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.
Semi-Annual General Meeting — Sat., April 19, 2014
Sat., April 19, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club Clubhouse
The Agenda, Directors’ Reports, Treasurer’s report and other meeting materials will be handed out at the meeting.
Following the meeting, the Executive Board will be hosting a dinner for Club members. Junior bowlers accompanied by an adult are most welcome to attend.
We are seeking an individual willing to step into the executive role of Clubhouse Director.
NOTE: If you attend the meeting and pay your yearly membership dues, the dinner is FREE. However, if you wish to attend only the dinner, there will be a charge of $10.00 (also for guests and spouses).
Please plan on attending the meeting, the dinner, and enjoy the evening with your fellow Clubmates.
Opening Day (President’s Day) — May 3, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 12:00 p.m.
Potluck Supper at 3:30 p.m. (regardless of weather) $5 per person
It’s the traditional President’s Day Disc Draw Funspiel and BBQ supper. Back to the Club for the first day of bowls of the season! Meet old friends and welcome new members! This is also your chance to submit your membership form and fees for this season.
The club will provide the meal, which begins around 3:30 - 4:00 pm.
Annual Open House — May 10, 2014
Sat., May 10, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ALL AGES WELCOME!
Demonstrations and trials — bring your family, bring a friend, come out and try a new sport!
Complimentary refreshments will be served. Bowling Equipment is provided!
(Club members needed for assisting new bowlers.)
Corporate Challenge 2014 — Lawn Bowling Competition at CLBC!
The Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club will once again proudly host the Lawn Bowling Competition for the 2014 Corporate Challenge Games, June 2 - 5, 2014. Approximately 130 Edmonton area teams competed in five divisions in 2013, and 2014 should bring yet another great week of fun and friendly competition, with the great assistance of friendly, helpful Commonwealth LBC members, led by Claire Day & Wendy Berg.
May 12–15, 2014: practice and instruction sessions will be available at the club; practice-only sessions will be available May 20-22. Corporate Challenge participants need to email the club at email@example.com to reserve a spot for instruction and/or practice. CC participants please note — the parking lot is at reduced capacity due to construction, so please try to car pool or anticipate having to walk a little distance for practices and Corporate Challenge games.
Congratulations to Cecilia & Gayell on 2013 National Gold Medal!
The Women’s Pairs team of Cecilia Gillespie and Gayell Slater representing Alberta at the 2013 Nationals in Vancouver came up with a dramatic win over Ontario to win the Gold Medal! Congratulations to the victorious team! Cecilia’s final bowl in the extra end turned out to be the winning shot in a very close game!
You can even see a replay of the match on YouTube.
Using Maps to the Commonwealth LBC
If you are using an Internet maps tool to find directions to Commonwealth, be sure to use Google Maps. There is a problem with the address data for the club in MapQuest that is wrong. Here is a Google Maps link to our club. Note that 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.