Leland Mullin, 15, rolling the bowl down the greens with Bill Allen looking on. (Contributed)

Leland Mullin, 15, rolling the bowl down the greens with Bill Allen looking on. (Contributed)

Penticton Lawn Bowling is celebrating Canada Day in style

Open seven days a week for anyone 15 to 100+ years old

Come lawn bowling at 260 Brunswick Street dressed in your best red and white on July 1.

There is a prize for the best dressed Canadian at Penticton Lawn Bowling to celebrate the country’s birthday.

Games start at around 10.30 a.m. but people should be there by 10 a.m. for the contest and to get their bowls. Drop-in is $10 and $5 for students.

Penticton has lawn bowling seven days a week all year round and it is great fun, said Philippa Keys, the executive’s social director who is trying to spread awareness about the low impact sport.

“Time to spend a couple of hours in the summer sun socializing with fun people and getting some exercise. In the winter we are bowling indoors and having more fun and games,” said Keys.

Really it is the best value with a year round membership of $175 ($75 students) to keep you entertained every day of the year. They just added a $10 ($5 students) drop in fee if you feel you are not quite ready to commit.

“We know you will be hooked after a couple of games. No experience necessary, just show up and we will get you started. Once you get going you can always take as couple of our free coaching lessons to up your game.”

They welcome anyone 15 years to 100+ years. There are always tournaments on the go. They provide the bowls for the first year so all you really need is membership fee or drop in fee.

Bowling times

Sunday Tuesday Thursday Saturday 1.30 p.m. start

Monday Wednesday Friday 6.30 p.m. start

They suggest you get to the club a half hour before start time as the teams are randomly picked before the game.

Penticton Lawn Bowling is located at 260 Brunswick Street or for more info go to pentictonlawnbowl.com.

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