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Calgary LBC has applied to the New Horizons for Seniors Program. We hope to receive funds to purchase equipment that will allow seniors to enjoy all the physical and social benefits of our sport in a safe and inclusive environment. Wish us luck! 🍀☘️
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Good luck! Dartmouth Lawn Bowls has benefited from this program!
Congratulations Dwayne Hauck for being awarded the 2020 Volunteer of the Year for Bowls Alberta at this weekend's AGM.
As the new Head Umpire for the province, your impact on the sport was felt by bowlers everywhere this season even though you never made an official ruling on the grass. Your time spent offering officiating training to interested recruits and light-hearted pop quiz rule questions and videos on Facebook were outstanding.
Of course, you will forever be known as the one who immortalized "The Shot" on the Lego Lawn Bowls League. Cheers mate!
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Well deserved Dwayne. Congratulations 👏👏👏👍👍🍻🍻
Well done Dwayne
So well deserved Dwayne. Congrats.
There are many ways that people can support their Clubs. You can volunteer on a Committee or on the Board. You can be a Safety Volunteer. You can be a draw master or Coach to guests or new players. You can setup shades, tables or chairs, arrange mats or rakes, or chalk lines.
However, for some it is difficult to commit the time to volunteering. Another option to show your support is through a financial donation.
The Support For Sport grant by the Parks Foundation and the Calgary Flames Foundation is an ideal way to make a financial contribution go even further. For each dollar donated to our Club through the Foundations, the Club receives a grant for up to 50% of the donation. As an added bonus, your donation is tax deductible.
Total grant funding is limited, so your donation is urgently requested. The fundraising program ends December 31, 2020.
To make a donation, click the link below, select “DONATE TO SPORT” and remember to pick “Calgary Lawn Bowling Club S4S” to help the Club.
“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”
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Members of our club might be playing there.Keep your eyes on this event.LAWN BOWLS SCHEDULE UNVEILED FOR BIRMINGHAM 2022
The daily schedule for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been released today, with the organisers confirming the summer of 2022 is set for a spectacular home Games.
The lawn bowls action will run for nine consecutive days, commencing at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, on Friday 29th July through until Saturday 6th August.
The Games, the largest sports event to be held in UK since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will feature 19 sports, with eight para sports integrated into the programme, creating the biggest para sports offering in Commonwealth Games history.
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With snow officially in the forecast, Albert Wong and the crew from Specialty Turf brought out the tarps today. We’re all tucked in for a long winter’s nap. Here’s to the conclusion of a very interesting season!
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Kudos to Ken and company. The greens were magnificent this year. It's too bad others couldn't have enjoyed them as well...maybe next year (fingers crossed).
Thank you Bowls Canada for highlighting our Facebook page as to how social media can spread the word.
“Check out the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club’s page, or the Burlington Lawn Bowling Club’s page to see some great examples of how this is done. Their posts are informative, positive, and helpful to any new bowler stopping by their pages, while also celebrating their member community.”
#LawnBowls #BowlsAlberta #BowlsCanadaThis week we are sharing a two-part blog series that outlines some tips for using social media. The first part in the series is for clubs or provinces who don’t have any social media accounts yet and need to distinguish between the different platforms and communicate with new audiences. Part two is for clubs and provinces who already have social media accounts and need to target existing members.
Part 1: https://biasedbowls.ca/2020/10/…
Part 2: https://biasedbowls.ca/2020/10/…
Cette semaine, nous partageons une série de blogs en deux parties qui présentent certains trucs pour bien utiliser les médias sociaux. Cette première partie s’adresse aux clubs et aux provinces qui n’ont pas encore de compte de médias sociaux et qui doivent choisir entre les différentes plateformes et communiquer avec de nouveaux publics. La Partie 2 s’adresse aux clubs et aux provinces qui ont déjà des comptes de médias sociaux et qui doivent viser leurs membres actuels.
Partie 1: https://biasedbowls.ca/fr/2020/…
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Looking for a beautiful card to let someone know you care? Check out these handmade designs. A lovely fundraising idea for Bow Cliff 55+. Priced at $3 each or two for $5.
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We celebrate International Day of the Girl today. Whether you are a club member, competitor, official, coach, administrator, volunteer, or on a Board, thank you for all you do for our sport! Calgary LBC is proud that half our board is made up of talented and spirited ladies.
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 🍗🥧🍷🍽Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Despite the impact of a pandemic on this past bowling season there were many highlights and much still to celebrate and be thankful for! Enjoy the long weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Thanksgiving to all at Bowls Alberta Have A Great Day Take Care
A sad time of year, doing the final touches at season’s end. Thank you Peter and Philip Gervais for taking time today. Thank you Ken, Kevin, Jackson and Albert from Specialty Turf for making our greens great again. The greens are now sanded and levelled, awaiting tarps to be tucked in for the winter. Thanks to Fred as our Safety Officer, whom kept us all in line this season. Thank you again to all the other volunteers who put in countless hours to make our season a success.
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This was a good season of Bowling Happy Thanksgiving to all Members Stay Safe Stay Healthy see you next year
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
CALLING ALL CALGARY LBC SUPPORTERS!
The Parks Foundation has partnered with the Calgary Flames Foundation to develop a NEW fundraising program to support the operational needs of local sport non-profits called “Support for Sport” (S4S).
Know that any contribution you make will go directly to our Club, be 100% tax deductible to you, AND the Club will receive a S4S grant of up to 50%.
The funds and the grant can be used by the Club for operating costs (like utilities, insurance, etc.) and capital projects (like resurfacing the cedar wood or fixing the east gate and concrete). We are targeting to raise $10,000, so every contribution helps!
