O.B. lawn bowling club invites newcomers

Check out the way the ball rolls on July 10 in Carnarvon Park

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club invites visitors to explore its facilities at an open house Sunday, July 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Established in 1957, the club has 200 members. But spokesperson Chris Slade said he doesn’t think enough people know it exists.

He touts the sport’s social aspect and said the club, which also offers indoor activities that can be played year-round, offers great value for money.

He said most of the players are retired people, but the tournament aspect of the game engages those with a competitive streak. Current members include former figure skating coaches and Olympic athletes.

The club is looking for more young people. Memberships purchased after July 15 are half price and are good through March 2012.

The club is located at 2190 Harlow Dr., in the northeast corner of Carnarvon Park.