Go Lawn Bowls!
Newsletter Summer 2019 is posted on "Newsletter & Other Documents".
2019 Calendar of Events is posted on 2019 Events under Club Calendar.
2019 Provincial and National Tournament Schedule is posted on "Tournament" under Club Calendar.
Welcome to St. Mary's Lawn Bowls Club!
St. Mary's Lawn Bowls Club had it origins in the early 1940's in its scenic location above the Northwest Arm. It is an internationally popular sport which can be enjoyed by anyone and is a game of skills, tactics, and lots of fun! There are a number of tournaments, fun events, open days, etc. throughout the year.
Everybody can play the game of Lawn Bowls!
It is a low impact game that is extremely accessible and great for any age. One of the best parts about the sport is that anyone can play no matter their skill level. You don’t have to be able to jump high or run fast to enjoy the sport. It is all hand eye coordination and allows everyone to start at the same level. The club have all the equipment required to get you started. (BCB website)
Do you know the history of lawn bowls?
Bowls historians believe that the game developed from the Egyptians. One of their pastimes was to play skittles with round stones. This has been determined based on artifacts found in tombs dating circa 5,000 B.C. The sport spread across the world and took a variety of forms, Bocce (Italian), Bolla (Saxon), Bolle (Danish), Boules (French) and Ula Miaka (Polynesian). The sport of lawn bowls is the forerunner of curling, a tremendously popular winter version played in Canada and other countries on ice.