January 5, 2022

The ALBC celebrates a successful year 

The ALBC celebrated a very successful 2021 because of the hard work, dedication and cooperation of its many members and volunteers. Here are some highlights of the year:

  • We doubled our membership and helped people reduce social isolation.
  • We provided a safe environment, following the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association (OLBA) and Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines for COVID-19 protection.
  • We monitored attendance, hand sanitizing, distancing, and masking when not on the greens, and requested everyone be immunized.
  •  We partnered the new members with experienced ones to increase coaching opportunities.
  • We continued with in-house only competitions and tournaments.
    • Alan Steel was our bowling champ for the season.
    • Brian Slocum (novice) hit the Jack 8 times in one game.
    • Dale Moores won for the most Jack hits for the season.
    • Nancy Deschenes won the most interesting hat competition (the Owl).
    • Jan Peters won the challenge that Cliff Bennet arranged and Nancy videoed, where each member distanced at 6' around the green and tossed their bowl towards the Jack in the center when Cliff sent the signal. Jan's was closest!
    • The Midnight Madness event was hilarious, playing in the dark with flashlights to guide the throwers. Dale Moores set up the rules and fun was had by all.

  • We held 3 in-house tournaments; 2 won by skip Alan Steele's team and 1 won by skip Charlie Taylor's.
  • There were three BBQs convened by Lee Steele and helpers. Thanks to our chef, Cecil.  This was a source of revenue, along with our "Jiffy nights " and our 50/50 draws.
  • Kevin Jones was successful in obtaining grants that covered our major costs of new bowls and the protective cover for our bowling green for the winter.
  • Charlie Taylor held a training session one Saturday for any members who wanted to enhance their skills: it was so successful, our coach, Cecil, will arrange such activities this coming season.
  • This year we are planning to offer Bocce as a less strenuous outdoor sport. In the past we have used the lawn at the back of the clubhouse to provide courts. The ground will be levelled, and then 4 courts set up by our volunteers.

We hope to see all of you returning this year: bring a friend!


September 17, 2018

June 7, 2021

Lawn Bowling Club prepares for 2021 season

The Millstone News shares the great news that the 2021 season is a go! To read the article, click here.

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September 17, 2018

Winners of Thompson-McNeeley Tournament

The Millstone News covers the fun day had by all at the Thompson-McNeeley Tournament. To read the article, click here.

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September 19, 2017

McNeeley-Thompson lawn bowling tournament

The Millstone News shares the results of the McNeeley-Thompson Tournament. To read the article, click here.

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August 19, 2017

Lawn bowling: Doreen Morgan Memorial Tournament

The Millstone News covers the final inter-club tournament of the season. To read the article, click here.

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June 29, 2017

Centennial Cup held at Lawn Bowling Club

The Millstone News covers the  Almonte Lawn Bowling Club Centennial Tournament. To read the article, click here.

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April 20, 2017

Almonte Lawn Bowling Club begins a new season

The Millstone News covers the start of the 2017 lawn bowling season. To read the article, click here.

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September 23, 2016

Lawn Bowling Club welcomes unusual new member

The Millstone News shares an uplifting story that will make you smile. To read the article, click here.

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September 2, 2016

Governor General’s Lawn Bowling Tournament in Almonte

The Millstone News gets the public excited about the GG's lawn bowling tournament. To read the article, click here.

See additional photos from the tournament here

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May 15, 2016

Almonte Lawn Bowling open house for new bowlers — May 21

The Millstone News invites the public to the open house. To read the article, click here.

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March 11, 2016

Almonte Lawn Bowling Club gets rolling!

The Millstone News covers what to expect in the 2016 lawn bowling season. To read the article, click here.

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September 28, 2015

Almonte Lawn Bowling Club ends successful 2015 season!

The Millstone News shares the highlights of the 2015 season. To read the article, click here.

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October 6, 2014

Lawn bowlers complete successful year

The Millstone News shares the highlights of the 2014 season. To read the article, click here.

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