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Lawn Bowling - Dartmouth, NS

The application period for Soldier On members wishing to participate in the Lawn Bowling session 24 & 31 August at 1000 - 1300 (both sessions must be attended) is now open. The application deadline is 26 July 2024.

In collaboration with the Dartmouth Lawn Bowling Club, our members will have the opportunity to learn about lawn bowling and refine their skills under the guidance of exceptional coaches. The game is straightforward: players deliver a set number of bowls towards a pre-positioned target known as the 'jack'. Teams take turns bowling, aiming to place their bowls closer to the jack than their opponents' bowls. There will be an opportunity to learn all the terms build on the skills learned and some game play.

Lawn bowls' popularity stems from its unique accessibility, welcoming individuals of all ages, sizes, shapes, and abilities. We are committed to ensuring that participants in our sport receive coaching and resources tailored to their age and stage of development. We believe that early success and enjoyment in sports significantly enhance long-term participation.

Furthermore, our program includes adaptations for individuals facing physical challenges, ensuring inclusivity and opportunity for all who wish to enjoy the game of lawn bowls.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 20.

Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from 2 hours from the event location in Dartmouth who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.

Selected Serving members will require the approval of their Chain of Command to participate. 

*NOTE FOR SERVING MEMBERS: Amidst current financial limitations and a federal directive to reduce defense spending within DND by a Billion dollars, serving members' participation in Soldier On events and activities will now be limited to within their own local    region (i.e., selection for event outside of where they reside is unlikely). As a result, serving members are advised that participation beyond their local area is likely to be denied, as Soldier On cannot sponsor any temporary duty status for serving members in order to align with government guidelines for expenditure reduction. Unfortunately, serving members are not authorized to participate in Soldier On activities and events while on leave.*


24 & 31 August 2024 from 1000 - 1300 at the Dartmouth Lawn Bowling Club - 2 Mt Hope Ave, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4R4.

Participants are advised that meals and transportation will not be provided by Soldier On for this event. Participants will be required to arrange their own travel to and from the event location, travel and meals are not eligible for reimbursement for this event.

Mental & Physical Requirements:
Applicants must be able to tolerate 3 hours of light/moderate/high paced activities for 3 hours in a row. Due to the busy activity schedule, applicants must have a limited requirement for rest throughout the day. 

Applicants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment. 
Deadline for Nomination Forms

Must be received by Soldier On NLT 26 July 2024
Click on the
 Application Form link to express your interest.

In order to be considered for selection, all serving members must also complete and submit a chain of command authorization form by the application deadline.

Authorization Form
Soldier On, PSP and CAF TG aim to provide a safe environment for all participants and staff. To ensure everyone’s safety, applicants understand that they should aim to adopt personal practices focused on communicable disease prevention such as health awareness, staying home when sick and regular hand cleaning to help prevent the spread.