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Lawn bowling season opens Sunday

Plenty of activities planned for local green in the months ahead
THE COURTENAY LAWN Bowling greens crew is working to get everything ready for this Sunday's Opening Day.

Patt Cutt


Courtenay Lawn Bowling greens crew,  Archie Harris, Dan Bereza and Mike Kearns, is hard at work getting the green ready for another busy season.   Opening Day is Sunday, April 29, starting at 2:30 p.m.   Interested visitors are welcome to march around the green with the piper and witness the raising of the flag for the 17th time at this location. (23rd at Kilpatrick) at the entrance to Bill Moore Park, and roll a few bowls.

Bowlers have been enjoying the bowling early this year as a few days have been warm enough to leave the “fuzzies” at home.  President April Gilchrist is very pleased with the turnout for the semi-annual meeting,  as several items of business had to be held over due to lack of a quorum.

These meetings are important, members, we need your input.  Also the committee for fundraising for the expansion of the clubhouse had very positive reports and further ideas for our share of these expenses.

Games chair Peter Harding has some new formats to try out and has the green well scheduled for use in the upcoming season.  Remember how I talk about tournament results being decided by the numbers? Boy, has Peter got some positive numbers for you...nothing complicated just 4s and 2s in a variety of combinations.

We will be hosting: 1) The Anderton Nursery Triples May 19-20 with a full complement of 32 teams and several on the waiting list; 2) A skills seminar June 2-3 with Steve Forrest, Bowls BC  Athlete Development for a $40 entry fee; 3)  Brazen Sportswear Scotch Doubles June 16-17 with a full complement and eight on the waiting list; 4) Some portion of the Provincial Ladies Singles  July 13-14; 5) Appleby’s Restaurant Mixed Fours, August 18-19;  and 6) North Island/Powell River Zone Mixed Pairs Sept. 15-16. That is a lot of bowling at a very high level for those who might like to watch some of this. I do recommend actually playing as it is far more entertaining to play!

Coaching sessions will be evenings during the first week of May and further inquiries may be left as messages at the clubhouse phone, 250-338-8222  or available on Opening Day this Sunday.