The OLBA Nominations Committee:
Edith Pedden, Chair
Bob North, OLBA Past-President
Garry Ross, 2nd Vice-Chair, District 16
The current OLBA board will resign at the OLBA Fall meeting on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 in Woodstock.
Now is the time for all bowlers to give back to the sport they love by considering nomination to the board!
It will be an interesting and rewarding experience and shape the future of lawn bowls in Ontario.
The nominations committee is looking for representation from across the entire province, as well as equal representation of all genders.
If you are willing to consider this opportunity please fill out the attached Candidate Qualification form and scan and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Edith Pedden, 471 Silvery Lane, Maberly, Ontario, K0H 2B0 by September 30th.
Please note, that if you are willing to stand for more than one position, it is not necessary to send in separate forms for each. Just circle all positions you are interested in.
Gold: District 10 (Mary Lou Richards, Mike Mogan, Jocelyn Mogan, Meno
Silver: District 7 (Larry Chaput, Bev Houston, Richard Bullock, Connie Steinman)
Bronze: District 8 (Pat Kaufmann, Ken Martin, Gerry Belair, Jim Spence)
Gold: District 7 (Owen Kirby)
Silver: District 14 (Michael
Bronze: District 9 (Eric Galipeau)
Gold: District 14 (Cori Millard)
Silver: District 14 (Baylee van
Bronze: District 14 (Adrianna
2017 CANADIAN SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ontario is hosting the 2017 Canadian Senior Triples
Championships and is looking for a host club. Please contact
OLBA President (email@example.com)
if you are interested in hosting this event next year.
REGIONAL FOURS CHAMPIONSHIPS Canadian Championship Stream (CCS)
Gold: District 5 (Remi Canuel, Ernie Gersok, Tom Hoffman, Frank Francella)
Silver: District 2 (Tom Roth, Jim Roth, Ron Whitehead, Craig Dorey)
Bronze: District 8 (Chris Bester, Ken Bester, Rick Allen, Bob Bester)
Gold: District 5 (Margaret Beacroft, Joan Way, Joyce Anderson, Ruby Du Feu)
Silver: District 2 (Sue Roth, Michelle Whitehead, Laurie Roth, Erin Dorey)
Bronze: District 8 (Glenda Courtice, Sandy Weatherall, Jane Godin, Theresa Bester)
Gold: District 10 (Steve McKerihen, David Anderson, Jeff Harding, Fred Wallbank)
Silver: District 11 (Gord Legacy, Steve Miller, Ron Charles, David Llewellyn)
Bronze: District 12 (Michael Wong, Raymond Cheung, MC Kwok,
Gold: District 12 (Elizabeth Cormack, Laila Hassan, Gloria Cheung, Helena Ho)
Silver: District 9 (Christine Wild, Mary Meldrum, Donna McCallum, Sheila Lumley)
Bronze: District 12 (Helen Wright, Jackie Hogan, Vera Richardson, Lan Tran)
ONTARIO FOURS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ontario Championship Stream (OCS)
Gold: District 6 (David Houtby, Ian MacPherson, John Bush, Jim Lepere)
Silver: District 14 (Rick Thompkins, Bob Guppy, Stan Zuly, Al Handelcher)
Bronze: District 12 (Arnie Markowitz, Mark Routledge, Jack Simboni, Thomas Wu)
Gold: District 11 (Wendy Switzer, Joan Marks, Anne Perkin, Margaret Summers)
Silver: District 8 (Pat Kaufmann, Vi Young, Shirley Walker, Gerry Belair)
Bronze: District 15 (Suzie Palmer, Mary Phoenix, Liz Reid, Mary Rowbotham)
2017 OLBA Coaches Clinics & 2017 O.L.B.A. Player Development Camps
The Ontario Lawn Bowling Association has been successful in providing our Members with 5 Club Coach Clinics, 1 Introductory Competitive Coach Clinic, and 3 Player Development Camps through 2016.
We are now looking forward to the 2017 Season.
The Club Coach is the backbone of member retention across Ontario. They provide encouragement, knowledge, and patience to the new bowler, and have made the difference in many cases of keeping or losing our hard won converts.
The Introductory Competitive Coach focuses on the “be a better bowler” programs, and helps players transition from playing strictly “jitneys” into more competitive club and outside tournaments.
Consider if your District would benefit from one of these clinics for 2017. A Coaches Clinic takes either one or two full days. They are usually in the month of May, but for clubs who have an indoor option, it might be possible to hold a Clinic in April. Minimum registration is set at 10 participants.
Player development camps can be tailored to any topic or series of topics. In 2016, we concentrated on Weight Control, as well as Head Development and Strategy. However, Specific Bowls Fitness, Marking for Individuals and/ or Teams, and other topics are possible.
Timing of these camps can be a little difficult. Weekends in May are usually good, but often the greens are not playable, which can defeat the purpose. Weekdays in June or July are great, but not everyone can take a day off during the week. All three camps in 2016 were sold out.
We do anticipate these camps will be in high demand for 2017. We can accommodate up to 32 participants for each of these one day camps.
If you are interested in any of these clinics or camps, please contact: Dave Burrows -
OLBA Coach Facilitators Needed For 2017
Coach Developer Professional Development Training Weekend September 30-October 2 Website
The Ontario Lawn Bowling Association has been very active in the past three years, in helping over 100 members become Club Coaches and/or Introductory Competition Coaches.
With the introduction of a third course (Developing Competition Coach) in the next year or two, and with the ongoing demand for Coaches courses, we would like YOU to consider becoming a Coach Facilitator for next season and beyond.
A Coach Facilitator is a group leader and in this case, a group leader of coaches. Probably best described as a coach of coaches assisting OLBA members to become coaches, and are integral to the OLBA Coaching Programs.
The proper term is a Learning Facilitator, and this position entails guiding coaches through the National Coaches Certification Programs in either the one day Club Coach Clinic or the two day Introductory Competitive Coach Clinic.
To become a facilitator you will need to attend a “Core Facilitator Training”.
The next “Core Facilitator Training” will take place September 30 through October 2 under the auspices of Coaches Ontario.
If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Dave Burrows through the OLBA.
Juniors and Under 25 Championships
Monday, August 1st to Monday, August 8th
North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club North Vancouver, British Columbia
- If you have never been to a lawn bowling club, are just looking for more information about lawn bowling or trying to find out what all the fuss is about, then you should check out this great presentation that was put together by Bill Rogers for the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association.