On August 5, 54 lawn bowlers celebrated BC Day at Mann Park with a blistering afternoon on the greens. Thank you to our event sponsor, CIBC Ocean Park for helping make the day enjoyable for everyone. CIBC is a new sponsor for Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club.
As always at Mann Park, Volunteers Make It Happen! A great crew of members gave of their time to make BC Day another fun time for all the members who attended. Ken Cronin, games coordinator, had help from Tony Numans, Ed Hooper, Craig Carlyle, Alba Boris, and Sandra Burnett. Bowlers played two games with a refreshing ice cream break between. In-the-River game required the jack to be skillfully advanced into “the river” in order to score. In the second game players rotated after every two ends giving each player on the team a turn at every position. Leads skipping? Great fun!
And the winners were:
First game winner – team Jim Carter (left)
First game, 2nd place – team Tony Numans
First game, 3rd place – team Ken Cronin
Crying towel – team Bill Wainwright
Second game winner – team Tony Numans
Second game, 2nd place – team David Tones (right)
Second game, 3rd place – team Tom Akam
Crying towel – team Sandra Burnett (centre)
Following bowling, 80 members enjoyed a BC-themed buffet. A big thanks to Hilary Callihoo and Martha McArthur our kitchen crew leaders. BBQ ninjas Hilary’s daughter Heather and son-in-law Tim, pictured below, joined us from Alberta to grill up the delicious salmon. Martha and Bernice Day cheffed up a tasty blueberry dessert. Also on hand to set up, serve, and clean up were Heidi and Harald Hendess, Sharron Lyons, Bryant and Sharon Avery, Sharon Beard, Gerry McArthur, Linda Palm, and Corrie Brawley. Thanks everyone!
Keeping the thirsty hoard hydrated were Sandra Burnett, Lynne Brauer, Tom Akam, Linda Palm, and Deb Cudmore at the bar.
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.
The 2 Runners-up were HARALD HENDESS and GRAHAM REYNOLDS.
Also a huge thanks to ROSIE TOCKSTEIN and BILL WAINWRIGHT for acting as Official Spotters for the entire event.
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, wscu.com 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.
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.
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 →
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!