About the Cal5PBA
Established in the mid-1970s and incorporated under the Society’s Act in 1991, the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association is a local non-profit volunteer organization committed to organizing and promoting recreational and competitive 5 pin bowling activities in Calgary and the surrounding area. As an affiliate of the Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association and the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association, the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association acts is the local governing body for the sport of 5 pin bowling and qualifies bowlers for provincial events. The Calgary Zone consists of the City of Calgary, Airdrie, Banff, Cochrane and Okotoks and works in cooperation with 11 Bowl Alberta member centres; however, Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association membership is open to the general population. Programs are offered in 4 areas: youth, adults, seniors and special needs.
The Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association is committed to the Long Term Athlete Development Model and is a strong proponent of 5 pin bowling as a key opportunity to develop physical literacy; 5 pin bowling has been identified as an excellent way to develop balance and coordination and encourages cognitive and emotional development. Additionally, league and tournament experiences provide incredible opportunities to engage socially and build lifelong relationships within one’s community. Bowlers compete at appropriate levels throughout development and the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association is committed to providing NCCP certified coaches at all levels.
Now that you’ve decided to bowl in a league, what’s next? Join the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association! We offer many benefits to league bowlers across the city. These include:
- Free bowling – All Calgary 5 Pin members get 1 free game of open play bowling whenever 2 games are purchased (at participating Bowl Canada centres).
- Access to more tournaments – Calgary 5 Pin offers exclusive tournaments for all ages and skill levels.
- Prizes, awards, and pins – Calgary 5 Pin recognizes your accomplishments. Bowl a big game and you’ll recieve a certificate of accomplishment and a pin!
- Bowler of the Month – Calgary 5 Pin presents plaques to the male and female bowler whose averages improves the most in the months of January and February!
- Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteer at a fundraiser, tournament, or special event hosted by Calgary 5 Pin. It feels great to give back to the community and it looks great on a resume!
- Access to NCCP Certified Coaches – In cooperation with the Master Bowlers’ Association, Calgary 5 Pin provides its members with access to the best coaches in the province.
- The Option to Make Change Happen – Are you as passionate about bowling as we are? Through a democratic process, you can decide who represents you in the dealings of the sport. Through the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association, you can initiate and make changes happen in the sport of 5 pin bowling.