Welcome To The Bedford Lawn Bowls Club
Lawn Bowling - a game for all ages!
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1800 Bedford Highway
Bedford, Nova Scotia
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It's quite a fraternity the lawn bowls family. With our province's four natural grass surfaces showing extremely slow improvement, clubs in a better position have reached out to others who are worse off. Bedford LBC members have driven to Truro on a couple of occasions at the invitation of Cobequid LBC to bowl and socialize, and Wanderers LBC, with four rinks barely playing, have extended the same courtesy to St. Mary's LBC which may open by early July. Finally Dartmouth LBC has found time on its busy schedule to handle the Metro League, as well as host displaced provincial events.
Temperatures are starting to rise, so hopefully the greens will improve with it. City staff in HRM who manage the greens at Bedford, Wanderers and St. Mary's continue to struggle to provide playable greens conducive to the subtlety of the game. Surprisingly there's been very little grumbling from the membership. However there has been discussion on the benefits, given our climate, of artificial over natural surfaces, and this is a conversation everyone needs to engage in.
And now we have another casualty of the weather and poor greens. The N.S. Triples taking place on July 3-6 has been moved to Dartmouth LBC from St. Mary's LBC as per the decision of LBNS Greens Chair, Steve Bezanson. With more than a quarter of the season over it may not be the last to be moved.
Having said that, we have to tip our hats to Bridgetown LBC which successfully hosted two open triples events this year so far, despite inclement weather on both occasions.
Recognition also goes out to Bedford LBC which, according to LBNS Archivist, Alexander Vance, is celebrating its 25th anniversary year. That's still a few years shy of Wanderers LBC enjoying 128 seasons, which in turn is 10 years less than Niagara-on-the-Lake LBC, the oldest lawn bowling club in the country. Interestingly, Niagara replaced its grass with an artificial green three years ago.
By all accounts a lot of red and white will be on display on the greens July 1, with BBQs getting plenty of action. It's also a time to appreciate the sport we are lucky to be part of. More than rolling bowls, lawn bowling is about community. And talking of Canada, if you check out Sport Nova Scotia's Sport Quarterly carried in this weekend's edition of The Chronicle-Herald you'll catch an article on our own Jackie Foster, LBNS secretary and Team Canada member.
Enjoy the heat,
N.S. Provincial Singles Championship
Since the clubhouse is not open until May 15, members need to be aware of the Provincial Singles Championship being held May 15-17, 2015 at Cobequid Lawn Bowls Club.
After the Provincial Match meeting on April 25, it was decided that the Provincial Match Chair would recommend to Lawn Bowls Nova Scotia, that the winner of the Singles Championship is NOT required to go to the National Singles September 5-10, 2015 in Winnipeg. The National Singles is open to anyone who wants to compete and pays the entry fee. The winner of the National Singles MUST represent Canada at the World Championship.
Although we wait for LBNS to approve this change on May 9, 2015, the entry submissions from Bedford Lawn Bowls Club for the Singles is Sunday May 10. If you are interested in competing at this event would you please give your name and contact information to Brenda Nearing by noon Sunday May 10th. Her contact information is:
Email - email@example.com or phone (902) 455-9403
Brenda will have the draw by noon Tuesday and will contact you with the information you need for Singles Provincial Championship.
PS If you have questions please direct them to Brenda as she plans to be at the meeting May 9.
I thank Brenda for taking care of this for me while I’m away.
2015 LBNS PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS
Date Event Main Venue Alternate Site
May 15-17 N.S. Singles (2015) Cobequid Dartmouth
May 23 Apple Blossom Mixed Triples Bridgetown
May 30 Early Bird Mixed Triples Dartmouth
June 6-7 Janet Merry Mixed Pairs Cobequid <------- Venue change
June 12-14 N.S. Senior Triples Dartmouth Bridgetown
June 13-14 N.S. Junior Singles Bridgetown
June 20-21 Open Men’s Triples Bridgetown
June 26-28 Atlantic Trials - Triples (2015) Dartmouth ......... <<<< VENUE CHANGE
July 3-6 N.S. Triples (2016) Dartmouth ......... <<<< VENUE CHANGE
July 11-12 Bridgetown Mixed Pairs Bridgetown
July 17-19 N.S. Fours (2016) Wanderers Bedford
July 24-26 Atlantic Trials - Pairs (2015) St. Mary’s Dartmouth
July31-Aug2 N.S. Mixed Pairs (2016) Bedford Bridgetown
AUG 3-10 NATIONAL JRS/UNDER21 SASKATOON, SK
Aug 5 Christie (60+) Mixed Triples Bedford
Aug 7-9 N.S. Pairs (2016) Bridgetown Wanderers
Aug 15 Annual Invitational Open Triples Cobequid
AUG 17-22 NATIONAL MAJORS ONTARIO
Aug 22 Frank Hamilton Memorial Triples St. Mary’s
AUG 27-SEPT2 NATIONAL SENIOR TRIPLES RICHMOND, BC
Aug 29-30 Memorial Mixed Triples Bedford
Sept 5-10 NATIONAL SINGLES Winnipeg
Sept 5-6 Dudley Kerr Men’s Triples Cobequid Bedford
Clarke Women’s Fours Wanderers St. Mary’s
SEPT 10-13 ATLANTICS BRIDGETOWN
SEPT 14-19 NATIONAL MIXED PAIRS FREDERICTON
Sept 19 Bill Byatt Memorial Mixed Pairs Dartmouth
Sept 26 Late Owl Mixed Fours Bedford
Fun With Junior Bowlers!
Lena Cameron started lawn bowling for Juniors
If you have any grandkids, nieces, nephews or neighbours with youngsters with time on their hands now that school is finished for the summer, have them come out and play, better yet, why not bring them yourself and introduce them to Lena!
ATTENTION: For those using the Calendar please check with club or
Club Newsletter to ensure proper time for event!
Volunteers are unpaid,
not because they are worthless…
…because they are priceless!
The secret to making any club a success comes down to each individual club member's willingness to volunteer their time and efforts for the smooth running of the club activities and functions. REMEMBER we need you - to help set up and provide what is necessary for all events to take place. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated and will be what makes our club a success and an attraction for others!
Junior's Bowling Club
The junior's completed their 2013 bowling instruction with an end of the year get together. For pics see the photo page ....
Wanderers Lawn Bowls Club, Sackville St, Halifax, NS
Benefits of Lawn Bowling
Fun for ALL ages!
Casual and/or Competitive play!
For more information Call
Carolyn Ulch at ... 252-2121
Cal Bechard at ... 864-0836