Novice Graduation Party – Saturday, June 25th, 2022

First, a big thank you!!

Thanks to our Mann Park bowlers who a) encouraged their friends and family to give lawn bowls a try, b) participated in recruiting new members and c) supported the Pony League.  Without your effort, there would be no novices. 

Our Coaches and Coaching Assistants deserve special recognition for their selfless service and dedication to new bowlers. More than 90 non-bowlers received coaching in 2022.  Mann Park’s coaching staff includes

  • Coaches  (a to z) –  Dianne Brynjolfson, Jim Carter, Al Decaire, Carol Hartnett, Pat Smart (head Coach), Garry Stronach, David Tones, Stan Turner, Derrick Watling and Geoff Wells.
  • Coaching Assistants (a to z) – Rob Bakshi, Vinod Bakshi, Gina Guszowaty, and Ron Mulhern.

Presenting to Our Graduating Novices!

Congratulations to the 30 Novices who completed the introductory lawn bowling lessons and the 22 who participated in the Pony League. You’ve come a long way!

Novice Graduating Class – 2022
Barbara Andrews,Robert Barker,Harold Bergman,Vee Bicknell,Lucy Bishop,Leanne Cianfrini,Tony Crowther,Barbie Fege,Sherry Grande,Jim GuszowatyJeanette Hamilton,Margaret Ion,Evelyn Kelly,Bob Lipschultz,Pam Lipschultz,Sandra Malone,John Medeiros,Susan Metivier,Heather Michaluk,Karen Nicholls,Beverly Nygren,Chuck Rader,Pat Rorick,Paul Roussy,Hema Sawhney,Frank Stock,Norma Sugimoto,Judy Sutton,Fred Weiher,Susan Young

The Festivities – Triples Game:

The weather was hot.  Under Tony Numan’s watchful eye, club members buzzed about, setting up the rinks and ensuring shade umbrellas and ice water were in place. The draw went smoothly under the lead of Gaston Essiambre and Annetta Brownsword. The green was packed with 16 triples teams filling all 8 rinks. The games went well, with all teams finishing 10 ends before 3:00 PM.

Pat’s Picture

The Festivities – Diploma Presentation Party:

Mann Park President Hilary Callihoo presided. The first rule of order was to assemble the novices with a large graduation cake for a commemorative picture. Once completed, the cake was quickly carved and dispensed to the waiting crowd.

Hilary thanked each coach and assistant coach for a job well done. Next came the introduction of a) Pat Smart, MP Head Coach and b)  Bette Hutchinson representing Oceana PARC, the sponsor of the Novice Graduation. Pat called each graduate forward for recognition by the membership and acceptance of their Certificate of Achievement. Bette spoke briefly and presented Oceana Parc sun visors to each grad.

Dianne’s Pictures. –

Jim Carter’s Pictures –

Hotshots 101 Awards:

In June, Stan Turner coached three 90-minute Hotshots-101 sessions. The objective was for participants to increase their bowling skills and competitiveness. 

Stan designed the Hotshots-101 Certificates and asked Dianne Brynjolfson to present the awards on his behalf. 

Hotshots-101 Award Recipients 
Ron BakshiVinod BakshiVee BicknellGaston EssiambreGina GusowatyEvelyn KellySusan MetivierRon MulhernFrank StockNorma SugimotoJudy SuttonDavid Turner

Thanks for Helping on this Special Day!

Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club is fortunate to have so many wonderful volunteers who pull together, selflessly give their time, and make everyone’s day enjoyable. 

Our Wonderful Volunteers!
On The GreenThe DrawThe KitchenThe BarRaffle & 50/50
Tony Numans, Dianne BrynjolfsonAnne PrenticeGloria WoolfreyGaston Essiambre,Annetta BrownswordHilary Callihoo, Gisele Essiambre Erica Rose, Bernice Day, Gloria Woolfrey Sandra MaloneLinda HigginsJohn HigginsPat Edwards Judy Skinner

Pat Smart

Head Coach, Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club

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