The program runs until December 31, 2020 and grant funds are limited, so we urge you to donate TODAY!
Just click the DONATE TO SPORT button on the link below and make sure to select “Calgary Lawn Bowling Club S4S” to support the Club!
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Great bowls today by CLBC members Sue and Florence! Bittersweet day since it was our last day of bowls for the season...sad we won’t be together again on our greens until spring, but the volunteers are grateful for a break. Wonderful fall weather capped off an unusual playing season beautifully! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks again to all the safety volunteers and draw masters. Without you guys this year would not have happened. Thanks again see you next year
It was a great lawn bowling day!! I was the opposing skip to Florence. Both teams bowled well but my team of Keith Bacon and Sue Bente persevered. So sad this is the last day of the season but hopeful for 2021.
I want to say have a great off season Stay Safe Stay Healthy See you all next year I will miss all of you to also The Volunteers and Draw Masters did a very good job this season Congratulations to the new Board Members to
Thank you to all the volunteers from CLBC. Even with a short season this year due to the Covid-19. Every time I step on the green and I always end up having an enjoyable time. I wish you all have a good winter, stay safe and look after yourself and your love one. See you all in 2021 and hopefully things would get better. Love you all.😘
A short thank you message from Tim and Kathy from Pride Lawn Bowling
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Cathy Tim it was great that you came to the Bowling You both take care stay safe stay healthy see you next year
A fun little video montage to recap the 2020 Season for the Calgary LBC. We called it the “Pandemic Edition.” We shared this with our members during the AGM today. Just click the image below to see it. #BowlsAlberta #BowlsCanada #LawnBowls ... See MoreSee Less
Great job Calgary! 👍👍 From my club (Dartmouth NS) to yours...have a safe Winter!
Calgary LBC members join us for our virtual AGM via Zoom Saturday October 3 at 12:00. Hear about the latest developments, upcoming projects, and share your opinions. Check your email for details.
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Are u going to remind me David?.. please😉
Excellent. Love your new bowls.
Way to go Laura
We would like to take a moment to recognize the efforts of one of our Club Coaches, Peter Mok. For many of us newer bowlers, he has taken us under his wing to give support and confidence to compete on the provincial and national level. He is always showing guidance and encouragement to up and coming players. 👏👏👏👍👍👍 #BowlsAlberta #BowlsCanada ... See MoreSee Less
Not only a seasoned Coach, but a key member of our Board Executive. We are truly lucky to have access to his skills and passion for the game, our Club, and Canada’s place on the world stage. Thank you, Derek. 👏👏👏👍👍👍 #BowlsAlberta ... See MoreSee Less
Yep. He’s the man 👍👍👍
So great to see the talent that Alberta athletes have at their disposal. As a Club we also know of Pat Vos’ passion for the development of our sport as Executive Director of Bowls Alberta. No wonder Alberta is a strong contender on the podium! 👏👏👏👍👍👍Let’s say #ThanksCoach to Pat Vos, who coaches at the Commonwealth LBC in Alberta and recently took advantage of BCB’s Women in Coaching grant to further her coaching education. Here’s a little bit about Pat:
When I picked up bowls 13 years ago, I received minimal instruction from a bunch of players! Some of what I learned was great, some was contradictory, and some set me on a path of bad habits. I was simply thrown into the game and no coaching was available. That’s the number one reason I became a coach…I want all newcomers to our sport to receive assistance learning the basics skills, learning them well, and having a blast doing so. I want their first experiences to be so enjoyable we have them hooked for life!
With no opportunity to coach this year I applied for the BCB Women’s Coaching Grant to at least stay active by furthering my coaching education. I took the NCCP courses Making Ethical Decisions, Teaching and Learning, Basic Mental Skills and Design a Basic Sport Program. I also took two Respect in Sport modules, Keeping Girls in Sport and Gender Equity Lens. Much of what I learned helps me move from Club Coach to the final steps of becoming a certified Competitive Coach.
My goals for coaching include working with the youth at my home club, working with the AB Head Coach to set up a development program for all AB youth, and introducing para athletes to our sport and preparing them to compete nationally.
The highlight of my coaching so far was meeting and introducing visually impaired athlete, Viviane Forest, Canada’s first para-athlete to win a gold in both the Winter and Summer Games, to our sport! She enjoyed the challenge of lawn bowls, quickly picked up the skills, and hopefully we will see her back on the greens next summer. ... See MoreSee Less
Another amazing Team Canada 🇨🇦 National Coach. Anyone who has been lucky enough to talk with him knows of his love of the sport and wanting to put Canada on the map in international bowls. #BowlsCanada ... See MoreSee Less
good job you did & everyone involved. A special tribute to our Safety Officer Fred. Better be safe than sorry.😃
Thank you for the very kind words. This is a sport I love and I guess you could say I'm a bit fanatic about. I just cannot say enough positive things about lawn bowling, the fresh air, sportsmanship, competition, social, friendship, mentorship, coaching, games, practice, drills, oh yes and coffee, tea, wine, beer and fun, so much fun by all and with everyone.
Great Great Bowling
That was in Willowdale. Two natural greens and one artificial. A great time and the hotel so close we were able to walk to it. My 4s team got to the bronze medal match against Nova Scotia which, unfortunately, we lost. We had beaten them in the round robin.
Shorts and t-shirts tonight! Awesome weather and all rinks were in use. Congratulations Patricia Walker and Marylyn Ballinger for sharing gold 🥇 in the final standings. Thank you Cathy Gervais for being a great draw master this season. 👏👏👏
Nice Photos Cathy Did Do A Great Job Congratulations To Patricia And Marylyn On Their Great Bowling