Young Athlete looking to make a difference in her community

Bowls Canada Boulingrin | Cobourg, ON | May 19th, 2017

At the Cobourg Lawn Bowls Club (Cobourg, Ontario), Baylee van Steijn (member of the Canadian Development Squad) is looking to make a positive impact in her community- by combining her two loves, food and lawn bowls! Baylee has qualified for the RBC 150 #MakeItCount program, an initiative developed by RBC to inspire thousands of young Canadians to get involved in their local communities in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. RBC is giving $150.00 to thousands of young Canadians across the country, and challenging them to make a positive impact in their community. “We believe in the power of young Canadians and want to empower them to act on their passions, hopes and ambitions”-RBC

With her money, Baylee has decided to host a barbeque at Cobourg LBC’s open house (May 20th, 2017). The community is encouraged to come out to the club and try lawn bowls, and with a donation, can receive lunch. Baylee will be donating all the money made to the Northumberland Food for Thought Program- an in school program that provides most schools in Northumberland County healthy snacks for kids.

“I am so excited to have this opportunity to give back to my community- the three schools I have attended so far have the Northumberland Food for Thought program running, and I liked the idea [ to put funding] towards this program because I know how important healthy food is as an athlete”, says Baylee.

To learn more about the RBC 150 #MakeItCount program and to hear other recipient’s stories, please visit:  

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Moss, Communications Coordinator, 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