The OLBA would like to express with deepest sadness the loss of long time board member Bob O'Neil. Bob has been a true professional in his time with lawn bowls serving as a club representative, district executive, a long time executive director on the OLBA Board, and as Chief Umpire for Ontario.
He loved his family and enjoyed being an important part of the lawn bowls community. He was extremely dedicated to the OLBA, providing countless volunteer hours to better the sport. Our sincere condolences go out to his children, his grandchildren, and his wife Pam. He will truly be missed.
The OLBA Coaching Committee has decided to try to hold four Club Coaching Clinics and two Introductory Competitive Coaching Clinics for 2015. Club Coaching Clinics are held on one day, and the Competitive Coaching Clinics are held over a two-day weekend.
The Committee has provisionally chosen the following dates in 2015 for these clinics:
Saturday, May 2
Sunday, May 3
Saturday, May 9
Saturday, May 16
Sunday, May 17 Please note: Sunday, May 10, is Mother's Day. No clinics will held on that date.
At this time, OLBA Clubs are invited to apply to host these clinics. The locations and fees for the clinics will be announced prior to OLBA Fall Meeting (October, 2014). The goal is to have arrangements in place early so that members can plan well ahead in order to participate in the clinic(s).
If your club is able and interested in hosting one of the clinics, please contact: Dave Burrows, Chair, Coaching Commitee --
Pairs: Gold: British Columbia (Jonathon Braun, James MacGowan)
Silver: Alberta B (Stan Nelson, Jeff Dobson)
Bronze: Manitoba A (Bob Van Walleghem, John Bjornson)
Triples: Gold: Saskatchewan A (Keith Roney, Alex Scott, Grant Wilkie)
Silver: Nova Scotia A (Ian MacDonald, Cameron Lefresne, Phil Balcom)
Bronze: ONTARIO A (Brian McCartney, Ron Wood, Gord Terwillegar)
Fours: Gold: British Columbia (Cary Manns, Vince Mai, Kin On Lau, Clement Law)
Silver: Alberta A (Lyall Adams, Pat Bird, Dave Cox, Peter Mok)
Bronze: Alberta B (Greg Wilson, Brian Ranger, Roy Riege, Tony Spencer)
Pairs: Gold: Manitoba A (Betty Van Walleghem, Sandra Mulholland)
Silver: ONTARIO A (Erin Dorey, Michelle Whitehead)
Bronze: Alberta B (Jan Robinson, Pat Vos)
Triples: Gold: Alberta A (Claire Day, Amanda Berg, Val Wilson)
Silver: British Columbia (Mary Wright, Belle Chan, Anne Van Bastelaere)
Bronze: Saskatchewan A (Harriette Pituley, Rachel Larson,Fran Scott)
Fours: Gold: Saskatchewan A (Jean Roney, Jordan Kos,Clem Grant, Carolyn Jones)
Silver: ONTARIO B (Kelly McKerihen, Laura Seed, Lisa McKerihen, Shirley Ko)
Bronze: British Columbia (Marlene Cleutinx, Josephine Lee, Sandy Yau, Rita Patterson)
MEN: Gold: District 5 (Mark Sandford, Malcolm Whyte, Remi Canuel, Trevor Whyte)
Silver: District 4 (Brad Fleming, Larry McLellan, Dave Ducklow, Chris Johnson) Bronze:
District 11 (Gord Legacy, Martin Foxhall, Steven Miller, David Llewellyn)
WOMEN: Gold: District 6 (Marg Lepere, Sue Roth, Wendy Devonshire, Katherine Smith) Silver:
District 12 (Kelly McKerihen, Laura Seed, Lisa McKerihen, Shirley Ko)
Bronze: District 15 (Donna McLeese, Pauline Hill, Pat Gemmell, Jacqueline Bedard)
- 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.