Lawn bowling open house

The Parksville Lawn Bowling Club is gearing up for another busy season with an open house this weekend (April 17-18, 1-­4 p.m.).

The Parksville Lawn Bowling Club (PLBC) is gearing up for another busy season with an open house this weekend (April 17-18, 1-­4 p.m.). The public is invited to visit the facility and give lawn bowling a try.

People should wear flat-soled shoes and comfortable clothes that allow for easy movement. After a quick overview of the game, you’ll have the opportunity to get out on the green and play a mini-­game or two.

“This is a great game,” PLBC public co-ordinator Carol Bucyk said. “It’s fun to learn the basics, and realize that it has so much to offer. It’s got some unique quirks and challenges, but that’s what makes it so enjoyable.”

“There’s a big misconception out there that lawn bowling is like five pin bowling on grass, but that’s not even close. It shares some similarities with curling, and I like to call it curling’s summer cousin. This is just a very fun, social game.”

April 21-­24 the club is offering a deal on a four-lesson package for only $20 (to be deducted off the cost of the first year membership). Club coaches and members will be on site to assist and get novice players ready for play in late April.

“I’m always amazed by what people say when they come away from our open house and their experience on the green,” said Bucyk.

“They have a very positive time and realize that lawn bowling is so different from what they initially thought. That’s why we hold the open house… to introduce people to this great sport, hope they’ll try it out and become active members of our club. It’s challenging, friendly, fun, affordable and great exercise all rolled into one.”

The Parksville Lawn Bowling Club is at 149 E. Stanford across from the former Parksville Elementary and behind Stanford Place. For more info call 250-­954-­3930 or visit parksvillelawnbowlingclub.com.

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