Archives for 2016

Christmas Tournament

Short Mat Tournament Christmas 2016 The one-day Triples tournament held on Sunday, December 11, starting at 8.30 in the morning, was concluded successfully shortly after 5.00 o'clock. There were 18 entries divided randomly into six teams that played each other on a round-robin basis, five 7-end … [Read more...]

Murder on the green

A murder of crows (yes, the collective noun for crows is "murder") descended on our greens today. Hundreds of them were "coring" (excuse the pun) on the green, stabbing for grubs below the surface, and more were spectating from the surrounding high wires.  Maybe the … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Bids “Au Revoir” to Jim Brown

Jim Brown is departing to live in Nanaimo amongst his family. Oak Bay Bowling will miss his cheery face and wonderful bowling. Jim will expect us to visit him as he settles into the Nanaimo Lawn Bowling … [Read more...]

Fall Classic Two Mat Short Mat Tournament

                                    On November 5-6, six teams had a great time participating in a short mat triples tournament - the first to be played on the two-mat … [Read more...]

All done!

Updated October 30, 2016 They did it all in a day! More than 200 lockers were moved October 29 to make room for the two short mats, which are now laid and can be used immediately.   Lots of empty spaces on the calendar when you can drop-in and find out how your bowls behave on the new … [Read more...]

Two short mats . . .

Updated October 31, 2016 As of Monday October 31, we will have two short mat rinks in Anderson House. All members need to be aware that their storage locker may be moved to make room for the second mat. It would help if you emptied your locker by October 27 – but you are NOT required to do so. The … [Read more...]

The Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA) for Faith Magwood

CONGRATULATIONS FAITH MAGWOOD Faith recently received The Valued Elder Recognition Award  (VERA) in a ceremony at UVIC.   The Family Caregivers Network nominated her for this award.  Faith was a founding member of this Society.  As a social worker in 1983 she saw a need and responded and the … [Read more...]

2016 North American Challenge

Background The North American Challenge is the largest North American continental bowls event of its kind. A challenge match between Canada and the United States, the tournament provides an international competition opportunity for both countries. Originally established in 1989, this tournament … [Read more...]

Short Mat Tournament Fall 2016

Short Mat Triples Tournament – November 5-6, 2016 Short mat players - new, experienced and everyone in-between – sign up for the first tournament of the fall season. It’s a triples, and teams will be randomly drawn according to entrants’ rankings. A maximum twenty-four entries can be accommodated. … [Read more...]

Bowl for the Cure

Once again a large number of South Island lawn bowlers came together to raise money for the fight against cancer. It wasn't all fundraising but also an opportunity to compete one last time against friends before many of us part ways until next spring. On Saturday morning the clouds opened and it … [Read more...]