Category Entry: News Item 2020

JumpStart Sport Relief Funding

Category : News Item 2020

We are thrilled to be one of the 668 sport and recreation organizations across Canada to receive a grant from the Jumpstart  Sport Relief Fund!

Jumpstart LogoAlong with Jumpstart, we understand the role sport plays in the health and well-being of kids and their families and we are thrilled to have the extra funding to ensure safe and fun programs are set up at several of our clubs to welcome youth and families to our clubs next summer. For further information and to give input please email the chair of our Youth Development Committee at

We’ll provide further information on specific programming enhancements as a result of the funding as details are finalized.


Bowls Alberta AGM

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The 2020 AGM will be held via the Zoom platform on Oct. 17 beginning at 11 AM.  Affiliated members wishing to participate as guests will need to register beforehand. Please send the office an email and you will be sent an agenda for the meeting.  Club delegates must be appointed by their club board and as such are given the right to vote at the meeting. Information will be sent to the club presidents and secretaries.

Sharing information from BCB

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Information about COVID-19 is overwhelming! The latest edition of the Biased Bowls blog breaks down some of the available information to help clubs and provincial associations with their decision making as we all grapple with the immediate impacts of COVID-19. Read the latest issue here:…/20/coronavirus-what-does-it-all-m…/

Season on hold…

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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 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.

2020 Development Squad Applications are available

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Development of players continues to be a priority for Bowls Alberta. We desire continued success for AB Teams competing at Canadian Championships and we wish to provide a clear pathway for our top athletes to apply and be selected for the Canadian Squad. Therefore a Development Squad will again be identified for 2020 and members will receive opportunities to develop their skills and receive support from the AB Head Coach.


The application process for the 2020 Development Team is now open.  If you have any questions please contact the Bowls AB office.  The Application and Declaration Form must be submitted by March 25 with the team being announced at the April 18 Spring Membership Meeting.


To ensure you understand the procedure and team criteria please review the Development Team Selection Policy 2020


Development Squad Application and Declaration Form


Planning the 2020 Season

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Bowls AB’s Board has met a few times over the last couple of months and appointments have been made to committees.  And these committees are actively planning for another full calendar of events:

  • The Bowling Program Committee is in the final stages of approving the calendar.
  • The Athlete Development Committee and Head Coach are confirming dates and a location for the AB BC Test Match and will make applications for the 2020 Development Squad available very soon.
  • The Youth Committee has met and are making plans for some special events again as they work to support and to increase the number of youth across our province.
  • BA is pleased to announce the appointment of a new provincial head umpire:  Dwayne Hauck of Calgary.  Dwayne comes with a wealth of experience having been an official for other sports, and having officiated at the highest levels of competition, the  Commonwealth Games and Olympics.  Plans for Umpire Courses are Edmonton and Medicine Hat are already in the works.
  • The Finance Committee is busy reviewing policies and making recommendations.
  • Calgary and Edmonton club meetings are planned for Feb. 15 and Feb. 10 respectfully.

And finally the date and location for the Spring Membership meeting is being confirmed and will be announced next week.  Stay tuned and watch our Facebook page for further updates on all the work and plans.  2020 is going to be an exciting year!

2019 AGM update

The 2019 AGM was attended by reps from all member clubs along with six guests and two board members. It was a very information and interactive meeting and we thank everyone that gave up a Saturday to attend! We were delighted to have guests from the Red Deer Steering Committee as well who are working on resurrecting a club in their city!
A new board was elected as follows:
President: Trevor Pohle
1st Vice President: Herman Cooper
2nd Vice President: Greg Wilson
Treasurer: Margaret Bruce
Secretary: Heather Mackie
Director at Large: Justin Dusablon
And the 50 50 Raffle winner was none other than our ‘retiring’ secretary Glenda McPherson! She won $548.  Thank you to those that sold and bought tickets for this fundraiser.
The recipient of the Long Term Service Award for 2019 is Greg Dolsky. Greg suddenly passed away the beginning of this season and we wished to acknowledge his contributions particularly in helping develop coaching curriculum at the national level. He also represented AB many times as a player and contributed lots at the club level as a coach. Greg, you left a huge void!
The Volunteer of the Year is Judy Smith. She was the team manager for the AB Team that attended the Youth Championship as well as a member of the Bowls AB Youth Development Council. Thank you Judy!
Last of all we acknowledged and thanked Dave Cox for his many contributions over many years at the national, provincial and club level. We wish Dave and partner Glenda McPherson all the best as they move this winter to Australia!