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Bedford Lawn Bowls


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Lawn Bowls -  a game for all ages!

 

For All Lawn Bowls Activities contact our club's Notice Board for proper times!

1800 Bedford Highway, bedford, nova scotia
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Hi everyone:

Cabin fever is giving way to bowling fever – hopefully in a month we'll be opening up clubhouses and hitting the greens.

Another sign of spring – our spring general meeting will take place 1 pm Sunday, May 7 at Bedford LBC. The agenda will go out April 15. Any notices of motion should be submitted ahead of then.

Over the winter, HRM released its Community Master Plan. The reference to lawn bowling, on pages 88 and 89 of the document attached below, was essentially more consultation.

8.10a

Monitor the trends in demand for lawn bowls to ensure the appropriate number of greens as population demographics shift in the future.

8.10b

Undertake a comprehensive review in consultation with Lawn Bowls Nova Scotia and put recapitalization decisions on hold until the review is complete.

In the off season we had a change in board members. Secretary Jackie Foster, chief umpire Val Bechard and provincial officiating chair Cal Bechard decided it was time for a breather. I want to sincerely thank Jackie, Val and Cal for their years of dedication to the sport they love. Jackie has kindly offered to continue assisting with ways and means until a replacement is found. Stepping into the secretary's role is Joan MacDonald of SMLBC who we welcome on an interim basis until the delegates vote.

Work is ongoing to fill the position of ways and means officer (finding revenue-generating opportunities) and the chief umpire and provincial officiating chair positions.

I want to thank those on the board, our affiliates, as well as umpires, markers, scorers, greens keepers and others who volunteer their time and talent to make our sport fun. Let's always remember to give these volunteers our fullest support – they are helping our sport and wages are low.

Some of our competitive bowlers had worthy successes over the winter, notably Val Bechard and Debbie Foster who, along with two ladies from Ontario, captured the Women's Fours U.S. Open in Florida. In addition, Steve Bezanson and non-Nova Scotian, Leo Dusablon, won the Men's Pairs U.S. South Central Open in Arizona. Thanks for proudly flying the N.S. flag guys.



Bowls Canada recently conducted a competitions review. The report is attached. Also attached is feedback from LBNS members who attended a webinar with BCB to discuss the report, as well as the results of a survey LBNS board members and affiliates responded to. We will wait and see what changes BCB announces.

Last year we held off awarding PSO 6 funding because we lacked satisfactory criteria, however in the off season I contacted other provincial bodies to learn of their approaches. As a result, LBNS now has objective criteria, based on participation and performance, that measures competitor success. A copy of the criteria is attached. I was contacted last month by Sport Nova Scotia to remind me the opportunity to access the PSO 6 $750 for 2016 would expire at the end of March. We applied the criteria to last year's competitors and the top eligible male and female were Steve Bezanson and Lena Cameron. Congratulations to both. They will split the award, which is decided at the discretion of the PSO with the requirement that it go to players not already receiving Sport NS funding.

 

Dale

 



Some of our competitive bowlers had worthy successes over the winter, notably Val Bechard and Debbie Foster who, along with two ladies from Ontario, captured the Women's Fours U.S. Open in Florida. In addition, Steve Bezanson and non-Nova Scotian, Leo Dusablon, won the Men's Pairs U.S. South Central Open in Arizona. Thanks for proudly flying the N.S. flag guys.

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 We're halfway through winter and our season is only a few months away.  Are you getting bored and would like a fun evening out?  We're having a Painting Night fundraiser at the Dartmouth Lawn Bowls clubhouse on Saturday April 1st from 7-9pm to raise money for the 2017 Canadian Junior and U-25 Championships that will be hosted by Dartmouth club this summer (July 31-Aug 7).  You don't have to have any artistic talents- the artist will take us step-by-step through the painting (sunset lake- see attachment) and at the end of the evening, you'll be proud to take home a beautiful work of art!  It's a LOT of fun and you'll support a good cause.  You can book on-line using this link

Hector Comeau, Brenda Nearing, and Paul Higgins of Bedford Lawn Bowls  presented with 1st Place by Cobequid Match Chair Shelly Woodgate in the Annual Invitational Open Triples Truro August 13, 2016

Jean Ellsworth lawn bowling on the QE ... now that the life!



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2016 LBNS PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS

 

     For all provincial tournaments relating to Bedford lawn bowl members click above!

Picture of all the juniors we had on fun day ...
First place for the year is Evan Hargreaves ... Lena

Congratulations to Lena and the Juniors

The game of Lawn Bowls is changing with a larger number of young people becoming interested in the game as never before!


Video for young & young at heart!