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Closing Dinner and Annual General Meeting

The Dufferin Club of Brantford will be holding it's Annual General Meeting (AGM) Friday, November 15 at 7:00 pm. There will be a reception of reports from tennis, lawn bowling, the club chair and treasurer.

This year, there will also be elections for Chair/Past Chair, Secretary and Lawn Games Activity Coordinator, as these positions are coming to the end of their two-year terms. If you are interested in running for these positions please let us know of your intent by September 29 (519-756-6494 or info@dufferinclub.ca).

Prior to the meeting, there will be a mexican-themed Closing Dinner which will feature a chili cook-off between tennis and lawn bowling. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with dinner starting at 6:15 pm. The dinner will be free for members ($5 for non-members), but all those interested must RSVP in advance no later than Friday, September 27.

Honda Canada Civic Singles Tournament Results

A very successful Singles Lawn Bowling Tournament was played on Monday, August 5 with the generous support of Honda Canada (King George Road Brantford). It was a great day, with good players and great weather. There was actually a waiting list this year and we could have used a bigger green with more rinks!

Congratulations to all the players after playing 3 games with 12 ends each: 1. Derek McKie, Woodstock Club (3 wins, 48 points); 2. Vine Beal, Florida Club (3 wins, 33 points); 3. Yvette Vanderpost, Simcoe Club (2 wins, 35 points). One game high went to Tilly Mannen, St. George Club with 18 points.

Thank you to the draw masters Jim Thomson & Diane Pope who deliver the prize payouts. Thank you to all the volunteers who set the Jack's for the players Eleanor, Elizabeth, Carlene, Jeanette, & Art. Thank you to the kitchen workers who made sure everyone was fed. Thank you City of Brantford Parks & Recreation who maintain our greens. Players were turned away this year. Spectators from Brantford, Simcoe & Sarnia which was nice.

Thank you Honda Canada on King George Rd Brantford who generously support our tournament & make it possible every year. Stay tuned for our next tournament, dates to be announced.

Bowl to Cure Cystic Fibrosis!

Lawn Summer Nights Brantford will be hosting it's first ever Lawn Summer nights, a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, on Saturday, July 20.  Get a team of four together, raise funds and hit the green as the stars come up. There will be food, entertainment and a bar.  Registration opens May 9 and is expected to sell out fast.  Cost is $200 per team of 4, which includes the team entry and dinner. Social tickets are also available for $20 per person and includes food and a drink ticket. Social tickets can be purchased online here or at the door. Must be 19 years of age or older to attend.

Interested in volunteering for #LSN? We are looking for markers/jack setters, kitchen help and for someone with Smartserve.  Marker/jack setters will be helping the participants on the green and with scoring.

Welcome to the 2019 Season

You are invited to help kick off the season by joining us on Saturday, May 4 from 10 am until 2 pm for a tennis and bowls information and activity day (Open House). Information regarding memberships and club activities will be provided and membership and camp registrations will be accepted. Light refreshments will also be served. We hope to see you all there!

Open HouseDuring the Open House, there will also be a Doubles Tennis Tournament starting at 10 am until approximately 2 pm. Rain date is Sunday, May 5. Babolat will be on site for racquet demos. For more information or to enter, call 519-802-7271 by Friday, May 3. Cost is $15 per person and includes balls, prizes and food. Two matches are guaranteed.

Bowlers, as some of you are aware, the club is no longer affiliated with the Ontario Lawn Bowl Association. This will not affect day to day bowls games. This has only reduced the number of tournament that the club hosts. We are the District 25's choice for hosting the Senior Summer Lawn Bowls competition May 30 and Lawn Summer Nights July 20 amongst other tournaments.

Finally, some of you may have noticed an increased presence of City of Brantford Parks and Recreation staff and vehicles at our club over the past year. Our new agreement with the city means that tennis and bowling is available freely to the public during non-programmed times. Your Dufferin Club Executive continues to work hard to bring you organized activities and lessons in prime evening and weekend times for a nominal club membership fee.

Dufferin Park Master Plan

The MBTW Group developed three concepts for the redevelopment of Dufferin Park and presented them to the community at a public meeting Tuesday, April 23. After which, there were roundtable discussions with further ideas and concerns brought forward. If you were not able to attend the meeting, or were at the meeting and thought some more about the proposed plans, the City of Brantford Park and Recreation would still like to hear from you!

What do you think the priorities should be for the park? What do you like about each of the design studies? Is there anything else you would like the design team to consider?

The three design concepts are displayed below. For more information, to view the site plans in more detail, or to provide feedback, please click here. Comments will be collected for two weeks and an additional concept will be presented to the public at a later date.

Design A Design B

Design B

Dufferin Park Master Plan Public Meeting

A new facility is in the works. Want to learn more? The City of Brantford Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a consultation meeting about the Dufferin Park Master Plan on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at T.B. Costain. You are invited to provide input on their plan. Can’t make it to the meeting? Parks and Recreation would still love to hear from you. You can email parksandtrails@brantford.ca or call 519-759-4150 ext. 5524 to provide feedback.

Dufferin Park Public Meeting

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Upcoming Events

  • Closing Jitney and Potluck
    Sunday, September 29
    Registration @ 1:30 pm
    Jitney @ 2 pm
    Potluck @ 4:30 pm (rain or shine). Meat and beverages will be provided, so bring a side dish or dessert.
    Prizes!

  • Closing Dinner and
    Annual General Meeting
    Friday, November 15
    Doors open @ 5:30 pm
    Dinner @ 6:15 pm (RSVP in advance)
    AGM @ 7:00 pm (open to all)

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