Canada Day celebrated with day of lawn bowling

(Photos submitted by the Goulbourn Lawn Bowling Club.)

The Goulbourn Lawn Bowling Club was awash in red and white on Canada Day as the club members enjoyed a day of activities in celebration of Canada’s 152nd birthday.

The club had a compliment of 55 members turn out for the day, with 52 bowlers participating in a tournament and three on hand as spectators.

The four top bowlers of the tournament were presented with a Canada Day hat as their prize. The winners were, Robert Sault, Holly Dobson, Ken Redman and Pamela Wilson.

The members brought snacks — enough to get them through the all-day event. The green keeper fired up the barbecue and was on hand to cook for those who brought burgers. Plenty of cold drinks were available thanks to the donation by Kelly’s Funeral Homes who has been the Club’s sponsor for many years.

The Club, formed in 1998, has over 70 members with three being over 90 years of age — who still play and are excellent players. So much so, that on playing days which are Monday, Wednesday and Friday when a draw is made for teams, the 60 and 70 year old players are always happy to see these experienced players on their team. After play, the members enjoy some refreshments of coffee, tea and cookies. Annmarie Waddell is proud to say that, “they are known to be the friendliest lawn bowling club in Ottawa”.

Members are always happy to welcome people who are interested in lawn bowling on bowling days or contact the Membership Director, Garry Ross, via email at or by telephone 613-435-5233.

To find out more about the Club and activities they have planned for the summer, visit their web site at:


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