A sign of a new beginning

In February the Executive arranged to have a replacement sign created outside the green arch gate. Where and by whom you might ask? Warden Peter Fitzpatrick of the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) was contacted and agreed to have the Centre's inmates build the new sign. The … [Read more...]

Hats off to our sponsors

This year a number of local businesses donated draw prizes for people that attended Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club's Open Houses on March 25 and April 22. Those businesses were: The Penny Farthing Neighbourhood Pub Vis à Vis bouchon-bar The Village Butcher Pharmasave on Oak Bay Ave These … [Read more...]

Open House

On April 22 our Open House took place under blue skies and pleasant temperatures. We welcomed many visitors, providing a quick glance at our sport of bowling that we trust sends the message, "Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club is the place to be." A compilation of photos follows. One photo shows something … [Read more...]

Bridge windup lunch

Tuesday afternoon social bridge ended today with a potluck lunch. We finished off the lunch with a birthday cake to celebrate Georgia Thorneycroft's birthday. Summer social bridge will continue on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm starting April 10 with Susan DeGryp in charge. Everyone is welcome to … [Read more...]

He’s done it again

John Dolman, club handyman extraordinaire, was the subject of an earlier news item after a Google mapping vehicle spotted him leaving the club with a large piece of plastic, used to make holders for two club tablet computers. When John was asked if he would take on the challenge of designing and … [Read more...]

Spring fashion

At the Semi-AGM on April 8, samples of new club shirts, vests and hat will be available to try on. Members may then place an order. The orders will be taken by Henriette Ballinger, Marian Burow and Tanis Ranger who will be set up for this activity immediately following the adjournment of the … [Read more...]

March 25 Open House

A mainly sunny day with double digit temperatures allowed what was expected to be an indoor open house to have an outdoor component. Two rinks were set up allowing curious visitors to roll a few bowls and get a sense of the sport of bowls. Inside both club houses members and guests mingled and … [Read more...]

Spring forward

While our first day on the greens is still some weeks away, preparations of every type continues. On March 20 a small group of members were inside Carnarvon House working on details for our first open house March 25. While this open house is expected to be largely an indoor affair, we hope to have a … [Read more...]

Mystery man identified

A Google image captured a fellow later identified as club member John Dolman.  John is seen here taking a piece of plastic to his home workshop to begin construction of two tablet computer holders which are now located in Anderson House and Carnarvon House. It’s contributions like this … [Read more...]

New Club Clothing

After considerable consultation and research, the Executive has approved several new items of club clothing: Shirt, Vests and Hat. Below are photos of these new clothing options that will be available to view, try-on and order at the Semi-AGM on April 8. At that time members wishing to place an … [Read more...]