At Calgary Lawn Bowling Club, we understand many of our members and visitors are concerned about where our game of bowls sits within Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, please visit our page at calgarylawnbowlingclub.ca/covid-19/
If you are a lawn bowls person please join the challenge of posting a lawn bowls photo. Just one picture, no description. Please copy the text in your status, post a picture, tag five bowlers and look at some great memories/pictures. Missing lawn bowls.
Your turn, Jon MacDonald, Ken Olsvik, Kevin John Childs, Francis Standen ... See MoreSee Less
Bowls Alberta has officially cancelled their 2020 provincial events...
“These are unprecedented times we are facing as Covid-19 continues to spread and affects all of our lives. As such we are taking direction from our Canadian and Provincial government, from Health Canada and from Bowls Canada. Nothing is more important than the health and well being of our full lawn bowls community. As such please note that all activities planned for this year in regards to provincial championships and tournaments have been canceled. We will adjust in the weeks ahead as the situation unfolds. Please stay safe! And blessings to all those working on the ‘front lines’ to ensure the needs of those that are ill or are isolating are being met.” ... See MoreSee Less
Sad but necessary. Same actions taken in New Zealand. Clubs may want to come up with strategies to keep members on the books, and involved.
Bowls Canada has created an online hub for the latest information regarding COVID-19 including a series of Frequently Asked Questions for clubs and bowlers. Check it out here: https://bowlscanada.com/en/news/… ... See MoreSee Less
Who else is known for bowling in corduroy shorts!!! Our own Derek Dillon will be a special guest on this week’s podcast. A MUST SEE!! Bowls Alberta Bowls Canada BoulingrinThe Canadian Bowler Show will air its FIFTH LIVE episode on Saturday, March 28th @ 11:00 AM EST
This episode will have updates on the recent happenings around the world, a special guest interview, a new fun online bracket tournament to crown the greatest lawn bowler of all time and more!
Join the community and connect with us!
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Congratulations Derek Dillon on becoming the first ever recipient of the Honoured Athletic Leader Award by the Calgary Booster Club for the sport of Lawn Bowls for 2020. The award recognizes supporters of athleticism in Calgary from grassroots development levels up to the elite.
Derek began his career in Australia back in 1982, but has become a force in Canadian bowls since 2013. He has represented Alberta at the Canadian National Championships 9 times and has collected one gold, two silver and one bronze medals. His most recent was a silver medal along with teammate Greg Wilson last summer at the Nationals held at the Burlington Lawn Bowling Club.
“Derek’s passion for our sport is outstanding and his leadership has helped develop many players across Alberta”, said Trevor Pohle, President of Bowls Alberta. “Derek was appointed our provincial head coach in 2017... and has coached our athletes at five national championships and helped them bring home several medals”, he added.
“Derek is one of only two coaches in Canada who have attained the status of certified Performance Coach — the highest level of certification available in the sport of Bowls”, commented Anna Mees, Executive Director of Bowls Canada Boulingrin. “Athletes consistently indicate that Derek’s constructive, supportive and positive approach is instrumental to their success and growth”, she added.
“He is a proud supporter of Youth bowls and travels relentlessly across the province, almost entirely at his own expense, to provide clinics to all the major Clubs in Alberta”, said Mike O’Reilly, President of the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club.
Congratulations Derek on achieving this award! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations brother, you are a star. You have taken some ribbing in your time for your passion for bowls so looks like you have the last laugh. Well done.
Congratulations Son, the award is certainly well deserved.
A fitting reward for your passion to the sport Derek. Congrats.
Congratulations to you on your big win well done
Congratulations Derek well done xxx
Well done Derek,great achievement
Congratulations Derek! Awesome award 🥂
Congratulations Derek Dillon well done 👍
Well done Derek! 🎉👍👍👏
Well done Derek
Congratulations Derek, fantastic achievement
Wonderful, Derek. Well deserved.
Congratulations Derek 💚
Congratulations Derek 💚
Congratulations Derek A long way from the Beaches
Noice mate ...
Congrats Derek!!! Well deserved.
Well done that man .....
Very Proud of you. You have worked very hard.
Awesome, Congratulations Derek.
Congratulations Derek well done!
To all our members and the bowling community at large (and for everyone for that matter), during these difficult times of COVID-19 know that you are not alone. You have a strong community of supporters who can help you if you need it. You can help by checking in with those more vulnerable to ensure they are doing well. Reach out for assistance if you need to and together we will manage our way through this. Be well! 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
We know what we are doing Saturday! 👀Don't forget to set your alarms and check your notifications to be there for the next LIVE Canadian Bowler Show! We will be streaming at 11am EST on Saturday, March 14th! We will discuss BPL11, COVID-19 and sports, Coach's Corner and another special guest interview! Can you guess by the teaser picture who it is??? See you there!
