Hello Juan de Fuca bowlers!

Our first event of this new season, The Galleon Cup, is scheduled for May 18th and 19th, so it’s time to fill trays of goodies for participants and guests.

As in past years, baking, goodies and contributions from our club members are most welcome!


A few ideas to consider;

Muffins-mini muffins

Sweet breads-banana, etc.

Cakes and squares-coffee cakes, bundt’s, brownies, etc.


Mini croissants and mini donuts

Raisin Bread


Please keep in mind that if you are not a baker or just don’t have the time, there are many great treats available in grocery stores and bakeries these days that are very much enjoyed by everyone.

If you are able to donate for this event, please deliver your goodies to Kitchen A by Friday May 17th.

It’s really helpful to have the date the item was baked or dropped off along with your name on the container. There will be labels, tape and pens on the counter by the kitchen door. Items can then be left on the counter or in one of the fridges.

Thanks everyone and if you have any questions or want to connect please contact Sandi at kitchenA@juandefucalbc.ca

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The JDF Calendar has been updated and this coming Saturday May 11 2024 there will be a Meet and Greet tags in at 12.45pm.

Unless we have a club tournament Meet and Greet will be scheduled on a Saturday.

Thank you

Games Committee

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Hello everyone, I hope this email finds you well and looking forward to another great season of lawn bowling. I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming open houses on either Sunday April 21st 1:00pm-3:00pm or Saturday April 27th 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Membership update:  I am happy to announce that our “Online Membership Form” is in the final stages and should be up and running in the next few days. What does this mean to you? It means you will be able to fill out the form online and send it back to me. No more downloading, no more printing and filling it out manually and no more saving or scanning in order to send it back.

Of course any member who does not feel comfortable doing it this way, will still have the option to print the form and fill it out manually and we will always have forms available when you come down to register at one of our Open Houses.

I will be sending out a follow up email next week with the link and instructions to the “Online Membership Form”.

Lockers: Our locker rental fees remain unchanged this year at $20.00. If you currently have a locker and have decided you do “NOT” want it anymore, please advise Joanne Scarbro at joscarbro@gmail.com as there is currently a waitlist. Also advise Joanne if you don’t have a locker and would like one and she will add you to the waitlist.

Payment: For members who use online banking, we again have the option to pay membership fees online using an e-transfer. This is not mandatory, just another option.  Cash and cheques are always accepted.

Fees for this year:

Regular: $285.00

Student 18-24: $215.00

Junior Under 18: $95.00

Associate: $145.00

Social: $20.00

Instructions to pay your fees by e-Transfer:

While the precise steps (such as the names of the buttons you’ll need to click) may differ slightly from bank to bank, you’ll generally need to do the following in order to send an e-transfer:

·         Step 1: Sign into online or mobile banking and look for the Interac e-Transfer option.

·         Step 2: Add a payee and use this email address


·         Step 3: Enter the amount of money you would like to send them from the account you want to send it from.

·         Step 4: There is no need to create a password or a security question as we are signed up for auto deposit, which puts the money straight into our account.

·         Step 5: Send. You’ll be notified when the e-Transfer is accepted via email.

I am happy to answer any questions, concerns or queries you have. Please contact me by replying to this email.


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High Performance Senior Squad

Bowls Canada Boulingrin just announced their High Performance Senior Squad for the next 3 years, a huge congratulations to our own Auzzie Chambers who made the Team.

Well done Auzzie your hard work paid off!!

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WEEK #4 Potatoes (pot 8 O’s). 3D movie. Top secret

WEEK #3 Eyeshadow. Stepfather. Once upon a time

WEEK #2 Travel overseas or overseas travel. Breakfast. Downtown.

WEEK #1 For once in my life (four ones in my life). Forget it. Try to understand

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Date : Cut-off for signing up is September 10, 2023
There is a sheet on the board at the club or you can email Cathy Robertson at c_robertson5@icloud.com with your name and best way to contact you – email or phone or both.

Eligibility:  Open to all female playing members of the Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowls Club.
Format:      Based on the amount of entries .
Fee: None

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Mark it on your calendar!

When – Saturday October 7th – 2023
Why – Annual Year End Banquet
Where – Auditorium @ Juan de Fuca 55+ Centre

More details to follow.

