Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club

Doors Open Hamilton took place May 4th and 5th. One of the newest editions was the Roselawn Lawn Bowling Clubs.

The Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club started in 1925. Situated at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, it has two regulation-sized greens in Gage Park. Lawn Bowling is often compared to curling in that the idea is to get bowls nearest to spot than your opponents. A white ball (called a jack) is thrown to establish the target, then each team tries to out bowl the other. The tricky part is that the balls are not round and are weighted to one side so they don’t roll straight. The art of the game is judging the path of the ball needed to arrive where needed. This varies according to the distance of the jack, and the weather conditions.  Continue reading “Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club”

The Captain Class – 7 Core Qualities of True Leaders

In a recent Tony Robbins Podcast, “Are you part of the Captain Class?” Sam Walker gives us insight into what drove him into writing his book “The Captain Class”. It all started with a question. What makes teams so great.? Was there some foundational DNA to a winning team. Next, once a team became great, his next question was, how do you stay that way? How do you create a culture and chemistry to continue to win? That’s the thing that makes a team better than the sum of its parts?

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Hamilton Marathon

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Several Sundays ago I ran the Hamilton Marathon. Thousands of runners and I gathered together and raced on roads that were dedicated and designed for cars yet became the grounds for human movement. Starting at the top of the escarpment and ending at the edge the waterfront, the total distance was 42.2 kilometres.

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The reason why I decided to take part in this marathon, (this is not my first and probably not my last marathon) was because I got to race down the Red Hill Valley Parkway. This stretch of expressway, which connects to the Queen Elizabeth Way, is only accessible by car. And when I travelled on it, the blurred landscape that is so fleeting from the window of a vehicle became more vast and expansive. Being surrounded by nature on a concrete plateau lent an elevated experience to my run.