Guelph Lawn Bowling Club Member News
May 29 - Based on the advice of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit, the City of Guelph has closed all recreation facilities until September 8, 2020.
OLBA Annual Guide is now available. Click this link to download the 2020 guide.
Celebrating Bruce Fowler, Thursday, February 13, 2020, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Evergreen Senior’s Centre, 683 Woolwich Street.
Sadly, eighteen-year club member Bruce Fowler passed away in January. A club member wrote the following poem in memory of Bruce.
Anything to Participate!
Lawn bowling. His summer pastime and passion. Quiet, gentle game befitting a quiet, gentle man.
Shy. Didn't talk much. While conversation flowed all around only a faint smile dispelled the impression he wasn't paying attention.
Small in stature, moved very slowly. Remarkably in contrast was his bowling—more
methodical, intentional. Focused.
Then the January 14 shock. "Man killed in crosswalk by driver running red light...pickleball paddle and big white running shoes left strewn nearby. On his way home from playing...pickleball."
Wait! This slow-moving man played pickleball? A fast-moving activity? Yes, pickleball. And darts, cross country skiing, 10-pin bowling.
A friend's comment: "He would do anything to participate." That's the person most didn't know.
A man almost 80...widower of one year...no immediate family...would do anything to participate!
Was that evident? Did it show in his slow-moving quiet ways? No. His shy, quiet, ways hid a more stalwart, steady inner manner.
He was, in fact, a pretty normal guy. Just one human being making his way through life
his way. His way!
And none can ask for more!
Tom Watson, GLBC member
New Start Time - It's September so that means Triples, 4-3-2-1 and weeknight open play start at 6:30 p.m. Be there 15 minutes before to help set-up and let league organizers you're there. Doubles start at 7 p.m.
Many thanks to our volunteers for introducing the Guelph and Area Women's Community Group to lawn bowling on August 25. Thank you Barbara, Jeff, Dave, Michael, Martin and Susin. The women's group is accepting new members so check out their Facebook page.
Kelly Cup Tournament Winners, August 21 - Congratulations to first place winners Annette and Ray; second place winners, Joyce and Victor; and third place winners Susin and Robert.
Update Your Calendar – Weeknight leagues start at 6:30 p.m. in September and October. Be at the club by 6:15 p.m.
Men’s Novice Winner - Our men’s single novice competition was held August 16, 2019. Congratulations Travis! Good luck at the district competition.