We have GREAT NEWS !
MPLBC has received approval from all required parties and our Board of Directors has approved the opening of Mann Park for Phase 1 Return to Play practice bowling effective Monday, June 15.
There will be no fee for Phase 1 Return to Play Bowling, however, we will be asking participants for a donation each time they bowl ($1 is the suggested amount).
When we move to Phase 2 Pairs Games, later in the summer, there may be a fee, or we may continue with the donation approach, depending upon how well the clubs’ costs are covered. Our current greens maintenance budget is $15,500.
The Games Committee has worked diligently to draft rules and process that will ensure that our members can enjoy bowling and STAY SAFE. Please click on the link below to open the document and read it very carefully, making sure you understand the guidelines.
GUIDELINES FOR PHASE 1 RETURN TO PLAY (RTP) BOWLING
Bowlers will be required to complete and sign three forms in order to participate:
SYMPTOM SCREENING FORM (please print back to back so form can be used 8 times)
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
You will only need to sign the RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM the first time you visit the club. The SYMPTOM SCREENING FORM will need to be completed every day you enter the club facilities. These documents are a requirement of the organizations that govern our sport: Bowls BC, and ViaSport. In order to cut our cost, we ask you to please print the documents at home if possible. The WAIVER and SYMPTOM SCREENING forms should be printed back to back. If you are not able to print them at home, we will have extra copies at the club but we ask that you read the content and be ready to sign them upon arrival. Failure to sign the required forms will prevent the member from entering the property.
We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to help us as COORDINATORS. The responsibilities are outlined on page 5 of the Guidelines for Phase 1 RTP and we are hoping that with enough people it will be for only one time slot. If you are available to volunteer please let us know when you send in your request for practice time.
If you have not picked up your bowls or equipment from the locker room please let us know and we will give you a time to pick them up. The clubhouse, locker room and equipment shed are closed during Phase 1 bowling.
The biggest change is that you can not just show up to play. Each bowler will have to book his/her times in advance as per the directions on page 6 in the Guidelines for Phase 1 RTP.
Should anyone have any questions please contact any member of the Games Committee or send it to us via email.
This is new territory for everyone and we ask everyone to have patience as we all work through these difficult times together.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU ON THE GREENS and GOOD BOWLING!
Games Committee Chair – Ed Hooper
Assistant Chair – Dianne Brynjolfson and Gaston Essiambre