Welcome to Pride Lawn Bowling

Pride Lawn Bowling,   encourage social fellowship among lawn bowlers. Pride Lawn Bowling makes lawn bowling safe regardless of sexual orientation or identity. 

We welcome people of all skill levels and stripes to become part of our league. Pride Lawn Bowling  has become the decided choice for members of the LGBTQ+ community in Calgary who are looking for a bit of leisure in their sport in a fun and lighthearted way since 2003.

Lawn Bowl

For Fun

 

 

What is Lawn Bowling?

Target Sport

Strategy Game

For Everyone

A Game On The Move!

 

The object of bowls is to roll your bowl as close to the target as possible. Between setting up your scoring strategy and defending your points, there is always something changing in the game of bowls. 

 

All you need is flat, heel-less footwear and we will provide the rest!

2021 Jack Attack 

This year we are going to kick things off in a fun and social game that keeps everyone together on one side of the rink.

 This new format this year is about bringing people together and getting more social then ever before. 

 

Game Format 

 

  • Set The Teams and Assign Rinks 
  • Two Five End Games (Set Play) with a Tie-breaker if necessary 
  • Normal Scoring for an end (Closest to the Jack) 
  • No Skips 
  • No Official Positions- as long as teams alternate shots 
  • Due to Covid the Jack will be set using the foot only (the winning team for that end sets it before walking down) 
  • No Rakes used at this time so players will use their feet to bring down the bowls 
  • Drop Sheets and Mats will be placed in advance 
  • At this time we will not introduce mat movement (Don’t lift off the Grass) – Let’s KEEP IT SIMPLE 
  • Two Trial Ends- Two Bowls each as a warm-up.  Please provide any gentle guidance if you see it’s needed. Keep things positive! 
  • Scoreboards will be places for teams “Home” and “Away”

 

Above all-HAVE FUN! 

 Please note that Jack Attack will have the following side effects:

 Skill Development, Making New Friends and Having Fun! 

 

Our Home Club 

101 – 3375 Spruce Dr. SW Calgary AB T3C 3A3

Calgary Lawn Bowling Club is a vibrant non-profit and social club. Established in 1923, the club promotes and fosters the active lifetime sport of lawn bowling to a variety of ages and abilities in a safe and inclusive environment. Located in the Spruce Cliff community of Southwest Calgary, the world-class lawn bowling facility features two of the best greens in all of Canada.

calgarylawnbowlingclub.ca

David Wilson (He/Him)

– League Operations Coordinator

E. davidwilson@pridelawnbowling.com  

Since 2018 he has been leading the Pride Lawn Bowling league and has a real passion about getting the community active though the sport of lawn bowls. Since 2019 he has been a Board of Director with the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club and is the Co-chair of Marketing and Sponsorship Committee and sits of the clubs Group Booking Committee. In 2021 sat on the Safe Sport Advisory Group with Bowls Canada Bouligrin.

David  has a Certificate in Event Management from Mount Royal University. He is always taking courses in the sporting community and has completed training in Leading a Return to Sport Participation, Emergency Action Plan, Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders, Effective Board Governance, Diversity and Inclusion Training for Volunteers, Canadian Indigenous Culture Training- Truth and Reconciliation, Stepping Stones to Indigenous Sport and Physical Activity Participation, and Welcome to Canada Engaging Newcomers In Sport and Physical Activity. 

David is working on a Level 1 – Umpire training to become an certified officiate at club, local and provincial events. He also has a desire to become a NCCP Trained Bowls Club Coach in the near future.

Why he does everything he does is because he love how the sport can be social and all-inclusive on so many levels and wants to see more members of the LGBTQ+ community getting out and active though the sport of bowls. 

 

IF IT’S TUESDAY, WE’RE BOWLING

We play at 6 pm on Tuesday evenings, from early June though to early september at Calgary Lawn Bowling Club.

Fun From Day One 

We will teach you the basics of lawn bowling so you can enjoy the sport while you learn. Even beginners can make awsome shots in every game.

Welcome to Our Friendly Group 

When you join Pride Lawn Bowling, you’ll laugh, cheer and chat on the greens in a laid back play. We now do this all safely distance of course and as soon as it’s safe, we’ll start to bring back the drinks. 

We Know How To Play Safely 

Physical distancing is easy outdoors, and Calgary Lawn Bowling Club’s rigorous COVID protocals have been checked and approved by City of Calgary, Bowls Alberta and Bowls Canada. Lawn Bowls if a safe sport.

Yes, Pride Lawn Bowlers can now book a rink!

