Christmas lunch 2016

We held our annual Christmas lunch on 3 Dec 2016.  This time we were joined by members from the Kerrisdale Lawn Bowling Club, making the lunch even more fun than usual.  As usual, we were served excellent food at the University Golf Club.

At the event, Dick Grady was awarded a lifetime membership in the club:

Some more photos from the event:

Canada Day Cup 2016

We held a 2×14 end mixed triples tournament for our Canada Day Cup.  8 teams participated.  Although the weather was cloudy in the morning, the sun broke through in the afternoon.  The winners were …

  1. Frank Kaweski, Doug Bruce, Margit Hunt
  2. Shirley Hurl, Sharen Fuchs, Dorothy Wan
  3. Cathleen Rowlette, David Crowe, George Robinson

Many thanks to Verle and Frank Kaweski for organizing this.

Prior to the tournament, we congregated under the flag pole and sang O Canada.

Men’s & Women’s pairs tournaments

On Sat 25 Jun 2016, both men’s and women’s pairs tournaments were held.  The winners were as follows:

Armstrong Men’s Pairs

  1. Frank Kaweski & Bill Comerford
  2. Ralph Roper & Charles Hou

Daisy Laird Women’s Pairs

  1. June Wing & Linda Sherlock
  2. Elaine Rolston & Cynthia Hou

BuildDirect Social/Fundraising Event

BuildDirect, the world’s largest online marketplace for home improvement products, brought 78 of their staff to our club for an afternoon of bowling and general enjoyment.  Using 12 rinks, teams rotated playing 4-end games against each other.  A prize was handed out at the end.  The players (and our volunteers) made this a very successful event.

Preseason Lessons for New Players

Our preseason lessons are underway (Mon, Wed, & Fri (i.e., Apr 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29) at 1:30-3:30 pm).  We have had a good turnout.  The new players (and coaches) are having a great time.

Season-Closing Awards Day

Sun 27 Sep 2015 was an absolutely gorgeous day for our season-closing awards day.  Prior to the awards being presented we had a wonderful luncheon arranged by Louise and crew.  After everyone had gorged on ham, salads, scalloped potatoes, and gorgeous desserts – all washed down with wine, beer, tea or coffee – a surprising number of members repaired to the greens for a final stellar afternoon of bowling.

Conquest Cycling Club Fundraiser

On Sun 16 Aug 2015, the Conquest Cycling Club held a fundraising event at our club.  About 100 people participated in a fun lawn bowling tournament and other activities to raise funds for the Ride for Cancer.  A great time was had by all on a beautiful, sunny day.

 

BC Day Bowling & Buffet

On 3 Aug 2015, our B.C. Day holiday bowling, both morning and afternoon, was enjoyed by a good number of bowlers. It was especially gratifying to see so many first year bowlers enter the draws…they have now realized that they are quite good enough to join the games and seemed to really enjoy themselves…we certainly enjoyed having them play.

And the buffet! Louise and her amazing contingent outdid themselves with ham, salads, and sliced meats which were followed by an amazing array of desserts. More power to Louise who had about 20  people sign up in the last few days (some the “day of”!) and still managed to cope, with no one left hungry. (We should try not to pull the “last minute” bit in future; it’s not really fair to the organizers.)