Bowls Canada Expands to Better Serve Membership

Ottawa, Ontario | May 10th, 2016

Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is pleased to announce the expansion of the organizational staff structure by adding the position of a Communications and Promotions Manager. “It has become increasingly clear that BCB needs full-time support in this area if we are to successfully raise the profile of Bowls in Canada. We are extremely pleased that Katie Gardner will be taking up this challenge,” said Executive Director Anna Mees.

Gardner’s position will also focus on areas such as, expanding BCB’s communication reach, promoting the sport of bowls to the Canadian public, and delivering quality and relevant services to the BCB members.   “I am thrilled to step into the role of Communications and Promotions Manager.  My experience as the Technical Coordinator for the past two years will enable me to hit the ground running and I cannot wait to begin”, stated Gardner.

Jake Schuknecht will be joining the Bowls Canada staff as the new Technical Coordinator for a one-year term.  Schuknecht will be responsible for providing support to national technical committees in the areas of coaching, officiating, national championships and high performance.   

Schuknecht is a recent graduate of the Sports Management program from Brock University.  As a member of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association board, and chair of the championship committee for a one year term, he was tasked with coordinating and executing the provincial championships.  This experience has set Schuknecht up to excel at the National level. 

“I’m very excited to start working with Bowls Canada Boulingrin and put my education and 15 years of bowls experience to good use with an organization I care about. I am looking forward to what the following year will bring”, stated Schuknecht. Jake Schuknecht’s position is effective as of May 16th, 2016.

For more information, please contact:
Katie Gardner, Communications and Promotions Manager, Bowls Canada Boulingrin 

About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls in Canada.  The BCB mission is to advance the sport of bowls in Canada.  For more details on Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the sport of lawn bowls, visit