Try lawn bowling

Thanks for once again covering the Prince George Lawnbowling Club in your newspaper.I thought I would provide a bit more information on how to participate, in case some of your readers are interested.

Lawn bowling is an active outdoor sport and we welcome participants of all ages. In fact, in the countries that play a lot of lawn bowling, where ice hockey has not yet caught on, most of the players are younger.Having said that, lawn bowling does not require great physical fitness or strength, so almost anyone can play.

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Our current members range from those in their thirties to those in their nineties. Most of our members are curlers who needed a similar sport in the summer months.

The best way to join is to come and try it on one of the regularly scheduled sessions: Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

We can be found at the bowling green in Watrous Park at 3rd and Watrous.

Each session lasts two hours or a bit less, depending on how many come that day. It is strictly done on a drop-in basis, so there is no commitment to show up for any particular session.Teams are selected at the beginning of each session (from two to four players) by a random draw, so you may be teamed with another rookie or someone who has been doing it for a few years.

We supply all equipment and do ask that you wear relatively flat-soled shoes so as to not damage the delicate turf.

There is no charge to come and try it for a time or two. If you do decide to join this fun bunch, we have full season or drop-in rates, both quite reasonable.

Questions? Call me at 250 962-0643.

Dan Gilgan

Prince George

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