Wall of Fame

Celebrating Contributions & Accomplishments


Builders & Athletes

April 2016 Inductee

Coach at Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh

Alex Marshall


Alex was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1941 and was just a young lad when he began playing bowls entering league play already at 15. He immigrated to Canada when he was 29 years old and joined the Garneau Club in Edmonton. His involvement in the sport here in Canada continued for many years as both player and coach. Alex showed his passion for the sport by giving back in many leadership roles. His best and proudest memory was walking into the stadium at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Lawn Bowls Alberta is proud to induct Alex onto our Wall of Fame in the Builder category.

Major Accomplishments and Contributions:
  • Chairman of Host Committee for the 1977 Canadians
  • Vice President for Bowls 1978 Commonwealth Games
  • Certification Coordinator for Coaching in AB as appointed in 1978
  • President of ALBA (before incorporated as LBAA)
  • Represented Alberta numerous times at Canadian Championships
  • Player on the Canadian National Team in 1979-1980
  • Founding member of Commonwealth LBC
  • Spent six years on National Team Committee
  • Greens Chairman for four Canadians Championships in Edmonton
  • LBAA Director 2003-2011, serving six years as Vice President

April 2020 Inductee

Margaret Fettes


Margaret was born in Scotland in 1945 and later immigrated to Canada. Her involvement in the sport here in Canada has spanned many years, and through her play and volunteer roles she demonstrated her passion for the sport. She has been involved in Lawn bowls as a player, a coach, an umpire, and a member on many committees including several Canadian Championship committees. Margaret was a coach herself but was also able to share her knowledge of coaching with others through her position as a qualified coaching course instructor. Margaret was also an umpire officiating over several years at the provincial and national levels, including being the Chief Umpire at the Blind Bowler’s Championships. We are proud to induct Margaret onto our Wall of Fame as a Builder and Athlete.

Major Accomplishments and Contributions:
  • Lawn Bowls Alberta executive board member (Secretary and Vice President) 1984 – 1990
  • Alberta Provincial Director to Bowls Canada Boulingrin 1990-1995
  • Bowls Canada Boulingrin executive member 1993 – 1999 (including Vice President and President)
  • Assistant Coach to the Canadian National Team in 1991
  • Played on the Canadian National Team 1992 – 1994
  • Played in the Commonwealth Games 1994
  • Canadian Representative in the Women’s World Indoor Bowls in Scotland 1994
  • Won Gold in Fours at the Asia Pacific Games
  • Won Gold twice in Fours and once in Pairs in the Canadian Championships
  • Team Manager at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002.
  • Director for World Bowls 2004 – 2010