Harriette Pituley

Date of birth: June 19, 1958

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan

Current club: Regina Lawn Bowling Club

Canadian National Team debut: I attended my first NT camp in 2001 in Montreal.
It was followed up by the NAC that year.

International appearances: 10

International playing achievements: Bronze Medals in Fours and Triples at 2007 Atlantic Championships in Ayr, Scotland.

National playing achievements: I have been to the Canadian major championships 12 times and have won 2 gold each in pairs and fours, 2 silver each in pairs and fours, and a bronze in pairs and singles. I have been to the mixed pairs championship twice winning a gold and bronze medal with my son, Jonathan Pituley.

Type of bowl used: Taylor – Ace – most recently Drakes Professional

Favourite tournament and why: My favourite tournament week is the Arizona Rinks, Salisbury singles, and Thomsen-Zivec pairs in January as it helps brake up the winter and has lots of good mixed competition

How did you start playing bowls: My husband saw it while in university and told me he wanted to do it someday when he got old. Don Kuntz a fellow pharmacist was then on the NT for Canada so I told Murray we did not have
to wait. So we took turns taking lessons and the rest is history.

When did you start playing bowls: 1984

Who is your greatest influence in bowls: I have several influential people in my bowling history. My first coach or mentor Anne Demchuk, my long time partner and friend Laura Dewald, my husband and sons and all my team
mates who have shared many special moments with me.

Best player you have competed against and why: I don’t have one particular person, however, the Australian women are truly a marvel to enjoy.

Aspirations beyond bowls: My career as an oncology pharmacist is very rewarding and I have recently been more involved in education of patients, students and other health care professionals which I really enjoy. I also look forward to coaching more in the future and hopefully being a grandma some day.

Who is the greatest influence in your life: The greatest influence in my life has to be my mother. We were raised to be honest and forthright and although this sometimes gets me into trouble I believe it bolds well in life.  My mom use to say ‘ Be the labor great or small, do it right, or don’t do it at all!’ This is how I approach life. My husband is also a major influence he has always supported my aspirations and dreams sometimes at his own expense. I am fortunate he shares the love of bowls and my aspirations.

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