Painting company went extra mile for club

The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club is looking a lot smarter these days – even smarter than planned.

The club engaged Top Coat Painting for the tricky job of repainting the tall lamp standards for the floodlights that are used for evening play. While perched 20 feet above the ground, the painters noticed the backboards that surround the two bowling greens also needed painting. Instead of proposing an extension to their contract, the company offered to paint the boards for free as part of its “Giving Back” community services program.

The offer sparked a flurry of activity. Teams of club members moved in on May 9 to prepare for the painters. All the sand in the ditches had to be removed and the grass on the other sides of the boards pulled back, before the company’s volunteers arrived the next day.

It was a two-day job to apply two coats of paint to the almost 1,000 feet of backboards. On the Friday, club members restored all the sand and grass and painted the rink markers on the boards.

Inspired by Top Coat’s example, the club members embarked on a painting spree to paint all the benches and the shelters as well. The club extends its sincere thanks to Top Coat for its great community spirit.

Chris Slade

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club