Carpet bowlers give to local groups

The call goes out to the over-50 crowd to come out and try carpet bowling

Members of Clearwater Carpet Bowlers take a break for a photograph during a recent games day at Evergreen Acres. Seated in the front are the club's two oldest active members

Members of Clearwater Carpet Bowlers take a break for a photograph during a recent games day at Evergreen Acres. Seated in the front are the club's two oldest active members

Clearwater Carpet Bowlers and the Friendly Club are pleased to announce the donation of $1,000 to five recipients this year.

The five are the Lions Club, local Red Cross, Hospice Society, extended care at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital and Clearwater and District Food Bank.

The carpet bowling club began in Vavenby in 1979. With the move to Clearwater by some of the participating families, it moved first to the Elks Hall and then to its present location in the Seniors Hall at Evergreen Acres.

All money raised by the Friendly Club, with the majority coming from the carpet bowlers, goes to maintaining the Seniors Hall and to donations to various charities around Clearwater.

All bowlers pay one dollar per bowling day (which are held Mondays and Thursdays, 1 p.m., at the Seniors Hall.). This gives two games each day, with coffee thrown in.

Bowling organizations from Kamloops to 100 Mile House hold fun tournaments at least once per year, allowing members of participating clubs to attend and enjoy each other’s company while competing.

Clearwater has been unable to hold such a function for a few years due to a lack of space for 50 to 60 participants and up to seven carpets bowling.

One reason is the lack of younger people showing interest in the game. That is why this call goes out to the over-50 crowd to come out and try carpet bowling. Your dollar will go to a great cause.

 

If interested, you can call Mel at 250-674-3675.