Winter is Coming….How will you stay on top of your bowls game?

As any Canadian knows, the winters in Canada can be long and full of snow. Without many bowls-specific indoor clubs in Canada, how can you stay involved this offseason? We talked to Saskatchewan-native Alex Scott and Nova Scotian John Siteman to find out what they do to stay at the top of their game through …

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Is Your Club Ready for the Safe Sport Movement?

Concussion safety.  #metoo movement.   Sexual abuse.   Liability lawsuits. Harassment.       Bullying.       Discrimination. In today’s day and age, “Safe Sport” is becoming increasingly overwhelming. Sport club volunteers at all levels are being asked to implement sophisticated and rigorous standards as participants, parents, volunteers, and all levels of government are pushing for sport organizations to improve their practices …

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How to use federal New Horizons Grants to revitalize your Club

This blog post was written by OLBA Vice President and Grants Director Ralph Ellis  Our clubs have many needs – better greens, new bowling equipment, new appliances and renovations. The federal New Horizons grant program has supported activities at lawn bowling clubs since the 1970s. My first club in the 1970s received 3 grants for …

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