West Toronto team places second at District 10 tournament held at WTLBC


Over the weekend, men’s and women’s trebles teams competed in the District 10 Novice tournament for a chance to play in the Ontario provincials in Sarnia.

Harry Hainey, Tom Trattner & Richard Cripps were the victors on the men’s side, while Sandy Johnson, Pat Barnett & Shirley Walker came away victorious in the women’s draw.

Finishing second was the WTLBC/Cosburn combo team of Dan Vogler, Edward Fraser and David Leeman.


On behalf of the WTBC we would like to thank everyone who participated and wish the best to District 10 at the provincials in Sarnia!

2014 Open House a grand success! Not too late to give lawn bowling a try



Thanks to everyone who came out to the Open House on Saturday. We were blown away by the turnout and grateful to all those who gave the game a try (and even more thankful for those who decided to join the club!).

We gave away some nice prizes to those who entered the draw…


And local politicians Cheri DiNovo, Sarah Doucette, Peggy Nash & Gord Perks battled for the Ward Trophy…


If you weren’t able to make it out and still want to try lawn bowling FOR FREE, you’re welcome to come out any night on our bowling schedule. (If you could let Arlene know ahead of time (contact her here) or tweet us so we can arrange to have one of our teachers give you a brief lesson before the game, it’d be much appreciated.)

See you on the greens!


2014 spring clean-up on May 10; season starts May 17!

The nice weather may still be in hibernation, but the calendar plods on. And certainly by May 10 the sun will shine down on the West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club’s annual clean-up and spring meeting.

And just one week after that, on May 17, the real fun fun begins with the start of the 2014 season. Check out the full May/June schedule.

And don’t forget to follow the club on Twitter for regular updates.

If you’re not a member and would like more information on trying lawn bowling, please contact us. Everyone is welcome and THE FIRST TIME IS FREE!

See everyone really soon!

West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club clubhouse decking under repair


The City of Toronto is making much needed repairs to the wooden decking in front of the West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club’s clubhouse. The wooden deck had started to rot and some of the paving stones adjacent to the deck had buckled.

When you arrive for the AGM please use the rear entrance.

West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club team big winners at RCYC tourney


West Toronto bowlers David McCabe, Hilda Urena and Bela Szabo were victorious in the Nancy Smith Tournament mixed trebles held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.

It was the first time that the trio played together as a team and McCabe’s first ever bowling tournament.

Ward 14′s Gord Perks takes Centennial Award at 2013 WTLBC Open House


Ward 14 Councillor Gord Perks (second from left) claimed the coveted Centennial Award after defeating Ward 13 Councillor Sarah Doucette (second from right) at the WTBLC Open House.

Perks was teamed with David McCabe (left) and Doucette was paired with Sue Watson (right). Parkdale High Park MP Peggy Nash applauds the winner while West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club President Steve Shallhorn looks on.

Perks won the second annual Centennial Award  in a short four end game of lawn bowls. Doucette was the premier event winner in 2012.

2013 WTLBC Open House to be held June 8; “Grudge Match” at 1 p.m.

Everyone please come out to check out the WTLBC Open House second annual Grudge Match for the Centennial Award!

Last year’s winner, Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13), will defend her title against Councillor Gord Perks (Ward 14) at 1 p.m., June 8, 2013 at the West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club, Baird Park, 275 Keele Street, Toronto.

The Centennial Award will be presented by Parkdale-High Park MP Peggy Nash.

Free lawn bowling and coaching will be available from 11-3, as well as light refreshments.

See you there.