Lawn club continues to help others

Lawn bowling club supports a variety of local organizations

From the greens comes word the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club wrapped up its regular season of play last week “and in the end, local charities and organizations reaped the benefit,” says bowler/booster Carol Bucyk.

The local club, in its 16th season, she points out, “has always boasted some of the best greens in the mid-Island lawn bowling community. But it’s the organizations which it supports that make the club a winner around here.”

Each June the club hosts the annual Men’s Sea Soil Classic. Some of the money raised in this event goes toward our local Hospice Society. On Canada Day, the War Amps of Canada are beneficiaries through the clubs mixed tournament play. In August, the Shades of Pink Tournament raises money for local cancer patients and their families. Throughout the summer, residents of Stanford Place are able to experience the game with the help of the many volunteers from the club. In past years, members have also assisted with the Sand Sculpting Competition, volunteering their time in welcoming the many visitors from around the world who come to see this event.

“By including these popular special events into our very busy summer calendar, it allows our members to contribute something back to this wonderful community in which we live,” says PLBC president Pat Kelly.

The club wraps up its outdoor season with a wind-up tournament this weekend (Sept. 29-30).