2019 Provincial 5 Pin Bowling Championships

The 2019 Provincial Bowling Championships are just around the corner! NEB's Fun World in Oshawa (1300 Wilson Rd N, L1K 2B8) will play host to this exciting sporting event, taking place June 6-7. This event is a qualifier for the 2020 National Winter Games in Thunder Bay. We have some exciting details to share with you, to get you ready to cheer on the athletes later this week!

Games Schedule:

Fun Facts!

  • 250 Bowlers and 70 coaches attending
  • Youngest athlete = 12 years old
  • Eldest athlete = over 70 years old
  • 115 athletes attending Provincial Games for their first time!
  • Most athletes from one city = Ottawa, with 11 athletes!
  • Athletes traveling the farthest to attend = Two athletes from Red Lake, ON. That's approximately 2,000km from Oshawa!

Number of Athletes per District:

Athlete Spotlight:


  • Kaitlyn Davey, Elliot Lake: Participation in a weekly theatre group called Puppeteers.
  • Jem Meoller, Kenora: Volunteering with St. John's Ambulance by playing the injured person during training sessions.
  • Crystal Silverthorne, Dunnville: Studying to become a meditation teacher.

Goals for the Provincial Games:

  • Kaiden Demers, Orillia: I hope to be the best that I can be at these games, as well as meeting new friends and cheering everyone on!
  • Morgan McDougall-Dyment, Meaford: My goal is to show my family how hard I've worked to get this position. They will be so proud of me!

Athletes who have attended the most Major Games:

Stephanie Smith, Peterborough – 6 Games

  • 1993, Baseball, Sudbury
  • 2000, Bowling, York Region
  • 2004, Provincial Spring Games, Swimming, Peterborough
  • 2006, National Summer Games, Swimming, Manitoba
  • 2008, Provincial Spring Games, Basketball, Durham Region
  • 2012, Provincial Spring Games, Bowling, Kingston

Kevin Dooks, Ottawa – 6 Games

  • 2008, Provincial Spring Games, Bowling, Durham Region, 3 Gold
  • 2009, Provincial Summer Games, Athletics, Windsor, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2010, National Summer Games, Bowing, London, 1 Bronze
  • 2015, Provincial Winter Games, Snow Shoeing, North Bay, 2 Gold, 1 Silver
  • 2016, National Winter Games, Snow Shoeing, Newfoundland, 1 Gold, 1 Silver
  • 2017, World Winter Games, Snow Shoeing, Austria, 3 Silver

Jeffrey Wakefield, Hamilton – 7 Games

  • 1994, Swimming, Hamilton
  • 2003, Provincial Floor Hockey Championships, Ottawa, 1 Gold
  • 2004, National Winter Games, Floor Hockey, Prince Edward Island, 1 Gold
  • 2004, Provincial Spring Games, Swimming, Peterborough
  • 2007, Provincial Floor Hockey Championships, Toronto, 1 Silver
  • 2009, Provincial Summer Games, Athletics, Windsor
  • 2015, Provincial Floor Hockey Championships, Ottawa

Joseph Arseneault, Markham – 8 Games

  • 1998, National Summer Games, Bowling, Sudbury, 2 Bronze
  • 2000, Provincial Spring Games, Swimming, York Region, 1 Silver
  • 2004, Provincial Spring Games, Swimming, Peterborough, 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2006, National Summer Games, Swimming, Manitoba, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
  • 2008, Provincial Spring Games, Swimming, Durham Region, 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze
  • 2010, National Summer Games, Swimming, London, 2 Gold, 2 Silver
  • 2012, Provincial Summer Games, Swimming, Kingston, 4 Gold, 1 Silver
  • 2014, National Summer Games, Swimming, British Columbia, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

Notable Mentions:

  • Brandon Van Sickle from Peterborough, who attended the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, will be the DJ for the Victory Party!
  • Trevor Knight from Barrie is the athlete who currently competes in the most Special Olympics sports, actively participating in: alpine skiing, cross country skiing, floor hockey, 5-pin bowling, athletics, and bocce.

Special Thanks to:

Ontario 5-Pin Bowling Association
Ontario 5-Pin Durham Region
Canadian 5-Pin Bowling Association
Neb's Funworld
Joren Photography
Rogers TV Durham