Galetta Community Association

The Village of Galetta since 1873

We will play at 2:00 p.m. on 23 May and then have a short Spring Meeting

Hello,  When will Summer really arrive?  TUESDAY, MAY 23RD.  This is a gentle reminder to go find your bowls and shoes, and get organized for this coming Tuesday.  Yes, finally, a high of 23 degrees and sunshine is promised.
We will play at 2:00 p.m., and then socialize, order the Piazzas, eat them, and then have a short Spring Meeting, and THE STICKERS for 2023 will be distributed (I have made cards for new folks to stick them onto).  Ciao,  Pat

Opening Day together with our Spring Meeting

Good-day Bowlers:  At last I can announce the date of our official Opening Day together with our Spring Meeting - which will take place on MAY 23RD, commencing bowling at 3:00 p.m., then piazza at 5:30 p.m. (at $5 per head), followed by the Galetta Lawn Bowls Club Spring Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
This does not mean that we cannot play on our green until the 23rd.  It just means that you will be notified  by e-mail, if we can play bowls earlier than the 23rd.  Dave and his assistants have been extremely busy preparing the Green, doing the many tasks that make what looks like a nice piece of "lawn"  into a playable, durable, living surface.  During the first few weeks of play, at least, and any time the grass is wet, the large mats will be used to protect this. 
When you come out to play and meet your fellow bowlers, be sure to extend a hand of friendship to our new-to-us players:  Keith, Steve, Ruth, Steve B. and Margaret, and make them welcome.  AND:  if you have any friends who might be looking for a summer pass-time, feel free to tell them about our OPEN DAY - on June 10th, at 2:00 p.m. or any other time we are playing.
We have had a really weird winter, we all deserve a beautiful Summer of bowling.  Cheers, Ciao,  Pat 

Looking for Coaches for Lawn Bowls

Hi there:  Are you interested in becoming a Coach for Lawn Bowls?  If so:  this message from District 16:  
"Could you please solicit all of your club members for interest in a learn to coach lawn bowling session lead by Blaine Phillips.   
Please have those interested contact as soon as possible.  Once 10 people have signed up a venue, time and date will be set up."
If you are interested please use the contact enclosed, and let me know. thank you.  Ciao,  Pat


Ontario Lawn Bowls Association

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GLBC Spring 2023 Flyer


Hi there:  By now you will have received a Bowls Flyer and Membership Form for 2023 from Helene Kuntz, our new Club Secretary, and are looking around for your cheque book.  
Mojo and I walked down to the mailbox this afternoon to mail my entry to John.  (Wow, that was an icy wind!)  John Stevenson is standing by, and we are all hoping to see you again this Summer.  As you are aware, we are officially post-pandemic, and can play normally, and often, I hope.  
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE:   we have CHANGED THE MONDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS START TIMES TO 10:00 a.m. as requested at the Fall Meeting.  
FOR YOUR COMFORT:  Two days ago, we got the go ahead  from the Community Association to order the Two New Gazebos, and Dave and I got a good reduction on them ON SALE at Rona's.  They will be delivered in lots of time to get them up before the hot weather.  They will be a wonderful addition to the Green, providing shelter from sun and rain for our "bags" etc. at the East end (car park/garden side) of the Green.  Of course, they don't assemble themselves, so I'm hoping that our Skilled Assembly Crew, plus a few apprentices can get  them together when the weather permits.   Please let Graham Murray know your availability.
FOR YOUR PLEASURE:   Wednesday Evening Singles.  will start Competition Play on Wednesday, June 6th.   
Entries to me by May 16th. 
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:  Earlier this year, I was consulted regarding an Inter Club Singles League.  After a few Zoom meetings, and e-mails, it has fallen by the wayside for the time being.  Other Clubs were having trouble finding time for extra play, ETC.  It may get resurrected in time for 2024 in some form, I'll keep you posted.
ALL THE BEST FOR SPRING! when it does arrive.
|Ciao,   Pat

The Season of '23

We look forward to the "Season of '23", which will commence in late May - at a date dictated by Mother Nature.  New bowlers are always welcome.

The Membership Application form is HERE

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Bowling Times
  • Monday and Friday starting at  10:00 a.m. and 
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. 
All are welcome to come out and try the sport.


For Membership Information: 

John Stevenson:   613-599-6320 or 

Pat Rose: 613-623-8901