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Competition has commenced for the 2017 Canadian Championships

Victoria, B.C.| August 14, 2017

Competition has begun on the Juan de Fuca greens. Sixty teams across four disciplines started the week long championships to compete for six national titles.


On the men’s side, both Ontario teams have taken an early lead across the disciplines. Ontario-A team of Dave and Rob Steffen lead the pairs pool, with the Pituley brothers (Saskatchewan), Cary Manns and Kin On Lau (British Columbia-A) and Greg Wilson and Derek Dillon (Alberta-A) trailing. Ontario-A (Lyall Mix, Everett Zwiers and Scott Fisher) is also leading the triples pool, with Nova Scotia- A (Steve Ogden, Steve Bezanson and Mike Hadley), Ontario-B ( Wayne Wright, Jim Roth and Tom Roth) and British Columbia- A (Eric Leung, Micheal Shea and Partick Sum) following closely behind.

Lastly, Ontario-B (David Houtby, Murray Wright, Barry Mills and Ian Macpherson) take an early lead, with Alberta- A (Pat Bird, Lyall Adams, Francis Standen and Herman Cooper), Ontario –A (Gord Legacy, Martin Foxhall, Earle Friedman and David Llewellyn) and Saskatchewan (Mark Sutyla, Doug Propp, Ian Jones and Ernie Meid) teams keeping the scores close.


Over on the women’s rinks, Nova Scotia-A pair’s team of Lena Cameron and Patti Granville are in the current lead, with Ontario-B (Kay Johns and Marilyn Lancaster), British Columbia-B (Lynda Robbins and Patricia Levie) and Quebec (Murielle Beauchamp and Monique Massé) quickly catching up. Ontario-B triples team (Laila Hassan, Chrystal Shephard and Helena Ho) lead the pack, with British Columbia-B (Jenny Sui, Rainbow Lung and Lisa Cheung), Nova Scotia-B (Anne MacDonald, Ruth Bowman and Vicki Balcom) and Ontario-A ( Sue Roth, Michelle Whitehead and Laurie Roth) closing the gap.

British Columbia- B fours team (Josephine Lee, Pricilla Westlake, Sarina Mak and Gigi Chan) take an early lead, Nova Scotia-A (Debbie Foster, Tammy Foster-Veinot, Lorraine Bezanson and Jackie Foster), Manitoba (Elaine Jones, Betty Van Walleghem, Betty Grundy and Sandra Mulholland) and Alberta –A (Peggy Plathan, Heather Mackie, Sharon Brunelle and Patricia Walker) all trying to catch the lead.

Streaming will begin 9 am PST with the battle of Ontario in the men’s pairs event, followed by New Brunswick vs Alberta-B in women’s pairs starting at 2pm PST.
Results and standing:

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Moss, Communications Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin

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

About the 2017 Canadian Championships
The 2017 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships are an annual outdoor championship that feature both men and women competing across three disciplines: pairs, triples and fours. They will be held at the Juan De Fuca Lawn Bowling Club in Victoria, British Columbia from August 14th to 19th, 2017.