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The Delivery Doctor will be posting as often as he can in this blog. Sometimes about bowls, sometimes about curling and more than likely also about golf. The Doc will also be posting insights after one of his frequent coaching stints, either at a club, with a customer or with a client athlete.

The Delivery Doctor will be pleased to hear your feedback as he has the ability to be both thick skinned and/or hard of hearing whenever the need arises. 


Covid Update & More December 2020

Note: Our 800# is experiencing technical difficulties at this time! See below for more info!

Hi Folks

Well, what a year it has been - and it's not quite over yet! Most of you have been affected in some way by this pandemic, including some of us losing a long time friend or two. 

We remind everyone that even though there are a couple of vaccines that have been introduced, with one in use already, we must all be diligent in practising good pandemic protocols of:
• Wear a Mask
• Safe Distance
• Stay at Home if you are exhibiting any Covid symptoms
• Wash Your Hands Often
• Respect Others
By adhereing to these protocols we'll surely reach the end of this horrible time sooner than later.

At MVP Sports we decided very early on that we would only operate by postal delivery or by pre-arranged curbside pickup this year. We appreciate all of our customers, past, present and future who have agreed with us and encouraged us to maintain our protocols.

As such we will be maintaining these protocols for the foreseeable future, or at least until enough people have had the vaccine and it is safe to get back to whatever the new normal holds in store for us in 2021.

So, 2020 being what it is, we also experienced a rash of email issues, such that some have had some difficulty getting hold of us. We can happily say that as of Monday the 14th of December we believe our email issues are behind us! That was a big Phew!

We are also pleased to announce that relatively decent hispeed has finally reached the boonies here in Cobourg! We will be revising our website over the winter and adding some new features that we think you will enjoy. Stay tuned!

Finally, some of you have been trying to reach us by our 800# these past few weeks. Unfortunately, when we got our new hispeed, it somehow triggered a reaction that, for the second time in a year, took our 800# off line. I have spent untold hours speaking with Bell reps trying to get our Toll Free number back in service to no avail. At 9 different technicians I am still well shy of the number it took last last year to have a working 800# again. I am hoping to shatter that record and get up and running before I reach the current 19 techie record.

In the meantime we would ask all of our customers to reach out to us via our email should you have any questions - especially now that we have working email!

Brenda and I wish each and every one of you a Happy and Safe Holiday, and all the best for the coming year!

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Covid Update August 2020

Back in Business - Sort of!

Well, here we are, mid August and there still doesn't seem to be an end in sight for this horrible virus. Some clubs in Canada have been able to get back up and running according to their provincial protocols. Kudos to those provinces for dealing with the pandemic in a timely and judicious manner. Some may have rushed their various along a little too quickly.

We are not out of the woods yet, and Brenda and I would like to encourage all Lawn Bowlers to take care when starting up their bowls activities again. The protocols of safe distancing, wearing a mask when distancing is not possible, and keeping your bowls and hands sanitary should be adhered to at all times. Covid19 does not take a vacation, even for a minute!

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Covid Statement - April 2020

Staying Safe & Staying Healthy

Brenda and I would like to wish everyone the best of health and safety during this very stressful timein Canada’s and the world’s history. We trust that everyone is doing their part, as are we, to battle this deadly virus. We are both well, and strictly practicing the mandates as prescribed by our national government.

For us, that means Stay Home… and yes we have done that. It means Physical Distancing for the infrequent trip to the grocery store… and we are going beyond physical distancing. Anything we can do to protect ourselves and those around us… we are doing. 

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Bowls Resurrection - A Surgical Solution to the Playdowns - Part 1 of 3

There has been much discussion surrounding Provincial Playdowns over the years. A plethora of patchwork solutions get offered each year, and these days most of it seems to be spread through social media, the great water cooler of the internet. Most of the comments we see posted in social media, and that I hear from bowlers are centred around complaints of what is wrong with the system. Too many times there is no solution offered. Even where a solution is offered, most of them are simply reworks of a dreadfully broken existing system of play. On one thing though everyone I speak with can agree. The system is broken. So how do we fix it?

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