Congratulations to the Club Men’s Singles Championship

Sat. July, 20,2019
CONGRATULATIONS  to LARRY RIDENOUR for winning the Men’s Singles Championship in a very close-fought match with FRANCO CANIL.  The victory was still in doubt going into the 14th end.  Hats off to both of you for your show of shot-making abilities and sportsmanship.  All the fans watching were very impressed with the game.
Also a huge thanks to ROSIE TOCKSTEIN and BILL WAINWRIGHT for acting as Official Spotters for the entire event.
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BC Day at Mann Park

Join us in celebrating BC Day at Mann Park on Monday, August 5. Dress in BC colours: blue, red, and yellow.

The day will begin with two 10-games of bowling. Tags in at 1:20 pm please for bowling at 1:30 pm. After a brief break, teams will be redrawn for a second game.

Following bowling will be Happy Hour at around 4 pm and then a buffet featuring BC favourites including barbecued salmon, salads, and blueberry dessert.

Tickets for the BBQ are only $15 per person and will be available through Hilary Callihoo. She will be at the clubhouse from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm on July 23, 25, and 30 selling tickets.

Sign up now at the clubhouse…separate sheets for either bowling or BBQ.

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Canada Day celebration at Mann Park

Over 70 lawn bowlers gathered to celebrate Canada Day at Mann Park on a sunny July 1. Thank you to our event sponsor, Westminster Savings, 16080 152St, for helping make the day enjoyable for everyone.

Rosie Tockstein kicked off the festivities by leading us all in the singing of Oh, Canada. Everyone then took to the greens for two games coordinated by Ken Cronin. Prizes were awarded to winners and losers alike making everyone happy. Winner of the first game was Brian Jackson, Sharron Lyons, Ed Virgo, and Gill Compton; the crying towel went to Gail, Judy R, Ray, and Vic H. Second game winners were Leo, Bill W, Jo Brooks, and Larry T; the crying towel went to Tina, Hikie, Ray, and Gerry McArthur.

Bowling was followed by a tasty BBQ. Our social events are always a success thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers we have at the club. Our Canada Day team included:

– set up crew: Harald and Heidi Hendess, Ed Hooper, Hilary Callihoo, Martha McArthur

– at the bar: Sandra Burnett and Carol Hartnett

– 50/50 sales: Tom Akam, Judy Skinner, and David Tones

– barbeque chefs extraordinaire: Franco Canil and Harald Hendess

– in the kitchen: Martha McArthur, Hilary Callihoo, Bernice Day (with help from Erica Rose and Corrie Brawley), Heidi Hendess, Sharron Lyons, and Sharon Avery

– clean-up: Ed Hooper, Lynn Brauer, and Harald Hendess

Watch the bulletin board for news about our next party – a salmon barbecue for BC Day, August 5.

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Tsawwassen visitation to Mann Park

On Sunday, we welcomed 14 lawn bowlers from Tsawwassen for our first visitation of the season. The clouds parted for awhile and we enjoyed some sunny White Rock weather on the greens. Thanks to Ed Hooper for coordinating the games. A great time was had by all.

Martha McArthur and her team served a delicious high tea that was enjoyed between games. Pat Macdonald baked scrumptious scones and Martha’s lemon tarts were a real hit. Bowlers enjoyed the sandwiches saying they were a welcome change from having just a sweet.

Thanks to everyone who helped make our day a success: Jim Carter, Franco Canil, David Drayson for set up; Pat Macdonald, Sharron Lyons, and Martha McArthur in the kitchen and Heidi Hendess for clean-up. Hilary Callihoo, Sharon Avery, and Barb McLeod were our 50/50 ladies. And, of course, Ed Hooper our games coordinator.

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Lawn Bowling Open House – Bring a Friend

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Saturday July 6, 10am – 2pm Our past open houses have shown that advertising notwithstanding most of our new members come from “word of mouth.” Please bring a friend or neighbour to Mann Park on July 6th and introduce them … Continue reading


Celebrate Canada Day at Mann Park

Monday July 1st

Bowling: 1:30 pm
(please arrive by 1:00)

Happy Hour: 4:00 pm

BBQ: 5:00 pm
(hamburgers, salads, dessert)

Tickets are now available @ $15.00 through Hilary Callihoo.
She will be at the clubhouse for sales on Thursday, June 20, 3:30-4:30 pm and again on Wednesday, June 26, 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

Volunteer helpers are needed. If you can help out please sign up at the club.

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Novice Graduation

This spring we had several novice bowlers graduate. These are some of the new bowlers receiving their certificates from David Tones. It was a great turnout on the green by experienced and novice bowlers that day to see the new graduates followed by cake and coffee Let’s all welcome them in regular play now!

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Thank-you to our Victoria Day sponsors

Hi everyone,
This letter has been sent thanking our Victoria Day sponsors
 Ron and Jen Mulhern:
Hi, Firstly I apologize for not spending more time to speak with you both, but I was quite intent on sorting out the prizes.  I hope we gave them out to your satisfaction. The membership was very happy with the outcome.  The club would like to thank you for your generosity and say how much we appreciate your sponsorship, long may it last.
It was a great pleasure to meet you both and hope you enjoyed your day, so many thanks once again.
On behalf of the club,
The sponsors have replied that they enjoyed the day even with the rain, I hope all who took part also enjoyed the games and hope you purchased a drink with your winnings. Ron and Jen were very generous and have expressed their wish to repeat it next year, so we can look forward to another fun day. Thanks to all for helping, taking part and enduring the rain.

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Victoria Day at Mann Park – May 20, 2019

Sponsored by Ron and Jen Mulhern

Tickets are now available for our Victoria Day dinner. 
Only $15 for lasagna, caesar salad, garlic bread, and sweet treats. Catered by Candlelight Cuisine.
Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  Hilary Callihoo will be selling tickets Thursday May 9th and 16th at 3:30 pm at the clubhouse. 
Deadline for tickets is May 16.

Come out and join the fun:

Bowling @ 1:30 pm – please be there at 1:00 to get in your tags – Great prizes!!
Happy Hour @ 4:00 pm
Dinner @ 5:00 pm

Hope to see you there.

Your social and games co-ordinators

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Opening Day, May 4, 2019

On May 4, dignitaries joined 70 members at Mann Park under the sunshine for the official opening of the lawn bowling season. After being piped around the green by Mike Macdonald, special guests rolled out the inaugural bowls. Following lunch, the members enjoyed their first game of the season.

A special thank you to Louise McKnight of Bay Realty who sponsored the event.

Kudos to our volunteer team led by Hilary Callihoo and Martha McArthur who set up, prepared luncheon, and cleaned up afterwards: Sharron Lyons, Linda Cooper, Pat Macdonald, Debbie Lambert, Bernice Day, Corrie Brawley, Alba Boris, Garry Stronach, and Ed Hooper.

Vice President and head coach David Tones gave special guests a few tips on throwing the opening bowls. Pictured left to right are City of White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, Surrey White Rock MLA Tracy Redies, David Tones, and South Surrey White Rock MP Gordie Hogg.
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