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Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club Grand Opening

Bracebridge, ON | July 8, 2017



On Saturday, July 8th, Muskoka’s newest lawn bowling club will officially open its doors to the public in Bracebridge, Ontario. This historic event will feature local dignitaries Norm Miller, MPP and Graydon Smith, Mayor of Bracebridge, as well as Ken Simpson, President of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association. The newest Ontario club has been the recipient of two large grants: $150,000 from the Ontario Trillium Fund and $25,000 from the New Horizons for Seniors program. These grants will allow the Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club to purchase new equipment and to offer “learn to bowl” programs to both juniors and seniors this summer.


“This new club is a big deal in the lawn bowling world, and will be important for the community”, explained Sally Mills, President of the Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club.  “After many years of work, it’s hard to believe that this day has finally arrived.  We are so excited to bring lawn bowling to Muskoka!”


“I am thrilled to see the town of Bracebridge rally together and support the opening of this new lawn bowls club! Well done Muskoka!” says Bowls Canada President David Calam.


Muskoka LBC will be offering free entry to the facility on Saturday from 1-4pm, as well as free instruction, use of lawn bowls equipment and refreshments.


Schedule of Events:

12:30pm    

Registration of speakers, guests and media in the clubhouse

1:00pm

Speakers:

  • Welcome from Sally Mills, President, Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club

  • Norm Miller, MPP

  • Richard Corcelli, Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Review Team

  • John Klinck, Chair, District of Muskoka

  • Graydon Smith, Mayor, Town of Bracebridge

  • Ken Simpson, President, Ontario Lawn Bowling Association

1:45pm

Parade to new lawn bowling facility, led by bagpiper John Bowser

1:50pm

Photos with dignitaries rolling out the first bowls

1:55pm

Friendly dignitaries’ competition, with prizes awarded

2:00pm

Sally Mills to officially open the lawn bowling green to the public

        

 Note:  Flat-soled shoes, i.e. Running shoes (no heels) must be worn on the green

 

For more information, please contact:
Sally Mills, President
Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club
1036 South Monk Dr. Bracebridge, ON
705-646-0086
office@muskokabowls.ca

 

About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls in Canada.  The BCB mission is to advance the sport of bowls in Canada.  For more details on Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the sport of lawn bowls, visit www.bowlscanada.com.


About Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club
The Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club offers members and guests the fun and challenge of a gentle sport and the opportunity to socialize with new friends.  This non-profit club, run by volunteers, will open in July on the grounds of the Muskoka Highlands Golf Links on South Monck Drive in Bracebridge.  All equipment is provided.  All that is required is to wear flat-soled shoes.  For details about the club and programs, phone 705-646-0086, or visit www.muskokabowls.ca.