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Your support for the 2023 Canadian National Championships was amazing.  Thank you so very much for volunteering and making these championships a huge success, and helping to create a great experience for the competitors, spectators, officials, and everyone else involved with these games.  

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Fabulous Kitchen A and Up Island Room Volunteer Team

Hello Juan de Fuca LBC Members

Firstly, I would like to recognize our Fabulous Kitchen A and Up Island Room Volunteer Team! Thank you for your time, hard work and hospitality while taking care of our guests, participants and volunteers. The feedback was outstanding. We received praise from so many of our visitors. It was truly well deserved and no surprise to me!

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Just a short note but a big thank you to all our Host Organizing Committee and their individual volunteers for such a fantastic job before and during the Nationals, I received many compliments from Players, Managers, Spectators and Bowls Canada personnel on how well run and organized everything was and how much they enjoyed the experience.

Well done Guys, a great achievement overall, we gave them one not to forget, Cheers, Jack

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Canadian Championship

Well here we are just a few days away from the start of the Canadian Championships, this is a prime opportunity for you to witness the best lawn bowling that Canada has to offer.

We hope that you may be able to drop by a few days, whether to spectate or just be part of the whole overall experience, many of you are already volunteering of which we are very grateful, if not that’s ok too, come on down, have some lunch, watch the show, contribute, bring your friends or neighbours.

If you need further info it’s all on our website, the Opening Ceremonies are this Friday at 4.00 pm for Singles and again on Tuesday August 22nd for Pairs & Fours, same time,

Come on Down !

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A few of our newer Members have been asking me about the ‘Nationals’ coming up and if anyone can attend ? the answer is, absolutely, anyone can come down at anytime and watch the action and view some excellent bowling from all the best players in the Country and cheer on your BC Teams, or if you have roots from another Province to cheer on that’s ok too.

We have a few of our own Members competing, Lynda Robbins is competing in the Women’s Singles and Davie Mathie and Brent Jansen in the Men’s Fours, so come on down and show your support.

This event is open for spectators at any time during the competition including the general public at no charge.

 Draw schedules and the Opening Day specifics & times are posted on the bulletin boards and on our website, lunches will be available for order on the day and open cash bar for hydration if you are so inclined, as well as 50/50 sales, raffle tickets and souvenir sales, the Taylor Bowls Rep ( Shelley from Sidelign Bowls) will also be on hand August 19th, 20th, 23rd & 26th.

We also kindly ask if you can temporarily ‘empty’ your bowls lockers prior to the Championships to enable our visiting bowlers (48 for singles & 120 for pairs & fours) to store their bowls during the competition, if you can do this please by no later than Wednesday August 16th it will be appreciated.

Meanwhile if anyone has any questions regarding please do not hesitate to ask or drop me an e mail,



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We still need many more volunteers for Kitchen B during the Nationals.

Below is the link to the special event server course required for all volunteers in “Kitchen B”.   The quiz is 25 questions and you need 80% to pass, and are permitted 3 tries, at a cost of $20.  (JDF lawn bowling club will reimburse you the $20 for taking the test)


Please contact Rob or myself if you are able to volunteer.  For those who have offered to volunteer already, we look forward to getting your certification number upon completion of the course. 

Once we can get an accurate number of how many “certified” volunteers we will have we will be able to make a suggested shift schedule.  


Cherlynn and Rob McArthur

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To all members:

During the Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships, there will be two ‘Opening Days’, one on Friday August 18th for the Singles and one on Tuesday August 22nd for the Pairs & Fours.

At the conclusion of the Opening Ceremonies, there will be a catered Buffet Dinner available for all Players, Officials, and their Guests.  Juan de Fuca LBC would like to extend an invitation to all our valued members and their significant others to partake in this event.

The cost of the Dinner Buffet is $25 per person and we will also have an open cash bar for everyone’s enjoyment.

After the Buffet Dinner on Tuesday August 22nd only, there will be live entertainment by Victoria’s own “The Hounds of Cuchulain”.

To purchase tickets for one or both Buffet Dinners, please reply to this e-mail or see Jack. The deadline for ticket requests is Saturday July 22nd.  Payment must be received up front and can be paid by e-Transfer to eventsjdflbc@gmail.com or cash.

Menu is attached for your perusal.

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