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Long Term Service Award

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Every fall we also recognize someone who has contributed significantly for many years to the organization and growth of lawn bowls in Alberta.  We salute Margaret Bruce, member of the Commonwealth Club, who has served on the board for her home club as well as a few times at the provincial level.  She has been an umpire and officiated not only at provincial events but was head umpire for one national championship. She was an outstanding player representing Alberta a few times at Canadian Championships.  Margaret has filled the role of drawmaster for provincial events. And Margaret has been instrumental in helping organize and run Canadian Championships over the years.  The 2022 Long Term Service award is presented to Margaret Bruce!


Annual Awards

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At the Membership Meeting on October 15, 2022, our annual award recipients were announced. Congratulations to Barb Moll, of the Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Club for her many contributions over the past year.  She was chair of the Youth Development Committee and led youth events at her club. She was instrumental in working with Boccia Alberta to have them host their provincial championships at her club.  And she helped host the Medicine Hat Memorial Triples. The MH Club is fortunate to have someone who is so dedicated to the growth of our sport!  Barb was awarded the 2022 Volunteer of the Year award.

 


Para Singles Championships

A big thank you to Heather Mackie as the Drawmaster and George Hamilton as the Umpire for the Para Singles Championships which were held at the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club, July 30, 31 and August 1st. Well done to the visually impaired bowlers Geoff Conner (B1), Vivian Kwan (B2), Heather Hannett (B3) and Zachary Abdalla (Classification unknown).  A big thank you to Glen Brunel who helped introduce three of his former curling wheelchair players to the game of lawn bowls.  Congrats to Ann Hibberd, Jack Smart and Bruno Yizek who played in a round robin tournament together and survived a very hot weekend of play!  For player results see the Provincial Results Page.


Mixed Pairs Championships conclude…

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Thank you to the Rotary Park for hosting the Provincial Mixed Pairs Championships this past weekend and to Joanna Cooper for being drawmaster and to Dwayne and Bev Hauck for sharing the umpire duties. With 12 teams participating we had two pools of 6 players playing in a round robin format and the top two from each pool advanced.  Play was exceptional from all the teams as they played again in very hot conditions!

Congratulations to the medalists:
Gold: Brian and Debbie Ranger
Silver: Ju Hyun Cho & Linda Kodnar
Bronze: Keith Bacon & Marilyn Ballinger

For pictures check our Facebook page.


The Pairs Championships Trophies Presented!

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This past weekend the Provincial Pairs Championships were held at the Commonwealth Lawn Bowling club with five women’s teams and nine men’s teams battling on the greens and surviving the hot weather! After 5o games…many very close…the top teams rose to the playoff rounds. Six more games were played for the playoff rounds and the winners were declared!

Women’s Pairs
Gold: Joanna Cooper & Jenn MacDonald
Silver: Alexis Gallacher & Kiera Schaelow
Bronze: Pauline Wong & Cheryl Storrow

Men’s Pairs
Gold: Greg Wilson & Derek Dillon
Silver: Roy Riege & Keith Johnson
Bronze: Kevin Dusablon & Justin Dusablon

The Melissa Ranger Memorial Trophy was presented by Debbie Ranger to Joanna and Jenn. The George Shillabeer Memorial Trophy was presented by Pat Vos to Greg and Derek, for the second time!


Youth Championships were a HUGE success!

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The Alberta Youth Championships for U18 and U25 were held July 9 and 10 at the Highlands Lawn Bowling Club in Edmonton.  A small U12 tournament was also added as a trial event.  Fifteen youth competed in the various divisions and the games were amazing to watch.  The skill level was already great to begin with but for many of the players it improved by leaps and bounds over the two days!  Everyone was a winner in their own way and have laid a great foundation for continuing to build up the youth programs both in Calgary and in Edmonton!

The medalists are listed on the 2022 Results Page.  Those that will represent Alberta at the Canadian Championships being held the first week of August in Ontario, are our U25 players Alexis Gallacher and Brad Roden and our U18 players Kiera Schaelow, Teryn Mitchell, Easton Couturier, and Mohammed Barakat!

Thank you Highlands and all your volunteers for hosting such a great event! And thank you the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta for the funding we receive to not only put on great events but also to send players for a great adventure and the privilege of representing Alberta at the Canadian Championships!

For pictures visit the Facebook pages of Highlands Lawn Bowling Club, Calgary Lawn Bowling Club and of Bowls Alberta!


Provincial Fours Championships results!

The Stanley Park Club in Calgary again hosted a great Championship for the 5 Women’s Teams and the 9 Men’s Teams that competed over the June 24-26 weekend.  The Bronze medalists are the women’s team of Joanna Cooper, Claire Day, Jenn MacDonald and Amanda Berg and the men’s team of Dwayne Hauck, Bob Selzler, Brent Warren and Stephen Meloche.  The Silver medalists are the women’s team of Pauline Wong, Cheryl Storrow, Leona Hatton and Lorna Hatton and the men’s team of Roy Riege, Kevin Dusablon, Peter Mok and Keith Johnson. And finally the Gold Medalists and the teams representing Alberta at the Canadian Championships are the women’s team of Jan Robinson, Bev Robinson, Peggy Plathan and Patricia Walker and the men’s team of Pat Bird, Francis Standen, John MacDonald and Mike O’Reilly.  A huge congratulations to all the players and a big thank you to the many volunteers that helped host the tournament!


Alberta’s Single Champions on to Canadian Championships

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It was a great weekend of competitions at the Alberta Provincial Championships. We hit a record of men’s entries with 22! And the women featured 6 strong players. After 63 singles games the medalists that will represent AB at the Canadian Singles Championships are:

Women’s:
Gold: Joanna Cooper
Silver: Bev Robinson
Bronze: Jan Robinson

Men’s:
Gold: Roy Riege
Silver: Pat Bird
Bronze: Greg Wilson

Congratulations to all the competitors and a huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped ensure the event was a quality experience for all!


Make a donation to Bowls Alberta ???

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Have you ever considered making a donation to Bowls Alberta?  Maybe to support youth development?  Maybe to help with Tournament costs?  Maybe for helping with programming for making our clubs inclusive?  Currently the Government of AB has a Donation Matching Program set up for all sport associations!  If you donate a minimum of $20….or $50 or $100….you will receive a Tax Receipt and Bowls Alberta will receive double your donation for whatever programming you request. And its easy…please consider a donation and go to Sport, physical activity and recreation donation form | Alberta.ca   For further information visit: Donation Fund Program | Alberta Sport
Thanks for considering and please spread the word to other members and or friends of our sport!


Edmonton Hotel Sponsor

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The Yellowhead Nova hotel is just down Groat Road from the Commonwealth Club.  As in past years they are again sponsoring all our Edmonton events by giving us a 10% commission on all hotel stays for Bowls Alberta events. Please considering staying there!  Here is their rate sheet and instructions for booking a room for this year:  Bowls-RateSheet2022