2017 News

June 20 - Draws for the Provincial Triples being held in Saskatoon, June 23-25, Saskatoon
http://www.bowls.sk.ca/files/3014/9796/6500/Womenstrips.pdf
http://www.bowls.sk.ca/files/1014/9796/6486/Menstriples.pdf
June 14 -
Winners of the Provincial Fours:
Mark Sutyla, Doug Propp, Ian Jones, Ernie Meid
Jean Roney, Fran Scott, Anita Nivala, Jordan Kos


June 13 - Draws for the Provincial Pairs being held in Saskatoon, June 14 -16, Saskatoon

June 8 - REVISED draw for Women's Fours
http://www.bowls.sk.ca/files/1614/9692/6776/Womensfourrevised.pdf

  • June 6  - Draws for the Provincial Fours being held in Regina, June 9-11, 2017

    http://www.bowls.sk.ca/files/5014/9676/6176/Mens_fours.pdf

  • June 1 -  Reminder – deadline for registration for Provincial Fours is Midnight Monday, June 5th.   Winners of the Fours will receive the new Bowls Sask Team Jersey!
  • May 31 - At the Bowls Sask 2017AGM

    The AGM was held in Craik on May 27.   Duncan Holness, president of Bowls Sask opened the AGM with an expression of appreciation for the work done by the Board of Directors and the many volunteers that made 2016 an eventful and successful year for Saskatchewan bowlers.

     Long time Board member Don McIsaac stepped down and Rachel Larson was voted in as the new Secretary Treasurer.  Thanks to Don for serving on the Board and welcome to Rachel.

     The Board of Directors: President, Duncan  Holness; Past President, Jean Roney; Secretary Treasurer, Rachel Larson; Vice President, Doug Normand; Member at Large, David Calam; Member at Large, Lorraine Layton; Vice President, Gary Laurence

  • May 30 - Bowls Saskatchewan is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Award of Merit:
    ·       Ivan Layton, nominated by the Mayfair Lawn Bowling Club
    ·       Lorraine Schneider, nominated by the Regina Lawn Bowling Club
    ·       Doug, McPherson, nominated by the Regina Lawn Bowling Club write up on the winners

    To read about past winners: http://www.bowls.sk.ca/index.php/programs/award-merit/  



 May 24 - Sask well represented at Multi-nations International Bowls Series, Broadbeach, Australia, June 4 - 7, 2017

Good luck to Jordan Kos and Michael Pituley joining Team Canada and competing in Australia!

Jean and Keith Roney will also be a part of Team Canada as support staff

  • May 3 -  Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is pleased to announce the launch of the National Bowls Day webpage. This is a dedicated section on the Bowls Canada Boulingrin website where clubs can register their National Bowls Day events, see what lawn bowling related activities are happening in their community, and access information on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List.  http://www.bowlscanada.com/en/national_bowls_day/national_day.html

  • April 25 -remember - deadline to register for the Athlete Development Clinics is May 29th.  Two locations, two different dates.  To register contact the Bowls Saskatchewan office: bowlsask@sasktel.net   306-780-9426

      √Nutana Lawn Bowling ClubSunday, June 4th  9:30 am – 5:00 pm

       √Regina Lawn Bowling ClubSaturday, June 3rd  9:30 am – noon
         Following the  Regina Clinic the Club will host the National Bowls Day
        
    (Lawn Bowling is  #50 on the ParticipACTION 150 Playlist)

Why should you attend?

Because you will have fun and learn winning techniques, skills, tactics, confidence and the mental game and its  FREE!!

 All entrants must be members in good standing with Bowls Sask

Non-Saskatoon/Regina participants will receive a travel subsidy

Bring your own lunch


 April 24 - Bowls Canada has released new promotional videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfunziBZoIo&feature=youtu.be


April 19 - Good news -Regina City Council met last night - Of the 25 programs slated on the budget for removal, the city opted to save four, one of which was the continued operation of the Leslie Lawn Bowling Greens.


April 11 - Update on the proposed closure of Leslie Bowling Greens.   The Regina Lawn Bowling Club made a presentation to City Council on Monday evening, April 10th outlining why the Greens should stay open  There was great support from the Lawn Bowling Community:  54 supporters attended, many petitions were delivered to the Mayor and City Council.  The Mayor stated at the meeting, the City has not made a decision to close the Greens and was complementary that the club’s presentation included working on a win/win situation for both the City and the Club.  Next step is the Club will meet with city officials to negotiate a resolution.  The club is hopeful and optimistic the Greens will not close! Thanks to everyone for their support and thanks to the Regina Lawn Bowling Club’s Board for all their work!

