Welcome

to the Tsawwassen Lawnbowling Club.

Our Address is 1050 54A St,

Delta, B.C. V4M 4B4

Phone:  604 943-6882

click here to email us

We invite you to join us.

All ages welcome - Junior to Senior

Our bowling season is from April to September.

See Club Schedule of Events - Event Tracker 

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.​

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jCIybg-2yv0FLcUzNc_Nwm3j9r4tVcPzdzqwr92eOAc/edit?usp=sharing

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:

  1. We make available to our members gift cards that can be used to purchase groceries at any Meridian store.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The gift cards do not expire.

  5. 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.

  6. Karen will advise you in due course how to pick up your gift cards from us.

  7. This promotion will run from now until November 15.

  8. This is the easiest way that TLBC can raise funds and help keep our fees down.
     

David

TLBC President

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.


Scheduling Etiquette
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  victor24@telus.net

Tuesday Marty Vanstone  604-288-7213  mvanst@telus.net 

Wednesday  Paulie Hamilton  604-943-7997  pauliemae943@gmail.com

Thursday  Cathy Hastings  604-943-0828  cahastings@dccnet.com

Friday  Bev Bula  604-943-5886  bevbula@gmail.com  

Saturday  Felice Andersen  604-943-6929  feliceandersen@gmail.com

Sunday  Karen Walker  778-389-7268  karenwalker5863@gmail.com

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

Hi All:

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

 

Bowls Activity

 

  • 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.

David, 

TLBC President

TLBC COVID19 Guidelines Rev. JUNE 15. 2020  click here

Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to COVID-19  click here

Medical Screening Form click here

 

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. 

  1.      Pick up your bowls and take them home with you.

  2.      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 Events 
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
Colt/Sophomore 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
Singles Mentoring
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

https://www.facebook.com/LawnSummerNights/

 

Hi David

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

NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

 October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

click here for the Notice and 2019 AGM Agenda

and the President's Report for the AGM

Lawnbowling Arm.

An aid for bowlers who have problems with back, knee, hip etc.

We now have one for our Members to try.

click here for more.......

Punching & Sanding the Green took place  October 2, 2019.

Our thanks to our hardworking Clean Up Crew.    click here

  PRESENTATION OF GRANT FROM FEDERAL NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS PROGRAM (NHSP)

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019  click here

 2018 Events:
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

2018 Annual Christmas Celebration click here
2018 Awards Ceremony Sept. 30-18 click here
Vancouver Island/Powell River Tour
Sept. 13 - 17, 2018.  click here
20018 Lloyd Shea Sept. 8-18
2018 Men vs Women Aug.28-18 click here
Lawn Summer Nights Fundraiser 9 20-18 
2018 International Tourn. 7-12-18 click here
2018 Women's & Men's Pairs click here
2018 New Members Day June 2. click here
 2018 Barbeques -click here
Opening Day April 21, 2018-click here
Open House April 13-2018  click here
2018 AGM April 10, 2018 click here
TLBC at Ladner May 17, 2018 click here
Victoria Day May 21,2018 click here
2018 Canada Day click here
V&D Interclub Men's Triples July 7, click here
2018 Juniors  click here