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Thank you note from the Quebec ladies four team at the GGs

September 2022 To the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club

On behalf of our Quebec team we would like to thank the HPLBC for such a fun Rose Bowl/Governor General’s tournament last Saturday. It was a splendid day and we can’t say enough about the wonderful hospitality we received. We look forward to hosting the tournament in Quebec in 2023.
Thank you again from the ladies fours team.
Voula, Carolyn, Muffin & Gail


Note: A Rogers Cable 3 hour video of the Governor General’s tournament on September 3rd at the club is available on YouTube at


September 10  HPLBC Fall Fling.  Tags in by 12:45 pm for a 1.00 pm start. A signup sheet has been posted on the bulletin board, or just show up by 12.45.  

There will be two twelve end games, with a break in between. The tournament will probably end around 5 pm.   New members and novices are encouraged to sign up for this event.

Teams will be by blind draw with an even distribution of Skips, Vices and Leads.

Please bring your own food and beverage. The entry is $5 . Prizes to first and second, two wins, highest overall points, and to the one-game winning team with highest total points.


The Men’s Pairs and the Women’s Pairs will be held on Saturday, September 24, tags in by 12:45 pm.

You may enter individually or as a pairs team. A sign-up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board, or just show up by 12.45 and put your tag in.  We encourage new members and novices to participate in this event,

You will play two 10-end games followed by a pot-luck social; bring your own contributions.   There is no entry fee.

I will be out of town on that day. If you are interested in convening this Pairs Event, please let me know by email  tessamackechnie@sympatico.ca . I will prepare all the necessary documents. While it can be a bit rushed, convening an event does not prevent playing.  Gillian gpearlstone@gmail.com will help anyone willing to convene this event.



While only in the planning stage, we are looking at having the required Trillium Grant Recognition ceremony prior to the Men’s and Women’s Pairs Event on September 24, 2022. This event is meant to officially recognize the Ontario Trillium Foundation and its funder, the Government of Ontario, for their grant.

With this grant of $32,500, we have been able to completely replace the roof on the clubhouse, replace the equipment shed and install the new mandated back-flow valve into our clubhouse. All but the back-flow valve work has been done.  We feel that it is a good time to bring in our MPP, Joel Harden and show him the excellent work that has been done and how it will provide for a better clubhouse experience for our members and guests. It will go a long way to maintaining the green space at the corner of Byron and Golden.

There will be an opportunity for a photo and chat with our guests.



Just a very gentle reminder as emails have been sent and more will come.  Please send  your proxies if you cannot attend.  Proxy Form attached below.


Save the date! Join us Saturday, October 22nd for an end-of-season BBQ!! 

Come and toast the 2022 season with your fellow members. The club will provide hamburgers/hot dogs/buns but otherwise it is a potluck event. Feel free to bring a salad or dessert to share. We look forward to seeing you there!




Our Chase the Ace Raffle is in its 44th week with great odds with only 9 numbers remaining  The jackpot is estimated at $5,000.00 for Friday Sept 9. The Club’s Share is in the $8,200.00 range. Please purchase tickets at the Club or Clocktower. Every ticket helps the Club’s bottom line.




Many of you have inquired about the results of the Governor General Tournament. The format for the GG’s is cumulative points. Therefore, while play was equal with each side winning two and losing two games, Quebec women’s team had a total 59 points to win the Rose Bowl, against Ontario’s 44 points. 

The Ontario men won the Willingdon Cup 59 points to Quebec’s 29, winning three of four games.

The Ontario Women’s Singles Novice, Judy Vincent of Elmdale, won 21/10

Nick Alderman of Highland Park, Ontario Men’s Singles Novice, played a great game: at the 5th he was down 3/4, at the 10th 9/10, he continued to gain until the 16th end he had 18/14, then his opponent won the next 3 ends for 21 points over Nick’s 18. This was a very close singles game.

The full results can be found on the Latest News page of our website.   


This is one of the thank yous.

Just wanted to drop you, Heather and the Highland Park Club a big thank you for the outstanding job hosting the Governor General’s tournament.

Everything was well organized and conducted in a professional manner.

The day was most enjoyable and definitely a great success.

Again thanks on behalf of the Ontario team.

Gerry Laporte


We were sorry to learn of the cancellation of this Tournament by its sponsor. However, we are most fortunate to have found a very generous new sponsor in the form of Magnolia Construction. The new tournament will be known as The Geno Peloso Memorial Cup.   It will first be held in 2023.  