April 10 -  Support the Regina Lawn Bowling Club to save their club by:
1) sign the official RLBC petition, 
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/His_Worship_Mayor_Michael_Fougere_and_the_Regina_City_Council_Save_The_Leslie_Lawn_Bowling_Greens_and_The_Regina_Lawn_Bo/?cRDZWlb 
2) If you live in Regina attend the City Council meeting. the club is presenting a submission to the Regina City Council at the meeting which takes place on Monday, April 10th at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. RLBC’s submission outlines strong reasons as to why the closure of the greens and club is not a viable option. They need to have a large delegation representing the club during the address to City Council. *Please attend the meeting and bring a friend in support. Wear your RLBC shirts (or green shirts or Bowls Canada gear).

April 4 - Bowls Sask has moved offices! The office is now located on the 3rd floor of the new Mosaic Stadium, 1734 Elphinstone Street.  The mailing address will remain at 1860 Lorne Street, Regina, SK, S4P 2L7.  Finding the entrance can be a bit confusing, call before you drop by.  FYI, although shiny new and an amazing location, the cost of the new office is actually lower in price due to the smaller space.

March 22 - a revision to the 2017 Calendar, the indoor singles and outdoor singles playdowns will continue to be on the same weekend, but the indoor singles will start first and must be completed before the outdoor singles starts.  This may mean indoor singles starts on Thursday, July 13

Singles, Men's/Women's July 14-16 Regina
Indoor Singles, Men's/Women's July 13-14 Regina

, depending on the number of registered competitors.


March 22 -  Bowls Sask AGM will be on Saturday May 27,  at 11:00 a.m. at the Craik Legion Hall.

March 21 - change to the traditional format for the Development Clinic.   Since June 3 has been named National Bowls Day in honor of the ParticipACTION 150 Playlist the two clubs hosting the Development Clinic have decided:
-The Regina Lawn Bowling Club will host the Development Clinic in the morning of Saturday, June 3 with plans TBA in the afternoon for the Nationals Bowls Day
-The Nutana Lawn Bowling Club will host the Development Clinic on Sunday, June 4 with plans TBA for June 3 for the Nationals Bowls Day

March 14 - the Man/Sask Challenge formerly known as the Tri-Province Challenge traditionally held on the August long weekend has been canceled.

March 8 - Congratulations to Michael Pituley and Jordan Kos, named to Bowls Canada Senior Squad and Grant Wilkie named to the Development Squad.

March 8 - Bowls Canada is looking to fill the following positions:
-Associate Coach – Senior Squad Job Description_Associate Coach SENIOR Squad
-Associate Coach – Development SquadsJob Description_Associate Coach DEVELOPMENT Squads
- Communications Coordinator Job Description 



January 19 - To:  Eligible Sport for All Athlete Assistance Program Athletes

To apply for a Sport for All Athlete Assistance grant, please submit the completed form to the Bowls Sask office by March 31, 2017   http://www.bowls.sk.ca/files/4114/8113/2008/S4Aform.doc 

The Athlete Assistance Program provides up to 8 athletes with grants of $500.  These grants must be used to travel to an out-of-province tournament, development opportunity or an Open Canadian Championship that meets the guidelines.   The Sport for All grants are intended for those athletes who have not yet reached the Elite level of the Sask First program, as defined by Sask Sport.

  • January 17 - Venues for 2017 National Championships

Event

Dates

Club/ Province

Junior/Under 25

July 31st – August 7th

Dartmouth LBC (Nova Scotia)

Canadian Championships

August 13th-19th

Juan de Fuca LBC
(British Columbia)

Senior Triples

August 24th-30th

Peterborough LBC (Ontario)

Singles

September 4th-9th

Norwood LBC/Dakota LBC
(Manitoba)

Mixed Pairs

September 14th-19th

Pointe-Claire LBC (Quebec)

Indoor Singles

October 29th – November 4th

PIBC (British Columbia




The Athlete’s Assistance Program will select up to 10 athletes for $500 grants.  These grants must be used to travel to an out-of-province competition that meets the guidelines as described in the following policy.  Eligible expenses include transportation, accommodation, meals and entry fees.   

If you have any questions, contact the Bowls office.

Bowls Saskatchewan, Office located at 1734 Elphinstone Street; mailing address 1860 Lorne Street, Regina, SK S4P 2L7;
phone: (306)780-9426; fax: (306)780-9480; email:bowlsask@sasktel.net