Bowls Continues To Grow


To say that 2016 was a successful season would be an understatement, as we look back at the Outdoor year it was filled with many success stories both on and off the Greens. The Province held a Canadian Junior Championships, Canadian Singles Championship, a successful North American Challenge and will host the Canadian Indoor Championships on Oct 30th-Nov 5th at the PIBC. Participation numbers continued to rise with many Local Tournaments, Charity Events and Corporate functions. The Sport continues to gain steam in popularity throughout the Province of British Columbia. Let's take a look back over the past few months. 

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Mary Wright Wins Canadian Singles Title...

British Columbia Lawn Bowler Mary Wright has won her second Gold Medal in the last 3 weeks as she has just won the 2016 Canadian Singles title at the West Vancouver LBC this past weekend. Most recently Mary and Teammates Anne Mathie and Ann Van Bastelere won the Canadian Senior Triples in Halifax, NS. "Wee Mary" as known around the tour …

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Indoor Bowls Ready To Roll

The Indoor Bowls Season is upon us once again, as members make the shift from Outside to Inside. British Columbia is lucky to have a two great indoor facilities, the Pacific Indoor Bowls Club and Qualicum Beach LBC which has a 3 rink facility attached to its Clubhouse. The Canadian Indoor Championships will be held October 30 - November 5, …

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Westlake & Santana Make World Bowls Roster

The rosters are set and British Columbia Bowls stars, Pricilla Westlake (Tsawwassen LBC ) and Steven Santana (West Van LBC) will be heading to Christchurch, New Zealand for the 2016 World Bowls Championships. The event will be held from November 29th – December 11th with play split between Burnside Bowling Club, Fendalton Bowling Club and Bowls Papanui. The Championships will see the …

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viaSport Funding, Reporting and Your Role

Bowls BC continues to ensure that future and present funding remains in place. Over the past few years, Bowls BC has been developing and implementing new programs for our membership to be part of. In doing this BBC has had to develop new policies and procedures whi ch could increase the funding base, which filters down to our community. The …

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Carah Webster Captures Gold At Canadians

It was a fantastic afternoon out on the greens at the North Vancouver LBC as the medal rounds were sent into action early this morning. It was a Golden day for Carah Webster of British Columbia. With the Medal matches already determined through the round robin play, as Jordon Kos lead the charge with a perfect 7-0 record and Carah Webster …

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Josephine Lee & Hirendra Bhartu Win Canadian Mixed Pairs

Josephine Lee and Hirendra Bhartu have won their 5th Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship. It was a great day as the weather held for 2 days and the greens sped to about 12 secs. When speaking with Bhartu he had this to say " these conditions suited us better than our opposition". Team BC started the day of in a tie-break situation …

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Westlake Repeats As Canadian Under 25 Champion

Congratulations to Pricilla Westlake from the Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club, as she retained her Canadian title this weekend at the North Vancouver LBC. Pricilla went 3-1 in the Round Robin having only lost to Sydney Boyd from Saskatchwan. The Final game would be against Boyd once again but Pricilla came through and showed her talent and experience and cruised to a 21-14 victory, …

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BC Bowlers Bring Back Hardware - Chan & Chan Win Gold...

It was a great week of Bowls for Team BC as the medal count sat at 4 with - 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. The Teams all played well in Edmonton as the battled the heat throughout round robin play. Final Medal Results Ladies Pairs Gold - Gigi Chan, Vivien Chan - BC 19-ONT E 18 Ladies Triples …

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Bowls BC Nominations & Elections Slated For Spring of 2017

Bowls BC nominations and elections slated for spring of 2017... The Past President has the distinction and honour to be the Nomination Chair. As chair I need a volunteer from each district to participate on the nominations committee. The District Associations would be of great help in assisting in locating such a member. Having just under 5,000 members gives Bowls …

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Canada Takes Out USA At North American Challenge

It was another great week for BC Bowlers as members Pricilla Westlake, Jaymee Sidel, Jenny Siu, Steven Santana, along with Coach Vincent Mai participated and won the 2016 North American Challenge recently held at the Pacific Indoor Bowls Club. Team Canada captured 6 of 7 trophies that were up for grabs and took home the overall title for the 12th time in …

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