We hope to open up in May, subject to any Return to Play protocols issued by Bowls Canada (BC) and the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association (OLBA). We are excited to get back to the green after being confined under one sort of a lock-down or another all winter so stay-tuned for further information.
We are also welcoming new members so don't wait to contact us. No experience necessary, 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 are available for competitive play if someone wants to organize a league. This year we hope to have lights for evening play if funding can be found. Plus, we hope to launch a Youth League for play in the afternoons or perhaps Saturdays and some evenings. Contact one of the members noted below - we will welcome you!
First year membership is $75.00 - but you get to try it out for free a couple of times before committing.
WHY WE PLAY THIS GAME!
The Goulbourn Lawn Bowling Club was started in Richmond under an agreement with the Township of Goulbourn. In 1998, it was moved to its present location at 2135 Huntley Road, Stittsville and 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 2021 season.
To contact the club please use one of these links:
Information on joining the club:
Garry Ross: 613 435-5233 or email@example.com or
Keith Hudson: 613-435-2149 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 - Brigitte Trau
Director-at-large - Membership - Keith Hudson
Director-at-large - Hospitality - Gloria Auclair
Club Archivist - Anne-Marie Waddell
Our normal bowling opportunities are each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We start at about 9:30 and finish about 11:30. Play and attendance have been modified to conform with the Return to Play (RTP) protocols - see RTP page. New members welcome! Further, our club holds in-house tournaments and fun days open to members only and, hosts and participates in various tournaments held under the umbrella of the OLBA. See the Tournaments Page for additional details.
In addition, we have a full training program for new bowlers with sessions held as necessary on non-regular bowling days.
This year we hope to introduce evening play, assuming our funding request is approved as well as a Youth League. More information on these matters will be posted as it becomes available.