Canberra Members Toast Their New Green

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Minister for Sport and Recreation, Yvette Berry, today officially presented Canberra Bowling Club with a grant of $74,500 to assist in the building of their new synthetic surface.  The club has recently completed its first synthetic green and with the completion of this one will become the first all-synthetic bowling club in the ACT. 
With support from the ACT Government, Canberra’s oldest bowling club is embracing new technology through the installation of two synthetic greens which will support the club’s ongoing sustainability. 
The Minister noted that it was encouraging to see that the club has taken the proactive approach in identifying that change was needed to improve their business model and enable improved community and member access to their facilities all year round. The conversion to a synthetic surface will reducing the club’s maintenance and water costs and support year round competition. 
Canberra Bowling Club President David Kimber said that the existing synthetic green is proving a real drawcard, with the consistency of the playing surface resulting in some excellent games of bowls.  “To maintain turf greens to a championship standard is becoming a very expensive proposition for a small community club. Our move to synthetic surfaces is already proving a success and will ensure that this club thrives into the future.” 
Bowls ACT took advantage of the gathering to present members with their awards from the 2015 playing season, with David Kimber noting that 2015 had been the Clubs most successful year in terms of results at ACT championship level.  Awardees were: 
Women’s 60 & Over Pairs R/U (Moxon/Ogle; Women’s C of C Pairs R/U (Moxon/Bannerman); Women’s C of C Fours Winners (Moxon/Bannerman/Bishop/Ogle); Women’s C of C Singles Winner (Hancock); Women’s State Pairs (Bannerman/Moxon); Men’s C of C Triples Winners (McDonald/Brookman/Howard); Men’s State Fours Winners (Howard/Brookman/McDonald/Pike); Minister for Sport and Recreation, Yvette Berry, today officially presented Canberra Bowling Club with a grant of $74,500 to assist in the building of their new synthetic surface.  The club has recently completed its first synthetic green and with the completion of this one will become the first all-synthetic bowling club in the ACT. 
With support from the ACT Government, Canberra’s oldest bowling club is embracing new technology through the installation of two synthetic greens which will support the club’s ongoing sustainability. 
The Minister noted that it was encouraging to see that the club has taken the proactive approach in identifying that change was needed to improve their business model and this would enable improved community and member access to their facilities all year round. The conversion to a synthetic surface will reduce the club’s maintenance and water costs and support year round competition. 
Canberra Bowling Club President David Kimber said that the existing synthetic green is proving a real drawcard, with the consistency of the playing surface resulting in some excellent games of bowls.  “To maintain turf greens to a championship standard is becoming a very expensive proposition for a small community club. Our move to synthetic surfaces is already proving a success and will ensure that this club thrives into the future.” 
Bowls ACT took advantage of the gathering to present members with their awards from the 2015 playing season, with David Kimber noting that 2015 had been the Clubs most successful year in terms of results at ACT championship level. 2015 Awardees were: 
Women’s 60 & Over Pairs R/U (Moxon/Ogle; Women’s C of C Pairs R/U (Moxon/Bannerman); Women’s C of C Fours Winners (Moxon/Bannerman/Bishop/Ogle); Women’s C of C Singles Winner (Hancock); Women’s State Pairs (Bannerman/Moxon); Men’s C of C Triples Winners (McDonald/Brookman/Howard); Men’s State Fours Winners (Howard/Brookman/McDonald/Pike);