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Donations Matched!

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SPAR, the Albert government branch that supports sports, has a Donation Program for all sport associations whereby one can receive a tax receipt for a donation.  For this year they have added a special matching campaign!  Please consider making a donation for sponsorship, to help provide a Singles Championship trophy, to support athlete development of our youth…whatever is dear to your heart. Minimum donation is $50…which doubles!

Please consider if this is the year you can donate and help make a long-term impact for our sport!  It is easy and simple if you follow this link: Sport, physical activity and recreation donation form | Alberta.ca  More information can also be found here.

Thanks, from the Board Directors of Bowls Alberta!

 


Umpire Training opportunity

Category : News Item 2022

The Officiating Committee will be offering the Umpire Course in Edmonton on June 16 and/or 17.  If you are interested please contact our Head Umpire, Dwayne Hauck at umpire@bowlsalberta.com for further details.


Category : News Item 2022

Are you interested in becoming an umpire?  Members that once played very competitively and now enjoy playing our sport for recreation and life-long health and social benefits,  have a great opportunity to give back by becoming an umpire and officiating provincial tournaments!  One can also positively impact their club by having a great understanding of the rules of bowls.  We have an opportunity coming up in Edmonton for you to be trained on June 16 and/or 17 and then going on to get experience officiating with a trained umpire for the Provincial Singles Championships. Contact our Head Umpire Dwayne at umpire@bowlsalberta.com if you are interested and/or would like more information!


Announcing the 2022 Athlete Development Team

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The applications were submitted during the month of March and reviewed by the selection committee early in April. Today we are pleased to announce the Athlete Development Team made up of 5 women and 7 men. These athletes will work more closely with our Head Coach, Derek, and have some extra development sessions to attend. Four women and four men will also be selected to represent AB in the AB BC Test Match which is scheduled to be held at the Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling Club the end of May. Congratulations to all the athletes! To see who made the squad check out our website Athlete Development page.


Bowls Alberta’s AGM

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Our Annual General Membership meeting is scheduled for April 9 over Zoom. All Club delegates and all visitors must register through the office and will receive further information:  office@bowlsalberta.com.  The meeting begins at 10:30 am and should be completed by noon.

 


AB’s 2022 Athlete Development Squad

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Do you have less than 10 years experience and are you interested in working with Bowls Alberta’s Head Coach, Derek Dillon, to further develop your skills with an eye on playing competitively at the provincial, national, and maybe even the international level?  Then you should fill out an application and submit it to the Bowls Alberta office before the end of March. For further information and to access the application form visit the BA Athlete Development page.


2022 Calendar of Events

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The full calendar of events has been posted as a PDF so you can download it and print a copy for yourself. 2022 BA Calendar of Events


Club Coach Courses

Are you interested in becoming a Club Coach?  Courses are now open for registration.  The course in Calgary is set for Friday evening, April 1 and then finishing off on Saturday, April 2.  The course in Edmonton is set for Friday April 8 and finishing off on Sunday, April 10.  Those those that can’t make the Friday evenings they can take 4 out of the 8 modules online via Zoom on March 19…so you must register before the end of this week!  You can register at this LINK  Contact the Bowls Alberta office if you have questions about the course fees.


Club Coach Courses available this Spring

Category : News Item 2022

The Club Coach Course has been developed by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and by Bowls Canada Boulingrin.  It has recently been updated, piloted, a few further refinements and is now available for delivery. Coach Facilitators Derek and Pat will also add a new developed module on Coaching Athletes with Disabilities specific to lawn bowling.

This course is designed for someone with at least two or three years experience as a player and wishes to share their enjoyment of the game by introducing others to the basics of the game and the safe and welcoming environment of their club. It also helps prepare those volunteers who offer to help with a corporate or other visiting group on how to help newbies begin playing and enjoy a positive experience.

Current Club Coaches who have trained over six years ago are encouraged to also retake the course.  There will also be a refresher course later in the spring for all coaches.

Are you interested in coaching and taking a course? Know someone who is interested?

Please contact Pat to register at  office@bowlsalberta.com

For dates of courses visit our Coaching Development Page.


2022 Calendar of Events

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The Committees have been busy over the last few months, clubs have accepted to be hosts and so the Calendar of Events for 2022 is ready to share. We acknowledge that the pandemic isn’t over but we are very hopeful that this summer will be back to ‘normal’!   You can access the calendar here: Bowls AB 2022 Calendar