I hope everyone is well and practicing their social distancing. These are definitely times we have never seen before but we, as a community, seem to be rising to challenge.
For a start, all events for April are cancelled. That includes the Spring AGM scheduled for April 5th, the club cleanup on April 18 and the Golden Bowl on April 26. The Open House on May 2 is postponed until further notice. The clubhouse itself is still open for work crews, gardeners and small meetings. However, we ask you to follow the guidelines posted on the front door, which include no kitchen use.
Season Closure Information:
We have received official communication from both Canada Bowls and BC Bowls that all tournaments and coaching clinics are cancelled for the 2020 season. World Bowls has done the same. Your board is meeting shortly to decide what this means to our season. We may be able to recreational bowl later in the summer. And, of course, our greens need to be maintained for future seasons. In the interim, we will not be accepting any membership renewals.
I am happy to announce that we have formed a new Greens Team who are very busy collating information and building a clear maintenance calendar to share with the membership. Special thanks to Gavin Clifford, Brad Marchant, Mary Anne Gillies, John Gerhard and Albert Nieuwold. Also, we have had a wonderful signup for the work crews and greens helpers. Coring and Sanding took place last week.
For more information and latest updates on COVID-19, follow the BC Centre for Disease Control or visit the website: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Lois, on behalf of the Board of Directors