Just a reminder for clubs and Districts of the deadlines for the submission of material to The Annual. Send all material to



Bowls Canada has moved.


Hear from 10 Ontario sport organization leaders who have been working with CAAWS to better retain women and girls as athletes, coaches, officials and league executives in their respective sports! Join us at the PanAm Centre in Scarborough on January 16th for a FREE event where we’ll dive into their learnings from our three-year project. Register here.

Looking for PD training for your staff? CAAWS offers workshops about gender equity on boards, LTAD considerations for girls and women, and addressing homophobia in sport!Email for more information or to book a workshop.Save the date! CAAWS will be in Ottawa on March 5th and in Toronto on March 6th to celebrate International Women’s Day. Keep your eyes on our newsletter for more details.


Australian Rankings out

Ryan Bester ranked #2 

Kelly McKerihen ranked #18

Joanna Copper is ranked #119



Kelly McKerihen's Fours Team are runners up in the Australian Women's Fours Championships in a tight scoring final. Congratulations Kelly and team.

Erin Swatridge, Kay Moran, Jamie-Lee Worsnop, Ellen Ryan (Cabramatta, NSW) 12 vsTiffany Brodie (St Kilda), Courtney Gabb (Clayton), Kelly McKerihen (Clayton), Lisa Phillips (Caulfield, VIC) 10



Windsor Lawn Bowling Club receives accessibility oriented bowls equipment - your club can explore this via grants


Video on Bowls Making at Taylor Bowls


Great article on Lawn Bowls and Fitness from Australia



Provincial Playdown Dates for 2020


Clubs Needed to Host

Any clubs interested in hosting a club coach clinic, competitive coach clinic or player development camp should contact their District Chair, District Coaching Coordinator or the OLBA Co-chairs for Coaching and Player Development (Dave Burrows - Districts 1 to 8, or Mary Lou Richards - Districts 9 - 16).

Please reach out before Christmas so we can get them scheduled for the 2020 season.


Take a look at Bowls Australia's Beta version of a marketing video



Exciting news! Muskoka Short mat bowling will have a new home in a few years...


The Ottawa Short Mat Bowls Club held its first ever tournament this past weekend.

The winning team was composed of Bob Boulton, Don Leckie and Leslie Collicott from the Deep River Short Mat Club. Other winners were Robert Sault, Garry Ross and Sue Deschamps (high 2 game and Gianni Bertazzo, Bob Auclaire and Donella Gabriele (high 1 game)


Club Development Workshops

Bowls Canada held club development workshops in Woodstock and Hanover and participated in the OLBA District Development weekend. If your District would like to host a club development workshop email


Cooperative Advertising

Work with OLBA

Does your club take advantage of the Cooperative Advertising program yet? OLBA offers $ matching up to $500 per club for all advertising that uses the Give it a Try logos and graphic materials.  Check the conditions on our website and get in touch at 



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Ron Charles


Steve Schuknecht
​Director at Large

James Rimmer
​Director at Large

Charles Roach
​Director at Large

Nan Hendren
​Director at Large



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Ralph Ellis
​Vice President, 

Dave Burrows
​Director at Large

Bill McCollam​
​Director at Large

Jason Currie
​Director at Large

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