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Lawn bowlers celebrate Carnival Day

Lots of fun, games and costumes at Courtenay club's annual fundraiser

Pat Cutt

Special to the Record

Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club had a fantastic Carnival Day on June 19.

Carnival Day is a fundraiser to assist with clubhouse renovations in partnership with the City of Courtenay. Bowlers from Parksville, Qualicum and Powell River arrived (some in creative costume) to contribute their good spirits and sense of fun as well as their money to this cause.

The team of Stu and Jan MacNaughton (Parksville) with Courtenay bowlers Carolle Allan and Michael Lynch were the overall winners with the most points scored in a variety of games. There were spiders and corner-to-corner bowling. A little Dutch girl with glorious yellow braids, Johanna Marina, gave a bun-shaking performance to sell special towels and  howLOcanugo arrived with the tide, carrying his treasure chest for presentation to the winners.

Thanks are due to the Courtenay businesses who sponsored this event: Tracy Fogtman, ReMax; Van Isle Kitchens; Finneron Hyndai; Sears Carpet Cleaning; Courtenay Glass; Coastal Community Credit Union; Rattan Plus; Janet Butler, Braidwood Massage; Home Depot.

Also thanks to the hardworking committee who organized this event,  Jackie West, Dean Penny, Cath Wiseman, Frank Lo, Ron Boney,  Marsha Mann who kept the kitchen on track and all the other members who participated, donated, and cheered on all the efforts.

Courtenay had three teams participating in the Tenderfoot event in Parksville on June 28.  Ernie and Carolyn Kassian with Mark won both of their games as did Michael Lynch, Gary Carson and Beth.  Martine Castellani with Anne and Dennis missed being the top three, but congratulations to all of these relatively new bowlers (the rules required there be one bowler from this year and the other two cannot have bowled for more that three years) who braved the wind and the rain for such a satisfactory result.

Nanaimo teams were the overall winners.


– Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club