Carpet Bowling to start in October

We will be starting winter carpet bowling in October and if you would like to join and find out about it there will be a meeting held on Monday 30th September downstairs in the clubhouse at 10.30 am.

There will be a couple of training sessions for those of you who will be new to carpet bowling and these will be held in the first week of October.

The cost to join for the winter sessions will be $30.

There will be two aggregate leagues, one held on Tuesday afternoons commencing at 1.30pm and starting on 8th October. The other aggregate league will be on Friday mornings at 9.30am starting on 11th October.

Each aggregate will cost $5 to join and a playing fee of $1 each time you play. These funds will be distributed as prize money at the end of the first session just before the Christmas break and at the end of the second session in the early spring.

In addition to the aggregates there will be informal carpet bowling held on Wednesday afternoons at 1.30 pm and on Saturday mornings at 9.30 am.

Coffee will be available for the morning games, and cookies provided if volunteers sign up to bring these.  We will discuss this more fully at the initial meeting on 30th September.

Ed Hooper will be organizing the Wednesday and Saturday ‘drop in’ games and Geoff Wells will be in charge of the Monday and Friday aggregates.

Come and have some fun and keep in touch during the winter.

See you there,

Geoff Wells

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Awards Day Dinner

Awards Day – Saturday September 28

Come out and celebrate our winners.
Steak BBQ
Tickets only $15
Available now from Hilary Callihoo.

Deadline for tickets, Wednesday September 24.

Hilary will be at the clubhouse selling tickets September 24 from 3 pm to 4 pm.

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Women’s Club Championship

first: Linda Palm
second: Verna Booth
third: Sandra Burnett

On Wed Sept 11th and Thurs Sept 12th we held our 2019  with 10 members signed up.  The 4 bowlers who advanced to the Championship playdowns on the 2nd day were: Verna Booth, Sandra Burnett, Linda Palm and Linda Cooper.  Linda Palm and Verna Booth battled in an extremely close match with Linda Palm coming out on top and winning the Championship.  Sandra Burnett won the battle for 3rd place over Linda Cooper.

A big thanks to Gaston Essiambre, Larry Todd, Franco Canil, Harald Hendess and Ken Cronin for volunteering to be the Markers for the event and helping with the set up and clean up.

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A huge thank you to our painting project volunteers!!

By now, most of you have probably seen the inside of our ‘new’ Clubouse and I’m sure you’ll agree that it looks terrific!!

On very short notice, there was a great turn-out of volunteers to repaint the main hall of the Clubhouse, the window frames and some of the doors. It is estimated that 150 hours of volunteer time was donated by our members. Thanks to the following teams who helped with the project. A special thank you to Martha McArthur and Hilary Callihoo who were the team leads throughout the project. The place looks wonderful!!!

Saturday (Prep and partial ceiling painting) 
Franco Cantil & Harald Hendess worked on taking everything off the walls: switch plates, curtains etc.
Martha & Hilary 
Brian Prentice helped sand
Larry Philips and Linda Palm filled in where help was needed

Sunday (painting) 
Gerry McArthur
Ed Hooper
Vern Coulter
Harald Hendess
Pat Macdonald
Linda Palm
Jim Carter

Monday (finishing painting & replacement of switch plates, etc)
Franco replaced all switches and plug-ins with new ones and white plates
Harald and Franco rehung curtains and posters etc.
Martha & Harald painted trim
Hilary cleaned

Tuesday (final set-up day)
Martha painted black
Hilary organized shelves
Mike Skinner, Harald Hendess and Franco moved in new-to-us shelving units
Watch the website for pictures of the speckled-faced painters! 

Overall, I would estimate 150 volunteer hours to get this job completed.
What a crew! What a great result!!! Thanks, everyone!

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Labour Day Photos

Here are the photos from our very successful Labour Day event sponsored by Mastercare Automotive. The event was a success due to numerous volunteers.

Thank-you to all our amazing volunteers!

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Pancake Breakfast Sept 20th

Please join us for a pancake breakfast All welcome On Friday Sept 20th at 9 AM Aggregate Prizes will be handed out


Labor Day Fun sponsored by Mastercare Automotive

Bowling $5
Please wear whites or club colors.
There will be two regular 8-end games starting at 1:00 PM
Happy hour 4 PM
Dinner 5 PM

Tickets $15 for our Corn and Chicken Feast
Available through Hilary Callihoo 604.536.8852
Hilary will be at the clubhouse selling tickets on
August 15, 20, 27 and 29 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The sponsor for Labor Day is Mastercare Automotive. This is the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Ilham Ali, owner of Mastercare Auto has sponsored the Labor Day event.  Mann Park is appreciative of this ongoing support. 
Mastercare is at 2101-152 St. Surrey          604-531-1238.

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a unique bowling experience

The Quadi is a unique opportunity to bowl. EACH GAME IS LIMITED TO 90 MINUTES and there is good prize money.  This let’s everyone play 4’s, pairs and triples.

Teams will be decided by a blind draw.


Everyone plays 4’s in the first game


Skips play singles in the second game.

The rest of the team plays triples in the second game

LUNCH BREAK at 1:30. Bring your own lunch.  Dessert is provided


Skips and leads play pairs

Vice and seconds play pairs


  • $100 for first
  • $80 for second
  • $60 for 3rd
  • $60 for fourth


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Sign up for the Quadi!! Sunday August 18th

This is a reminder to sign up for the Quaddi next Sunday Aug 18.

We would like to especially encourage the Novices to sign up.  If you can’t bowl 3 games find a partner to share with.  We need 32 players  and even a couple of spares.We also need a couple of Markers. 
Good Bowling!
Anne Currie
604 538 7748

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No regular bowling August 26 Monday Aggregate rescheduled

On MONDAY AUGUST 26, 2019 there will be NO REGULAR BOWLING.  Work is being done on the parking area and the Parking Lot has to be closed in order for the work to be completed.

If anyone still wishes to be at the Club on the 26th, and the spots along High Street aren’t available,  members may park in the metered stalls on North Bluff Road. Members should place their “Mann Park Parking Pass”  on their dash. The City will not be enforcing payment at those stalls at that time.

Because the Monday aggregate’s last game was scheduled for the 26th, it will be played on Wed August 28th instead at the regular afternoon draw.  That afternoon draw game will cost $1 for everyone who bowls.

Ed Hooper

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