Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club wraps up successful season

Courtenay Lawn Bowling club has completed another successful season

AERATING THE GREEN is an annual year-end event at the Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club.

AERATING THE GREEN is an annual year-end event at the Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club.

Pat Cutt

Special to the Record

Courtenay Lawn Bowling club has completed another successful season.  Membership numbers have grown and the new members have already demonstrated a fine and enthusiastic attitude toward the game and also the Club’s objectives.

17 members turned out on September 29 to “put the green to bed”, which involves aerating, sanding and reseeding and a lot of shovel work, wheelbarrows, gathering benches, and folding away the awnings.  Many hands make light work and that principle was well demonstrated.   The awards dinner was very well attended and only three or four recipients were not present to receive the congratulations of the other members.  The success of the season was amply demonstrated as the Courtenay Club executive captured the President’s Cup Zone trophy and Melie Ursulom and Henri Saucier brought home two(Ladies Singles and Novice Men’s) of the other five available so we have 50% of the Zone trophies.  Vern Greenhill also brought home a bronze medal from Provincial Men’s pairs.  Final winners of the Friday Night Aggregate were Dean Penny 40 points, Peter Cartwright,  32 pts., Archie Harris, 29 pts.  Bill Brazie, 28 pts. and Linda Meers,  27 pts.

The Club has a goal of fundraising to help with renovation and expansion of the clubhouse and the first BIG event, on September tenth raised triple what the organizers expected with some major assistance from members and  the business community: Quality Foods donated hotdog buns and wieners: Shopper’ Drug Mart, Comox donated a basket valued at $100 for the silent Auction, Aspen Grove Pharmacy in Comox, through the offices of “Holly” donated a basket with a value of $150,  “Laura”, with Chisel Hair Studio, donated a cut and color certificate valued at $100.   Some of our members also offered what they had available,  Carole Nelson, a basket of Avon products,  Doug Bell,  a weekend getaway in a waterfront condo in Qualicum Beach.  Huge THANK YOU  to those generous folk and also to our Open tournament sponsors,  Anderton Nursery for the Triples in May,  Brazen Sportswear for the Pairs in June and Applebee’s Bar and Grill for the Fours in August.

Looking to the future,  Friday, September 23 a variety of newcomers to the valley and some NIDES workers tried the game and we hope to see them back in the spring with friends.

Farewell was offered to Coach Mike MacDonell as he leaves to live in Abbotsford.

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