We invite you to join us.
All ages welcome - Junior to Senior
Our bowling season is from April to September.
Coaching & Mentoring is available.
Club bowls available
During the off season we have:
Mexican Train Social Friday nights
CANCELLED FOR COVID 19
Social Bridge Saturday afternoons.
CANCELLED FOR COVID 19
Annual Bridge Tournament
Below is the link to the Lawn Bowling Schedule page where can you book a time. Click on the link and it should
take you to the Lawn Bowling Schedule google sheet.
Alternately you can copy the link and paste it into your browser.
GREEN REOPENS ON MONDAY SEPT. 21, BUT....
The green will reopen this Monday, September 21, as scheduled, but please be aware that not all of the sand has been brushed into, watered into or removed from the green, so your bowls will probably pick up a fair bit of sand for the first few days.
Also, the green will be slower than normal due to the greater watering we have done in order to water in the sand, and less cutting
of the green while the sand was too heavy to allow the green to be cut. I am hopeful that we will be back to normal fall conditions in about another week.
HELPERS WERE REQUESTED FOR SUNDAY SEPT.20TH
HERE'S SOME WHO ANSWERED THE CALL:
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click on X to o back to website)
MERIDIAN FARM FRESH FUNDRAISER
We are again going to participate with Meridian Markets here in Tsawwassen in their fundraising program. This is the best
fundraising opportunity that I have encountered. The program works as follows:
We make available to our members gift cards that can be used to purchase groceries at any Meridian store.
If you buy, for example, a $100 gift card you can purchase $100 worth of groceries at Meridian. Meridian will give 30% of the value
of all gift cards sold back to TLBC. So...you get $100 worth of groceries and you are also “giving” $30 to TLBC all for $100.
You can purchase any amount of Meridian gift cards in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $75 and $100. There is no maximum
amount that you can purchase. The minimum amount is $10.
The gift cards do not expire.
Our treasurer, Karen Walker, will be placing a labelled accordion file folder in the clubhouse which will contain the Meridian form
that you need to fill out to purchase your gift cards. When you complete the form please leave with the form your cheque, made
out to “TLBC” for the total amount of the gift cards you wish to purchase. The form you fill out will ask you how many cards
at which denominations that you wish to purchase.
Karen will advise you in due course how to pick up your gift cards from us.
This promotion will run from now until November 15.
This is the easiest way that TLBC can raise funds and help keep our fees down.
Sept. 19, 2020.
Fall and Winter Bowling
With reduced travel opportunities this fall and winter could be pretty boring. To try to help out a little the Board has
decided to keep our green open as long as weather conditions and the condition of the green allows us to do so.
We will be aerating and sanding the green on September 11. This will require the green to be closed for about a week and
for a while after that you may experience some sand on your bowls. We then hope, green condition allowing, to keep the
green open until our first hard freeze or heavy snowfall. I will provide you with more details later.
There is some understandable confusion about when you can join another member who has already put his or her name down for bowling. Hopefully I can clear the confusion up:
If you want to practice on your own put your name in the first box and “Practice” in the second box. This means that you are not looking for company on your lane. Nobody can join you unless they first call you and seek your approval.
If you want to bowl but do not have anybody to bowl with put your name in the first box and leave the second box blank.
This means that you are content to have someone join you on your lane. The second person can insert his or her name in the second box.
If there are two of you who want to practice together, or have a singles game, insert one name in the first box and the
second name in the second box. This means that the two of you do not want to be joined by anybody else on your lane.
If there are two of you who want to bowl as a pair and you are looking for another pair to join you put both your names in the first box, for example “DavF/TedO” and leave the second box blank. This means that you want to bowl as a pair and are looking for another pair to play against. Another pair can feel free to join you in a game by placing their two names in the second box.
If there are two of you who want to bowl but want to split up and have others join you in a pairs game the first person can put his name in the first box, for example, “DavF/”, and the second person would put his name in the second box, for example, “TedO/”.
This would mean that Ted and I are looking for individuals to join each of us as our pairs partners.
If two pairs wish to bowl against each other they put two names in each box and that of course cannot be changed by others.
In spite of all of the above rules you can of course at any time call up somebody who has put his, her or their names down and suggest another arrangement.
David G. Fredricksen, TLBC President
Aug. 22, 2020
If you make an error when booking (deletions, etc) and are unsure what to do, please contact Karen (778-389-7268)
or Ralph Walker (778-228-5580) and we may be able to correct it, as we keep daily copies.
