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2016 Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship Underway in St. Catharines

St. Catharines, Ontario| September 14th, 2016

The city of St. Catharines, Ontario will be welcoming athletes from across the country for the 2016 Mixed Pairs Championship.  The tournament will take place at the Glenridge Lawn Bowling Club from September 15th   until the end of the medal rounds on September 20th.  The Mixed Pairs Championship is one of Bowls Canada’s most popular championships, which enables men and women to compete together for a National title.

Joe Kinney and Trisha Bucknall, representing Ontario West will be making their debut at their first National Championships and taking full advantage of competing at their home club for the Mixed Pairs Championships.  Kinney and Bucknall began bowling a few years ago and will be the youngest competitors at this event at the age of 23. 

With a strong field of players, this week of competition with be filled with action and excitement.  The Glenridge Lawn Bowling Club has had a busy time preparing to host the Championships.  “Everyone is looking forward to the arrival of the competitors from across the country, renewing old acquaintances and making lots of new ones.  We are eagerly anticipating watching some great bowls all week long” stated Val McWilliams, Chair of the Host Organizing Committee. 

The Opening Ceremonies will be first thing Friday September 16th followed by a full round robin of play.   

Please see below for the list of athletes attending the 2016 Mixed Pairs Championships:


British Columbia

Hirendra Bhartu

Josephine Lee



Derek Dillon

Claire Day



Harriette Pituley

Murray Pituley


Manitoba A

Bob Van Walleghem

Betty Van Walleghem


Manitoba B

David Smith

Chris Smith


Ontario East

Patrick May

Donna McCallum


Ontario West

Joe Kinney

Trisha Bucknall



Wayne Hossack

Faye Hossack


New Brunswick

Brian Myers

Jenny Myers


Nova Scotia

Steve Bezanson

Lorraine Bezanson

For more information about the 2016 Canadian Mixed Pairs Championships and to see the current results, click here:


For more information, please contact:
Katie Gardner
Communications and Promotions Manager, Bowls Canada Boulingrin

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