Ancient sport of Lawn Bowling is thriving in Saugeen Shores – new members are welcome

For Those Who Enjoy Sunshine and Social Activities,
For Those Who Like Having FUN While Getting Some Light Exercise,
For Those Looking For A Low Cost Recreation,
Try Lawn Bowls, The Outdoor Sport For All Ages!

Saugeen Shores Lawn Bowling recently received a Horizon Grant to promote “Seniors in Motion”! As part of the grant, the organization has been able to train four of its members as coaches, increasing outreach to the Community, partnering with the Town of Saugeen Shores and Saugeen First Nation for assistance with publicity, program registration and evaluation.

Originally, in Port Elgin, lawn bowling took place where the Legion Cenotaph Park is today on Mill Street. Then, the lawn bowling club was amalgamated between Port Elgin and Southampton and is now located in Southampton on Victoria Street across from the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.
Lawn bowls is a low-impact, therapeutic exercise that can improve fitness, coordination and confidence and develop adequate skills and technique.
Brought to Canada by British garrison officers, the first bowling green in Canada was constructed on the garrison grounds at Annapolis Royal, NS.  In Scotland however, where a code of rules was formulated in 1848, it is considered the home of the modern sport.
Known as lawn bowls or lawn bowling, it is played on a flat lawn or green at least 36.6 m2 where the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack” or “kitty”. The bowling green may be flat (for “flat-green bowls”) or convex or uneven (for “crown green bowls”).
There are over 18,000 lawn bowlers in Canada, registered with almost 300 clubs across the country. National and provincial competitions are organized in men’s, women’s, junior, senior, mixed and blind categories.
New members are welcome to come out and “Give It A Try” at the Southampton Bowling (Bowls) Greens in Southampton.