We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Joey Peloso and Magnolia.


In view of the still simmering pandemic, your Board has decided not to hold the annual banquet that, before Covid, had been held in previous years in a restaurant in the Fall.    



The green is now fully open for bowling.

Open Jitneys – the regular weekly jitney schedule is at the top of the calendar page here

Monday to Saturday evenings, excluding Wednesdays, tags in by 6:45 pm. and Tuesday and Thursday Mornings 10 am.

We invite all members, and particularly new members to participate in open bowling every evening except Wednesdays when the mixed pairs league meets. Arrive by 6.45 to put your name tag in for the draw that assigns you to a team, with play starting at 7.00. New bowlers may want to begin by joining the Monday and/or Tuesday evening jitneys immediately following coaching sessions? Our experienced bowlers will make every effort to welcome you and bowl with you.

There is also open play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, names in by 9:45 am to play at 10.00.

Alternatively, if you are interested in casual jitney play outside these times, please put your name and email address on the roster in the tin shed so that all interested in playing at the same times can contact each other.

Of course the green is open for practice whenever you wish.

CLUB CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIESSee the calendar page here or download a printable copy here

  • Every Friday at 7pm we hold the Chase the Ace draw at the Westboro Clocktower Brew Pub at 418 Richmond Road

From the Secretary’s email to members of August 10th 2022

Nellie Bailey Scotch Pairs, Sunday, Aug 28, 12.45 for 1.00 pm 
We invite all club members to sign up for the Nellie Bailey Scotch Pairs, Sunday August 21, tags in by 12:45 pm for a 1.00pm start. $5 entry (for prizes). Teams (pairs) will be selected as for jitneys.  This is an in-house social event. We strongly encourage new members to participate. (Note: This was originally scheduled for August 21 but changed due to an expected rain storm)

Singles and Pairs leagues

The Fall Division Saturday Singles has ten participants. Ten teams have entered the Wednesday Evening Pairs League, including eight novice bowlers.

District 16 Novice Playdowns leading to the Provincials 

We again remind new bowlers that the District 16 Novice (started bowling in 2016 or later) Playdowns are at Deep River, August 27 and 28. Information is also posted on our club bulletin board. Participants must be available to play in the Provincials at Belleville on September 17 and 18. Entries to phillips.blaine@gmail.com by midnight, Tuesday, August 23.  Don’t forget to ask for confirmation of receipt of your entry.

Governor Generals Finals to be held at HPLBC, Saturday September 3

On Saturday, September 3, Highland Park LBC will host the Governor General Finals. This event will take up the whole club, so nothing else will be happening on that day.   This is an inter-provincial event between Quebec and Ontario.  Each province will be represented by two men’s fours and two women’s fours teams, plus one three-year novice men’s and women’s singles bowler. The Playdown/Qualifier for this event is on August 13 and 14 at Galetta Lawn Bowling Club. Good luck to Highland Park’s men’s and women’s fours and those entered in the Singles. We would also like to thank the many volunteers for their extensive work for this occasion.

HPLBC’s Women’s Fours team of Tessa MacKechnie, Margaret Sutton, Tricia Robertson, and Heather Stevens will be joining Nick Alderman in representing Ontario at the Governor Generals Tournament on September 3rd. HPLBC will be on full display on September 3 both on the green and also in making the event thoroughly memorable.

Hollis Wealth Invitational, Mixed triples, Thursday September 15

Highland Park LBC will host the Hollis Wealth Invitational on September 15. Mixed triples will play 2 x 14 end games,. Each team must have one novice, (started bowling in 2018 at the earliest).  Entry fee is $12 each player to provide for prizes.   Participants are responsible for their own lunch, but tea and coffee will be provided.  Any member can enter. Just print your name on the sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board inside the clubhouse so that skips looking for team members can contact you, or Tessa can assign novices to other club teams upon request.  


Our AGM will be held on Monday, September 19th at 6.45 for 7 p.m. via Zoom.  We urge all members to attend, as quorum (50%+1 of all Full Playing Members) is needed for any decisions at this very important meeting.

Members will elect our new Board for 2022-2023 at this meeting.  Most current Board members have served for at least 3 years, and any organization needs new leaders with fresh ideas.

Full information on the AGM will be sent to current members next week.