About Us

Lawn bowling in Medicine Hat has a long history in Medicine Hat. The first club was down by the CPR tracks near where the Royal Canadian Legion is now. In 1953, the club moved to it's present location on the corner of Third Street SE and Division Avenue South (across from Swirls). 

In the first few decades at our location, both lawn bowling greens were used extensively with games going on most of the day and into the night. It is said that people used to sit along the alley to watch matches. 

The club began a slow and steady decline in the 1980s and 90s, with the club having all of nine members by the end of the first decade of the 2000s. The Wednesday night jitney was the only event the club hosted at that time. 

However, lawn bowling is making a comeback in Medicine Hat. Until COVID hit, we were experiencing a steady increase in our membership. We now have 65 members and host the following events:

  • Wednesday evening jitney.
  • Competitive singles league.
  • Competitive mixed pairs league.
  • 3-4 in-house tournaments, including a club novice tournament.
  • The Medicine Hat Memorial Triples Tournaments (sanctioned Bowls Alberta Provincial Tournament).
  • Youth programming.
  • Special Olympics Bocce
  • Modified lawn bowling for special populations.
Future plans also include:
  • Creating social lawn bowling for New Canadians.
  • Creating social lawn bowling for Pride Medicine Hat.
  • Find ways to include people with disabilities or mobility issues.
  • Expanding our competitive leagues.
  • Look at using our bottom green to start a bocce club.
We do our best to keep our membership fees low. An annual membership is $65 (2024). The fee allows you to use club owned bowls and equipment and allows us to help maintain the natural turf. Social or secondary memberships (if you already belong to another Bowls Alberta Club) are $25.

For general inquiries about the club, call Curt at (403) 878-5114.

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