Monday Vic Soulier 604-948-1266 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday Marty Vanstone 604-288-7213 email@example.com
Wednesday Paulie Hamilton 604-943-7997 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday Cathy Hastings 604-943-0828 email@example.com
Friday Bev Bula 604-943-5886 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Felice Andersen 604-943-6929 email@example.com
Sunday Karen Walker 778-389-7268 firstname.lastname@example.org
Members can book up to two weeks in advance (three slots). On Monday, any slots not booked for the first of the
two weeks can be booked by the members as long as they do not book two consecutive slots on the same day.
Note: The schedule is self monitored and it is hoped the members follow the procedures with integrity to be fair to all.
The site is not being monitored though it is being scrutinized by other members
TLBC Minor Scheduling Tweaks/Monitor Needed, Aug. 7/20
I hope you have been enjoying bowling this pandemic season. We have made a couple of minor changes to our bowling schedule to better reflect the membership’s wishes. They are:
We have noticed that members most like to bowl at 10:30 a.m. while we are having generally warm weather so we have changed Sunday’s schedule so that we have bowling at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. beginning this Sunday. There will be no later
sessions on Sundays.
We have added an extra evening session, Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., so we have two evening sessions (Wednesday and Thursday) for our members who work during the day all week.
As a result of the change to Sunday’s schedule we need one further monitor volunteer to handle the slot from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. each Sunday (we are fine for this Sunday). We will of course train you and you can bowl each Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Please email me if you can help us out.
David G. Fredricksen, TLBC President
TSAWASSEN LAWN BOWLING CLUB PHASE 2 GUIDELINES
(approved by Board of TLBC on July 19, 2020)
Players MUST book a timeslot, no drop ins will be permitted, no draws.
There will be no access to the clubhouse except for use of the washroom.
There will be no access to the shed, no storage of bowls in clubhouse or shed (bowls must be transported to green
for each session).
Physical distancing of at least 6 feet is to be observed at all times.
DO NOT COME TO THE GREEN IF YOU ARE AT ALL ILL!
You must complete a provided Medical Screening Form each time you play. Please print off the sheets and complete them prior to arriving.
Players must practice safe hygiene at all times, including washing hands and/or using hand sanitizer.
All players must leave the premises immediately after the conclusion of play (maximum of 90 minutes unless there are no players signed up for session immediately after your session, in which case if monitor agrees you may extend
your session to two hours).
All members who wish to play this season must sign an agreement to abide by these Covid 19 guidelines and
an assumption of risk agreement.
Please treat monitors with respect; they are volunteers who allow us to open the green.
If a Covid 19 outbreak occurs within club members the green will be immediately closed until corrective measures
have been implemented.
Maximum of 16 bowlers, plus monitor if monitor is not playing, on green at any one time, four players to a rink maximum, with physical distancing at all times. Only singles, pairs and cutthroat (3 bowlers) games may be played.
A maximum number of 25 people on Club premises at any one time, including bowlers, volunteers and spectators.
NO scoreboards to be used. Paper scorecards can be used.
Green sheets will be in place upon arrival. If you need to move the green sheet sanitize your hands before and
after moving it.
Mats and rakes: if you handle a mat, rake or jack please sanitize your hands regularly, and in any event before
touching your face. Monitors will put out one rake per lane, but if you feel you need two rakes politely ask the monitor,
and he/she will get an additional rake.
Jacks may be delivered and set in normal fashion but sanitize your hands often.
Other bowls equipment cannot be shared between players (e.g. bowls, cloths, measures etc). One bowler, if singles play,
or one bowler at each end if pairs play, shall measure using his personal measure.
TLBC has and will maintain signs (4 in total) at the only entrance to the green outlining the physical distancing guidelines
in place as well as hand washing recommendations and protocols.
Hand sanitizing bottles will be placed at each end of any lanes being used, plus one on the table on the deck at the
entrance to the clubhouse, and one on the kitchen counter on the way to the restrooms (10 hand sanitizing bottles in
total). We will use federally approved hand sanitizers purchased at Thrifty’s Foods.
The monitors shall sanitize any surfaces normally touched in the restrooms or the doors to them before each session starts. Bowlers shall sanitize their hands immediately before and after using the restrooms using hand sanitizing bottles placed on counter on route to the restrooms.
Only alternating rinks shall be used, for example, 1, 3, 5 and 7 or 2, 4, 6 and 8. Rinks being used for each session of bowling are listed on the interactive scheduling website provided by TLBC.
Only one person is allowed in the clubhouse to use the restrooms at a time. Wait outside if someone is using
the restroom and maintain physical distancing at all times.
Bowlers should bring their own food or water if they wish to have food or water.
