We have a secret to share. . . . “Lawn bowls really is FUN!” There are three age groups. Which do you fall into?
- U12 (Under 12’s for youth aged between 9-11)
- U18 (Under 18’s for youth aged between 12-17)
- U25 (Under 25’s for youth aged between 18-24)
During the school year you are able to access Saturday morning lessons and skill development sessions on most weekends. Friday evening there is a Fun Night and on Sunday afternoons, when there isn’t a tournament playing, a leisurely afternoon is spent on the green with a break half way through for cake and a beverage. This event is known as “Tea and Bowls“. When you feel ready, you can also join in one of the evening leagues such as “Cut Throat” which isn’t at all as scary as its name, but rather a lot of fun. Attend these events with Mom, Dad, or a Grandparent to spend some great family time playing a terrific game. If you are 12 and over, with your parents’ permission, you can come along on your own or with a friend.
Once school is out, you can join in with the Wednesday afternoon lessons and skill development sessions. There are other leagues you can join, including a really fun event on Thursday mornings called “Mixed Draw” where you get to try out the different positions in the game (skip, third, second and lead) and it is really a great training ground to get ready to enter tournaments if that interests you.
All the gear you will need is comfortable clothing, and flat-soled footwear. You may borrow the Club’s bowls and you’ll be ready to roll.
Interested? Call Shirley at 250-751-1561 to set up a free introductory lesson. Lessons 2, 3 & 4 cost just $10 inclusive and this is refundable upon application to Nanaimo LBC. Annual fee currently $42 for youth.