Health Benefits of Lawn Bowling

  • Improved Fitness
  • Improved Coordination and Skill Development
  • Increased Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Enhanced Mental Wellbeing
  • Community Connectedness and Support

Easy To Join, Easy To Bowl

  • Friendly, casual and inclusive. Calgary first LGBTQ+ lawn bowling league
  • Amazing value. Play or practise as often as you like.
  • You can use our bowls. All you need are flat-soled shoes.
  • Single welcome. You don’t need to join a team-play with new people each week.
  • Are You Stressed? Precision sports like lawn bowls are proven stress relivers.

Lawn Bowling is the game

with something for everyone!

  • Easy To Learn

  • Social

  • All-Inclusive

Join Us 

HOW TO REGISTER
New Member Registration Form 
– The form is a fillable PDF.
– Please click the link above, fill out the form on your computer at home, print it off and bring to the club on your first visit.
– Our membership team does not want people emailing completed forms.

Returning Registration Form 
– The form is a fillable PDF.
– Please click the link above, fill out the form on your computer at home, print it off and bring to the club on your first visit.
– Our membership team does not want people emailing completed forms.

Abuse Prevention Protocol Form 
– Please click the link to review our policy.
– You will need to acknowledge on your Registration Form that you have read and understand our policy.

Bowls Canada – Calgary LBC Waiver Form 
– Please print this off, complete, sign and date.
– Bring this with you on your first visit.

COVID-19 Declaration Form 
– Please print this off, complete, sign and date.
– Bring this with you on your first visit.

Please email membership@calgarylawnbowlingclub.ca (mailto:membership@calgarylawnbowlingclub.ca) if you have any questions.

HOW TO MAKE PAYMENT

The New Bowler Fee is $90.  Please make one payment per person.

The preferred way to pay your fees is via e-transfer to
treasurer@calgarylawnbowlingclub.ca

If a security question is required please use the answer:
2021dues

You can pay by credit card on Calgary Lawn Bowling Club’s website at the following link https://calgarylawnbowlingclub.ca/payment/

To pay by cheque, cash, credit or debit card at the club please contact membership@calgarylawnbowlingclub.ca  

You can pay by cheque, cash, credit or debit card at the club during league play. Everyone must read the Abuse Prevention Protocol Form as you will need to acknowledge this on your Registration Form that you have read and understand our club’s policy.

Please make sure that you print off, complete, sign and date and bring this with you on your first visit to play.

Our membership team does not want people emailing completed forms.

Please make sure that you bring a Covid-19 Declaration Form, Bowls Canada-Calgary LBC Waiver Form and Returning Member Registration Form or New Member Registration form.

If you have any question about the forms please email us at members@pridelawnbowling.com 

Let’s Bowls Safety 

At Pride Lawn Bowling, we understand many of our members and victors are concerned about where our game of bowls sits within Covid Pandemic.

Our league is closely monitoring the evoltion and and we will react to the best of our ability, and abhere to the guidance from Alberta Health Services. We are doing everything to make sure that our community remains as safe as possible for all our members and visitors, and we will work together to prevent the spread of Covid virus.

Disclaimer 

Pride Lawn Bowling, Calgary Lawn Bowling Club, Bowls Canada and Bowls Alberta, are not experts on pandemics and therefore all Federal, Provincial and local Government and Public Health Authority information, guidelines and directives supersede this information. We have created this set of club guidelines to inform our club members as to how bowls Canada and Bowls Alberta are responding to Covid-19 and to provide recommendations as to what we believe is the best course of action for our members  and the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club. 

At all times, the guidelines and legislations of Provincial and Local Health Authorities must be respected and will take precedence over these guidelines.

 

  • Please wear a mask within the club facility (indoor and outdoor spaces) until you arrive at your assigned rink
  • Sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting the facility
  • Please sign in with the safety volunteer
  • please maintain a 2m distance from anyone not in your household
  • Make sure you are familiar with the current phase of play quidelines as well as the members expectations.

Return To Play 

2021- Phase 2 Play: Training/Practice

Version – May 31, 2021

Calgary Lawn Bowling Club

2021 – Phase 2 Play: Training/Practice

Phase 2: Training/Practice with no more than 4 players per rink and all players not from the same household must maintain a minimum of 2 m distance. An assigned Coach is allowed in addition to the 4 players. No more than 10 people per green.

 

Disclaimer

 

Calgary Lawn Bowling Club, Bowls Canada, and Bowls Alberta, are not experts on pandemics and therefore all Federal, Provincial, and local Government and Public Health Authority information, guidelines and directives supersede this information. We have created this set of club guidelines to inform our club members as to how Bowls Canada and Bowls Alberta are responding to Covid-19 and to provide recommendations as to what we believe is the best course of action for our members and the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club.

At all times, the guidelines and legislations of Provincial and Local Health Authorities must be respected and will take precedence over these guidelines.

