OLBA Appoints Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association (OLBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Galipeau to the position of Executive Director, effective immediately.

“This appointment is another major step in our organization’s efforts to capitalize on the growing momentum our sport is experiencing as COVID restrictions continue to decline.” OLBA President Phillip Francis continued, “Bowls is a low impact, all-inclusive sport with no age, gender, or physical barriers to play and one of the primary reasons we are seeing more and more new players all the time. With Rob’s knowledge of the business of bowls, leadership, and experience, I am confident the OLBA’s future will be bright.”

Rob continued, “I am so excited to start contributing to the OLBA. I look forward to working with the over 120 clubs across the province, and all our strategic partners and stakeholders, as together we grow the sport of bowls in Ontario.”

Rob will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the OLBA including overseeing implementation of the OLBA’s Strategic and Operational Plans. Rob brings over 20 years of experience in senior management, operations and finance positions with some of Canada’s most recognized multi-unit corporations including; IMAX, Wendy’s Restaurants, Blockbuster Video and Mercedes Benz. Rob has his MBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Any inquiries regarding this announcement can be forwarded to francis@olba.ca or rgalipeau@olba.ca


Customer Relations Management

The OLBA is pleased to announce we will be rolling out a new Customer Relations Management (CRM) system to help us manage the Association. The tool will allow to track club membership, club leadership, coaches, umpires, safe sport measures and many other functions. It will greatly improve the invoicing process for the OLBA membership fee and will save us and you substantial amounts of time. The data will be loaded into the system this fall and the OLBA will be reaching out to clubs to ask them to review and approve membership lists in the winter. So watch out for that news!