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Empowering seniors in the North Thompson Valley:Carpet bowling welcomes new participants

Carpet bowling is a popular sport with 55+ residents in the North Thompson Valley due to active groups in Barriere, Little Fort and Clearwater. The Provincial Carpet Bowling Championships were hosted last year in the communities of Little Fort and Barriere with great response and a good time was had by all. Teams finishing in top placings came from Little Fort, Barriere, Smithers, Vancouver Island, Kamloops, 100 Mile House, Prince George, and Fraserr Lake.

If you would like to learn more about the sport of carpet bowling and how you can participate please contact one of the following: Linda Verhoeven is the secretary/treasurer for the Little Fort Carpet Bowlers group and can be reached at 250-677-4447, Donna Smith is the contact for Barriere Carpet Bowlers at 250-672-5656, and Mel Sasek is the contact for the Clearwater Carpet Bowlers at 250-674-3675.