Canada Invited to Send Third Female Athlete to 2016 World Juniors

Ottawa, Ontario | January 28, 2016

World Bowls has invited Canada to send an additional female athlete to the 2016 World Junior Championships in Queensland, Australia this April.  After confirming that not every nation was able to send a female athlete, World Bowls reached out to Canada to invite a third entry to play in the women’s singles and to partner in the mixed pairs event with one of the already confirmed male competitors from a nation with only a single entry.

As the second ranked female athlete from the initial selection process completed in December 2015, Bowls Canada has tapped Victoria, BC native Jaymee Sidel for the opportunity.  “I could not be more excited to represent Canada.” said Sidel. “After the 2014 Tiger Bowls and China Open, it has been my greatest wish to wear my team Canada jersey again at an international competition.”  This is Sidel’s last year of eligibility for the prestigious World Junior event and she is determined to give it her all.  “I will be stepping up my training by focusing my efforts on my bowling tactics and improving my overall athleticism.”

Sidel will be joining fellow Canadians Cameron Lefresne (Enfield, NS), Pricilla Westlake (Delta, BC), Grant Wilkie (Saskatoon, SK), and Stirling Wood (Midland, ON) to represent Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championships.

For more information, please contact:
Anna Mees, Executive Director, Bowls Canada Boulingrin 

About World Junior Championships and Broadbeach Bowls Club
The World Junior Championships are an annual outdoor championships that feature Men’s and Women’s Singles and Mixed Pairs events.  Eligible athletes must have reached their 18th birthday but not reached their 25th birthday the start of the event.  The 2016 event will be hosted at Broadbeach Bowls Club in Queensland Australia from April 9-15. Broadbeach Bowls Club is the site for the 2018 Commonwealth Games bowls event and is also the ‘home away from home’ to Canada’s Ryan Bester, gold medalist at the 2015 Asia Pacific Championships and silver medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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