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Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club rolls out the mats for visitors

Public showed up to try sport at Sunday’s open house

The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club held its first open house ‪of the year today at Carnarvon Park.

“This is our early spring open house to invite community, neighbours, and friends to see what the club is all about and to give them an idea of what we can offer for their recreational activities,” said Allan Wood, president of the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club.

The club, established in 1957, has around 220 members with 180 of those being full-time active members. It is open to all ages and abilities and has qualified coaches for lessons.

“It really is a sport for all ages, from early teens to people in their 90s,” said Wood.

Today, visitors got to try their hand at short mat which is an indoor version of lawn bowling that lets Oak Bay players enjoy the sport through the winter.

“We are just getting the greens in shape for bowling. They are still a little bit long, a little bit soft. But give us another month and we will be in playing shape,” said Wood.

While any age and skill can play, Wood says there is a lot of strategy and challenge involved.

“It is a very deceptive game. This is sort of like a chess on grass. There’s a lot of dynamics, a lot of changing things,” said Wood.

The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club will have its second open house April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m..

Learn more about the club at bowlsoakbay.ca.


(Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

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(Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

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