The Kerrisdale team of Diane Petrant, Chris Smith and Linda Ng won the Nancy Malloy competition held at Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club on 6th July 2017.
Thanks for everyone who made it out, it was another great Nancy Malloy!!
Richmond Wins 2017 Presidents Cup
Congratulations to the 2017 Fun & Skills winners George, Sharon and Hilda. Fun was had by all, skills by some!
14 Teams competed for the honour of winning a once-in-a-lifetime tournament. At the end of the day, it was the Richmond foursome of Peter Lee, Lisa Cheung, Kelvin Lai & Gigi Chan which won the day with the the only undefeated (3-0) record. A three-way tie at 2 wins and 1 loss was won by Connie Yeung's Vancouver South rink on the basis of shot differential. High single went to the host club's team of Francis Yau, Josephine Lee, Shirley Lai and Simon.
All teams were treated to good greens, a beautiful commemorative anniversary towel and a piece of cake to round off the event.
The 2015 is going to be one to remember.
Our club is proud to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Our two high-light events will be the
100th Anniversary Invitation Tournament on Victoria Day
The 100th Anniversary Reception
Team Canada brought home three medals from the Asia Pacifics and one was in the pocket of one of our members, John Aveline. John played second on the men's fours team that won bronze. You can read about the event from a player's perspective by checking out John's website http://www.againstthebias.webs.com/.
The Vancouver Leisure Society is holding its 4th annual bowls tournament to raise money to help combat Cystic Fibrosis. This year Granville Park had the privilege of hosting all fours nights of this event. The event has now spread to four cities across Canada (Ottawa, London, Victoria & Vancouver). In the first three years of this event, over $100,000 has been raised for Cystic Fibrosis research. You can see Fred Lee's coverage of the event in the Province RIGHT HERE.
This event was inspired by Eva Markvoort (pictured below) who had Cystic Fibrosis and was able to take part in the event's first year. She succumbed to CF in 2009, but her spirit continues to have be the driving force behind such things as finding a cure for CF and organ donation.
For more information check out the VLS website: http://vancouverleisure.ca/about/
The mainstay of our club, Tony Boucher, was awarded the 2010 Vancouver and District Volunteer of the Year.
Ian Webber gave a brief description of the highlights of Tony's bowls 43 year career which included:
|National Team selector for 10 years|
|National Team manager at the 1989 Mazda Pacific Championships, 1991 Mazda Pacific Championships & 1994 Commonwealth Games|
|Delegate to the World Indoor Bowls Council 1991-1993|
|Member of the Commonwealth Games Board for 2 years|
|Member of the Bowls BC Board for 10 years, including a stint as President|
|National Silver medalist in 1981 (Men's Fours)|
|Three time Provincial Silver medalist (1972, 1979, 1997)|
|1999 Bowls BC Volunteer of the Year|
|1991 Bowls Canada Award of Excellence|
On a personal note, I have to say what most impressed me about Tony Boucher are his warm, open friendliness and his willingness to roll up his sleeves and work. When Cathie and I first walked into the Granville Park clubhouse at the start of the 1995 season, Tony immediately greeted us and made us feel welcome (which is more than we can say about a few other clubs we've strolled into). Also, for all the high-level work Tony has done for the Sport of Bowls, you can also find him weeding the gardens down at the club, sweeping the floor - whatever needs to be done. Thank you Tony for making our Sport of Bowls that much better!
Our club is available to groups who would like to throw some Bowls. So if you're a company who wants to book an office party or a team-building afternoon, or you're just a group of friends who want to celebrate a birthday or simply give Bowls a try, contact us and we'll find a day and time for your event.
We will supply all the equipment you need and any coaching you may wish as well as offering 2 greens and a comfortable club-house. We also have free parking!
Please note: if your group would like to include alcohol in your event, we require that you arrange all of the necessary liquor permitting and provide us with proof of same before the day of the event.
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President: Pat Tolhurst
Vice President: Sharon Cowie
Past President: Juanita Tucker
Secretary: Alistair Black
Treasurer: Serge Pannu
Directors: Peter Cheong