All Club Equipment will be sanitized by monitors appointed by the club. The precise protocol for sanitization of the equipment is set out in the list of duties provided to each club monitor. Only one person may be in the locker shed
at a time. If you are helping out the monitor by removing equipment after your game ends, either leave the equipment outside of the shed and allow the monitor to put it into the shed or make sure the shed is empty before you enter the shed.
Registered club members who are not bowling may attend on the green to watch but must meticulously practice social distancing guidelines of 2 meters, must fill in the Assumption of Risk form before their first visit, must fill out
the Medical Screening Form on each visit and must check in with the Monitor before entering the green.
Non members may enter the Club property, including the green, to spectators but must complete our Assumption of Risk and Waiver Agreement upon first entry and must complete our Medical Screening Form prior to each entry.
Upon signing the Assumption of Risk form a non-member will automatically be granted membership for this season only.
All persons must report to the monitor before entering the green.
All persons entering the green must wash or sanitize their hands immediately upon entering the premises and prior to leaving the premises.
Spectators may sit upon our benches but must maintain physical distancing at all times from other spectators and the bowlers.
Only one greens maintenance person working at a time on the green; greens maintenance to be undertaken when
bowling is not taking place; greens maintenance crew to sanitize maintenance equipment before and after using it.
The Club may sign up new members but will not solicit new members.
Please review the Guidelines, the Waiver form and the Medical Screening Form. (see links below)
To some of you the rules we have put in place may seem “over the top” but the Board feels that they are necessary
in order to reduce the risks associated with covid 19. In any event, most of the rules we have put in place have been
mandated by the City of Delta, the Provincial Health Office or Bowls B.C. Without these rules we could not bowl this year.
Subject: TLBC Registration and Appointment Instructions
In order to make it easier for everyone to follow physical distancing guidelines, the locker shed will only be open to be used by our monitors, or upon permission from a monitor.
Pick up your bowls and take them home with you.
Drop off in the folder in the locker shed on the card table we have set up there your cheque made out to “Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club” in the amount of $75 per member who wishes to bowl, and a signed and witnessed copy of the Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability” document which is attached. The latter document can be deposited in the separate folder also on the card table in the locker shed.
Please respect the physical distancing rules by having only one person in the locker shed when you are picking up your bowls.
To make things run more smoothly on bowling days please fill out your Medical Screening Form before you come up to bowl so you can just drop it off in a folder that will be provided. You will need a completed Medical Screening Form every time you bowl.
Check out Pictures & videos:
2019 Annual Christmas Celebration click here
2019 Punching & Sanding the Green click here
2019 Awards Ceremony Sept. 29-19 click here
New Horizons For Seniors Grant Aug.22. click here
2019 Best Bank Challenge click here
2019 Lawn Summer Nights click here
2019 Canada Day: click here
Women's/Men's Pairs: click here
New Members Day June 1, 2019 click here
Victoria Day May 20, 2019 click here
2019 Lessons click here
Opening Day April 27-19 click here
Open House April 20 -2019 click here
2019 Various Events: click here
Harvey Memorial Fall Classic
Women's Singles Championship
Lloyd Shea Trophy Event Sept, 7, 2019
J & J Garlic Mixed Pairs Sept, 4, 2019
Mixed 4's Championship Aug. 24-19,
Maggie & Jiggs Aug. 23-19
Women's Furze Triples Aug. 18-19
Sidney visitation Aug. 14-19.
2019 Alex Davidson Tournament.
B.C. Day Long Weekend Dinner Aug. 3-19
The Wexford July 19, 2019
TLBC at Mann Park June 23-2019
Grade 10 Girls "Fit 4 Life" Class 6-13-19
Mary Hargreaves Recognition
TLBC hosted Lawn Summer Nights fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis July 13, 2019. click here
The 2019 event raised over $33,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis
email From: Kristen Thomas
Sent: July-14-19 5:58 PM
To: David Fredricksen
Subject: Re: Lawn Summer Nights Tsawwassen
Please send a huge thanks to the entire Club, What a great event.
Thanks again and when can we book for next year in July?
TLBC also hosted Lawn Summer Nights Tsawwassen July 20 2018. The 2018 event raised over $10,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis
2018 Various Events: click here
2018 Men's McCarthy Aug. 26-18
2018 Singles Championship
Trip to Sanaich July 10, 2018
Coaches,Novices. Members 5-17-18
Women's Furze Triples June 16, 2018
Provincial Fours Champions
Alex Davidson Championship Aug.11-18
J&J garlic Winners July 21-2018
Fund Raiser July 20-18.
2018 Mixed 4’s Club Champions Aug. 18
2018 Maggie & Jigs Sept. 2, 2018