Port Alberni hosts provincial lawn bowling finals

The Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club will host the provincial fours women’s championships from July 3–5.

The Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club will  host the provincial fours women’s championships from July 3–5.

The Qualicum Lawn Bowling Club will host the provincial men’s fours championships on the same weekend.

Ten women’s teams from around the province will come to Port Alberni and compete in a double knockout format. Winning teams will represent B.C. at the national championships Aug. 16–22 in Ontario.

Two teams from Port Alberni will compete in the provincials: Rinnie Hoekstra, Marilyn Chretien, Anne Grist and skip Nancy Hemmingsen and the second team of Alison Merryfield, Elaine van Kooten, Robin Forrest and skip Pricilla Westlake.

Westlake bowls out of the Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club and is the current Canadian National under-25 champion who represented Canada at the World Under 25 championships in Australia in March.

Games start Friday, July 3 at 3 p.m. The gold medal game will be played on Sunday, July 5 at 1 p.m.

Just Posted

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

Alberni group focuses on stigmatization as biggest barrier to opioid crisis

Community session planned to raise dialogue on opioid crisis response

Cherry Creek firefighters mourn former deputy chief

Brian Brick is the second Alberni Valley firefighter to die of work-related cancer in January

Port Alberni to consider the future of McLean Mill

City council will be holding a committee of the whole meeting on Jan. 21

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

Lineup is full of new faces after the organization parted ways with 18 players over the off-season

Most Read