LAWN BOWLING CLUB
Gage Park, Hamilton. Since 1925.
Bowls is a strategic, challenging and fun sport that can be enjoyed by anyone. A target sport, played on a flat grass surface, it's similar in concept to the Italian game of Bocce or the French game Petanque. The game is played on a simple premise. Players deliver a set number of bowls to a pre-rolled target known as the "jack". Players/teams take turns bowling with the goal of resting their bowls closer to the jack than any of their opponents' bowls. Lawn Bowls is played by people of all ages and abilities. Getting started does not require a high level of strength, stamina or athletic ability.
The Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club is a not for profit sports club located within historic Gage Park in Hamilton, Ontario. The club is a member of District 5 of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association (OLBA).
Roselawn has two regulation-size greens of 8 rinks each. They were the first official sized greens in Canada, built in 1925 and used in 1930 for the inaugural Commonwealth Games (then known as the Empire Games). Bowling occurs most days of the week during the season from May until October. Lessons and loan equipment are available for those interested in learning the sport.