Bruton Investment Group Women's and Mixed Pairs Tournament

The Dufferin Club hosted a Women's and Mixed Pairs Lawn Bowling Tournament sponsored by Bruton Investment Group NF on Saturday, July 1. The weather was beautiful for the eight teams entered. The games were very close which made for an exciting day. Bowlers were treated to Canada 150 birthday cake, strawberries and champagne. Medals and trophies were awarded to the winners; the first place team also took home $200 in prize money. Special thank you to Richard Bruton for his continued support for this tournament.

1. Karen Jackson, Dufferin and Jan Sommerfeld, Cosburn Park - 3 wins, 38 points
2. Tilly Mannen and Jan Mclean, St. George, 2 wins, 40+5 points
3. Mike Mogan and Rachel Jones, Cosburn Park, 2 wins, 34 points

Katherine Smith and Anne Harris, Ancaster had a one-game high of 20 points.

Thanks to Eleanor Thomson for the festive Canada Day decorations, Jim Thomson, Karen Jackson and Jack Taylor for setting the greens, Jim Thomson and Diane Pope for the draw table, Eleanor Thomson and Wilma Roblin in the kitchen and Pat Faith for photography. Congratulations to Jan Sommerfeld, winner of the 50/50 draw. Check out all the photos here!

Canada Day 2017

Ye Olde Tyme Bowlers Open Pairs Tournament

The Dufferin Club hosted the Ye Old Tyme Bowlers Open Pairs Lawn Bowling Tournament on Saturday, June 17. It was a lovely day, with a brief refreshing shower at the end of the game.

1. Carmen and Clare Morris, Hagersville - 3 wins, 32 points
2. Derek McKie and Gerry Hutson, Woodstock - 3 wins, 30 points

Andrew Brightman and Anne Conroy, Simcoe had a one-game high of 18 points.

Thanks to Jim and Eleanor Thomson and Karen Jackson for setting the greens, Jim Thomson and Diane Pope for the draw table and Eleanor Thomson in the kitchen. Congratulations to 50/50 winner Karen Jackson ($24).

Open for the Season!

Thanks to Dave Levac, MPP and Cheryl Antoski, Acting Mayor for swinging by the Dufferin Club's Open House on Saturday. The club is now officially opened for the season. Weekly tennis activities start Monday, May 1 and all are free with your membership.

Weather permitting, the office will be open weeknights from 6 to 9 pm and weekends from 9 am to 12 pm to accept membership and junior tennis camp registrations! Summer camp spaces are filling up fast!

Open House

Welcome to the 2017 Season!

The season officially kicks off Saturday, April 29 with an Open House from 10 am to 2 pm. Meet our court staff and Executive members. Light refreshments will also be available. Everyone welcome and play free the entire day. Information regarding memberships and club activities will be provided and membership and junior tennis camp registrations will be accepted.

The Dufferin Club is also offering FREE "Give it a Try" sessions Saturdays in May from 1 to 3 pm. Come out and try lawn bowling, tennis and/or pickleball. Equipment will be provided, though you must wear flat, non-marking soled shoes.

To ensure this season meets your needs as a member, the Board of Directors is inviting you to provide feedback by completing the 2017 Spring Member Survey.

Spring Clean-up - Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who pitched in Saturday to get the club ready ahead of our Open House on Saturday, April 29.

It was a small group compared to last year, but we certainly accomplished a lot! Related to the building itself, the back of the club received a fresh coat of paint while inside, the kitchen, hall and women's washroom were cleaned, the floor in the men's washroom was repaired, and old tennis balls sorted. Outside, the awning and one side of windscreens were installed, debris along the edges of the courts were cleaned up, benches were moved, the south green was swept of debris, most of the dandelions on the north green were pulled, sand in the trenches were raked, and the grass around the property was cut.

The club is looking fantastic! Thank you again for all your hard work; your dedication and support to the club is greatly appreciated.

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean-up - Come lend a helping hand

To kick start National Volunteer Week, the Dufferin Club has scheduled a spring clean-up on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 12 pm. We need everyone's help to get our club ready for the upcoming season. Make sure to bring some gloves and if you have extra cleaning or painting supplies, rakes, brooms, leaf blowers, shovels, etc, please bring those with you as well. There will be lots to do:

  • Cleaning the inside of the clubhouse (kitchen, hall, washrooms, office, etc)
  • Moving the benches to the greens and courts
  • Installing the nets, windscreens and awning
  • Painting the back of the clubhouse and net posts
  • Sweeping/raking up debris on the courts, greens and property
  • Move sand pile
  • Cleaning out and organizing the shed
  • Cleaning up garbage around the property
  • Gardening and weeding

Registration packages will also be available for pick-up during the clean-up, so even if you are unable to lend a hand, please stop by and pick up your registration packages. Registration packages will not be mailed out to members who receive the club's newsletters through email this year.


Upcoming Events

  • Court Repairs
    Court 5 temporarily closed for repainting, Court 1 to follow. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Brant Family Eye Care
    Women and Mixed Pairs
    Lawn Bowing Tournament
    Friday, July 21 @ 11 am

  • Lawn Bowling Club
    Singles Championships
    Thursday, July 27 @ 6 pm
    Cost $5 per person

  • Lawn Bowling Jitney
    Sunday, July 30 @ 2 pm

  • Lawn Bowling Jitney
    Sunday, August 13 @ 2 pm

  • Honda Civic
    Women and Mixed Pairs
    Lawn Bowing Tournament
    Monday, August 7 @ 10 am

  • Chartwell Tranquility Place Retirement Residence
    Lawn Bowing Tournament
    Novice Women and Mixed Pairs
    Saturday, August 19 @ 10 am
    Dessert by
    Ingham Monuments

  • Social FUNdraiser for
    Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
    Friday, August 25
    (Raindate Monday, August 28)
    BBQ @ 6 pm
    Tennis, Lawn Bowling & Pickleball @ 7 pm
    Ice Cream @ 8:30 pm
    Silent Auction and raffles will open in the upstairs hall a week before the social, with final bidding taking place during the social

  • Lawn Bowling Jitney
    Sunday, August 27 @ 2 pm

  • Over 40 Singles
    Club Championships
    Saturday, August 26 (and Sunday, August 27 if needed)
    Cost $10 per person to enter

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