National Coaches Week – September 19-27, 2020

Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club celebrates their dedicated coaches

viaSport and the Province are celebrating British Columbia and National Coaches Week from September 19 to 27 to recognize coaches across the province for their outstanding commitment to sport and to their communities. 

Your board of directors would like to take this opportunity to recognize our team of coaches, lead by head coach, Geoff Wells, who have given time to welcome new members to the club and to assist active members in expanding their skills.  Geoff has also played an integral role in mentoring his fellow coaches, thus building capacity within MPLBC.

 “Coaches are community leaders and role models who inspire passion for sport and physical activity,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. 

“Though sport has looked different the past number of months, coaches continue to be crucial support systems for their athletes, especially as each sport moves through their safe return,” said Charlene Krepiakevich, CEO at viaSport. 

During the pandemic, Bowls BC has not permitted active recruitment of new members, nonetheless, MPLBC has been fortunate to attract three new members even in this difficult time.  This summer, Geoff has generously spent time on the green, welcoming and coaching Christine Dodgson, a returning member from 2018, and new members Lucas Loynes and Josip Stasic.  In addition, Geoff has worked with several novice members refreshing their skills.

On behalf of the entire membership, we extend a big thank-you for all you do to our entire coaching team:

  • Helen Brinton, Umpire
  • Geoff Wells, Head Coach
  • Dianne Brynjolfson
  • Ken Cronin
  • Anne Currie
  • Al Dicaire
  • Linda Palm
  • Mike Skinner 
  • Pat Smart
  • Garry Stronach
  • David Tones
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