On Saturday Oct, 07 long time Tuxedo member Maurice Van Walleghem will be honoured by Bowls Manitoba and will receive an award in recognition of his enduring commitment and contribution to bowls in Manitoba. Morris, as he is known, has long been a champion of junior bowls and is famous for his annual fundraising corn roasts. Maurice can be proud of his playing record as well, having won many provincial championships including the men’s fours event upward of 15 times. Manitoba is proud of Maurice and his exemplary record of support and achievement. Many thanks go out to his lovely wife Cecile who is equally loved in our bowls community. Bravo!
Congratulations to Tuxedo’s Jerome Kirby, he is the 2017 Canadian Open Singles Champion! Congratulations also to BC bowler Mary Wright who won women’s gold medal.
As many of you know Winnipeg is hosting the 2017 Canadian Open Singles Championships at Norwood and 1212 Dakota this week. In total there are more than 40 men and women vying for the title of Canadian Champion. Singles play, like 4’s, is rarely played at the clubs. Many members never experience singles, or even see it. Well now you have the chance. Sports Canada TV is live streaming many of the matches and you can view live streamed games at this link.
Bowls Canada has an event web page that can be viewed at this link. It has complete listing of the schedule, participants, results, and standings. Click on over and have a look. There are two entries from Tuxedo LBC this year, Brian Kullman and Jerome Kirby. We wish them all the best!
Elaine Jones, Betty VanWalleghem, Betty Grundy, and Sandra Mulholland. Anne Wright presenting
Congratulations to the Jones team and to Tuxedo’s Sandra Mulholland. Sandra and teammates Elaine Jones, Betty VanWalleghem, and Betty Grundy endured some really crummy weekend weather and a tough opponent to capture the Manitoba Fours Championship. This exceptional women’s fours team will now set their sights on the Canadian Championships which will be contested in Victoria, BC in August. Keep your eye on this team…..they have the right stuff!
Jerome Kirby, Elaine Jones, Brenda Frank, and Hank Meister
The 10th annual President’s Cup 4’s tournament was contested on Saturday at Norwood LBC. A record number of teams (16) enjoyed a fantastic day complete with exceptional weather, great bowls, fun, and fellowship. Congratulations to Tuxedo LBC members Jerome and Brenda. Well done!
It’s with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Joan Donald. Joan was a proud Tuxedo mbr, bowls enthusiast and all around great lady. She served on our exec and was a great ambassador for lawn bowls. Her charming character and witty sense of humour will be forever remembered by those who knew her.