Malcolm Ham, 9, tries a hand at lawn bowling. Just what the club is looking for—youth! SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club looks for youth

Junior Championships take place in Nanaimo this year



The Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club’s open house on Saturday, May 4 was held under fabulous sunny skies. Many came by to try their hand at this skillful sport. If you missed out, then stop by one of their family drop-in sessions, which start on May 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You are also welcome to come by anytime in between. Wednesday mornings are the coffee league and start at 10 a.m.

Other communities on the Island have youth and juniors, so why not Port Alberni? This year the Lawn Bowling Youth and Junior Championships for under 25 are July 19-21 in Nanaimo. Junior is under 18 and Youth is under 25.

Port Alberni is also hosting the Senior Women’s Triples this year from July 30 to Aug. 1. It was last here in 2017 and a local team won. Spectators are always welcome.

If you would like free coaching in this sport, call Robin at 250-730-2565.


Hailey Minions, 3, plays with the children’s bowls at the Lawn Bowling Club. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Just Posted

Alberni Charity Golf Classic donates $60K to five charities

BC Children’s Hospital, four Alberni-based groups split proceeds

Stone Poets bring global message to Char’s Landing

Modern folk trio from Vancouver creates music that matters.

The Nutcracker returns to Port Alberni

Port Alberni, Vancouver Island and professional dancers bring the holiday classic to life

Former Port Alberni grad pitches to Dragons’ Den

Justin Atterbury is the co-owner of Taynton Bay Spirits in Invermere, B.C.

VIDEO: Disney Plus gives Canadians a streaming platform that nearly matches U.S. version

The Walt Disney Company’s new subscription platform unveiled a comprehensive offering of nearly 500 films

Nearly half of B.C. drivers nervous in winter conditions: BCAA

‘Wait and see’ approach common practice for 32% of B.C. motorists

Autism support dog refused bus access for being a ‘pet’

B.C. grandmother files complaint with TransLink, calls for better awareness of service dogs

Students plan rally at B.C. education minister’s office as district strike enters third week

Saanich School District students plan to rally outside Rob Fleming’s constituency office in Victoria

Sex assault charge stayed against Port Moody mayor

Rob Vagramov appeared in provincial court in Port Coquitlam

73% of B.C. residents agree with a temporary ban on vaping products: poll

54% say they would not date someone who vapes, Research Co. poll suggests

B.C.’s 13-cent gasoline gap still a mystery, Premier John Horgan says

NDP plans legislation this month, seeks action from Justin Trudeau

Former Vancouver Canucks player suing financial advisors for negligence

Jason Garrison claimed his advisors failed to take his circumstances into account

Group walking on thin ice at B.C. lake sparks warning from RCMP

At least seven people were spotted on Joffre Lakes, although the ice is not thick enough to be walked on

Most Read