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In celebration of International Women's Week, we honour the contributions of the Women of Calgary LBC and those women everywhere that work to develop our Clubs and the sport of Bowls. A special dedication to Board members Cathy Selzler, Evelyn MacLeod, and Cheryl Storrow for their commitment in helping create a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all within our Community. 👏👏👏 #BowlsAlberta #BowlsCanadaBoulingrin #WorldBowls
#IWW2020 #EachforEqual ... See MoreSee Less
Is that Calgary Bowler Joanna Cooper alongside her team in Australia? Those Canadians are sneaking in everywhere! 🇨🇦 #BroadbeachBullsRunners Up District Fours 2020
Lynn Cuthbertson(L) ... See MoreSee Less
Dwayne Hauck keeps the entries coming for our "Wear in World" contest -- again sporting his Calgary LBC shirt as he travels the world. This time showing off his 4s team along with Bev Robinson after being in the money in Omakua, NZ with teammates Pam and Bruce. If he wins our contest, the prize should be to replace his existing Club shirt -- its starting to wear out! ... See MoreSee Less
Ryan is bowling up a storm and the rest of the Murray Steamers are not too shabby either. 😁💕
Wish I were there for some R&R and of course Lawn Bowling
Our newest “WEAR” IN THE WORLD photo contest submission comes from Justin Dusablon and Bob Selzler wearing their CLBC Club shirts while competing this past week in the South Central Division Open at Johnson Lawn Bowling Club in Sun City West, Arizona.
Be sure to Like and Share our “WEAR” IN THE WORLD photo submissions.
Don’t forget to send in your photos proudly wearing your Club shirts outside of Alberta! ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck !
Who remembers bowling with Steve Nelson (left), former Calgary Lawn Bowling Club member in the 1980’s when CLBC was in the old downtown location?
Today CLBC member Bob Selzler (right) had the pleasure of bowling against him in the South Central Division Open in Sun City West, Arizona. He had fond memories of bowling at CLBC. Steve now resides in Greenville, South Carolina and is a former US champion. ... See MoreSee Less
Nice to see your posts I was missing them.
nice pic Bob. (:
Some great results from the South Central Division (Bowls USA) Open tournament in Sun City and Sun City West (Phoenix area), Arizona...
Cathy Selzler, Jan Robinson, Patricia Walker & Ann Sherman's team came 2nd in the Championship flight of the Women’s Fours!
In the Men’s Triples competition, Ken Olsvik's team, including Rob Behncke & Bill Brault won the Championship flight! Bob Selzler, Lou Cohen & Ivan Hyland finished in the 3rd flight, and Justin Dusablon’s team won the 5th flight! ... See MoreSee Less
We so proud of them all congratulations to all 👍👍
Congratulations to all. Well done.
Great Bowling to all Congratulations on your Games
Way to go guys. Congratulations. 👍😎
Great job ladies and gentlemen
WTG Guys and Gals
In case you missed the live show, Episode #1 of the Canadian Bowler Podcast with Luke Caldwell and Darryl Fitzgerald. Check out all the names from Team Alberta who made it to the podium at the 2019 Canadian National Championships in Burlington -- several from our Club! See some great Coaching tips from a Pairs match including our own Greg Wilson and Derek Dillon. Finally an interview with one of Canada's most iconic player. Great job fellas! ... See MoreSee Less
Tune in to another episode of the Canadian Bowler podcast this Saturday. The best source of the latest goings on in Canadian bowls.The next episode of The Canadian Bowler Show will be going live Saturday, February 8th at 11am EST. Set your alarms and join us live on our YouTube Channel!
We will be discussing the results of the 2019 Canadian Championships, preview the 2020 season, taking your questions, Coach's Corner and a special guest interview!
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Ladies who may be interested in achieving high level coaching accreditation stand a good chance of receiving a grant from Bowls Canada. Check it out.Grants Still Available!
Despite a nearly 50/50 split of men and women in bowls in Canada, there are significantly fewer women coaches than men. Women have different life and leadership experiences, values, and attitudes which equip them with valuable sport expertise and perspective. To help encourage women to begin, or further advance, their coaching pathway, BCB is pleased to offer 5 grants of up to $200 to assist women in their coaching endeavours. Read more here: https://bowlscanada.com/en/news/… ... See MoreSee Less
What a grand old Club in Glasgow. Even in the early 1900s they saw value in using drop sheets Ken Olsvik! 😃The original clubhouse in the background would set this photo in the early 1900s. Glad to say we still occupy the same space and not much has changed in the surrounding areas #Hyndland #westendglasgow #bowls ... See MoreSee Less
Wow! Can’t believe our wee club has made it all the way to the reaches of Candada!
If you are using ground sheets you must have a passionate greenkeeper who cares about all bowlers enjoying the game.