 

  1. Pre-Screening

 

  • CLBC will provide material and resources such to participants on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. All members who wish to use the club facilities during Phase 1 must complete a waiver.
  • All players are required to read and abide by the current Return to Play Guidelines which are available on the CLBC website as well as posted at the club

 

  • CLBC will encourage participants to use the Government of Alberta Screening applications to monitor symptoms before coming out to play.
  • Members who meet any of the following criteria are asked not to visit the club
    • exhibiting COVID- 19 symptoms
    • awaiting COVID-19 testing results
    • have been a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
    • have travelled internationally in the past 14 days
  • CLBC has appointed a Safety Officer that will be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the return to play protocol. CLBC will have a Safety Volunteer on duty whenever the Club is open to regularly scheduled member play.
  • CLBC members are encouraged to check the AHS website, CLBC website, BA website and CLBC social media accounts for updated information on current return to play Phases and guidelines.

 

  1. Protocols for Operations


Clubhouse

  • CLBC Club House will be open for access to washrooms under the following conditions:
    • Local restrictions and regulations allow for access to indoor facilities
    • No more than one club member/household group inside the building at a time
    • Masks to be worn at all times (members are responsible for providing their own mask)
  • CLBC will place signage by all entrances and storage facilities outlining the physical distancing guidelines in place, as well as hand-washing recommendations/protocols.

 

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the Club House entrance and is to be used prior to entry and when exiting the club house.

 

  • The washrooms and Club House will be cleaned daily by the contracted Janitorial Service.

 

  • Government of Canada disinfecting guidelines for cleaning common areas will be followed. Club members are asked to report any cleaning needs to the Safety Volunteer on duty

 

  • Water fountains will be closed. Bowlers should bring their own water.

 

  • The kitchen will be closed and food or beverages will not be allowed in the Club House.

 

  • CLBC will provide hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant wipes in common places.

 

  • While it is encouraged for bowlers to take their own waste home with them, this may not be a plausible solution for items such as used disinfectant wipes. CLBC will coordinate with the Janitorial Service regarding the removal of waste to meet local health requirements.

 

Equipment Use

 

  • It is recommended that bowlers will bring and use their personal bowls and equipment whenever possible.
  • Equipment is to be used by a single individual or members of the same household. If players from different households are using the same training rink then separate bowls, mats and jacks will be required for each player or household group. Suggestions for play protocols that allow for this are available in Appendix A.

When CLCB equipment is used:

 

  • One individual will be allowed inside the Equipment Storage area at a time for the purpose of selecting bowls. Individuals must follow posted sanitizing procedures including sanitizing hand prior to entering the room, sanitizing equipment prior to/after use, and minimizing contact with equipment.

 

  • Equipment including jacks and mats will be placed outside of the equipment room. Members are to observe distancing and mask requirements when picking up and returning club equipment.
  • CLBC equipment is to be sanitized before and after each use using the provided sanitizing products.

 

  • Signs indicating the location of sanitized/un-sanitized equipment (bowls, jacks, mats) will be posted
  1. Protocol for Phase 2 Bowls Activity – Modified Games

 

Training Session Protocols

 

  • A Safety Volunteer will be present at each scheduled training time. The Volunteer will be allowed to play during their shift.   

 

  • Due to restrictions on capacity allowances by AHS, Club Members must pre-schedule the use of a rink using the SignUp Genius. Bowlers without a pre-scheduled time will not to be permitted access to the club.
  • “T mark” will be set to 3 m instead of 2 m from the ditch

 

  • CLBC will be using an online tool called Signup Genius. For those bowlers that don’t have internet access, CLBC will appoint a volunteer who can be telephoned to help manage the scheduling process.

 

  • Rink bookings times may vary but will be no less than 1.25 hours. Booking times will be posted in Signup Genius and on the CLBC website.

 

  • As part of the sign-up process a commitment from participants that they have completed the pre-screening and will adhere to club protocols during their session. This must be done to get access to the Signup Genius

 

  • Bowlers will be required to use the screening tools the club has provided prior to arriving at the club for their pre-scheduled time to bowl.

 

  • Bowlers should arrive no more than 5 minutes before their scheduled time slot to discourage loitering.

 

  • A “waiting area” will be marked appropriately with physical distancing cues. This waiting area is located away from the playing areas so that participants in the earlier time slot do not cross paths unnecessarily. This area will be just to the left of our main entrance gate on the outside of the fence.

 

  • A record of each person who arrives at the club and their approximate arrival and departure times will be kept by the on-site Safety Volunteer
  • Players should use provided hand sanitizer upon entry to the facility and when exiting. Hand sanitizer will also be available for players to use as needed throughout their training session.
  • Members are asked to wear a non-medical mask when entering the facility and moving to their assigned rink. Masks are not required to be worn on the green as long as 2 m distance can be maintained.
  • Bowlers are not permitted to congregate in the parking lot either before or after they have finished bowling. A sign to remind bowlers of this protocol will be posted at the gate as you are leaving.
  • No more than 4 players per rink and all players not from the same household must maintain a minimum of 2 m distance. No more than two players should be at an end at any given time. Green capacity is 10 people.

