Thank you to all bowling centres who sold Bowl BC 50/50 tickets and to everyone who purchased tickets! Congratulations to Eric Klawitter from Pleasant Valley Plaza in Houston who won the draw that took place tonight Monday, Dec. 15th at Scottsdale Lanes, Surrey. Eric won $3936 dollars!
Congratulations to all the youth bowlers who participated this past weekend, December 7 & 8 in the zone finals of the 4 Steps to Stardom 5 Pin Singles event.
There was some great bowling done by our youth competitors. The winners of each division and category will now advance to the Provincial finals to be held in Langley/Surrey on February 28th, 2015. Good luck to everyone!
The dates, times and locations for the 4 Steps to Stardom 5 Pin singles events have been established and sent out to all bowling centres. For more information click here
Thank you to Waterway Houseboats for donating a houseboat vacation prize to the Provincial 400 Club tournament. All bowlers in attendance and bowling in the event were entered into a draw to win this prize.
Congratulations to Darryl Wood of Scottsdale Lanes, Surrey for winning the vacation prize!
British Columbia’s Club 55 bowlers did us proud at the National Championships held in Welland, Ontario on July 7 & 8th. The men’s team from Revs Maple Ridge, team members Ron Carncross, Gary Haswell & Lloyd Johnson along with the ladies’ team from Savoy Lanes, Nelson, team members Pat Alexander, Lee McNeill & Effie Rains both managed to capture the bronze medal at the Championships.
Congratulations! Hope everyone had fun and met some new friends.
Village Lanes Fun Centre in Chase, BC is holding a 24 hour fundraiser to support Muscular Dystrophy. The event is going to take place on July 17 & 18 starting at 7PM. They already have 31 people signed up for this 24 hour bowl-a-thon. If you would like to help out or are going to be in the neighbourhood drop by and show your support. Check out Village Lanes Fun Centre web site www.villagelanes.ca
British Columbia bowlers are leaving on Friday, June 20th for the National Classified Championships that are being held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Good luck to the 10 pin representatives – Ladies Team from Town N Country Bowl, Vancouver and the Men’s Team from Langford Lanes, Victoria. 5 Pin Representatives – Ladies Team from Castle Bowl, Castlegar and Men’s Team from Falcon Lanes, Kamloops.
Good Luck, Good Bowling, Have Fun and Bring home the Gold!
Congratulations to Tony Johnson of Brechin Lanes, Nanaimo – he said he was going to do it again and yes he did. Tony was the top seller in BC with 25 cases sold and will receive an iPad for his hard work.
A draw took place at the YBC 4 Steps to Stardom Provincial Banquet on March 1, 2014 for all YBC registered bowlers who sold 2 cases or more in the National Fund Campaign. The six other winners will receive a $100 retail store and a $100 bowling gift card each.
This past weekend the 4 Steps to Stardom zone finals were completed and the successful champions will now advance to the Provincial finals.
Check out Youth Events – 4 Steps to Stardom to see who will be attending. Good Luck to all bowlers attending the Provincial finals
Bowl BC would like to thank all the proprietors who have helped raise funds for the special needs kids of BC through our annual BC Bowls For Kids campaign. BC bowlers did a great job once again this year with the cheque presentation on Sunday, January 26th for $61,000. We know that with the early date for the Telethon it was more work to pull off the campaign but pat yourself on the back for helping us achieve this goal.
This past June at the Annual Heart Award Dinner for Variety, The Children’s Charity – Bowl BC and their bowlers were awarded the Colleen Wood Fundraising Award. This award was named after a young woman who had special needs and whose family was helped by Variety. Despite her challenges, Colleen was a gifted musician who regularly played the Hammond organ at the Telethon when it was broadcast live from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
She was also an avid fundraiser for Variety, going door-to-door with Variety coin boxes and asking friends and neighbors for support. After Colleen passed away her parents continued her fundraising efforts. Altogether over the years, Colleen and her family raised over $400,000 for Variety and were responsible for placing 35 Sunshine Coaches on the roads, helping hundreds of children who have special needs all over BC. Colleen’s legacy lives on in this award, which honors an individual or group who devises their own fundraising programs and initiatives.
So bowlers of BC pride yourself in helping these special kids.
Ken Hayden, BC Bowls for Kids Chair accepting award from
Bernice Scholten, Variety, The Children’s Charity Executive Director