About our club

A proud history and exciting future

Welcome to Cosburn Park Lawn Bowling Club

In 1929 a small group living near Cosburn and Coxwell Avenues organized what has now become Cosburn Park Lawn Bowling Club, under the sponsorship of the East York Township Council. Originally, the women’s and men’s groups operated separately. The first female president was Mrs. Grant Jack, while the men’s group functioned under Reeve R.M. Leslie. The first annual pre-season dinner and dance was held at R.H. McGregor School, on Coxwell at Sammon, on May 19, 1930.

By 1935, there were fourteen female members and a somewhat larger male membership. The original clubhouse—actually a shed, with no heating or other facilities—was on the same site as the current clubhouse.

The shed didn’t last long. In 1937, a new clubhouse was built by the members, using materials scrounged from various people. In 1952, the women held a bazaar in the fall and regular euchre games during the winter, raising $1,250 (the equivalent of about $12,000 today). This money paid for the verandah. In 1971, the Borough of East York renovated the present building to create the clubhouse we have today.

The total membership of the club in 1939 was 63. By 1948, it had grown to 115; by 1978, the membership rose to 256.

Cosburn Park Lawn Bowling Club is currently in our 89th year, and we have about 175 members of different ages, backgrounds, interests and talents. The club is growing in numbers again, and there’s a spirit of optimism and enthusiasm that’s catching. We hope you’ll join us too.

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members

Board of Management

Board Executive

Frank Hibbs

Frank Hibbs

President and Premises Chair

Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

Secretary

Mike Mogan

Mike Mogan

Vice-President

Brian Tagg

Brian Tagg

Treasurer

Jan Luke

Jan Luke

Social Chair

Ron Sellen

Ron Sellen

Games Chair

Mary Lou Richards

Mary Lou Richards

Coaching and Tournaments Chair

Martin Zibauer

Martin Zibauer

Publicity and Promotions Chair

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