NEWS at a GLANCE on the WEBSITE For the latest news on events, fundraisers, website changes, policy changes within JDF LBC go to the page called “News at a Glance 2023”
LOCATION: JDF LBC CLUBHOUSE
R.S.V.P.: POSTER Information is in the linked
For lunch we will be offering Sandwiches, Savory Delights and Homemade Soup, all compliments of our JDF LBC Club. Kitchen B will be available for sales.
In the spirit of Christmas giving, we ask you to bring a sampling of your Christmas Delights to share with everyone, be they homemade or store made!
Following our lunch, we hope to fit in a few rousing games. Weather permitting it could be bowling on the greens for some or for the fair-weather bowlers, inside games.
As you know space within the Clubhouse is limited therefore, we will be capping our guestlist off at 70 members &/or spouses/partners. Please do not delay in reserving your spot. For RSVP information open the POSTER.
FALL & WINTER BOWLING DROP IN
Fall & winter drop in bowling will start Monday October 2nd. Weather permitting it is normally from 12 noon daily. Although the Clubhouse will not be available, you will still be able to access the equipment room and the club bowls in the locker room.
For all of you that follow Facebook you can find us at our own Facebook page.
WEEK #6 PUZZLE
Each week a new puzzle will be printed and the SOLUTION for the previous weeks puzzle will be posted under News at a Glance.
What’s a rebus puzzle? Well, a rebus is a representation of words, phrases, sounds or syllables by images of objects, letters, numbers or symbols. More simply, the pictures or symbols of a rebus represent and express sounds and words.
Open this link to read the expanded definition and History of Rebus Puzzles.
YEAR END BANQUET
We changed things up for our Banquet this year and it was a smashing success. We selected the Auditorium at the Juan de Fuca 55 + Centre for our venue and decided to utilize Island Culinary Services to do the catering. They did such an amazing job at the Nationals we felt we could not go wrong, and we were right!
The evening started out with a cocktail hour and delightful piano music by John Stonehouse. Dinner was catered by Island Culinary Services, who once again amazed us with their delicious selections! There was some fierce competition over the door prices and attempted bribery as members watched their hoped-for prize walk off with someone else. 😃🤔 We honoured our 2023 Novice Champions, Club Singles Champions and our outgoing Executives, thank you to all who participated on the Greens and behind the scenes, you are what make this Club the success it is! The Auditorium at the Juan de Fuca 55 + Centre boasts a great stage so our final entertainment, the Hounds of Cuchulain were beautifully showcased. They played their rousing Celtic music for an hour after dinner much to the delight of our members.
LAWN BOWL FOR THE CURE (LB4C)
Once again Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowls Club hosted the Lawn Bowl for the Cure tournament. This tournament has been managed and run by Harry & Beattie Harrison for 20 years. THANK YOU, HARRY & BEATTIE, FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK, your dedication to this cause for the last 20 years is amazing and commendable. Over the lifetime of the LB4C, the tournament has raised and donated $110,338.00 to Cancer Research. Each year the tournament boasts 32 teams made up from all the South Island Lawn Bowling Clubs. On each team there must be a minimum of 2 women & 2 men, and in the past some teams have had as many as 18 players! Teams come dressed for the occasion in pink or team costumes which adds to the festivity of the weekend. This year we had 212 bowlers entered into the tournament.
This year was no different, as seen from the picture below, the orange haired beauty, Brent Merchant stood in for the missing team player. Each players donates $10.00 for the privilege of joining the fun and there was also two 50/50 draws that raised another $700.00 towards the cause. Thank you everyone for all your donations and participation in the final tournament of the year. Pictures from the 2 days can be viewed under 2023 JDF PHOTOS.
JDF LBC Executive
At Juan de Fuca’s Club Tournament, the Kiwi Kwaddie held on Saturday September 9th with 10 teams of four entered the tournament. Our Games Committee lead by Judy Hambleton, Brenda Thomson & Cathy Robertson did an exemplary job of keeping us in line and on time!
– First place & Trophy Winners: Dave Tabbernor, Bryan Bridges, Lee Ann Daniels & Hensley Boyd
– Second Place: Joanne Scarboro, Rob Reynolds, Joanne Cowan & George Cooke
– Third place: Jeff Leamen, Allan Atkinson, Sandi Doran & Ray Bailey
– Random Prize winners: Julie Dickson, Jim Winter, Chuck Authier & Bee Kelly
Well done Guys looks like it was a fun day by all 👍👏👌
More pictures in the 2023 JDF PHOTO ALBUM
BSI GREENSKEEPER MIXED TRIPLE TOURNAMENT
On Saturday September 2nd Juan de Fuca LBC once again hosted our annual BSI Greenskeepers Mixed Triples Tournament. We had a total of 28 teams play in this year’s tournament on another beautiful hot day.
