“It was a good game,” Stephen Wolford told Phil Erickson on a sunny Wednesday morning at the West Fraser Park after some lawn bowling.
Just one other person joined Wolford and Erickson for the simple strategic outdoor sport for people of all ages.
Inside the clubhouse where the equipment is neatly stored, Erickson, 84, said he hopes others will consider joining them.
“I think a lot of people don’t even realize that lawn bowling exists,” he said.
The Quesnel Lawn Bowling Club used to host and even travel to out-of-town tournaments. This year, the club is desperately looking to expand its membership that is hovering around the five to six mark and not enough to make up a team.
Erickson started lawn bowling about ten years ago when he says there were around 30 members.
He has taken up the roles of secretary and chair, and even maintenance of the not-for-profit society that maintains its clubhouse and grounds.
“I just like to keep busy and do everything I can, but then I got hooked for being president, so I just feel responsible for trying to keep it going, so it doesn’t become a parking lot for the city.”
Anyone interested in trying out lawn bowling can head down to the Quesnel Lawn Bowling Club located within West Fraser Timber Park near the duck pond Sundays at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information, call 250-991-8035.
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