“When Hank Spencer issued a call for youth lawn bowlers in the Etobicoke Guardian nearly four years ago, he was hoping for a least a handful of young rookies to train. Instead, he got just one – but, oh, what a recruit he was.”
“Erik was very willing and enthusiastic and took to it very quickly. I had no idea just how good he’d get, though,” Spencer said of Erik Galipeau, who recently became the youngest male ever to win a World Indoor Bowls Council (WIBC) world championship event.” You can read the entire insidetoronto.com story at this link.
- Julie said her rapid success still takes her by surprise, and readily admits she would never have considered the sport before she inexplicably lost her sight.
- She is assisted by her coach John – known as a director on the green – who “acts as the eyes” and tells her certain information such as the distance and angle of the jack.
- “She is now the Welsh and UK Champion – an amazing result for a lady who has no sight at all. I am a very proud coach and manager.”
“It’s been my goal since I was eight years old when I first started to play, to play for Canada,” Caldwell said, “and to play in Australia. Not many Canadians get the chance to play there. Not many Canadians get to wear the Maple Leaf on their back, either. It’s a big deal.”