GHLBC News April 13 2023

We continue to see members coming out of hibernation to do a little spring bowling. Just a reminder that and decent day be at the club by 1 pm and we will have drop in games to play or if you just want to practice the green is open. We are bowling west to east and avoiding using rinks one and two.
This week Euchre is cancelled on Friday morning but will continue next week.
Please Note – There will be a Celebration of Life – Church service for Miriam Li at Holy Cross Church, on Gordon Head Road at 10 am Friday April 14.
Mah-jong will also be open next week as well as Wednesday inside games and Friday night Darts will be continued both this week and next week everyone welcome.
A reminder that our Semi-Annual General Meeting will take place at the Club next Sunday April 16th at 1:00 pm. There will be bowling after the meeting subject to weather conditions. This is also a good opportunity to submit your new membership and dues if you haven’t already done so.
Gale Law will have Thrifty Shopping Cards available for you to purchase. As you all know 6% of the cost of the cards support the club activities.
This Year 2023 we celebrate 50 years since the District of Saanich began construction of our Lawn Bowling Club. With this in mind we plan a special opening ceremony for the club on April 23rd
As of today we have his worship Mayor Dean Murdock throwing the Opening Bowl and MLA Gordon Head Oak Bay his Honour Murry Rankin K.C. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and possibly Saanich and the Islands MP her Honour Elizabeth May on hand. Of course we will also be inviting the press!
The Greens setup will be Rinks 1 and 2 will have the Croquet setup.
Rinks 3 to 6 will be for regular bowling, with opportunities for our prospective bowlers to join in. So please come out and support this event and your club executive.
Rinks 7 and 8 will be reserved for prospective bowlers to try the bowls and our coaches to provide instruction on the delivery and basic format of bowls play.
We hope to have a nice day! Inside we will have tables setup and have tea/coffee and goodies to serve to all.
Regular Scheduled bowling will begin in May. More on that schedule will be forth coming.
The Gordon Head Garden Club will be having their annual Plant Sale at the our club on May 5th until about 2 pm Bowling that day will have a tag up one hour later than usual (2pm). We will also have demonstrating bowling/croquet during the Garden Sale with the hope of getting new members. For you gardeners there may be some great plants for your garden on sale.

February 17, 2023

First, it is with a heavy heart that I share news of the passing of Miriam Li.

We shall miss her at GHLBC as she has been a long time member of our club.  Miriam & Josie joined the club in 1996.  Miriam was a quiet, happy lawn and carpet bowler and participated and supported many of the activities here.  Delicious treats came to our activities from Miriam’s kitchen.   

We are now in Feb. with all the unpredictable weather changes.  Outside bowling has happened  when the weather permits.  Inside activities are going on strong.  Mahjong on Monday 1pm, Bridge & various games on Wednesday 10:30 am, Carpet bowling Thursday. 1pm & Sunday 1pm., Euchre on Friday at 10:30 am, and darts on Friday at 7:00pm.  

I invite you to come and meet friends and enjoy our many activities.

I would like to thank Al for attending to our greens.  He will have them in good shape for a Spring start.  Spring is coming but before that we are looking forward to a St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon.  Something new.  I will let you know the details in a week or so.

A reminder to everyone !!  Gale Law has Thrifty’s cards to purchase.  This is a simple fund raiser for the club.  Call Gale for details – 250-477-7641.

We are a great club.  Now is the time to share this good news and invite friends and neighbours to come to an Open House, April 2 or 23  to see for themselves.  Give the bowls a throw and also consider croquet.  We are offering a coach and instructions to everyone interested in learning this game as well as bowling.  Talk it up.  We are never too old to learn something new.

Cheers,   Barb