We are open!! We are back in the game, subject to the 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 even though we will be subject to the restrictions set out in detail on the Return to Play page: all members and newcomers should become familiar with them. Our adherence to these requirements is critical to ensuring no members contract the virus and that our insurance coverage remains valid.
We are also open to accepting new members so don't wait - come to see us on the green any Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning or contact one of the members noted below - we will welcome you! No experience necessary and training will be provided.
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 213 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 2019 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
Michael Clarke 613-831-1231 email@example.com
President - Garry Ross
Vice President - Rick Nolan
Secretary - Virginia Cunningham
Treasurer - Joan Allum
Director-at-large - Tournaments - Michael Clark
Director-at-large - Greens and Property - Robert Swift
Director-at-large - Communications and Recruitment - Keith Hudson
Director-at-large - Hospitality - Gloria Auclair
Club Archivist - Anne-Marie Waddell
Our normal bowling opportunities have resumed at 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!
For now, our Tuesday evenings sessions are still suspended but when we do meet we play different bowling games such as 4-3-2-1. 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.