Lawn bowling club celebrates its first birthday
Truro Daily News – June 10, 2013
|TRURO – With a round of applause and a sheet pulled from the wall, the final touches were recently added to the Cobequid Lawn Bowls Club clubhouse, getting the ball rolling on what should be a great summer of bowling.
In the form of a commemorative banner, the people who donated time and money to realize the club’s dream were honoured with an everlasting thank you, permanently placed on the wall for all future visitors to see.
In a celebration where everyone from members, to the executive, to the mayor of Truro attended, everyone present was happy to see the progress the club has made.
“Three years ago it was a dream,” said Ted Lohnes, the club’s president, in his speech.
Truro mayor Bill Mills added “We couldn’t be more pleased with the organization.”
Carla Lohnes, left, and Ray Shillington, members of Cobequid Lawn Bowls Club’s Board of Directors, cut a cake during the club’s first anniversary celebrations recently.
–Justin Burns, Truro Daily News
|The club, which is located behind the Douglas Street Recreation Centre, has seen significant growth in membership over the last year and now regularly hosts Redcliff middle school and South Colchester Academy students as part of a physical education program where the students come to the club during their gym time and learn how to play the sport
“The kids just have a ball,” said George Richards, a member of the club.
Lawn bowling, which is very similar to curling without brooms or ice, has also drawn seniors to the sport.Richards said he enjoys “the bowling, the people especially, competition is secondary.”
He also said that he likes playing and staying active, while socializing with other players.
With Truro hosting the Nova Scotia 55+ Games this summer, the duty of hosting the lawn bowling element will fall on the clubs shoulders, but they couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity, while also hoping to get bigger and bigger tournaments, normally reserved for the HRM area.
The club also offers many non-competitive time slots, with a coffee league on Monday and Friday mornings, and Wednesday evenings, as well as an organized recreation league. The club offers a pair of sessions free to anyone looking to try the sport. For further information, visit www.cobequidlawnbowls.com.