Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to our 2021 Season!
We are open!!!
> Operational days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for now
> From June 14 to to 27, we are allowed 10 people on the property at a time and have added an afternoon sessions to our regular timetable. We now run sessions at 9:15, 10:45, and 5:00.
> Assuming we move to Step 2 on July 2nd we will be allowed 50 people on the property which should allow us to resume normal operations.
We are also welcoming new members so don't wait to contact us. No experience necessary, no special equipment needed, training will be provided and the use of a set of bowls is free to new members. Historically, we have played each Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings but other days and times are available for competitive play if someone wants to organize a session.
Because the extent of this season may be impacted by future developments on the Covid-19 front, the membership fee for this season has been primarily structured to cover operating expenses. Thus, for returning members, the fee has been reduced to $125.00 and for new members and those who joined in 2020, the fee is $75.00. For those who are considering joining us, you get to try it out for free a couple of times before committing. If you want more information on fees, please feel free to contact us at any time.
For the first time, this year we are offering a Social Membership for $30. This membership has two objectives: 1) to address the needs of players who may require someone to drive them to the green and back and need to wait on premises; and, 2) current or previous members who can no longer play but want the opportunity to continue to see their friends and former teammates on a social basis. There are no playing privileges so the fee is set to cover the cost of insurance liability only. Our insurance policy requires anyone on the property to be a registered member which, by definition, requires insurance coverage. However, we make exceptions to this rule for visitors who want to try out the game and for anyone who is just dropping someone off or picking them up. The Club is not looking to profit financially from this type of membership. This membership may not take effect until July 19th, the proposed effective date for Ontario Step 3 lifting of Covid-19 protocols.
WHY WE PLAY THIS GAME!
The Goulbourn Lawn Bowling Club was started in Richmond under an agreement with the Township of Goulbourn in 1996. In 1998, it was moved to its present location at 2135 Huntley Road, Stanley Corners just south of Stittsville on the way to Richmond. On June 1, 2000 came under the control of the City of Ottawa as part of the extension of city boundaries. In the first year, the club's membership was 37 but has grown over the years to 72 for the 2020 season.
To contact the club please use one of these links:
Information on joining the club:
Garry Ross: 613 435-5233 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Keith Hudson: 613-435-2149 email@example.com
Donella Gabriele firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross Vani 613-257-1080 email@example.com
President - Garry Ross
Vice President - Rick Nolan
Secretary - Michael Clarke
Treasurer - Joan Allum
Director-at-large - Tournaments - Ross Vani
Director-at-large - Greens and Property - Robert Swift
Director-at-large - Communications - Keith Hudson
Director-at-large - Membership - Donella Gabriele
Director-at-large - Hospitality - Gloria Auclair
Club Archivist - Anne-Marie Waddell
Our historical bowling opportunities of Monday, Wednesday and Friday are still in place. However, the Covid-19 restrictions have significantly altered how we do this. Please read the RTP page for the details, especially on how to book a play time. New members welcome! In addition, we have a full training program for new bowlers with sessions held as necessary on non-regular bowling days.
We are also in the planning stages to establish a Youth League - see the Youth Program page for more information.