Congratulations go to:
- First place and Trophy winners goes to Brent Jansen along with Karen Evans and Donna Blackstock of Oak Bay LBC
- Second place to Vern Atkinson & Kim Englested along with Heather Butler of Lakehill LBC
- Third Place: Brent Merchant, Susie Merchant and Gopal Gowda
- Fourth Place: Dennis Verge, Dorothy Verge and Kyoshi Sekiguchi
Well done Guys 👏👌👍
JDF MEMBERS TOURNAMENT WINNERS
Starting next May we will post all the JDF LBC Members who were successful in the JDF LBC and BSI tournaments. So please come back next year to see how our members are doing!
2023 CANADIAN LAWN BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS HAVE FINISHED. THE EVENT WAS A SUCCESS IN EVERY WAY, FROM THE EXCELLENT PLAY & SHOTS MADE TO MEALS, VOLUNTEERS & FANS. TO REVIEW THE RESULTS & PICTURES SELECT THE LINK BELOW
Select to link to the 2023 Canadian Championship Page or find it under the drop down menu on the HOME page.
THANK YOU MESSAGES
We have received four warm, heartfelt messages from participants of the Canadian Championships to all our volunteers from Juan de Fuca as well as the members from our Vancouver Island Clubs and 2 people from other Provinces that stepped up while accompanying participants to the games. Thank you to everyone, without you the games could not have happened. Please select MESSAGES to read what George Cubiss, Cary Manns, Mike O’Reilly, Shelley Sidel and Debra (Trillium Communities) have said.
Come on down and join the fun while watching the Canadian Championships Pairs & Fours. To view all the pictures click the following link 2023 JDF Photos – Love is bowls Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling (juandefucalbc.ca)
Well, here we are only a few weeks away from the start of our new season, I hope you all have had a safe and enjoyable winter and looking forward to getting back out on the greens.
Your Board of Management have already been working behind the scenes in preparation for an exciting year with our JDF Schedule and Calendar of Events already established. The BSI Schedule is also complete for those interested.
To see the complete message at the President’s Corner under Members & Admin
2023 ARCHIVED HOME PAGE ARTICLES
BSI, PROVINCIAL & NATIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS: PRESIDENT’S CUP, GALLEON MIXED PAIRS, LYNN McELROY WOMEN’S SCOTCH PAIRS, ADSHEAD 80+, HEART MIXED FOURS, PEACE FINDLAY MEN’S SINGLES, BARRY SKINNER MEMORIAL MIXED PAIRS, CENTRAL SAANICH MEN’S PAIRS, SI WOMEN’S FOURS, JUBILEE PACIFIC PAIRS, YOUTH PROVINCIALS, FLORA MARTIN OPEN FOURS, PROVINCIAL PAIRS, BSI NOVICE & INTERMEDIATE INVITATIONAL, SILVER TRAY SCOTCH PAIRS, FINDLAY MEMORIAL MIXED TRIPLES, ROSE BOWL WOMEN’S PAIRS, PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S SINGLES, VANCOUVER & DISTRICT’S BC WEEK, ASHFORD MIXED TRIPLES, JOAN PRICE QUADDIE, BSI MEN’S QUADDIE, LIONS MIXED TRIPLES, SADLER MIXED TRIPLES, 2023 CANADIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS, SOUTH ISLAND OPEN SINGLES, BERT NELSON MIXED TRIPLES BOWL SPIEL, MARGARET SMITH DAFFODIL WOMEN’S PAIRS, BSI GREENSKEEPER MIXED TRIPLES, BSI WOMEN’S NOVICE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, PROFESSIONAL BOWLS ASSOCIATION MEN’S PAIRS, BSI MEN’S NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS, OAK BAY WOMEN’S TRIPLES, YARROW CUP MEN’S PAIRS, LAWN BOWL FOR THE CURE (LB4C) DAY #1, LAWN BOWL FOR THE CURE DAY #2, 2023-2024 CANADIAN YOUTH SQUAD,
CLUB TOURNAMENTS RESULTS: BLACK & WHITE, OSPREY CHALLENGE CUP, 2023 WOMEN’S NOVICE CHAMPION, BSI GREENSKEEPER MIXED TRIPLE TOURNAMENT, JDF MEN’S NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, BSI WOMEN’S NOVICE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, BSI MEN’S NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS, KIWI KWADDIE, 2023 JDF LADIES CLUB SINGLES CHAMPION,
LEAGUES RESULTS (CLUB & BSI): 2023 WOMEN’S THURSDAY MORNING TRIPLES LEAGUE, MONDAY MORNING WOMEN’S COMPETITIVE PAIRS, THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S LEAGUE, 2023 SUNDAY CUTTHROAT, TUESDAY MORNING MEN’S TRIPLES LEAGUE, WEDNESDAY MORNING LADDERS,
GENERAL NEWS: DOLLAR SPOTTING, JDF LBC RESOURCES, WEBSITE, INTRODUCING OUR NEW LOGO, HOSTING 2023 CANADIAN NATIONALS, FLIP COINS & TOWELS FOR SALE, CLUB HOUSE SET UP, REGISTRATION FORMS, JDF LBC HANDOUT, RAFFLE TICKETS-2023 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2023 PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS,