Category: sports and entertainment

Accident on Reynolds

August 30th, 2015
It was bound to happen what with the number of years we've lived here in the big city of Victoria and the fact that I am driving around more these days. Yes, I have had my first car accident in the city and I don't want another. This one, in comparison… more »

John Klima's "Bushville Wins" - The Year the Braves Won It All

August 23rd, 2015
There's are many great moments in my lifetime that I missed in the early years because I was a self-absorbed child just learning to find my way in life. I do remember reading about one of them in the World Book 1957 Yearbook: the time the Milwaukee Brav… more »

The Way the Game is Meant to be Played

August 9th, 2015
The other evening a friend of mine invited to come and join a group of men in an evening of bowls at his club. AI readily accepted because I was looking for an opportunity to take my game to a new level. While I have a passion for the sport, I belong to… more »

A Sport in Serious Need of a Makeover

July 27th, 2015

A Lesson Well Learned

July 12th, 2015
This past ninety-six hours has been a very instructive time for me. During this period I oversaw what I thought was a decent lawn-bowling tournament, that is until somebody on the committee suddenly demanded a serious post-mortem in readiness for next y… more »

Growing to Like the Game

June 7th, 2015
Like many things in life, you have to give them time to grow on you in order to like them. Lawn bowling is one such pastime that has really resonated with me over the past two years. My playing partners and I are starting to play on a more consistent wi… more »

A Week of Savings and Wonderful Surprises

May 30th, 2015
This has been a good week on a number of counts, especially the brilliant sunshine and the great visit we had with our missionary friend from the Philippines. However, there are other blessings worth recounting. To start with we have come in for a bonan… more »

The End of a Big Idea?

May 23rd, 2015
Quite often people fail to grasp the big idea because its very existence plays havoc with what they feel safe. One such concept recently came to the attention of South Vancouver Island Lawn Bowling Association: the opportunity to create an evening inter… more »

Off to the Mountain for Three Days

May 12th, 2015
This past week was one of those mountain-top experiences where I got to attend a basketball officials camp at SFU, perched on top of lovely panoramic Burnaby Mountain. It was a much overdue occasion to hang out with some of the best refs in the country… more »

I'm Out!

March 30th, 2015
This week-end has been a bit of a wash for me when it comes to my March Madness Bracket. Both Gonzaga and Notre Dame bowed out as Elite Eight teams, the latter being denied in the last six seconds. All I can hope for is that Wisconsin does a number on t… more »
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