 

  • Coaches will maintain physical distancing practices, and will not share equipment with participants (including bowls, jacks, and mats). Coaches must adhere to all return to play protocols and are required to wear masks.

 

  • Do not use scoreboards. Do kick the bowls in or pick up your own bowls. Do not touch someone else’s bowls or equipment.

 

  • Rakes may be used by a single designated player. Rakes are to be returned and sanitized between uses.

 

  • Appropriate signage will be posted throughout the playing area to remind participants of the safety protocols in place as well as indicating equipment and club areas that are not be accessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowler and Club Member Expectations

 

The following guidelines should be followed in Phase 2. At all times, the guidelines and legislations of Provincial and Local Health Authorities must be respected and will take precedence over these guidelines.

 

  • Regardless of vaccination status, bowlers must adhere to club protocols
  • Pre-schedule with Signup Genius when you would like to play; do not just show up and expect to play.
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled time, and leave promptly when you are finished.
  • Bring your own mask. Masks are to be worn within the club facility (indoor and outdoor spaces) until individuals are on their assigned rink.

 

  • Practice physical distancing by staying a minimum of two meters away from each other at all times.

 

  • Use your own bowls and equipment. If you do not own your own bowls, make sure you follow the posted safety protocols for using club equipment.
  • Have a designated mat and jack for each player on the rink (unless players are from the same household).
  • Do not share any equipment.
  • Do not shake hands or high five.
  • Stay in your assigned rink and maintain physical distancing.
  • Do not access closed spaces or equipment.
  • Do not bring visitors with you to your scheduled bowling time slot.
  • Do not loiter in the parking lot before or after you have finished bowling
  • Do not enter the washroom if there is already someone else inside.
  • Be courteous of other members requiring access to clubhouse (lockers and washrooms) – limit time within the clubhouse to retrieving items from lockers and using washrooms only
  • Bring your own water as the water fountain and kitchen area is off limits.
  • Take home your own waste material as much as possible.
  • If you are feeling unwell, regardless of the symptoms, stay home.

Appendix A – Use of Equipment During Games

Equipment is not to be shared between individuals (unless they are from the same household). To maintain this during Phase 2 the following options can be considered.

 

One Mat and Jack

  • Mat is always placed in the same location by a nominated individual. The jack is placed in a position decided by the winner of the end with placement always done by the same individual.

 

One Mat and Jack per team

  • Each team has a mat that is placed by the nominated individual. The jack can either be delivered by a nominated individual and set by foot by the skip or placed by a nominated individual.

Clubehouse Rules

  • No more than one individual or household inside the clubhouse at one time 
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting the building 
  • Be courteous of other members requiring access to clubhouse and limit your time inside 
  • The Kitchen and water fountain are closed

Equipment Pickup Procedures 

  • Please wear a mask until you are on your assigned rink 
  • Sanitize your hands before and after using equipment 
  • No Shared equipment-one mat and jack per player or household 
  • Sanitize equipment before and after use

Equipment Cleaning and Return Procedures

Please  sanitize your hands before and after returning equipment 

  • Bowls-Spray cloth with cleaning spray and wipe all surfaces. Return bowls to tray and place on rack 
  • Jack-Splay cloth with cleaning spray and wipe all suraces. Return jack to bucket 
  • Mats- Spray cloth with clenaing spray and wipe the edges of the mat. Place in the provided container

Members Expectations 

  • Regardless of vaccination status, bowlers must adhere to club protocols 
  • Pre-Schedules with SignUp Genius when you would like to play 
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled time, and leave promptly when finished. 
  • Bring your own mask. Mask are to be worn within the club facility (indoor and outdoor spaces) until individuals are on their assigned rinks. 
  • Practice physical distancing by staying two meters away from each other at all times. 
  • Use your own bowls and equipment. If you do not have your own equipment, please follow the posted safety protocols for using club equipment. 
  • Have a designated mat and jack for each player or household on the rink. 
  • Do not share any equipment 
  • Do not shake hands or high five 
  • Stay in your assigned rink and maintain physical distancing 
  • Do not access closed spaces or equipment 
  • Do not bring visitors with you to your scheduled time slot 
  • Do not loiter in the parking lot before or after your scheduled time 
  • Do not enter the washroom if it already occupied 
  • Be courteous of other members requiring access to clubhouse (lockers and washrooms) -limit time within the clubhouse to retrieving items from lockers and using washrooms only 
  • Bring your own water as the water fountain and kitchen area is off limits 
  • Take home your own waste materials as much as possible.