Welcome to the
Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club
Try something new this summer — everyone can come and have fun with Lawn Bowling, even on their first try! It’s an outdoor game of skill and strategy played on closely-cut grass.
Group Rentals include two hours of bowling with instructional help.
Next Club Event — Loonie Tournament!
The Loonie Tournament — Sat., August 23
Loonie Tournament at Commonwealth hosted by Cecilia Gillespie. Check for details on club bulletin board.
Bowls Coaching for Juniors and Adult Club Bowlers
Thursdays — Starts June 12 for Juniors, June 26 for Club Bowlers
Cecilia Gillespie and Greg Dolsky will work with all club bowlers & Gayell Slater with the juniors. Instruction is free of charge. It's a great opportunity for bowlers of any experience to sharpen up the fundamentals of their game as well as learn some new strategic points from our very own 2014 National Pairs gold medalists!
Fall Annual General Meeting — Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2:00 p.m.
Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club Clubhouse
The AGM will include a very important election of board members; open positions include President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Development Chair, Clubhouse Director and more. New board members are needed to fill open positions for the next term!
Using Maps to the Commonwealth LBC
Using Internet maps tool to find directions to Commonwealth, you can now use Google Maps or MapQuest. Here is a Google Maps link to our club. And a MapQuest version of the location. Note the clubhouse’s actual location is slightly southwest of the given address of 11420 139 Street NW, which is more correct for the parking lot. (There is also a map on the Hours & Location page.)
See How Lawn Bowls are Made!
How It’s Made — Lawn Bowls (See how lawn bowls are manufactured! YouTube video by Science Channel)
Some Big Myths about Lawn Bowling!
- It’s just a game played by senior citizens.
- People of ALL ages all over the world enjoy lawn bowling — you can start at any stage in life! It’s a fun game for kids and we are anxious to build an exciting Juniors program! (And the secret is, it’s a great way for seniors to stay young!)
- It’s hard to understand and play.
- It doesn’t take long at all to learn, and there are very knowledgeable club members who are more than happy to teach and coach new players in the sport!
- You have to be all dressed in white.
- Just like Wimbledon, clothing etiquette used to be quite strict, but for regular play it’s very relaxed. The most important clothing item is a pair of smooth-soled shoes to protect the grass greens.