The Coquitlam Lawn Bowling Club
1655 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 604-931-6711
All our medal winners
Very colourful group
Thanks to Thrifty Foods
All our medal winners
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Closing Day Tournament - 2021
September 26 2021
We had high hopes for one more day of decent weather for our last tournament of the season - - but it was not to be. We all showed up, & so did the rain, so we made the difficult decision to call off the tournament. Our 2021 season will officially end on September 30, so we may get a few more days of drop-in bowling if the weather cooperates a bit. We made the most of our day by digging into the delicious cake donated by Thrifty's. Thanks to Social Director Nancy Clarkson for arranging so many goodies & refreshments, ensuring that the day was not a total loss. THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made the 2021 season possible, safe, & enjoyable. We all look forward to a 2022 season that may allows us to get back to normal.
Annual General Meeting - 2021
September 19 2021
For the second year in a row the club held their AGM outdoors, & a month early, as the pandemic continues to exert its influence on club operations. We were hoping for good weather so that being outside was comfortable, & thanks to having the gazebo, we were able to all be under cover if the rains appeared - which they did not. Reports were delivered, & decisions were made as to the makeup of the 2022 Executive Committee. Big thanks to all our volunteers who worked so hard to make the 2021 season possible & enjoyable. Thanks to all members who attended the AGM. The club is looking forward, hopefully, to a 2022 season that allows us to get back to normal - - remember normal ??
2021 - Staying Safe
July 19 2021
As of July 19, the club has transitioned from a Covid-19 Safety Plan to a Communicable Disease Prevention Plan (CDPP). The objective of the CDDP is to prevent more diseases than just Covid-19, by emphasizing ongoing cleanliness and other good habits, like staying home if not feeling well. The plan includes a number of informative posters that are located in strategic areas like the kitchen & the washrooms. It has been a long journey to get this far, & not all of our former members have returned from their pandemic absence, but we expect a large return of ex-members next season, as well as a healthy influx of new members who have been waiting in the wings until the day we resume free coaching & training for those new to lawn bowling.
Once again, BIG thanks to BOWLS BC for developing the 4-step Recovery Program, and providing all lawn bowling clubs with a very useful CDPP template.
2021 - Close to Normal ...
July 11 2021
As of July 11, pandemic related restrictions for lawn bowling were eased again, allowing us to get back into the clubhouse. Updated RETURNING to NORMAL (RTN) Guidelines are in place. As of June 13 the Club re-introduced DROP-IN bowling, with TEAM DRAWS, and as of July 11 members are very pleased to have locker & kitchen access as per normal.
BIG thanks to BOWLS BC for developing a 4-step Recovery Program. We have made it to Step 2 and expect to keep moving forward - - - - unless COVID somehow gets the upper hand.
2021 - Heading towards Normal ...
As of May 27, pandemic related restrictions for lawn bowling were eased significantly. The Club has developed their RETURNING to NORMAL (RTN) Guidelines, and bowlers are now enjoying games in much more familiar formats. As of June 13 the Club plans to re-introduce DROP-IN bowling, with TEAM DRAWS , SEVEN days a week. Members are very pleased to be bowling much more like normal again. The Green is in tip top condition, however Club operations are still restricted in terms of physical distancing requirements, & there is very limited access to the Clubhouse.
BIG thanks to BOWLS BC for developing a 4-step Recovery Program. We are enjoying Step 1 and expect to keep moving forward - - - - unless COVID gets the upper hand again.
2021 - Ready for the season
Our Return to Play (RTP) Guidelines have been approved by BOWLS BC, so under these strict Covid-19 protocols the 2021 season can begin. Our schedule is to have our practice sessions 7 days a week, starting on May 2. There are many restrictions & no spectators are allowed at the facility.
We are hopeful that the COVID-19 vaccine program will keep us all safer, & that we can get back to "normal" sometime soon.
2021 - Can we have a season ?
The pandemic rages on & lawn bowling is an on again / off again proposition. Provincial Health Orders (PHO) were tightened up over part of the winter, which shut down ALL lawn bowling, indoor & outdoor, in the Province for several weeks. As of January 8 the PHO was eased a bit, but Return to Play (RTP) Guidelines need to be amended & approved, adding extra measures of safety. CLBC does not need to make the amendments just yet, as our season is still several months away. Please check in here often as we try to keep everyone up-to-date with developments.
We certainly hope that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will make a difference, & we can get back to the sport we love this year.
( see 2021 Executive Committee listing here )