We would like to provide updated information about various indoor facilities throughout Ontario to our members.
To this end, we would appreciate everyone who has a moment to look at the Indoor Club information on the OLBA Website, found under the "Clubs" section. If you know of any club that is on this website, but have further or updated information to share with us, please send it on to Dave Burrows
(email@example.com). Also, if you know of any other club, church, seniors centre, indoor soccer facility, etc. that has bowls during the winter, please send this information along with as much information that you can such as type of indoor facility, times, days, season, contacts, etc.
In 2015, OLBA was able to hold 5 Club Coaches Clinics, 2 Introductory Competitive Coach Clinics and 1 Player Development One Day Camp. The result was very positive, and we now are all benefitting from over 50 new Club Coaches, as well as 25 new Introductory Competitive Coaches throughout the province. There is a chance that the Developing Coaches Clinic Course may be ready sometime in 2016 to present as well. Due to the extremely busy OLBA Tournament Schedule, we found that the best time to hold the Coaches Clinics were in the first three weeks of May.
The one Player Development Camp held in Milton was well received, and the general feeling is that we should hold more of these sort of Player Development Camps for those who wish to attend them. As a side note, both the Silver and Gold Medal skips from our 2015 Provincial Ladies Fours attended this camp! These camps are also more likely to be well attended if we try and host them before or after the busiest times in our competition season.
We are now seeking clubs who are willing to host the 2016 Coaches Clinics, as well as clubs who are interested to hosting a 2016 Player Development Camp. If your club would like to host any of these Clinics or Camps, please let us know which type of clinic or camp you are interested in, and when the best dates would be for you.
Further to this, we are open to suggestions as to what type of Player Development Camp you feel would benefit our members the most. If you have any comments or questions, we will attempt to answer them to the best of our ability.
Thank you one and all,
Dave Burrows firstname.lastname@example.org
OLBA Coaching Coordinator on behalf of the OLBA Coaching Committee
CANADIAN MIXED PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saskatchewan (Keith Roney, Jean Roney)
Silver: Alberta (Pat Bird, Claire Day)
Bronze: British Columbia (Hirendra Bhartu, Josephine Lee)
Saskatchewan (Jon Pituley, Alex Scott, Michael Pituley, Grant Wilkie)
Silver: Alberta (Lyall Adams, Pat Bird, Dave Cox, Peter Mok)
Bronze: British Columbia (Steve Santana, Derek Kaufman, Joe Hunt,
British Columbia (Mary Wright, Anne Mathie, Belle Chan, Anne Van
Silver: ONTARIO B (Kay Johns, Jo Anne Bugler, Trudy Hill, Sharon
Bronze: Nova Scotia (Debbie Foster, Tammy Foster-Veinot, Anita Knox,
Alberta (Roy Riege, Paul Maskell, Keith Johnson)
Silver: ONTARIO A (Colin Thomson, Darryl Fitzgerald, Mike Wagner)
Bronze: British Columbia (James McGowan, Kin On Lau, Michael Leong)
ONTARIO B (Kelly McKerihen, Laura Seed, Gloria Cheung)
Silver: British Columbia (Jenny Siu, Shirley Lai, Gigi Chan)
Bronze: Quebec (Voula Vassilounis, Carolyn McGarr, Sunhi Cho)
Alberta (Greg Wilson, Derek Dillon)
Silver: British Columbia (Hirendra Bhartu, Gord Fall)
Bronze: Nova Scotia (Steve Ogden, Steve Bezanson)
Gold: ONTARIO B (Laila Hassan, Chrystal Shephard)
Silver: Saskatchewan (Jean Roney, Jordan Kos)
District 2 Jim Young, Sandy Ronson (West Region Champions)
Silver: District 9 Vince Donohoe, Sheila Lumley (East Region Champions)
Bronze: District 12 Peter Wong, Helena Ho (East Region
Gold: District 11 (Gord Legacy, Martin Foxhall, Steven Miller, David Llewellyn)
Silver: District 14 (Robert Steffen, Alan Steffen, William McKechnie, Bob Matthews)
Bronze: District 5B (Patrick Cote, Dave Burrows, Ernie Kuril, Ariel Minelli)
Gold: District 13 (Cindy Higgins, Carol Finlayson, Peggy Dundas, Joan Howard)
Silver: District 4 (Kay Johns, Jo Anne Bugler, Trudy Hill, Sharon Farrish)
Bronze: District 5 (Joyce Anderson, Margaret Beacroft, Joan Way, Ruby Du Feu)
- If you have never been to a lawn bowling club, are just looking for more information about lawn bowling or trying to find out what all the fuss is about, then you should check out this great presentation that was put together by Bill Rogers for the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association.