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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Why sign up for National Bowls Day?

National Bowls Day was an initiative created in joint with ParticipACTION’s 150 year playlist in Canada. To celebrate the country’s 150th birthday, we took part to show Canada why they should be playing bowls. 2017 was a great success, with a few thousand participants nationwide. Our clubs across Canada made the day a fantastic success.  …

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Welcome to Biased Bowls: A Blog for Canadian Lawn Bowlers!

It is our hope that this is the beginning of a national forum to connect bowlers and clubs across Canada. I have been fortunate to travel across the country and speak with bowlers from coast to coast.  No matter where I go, there is always one common question: “What are other clubs doing?”  This blog …

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