Glen Taylor of the Burnside club in Saanich rolls a shot while opposing skip Gord Fall of Duncan and an interested spectator look on.

Lawn bowlers roll for cancer research

12th annual event brought out bowlers of all ages, experience levels

Veteran lawn bowlers mixed with youngsters last weekend in Colwood during an annual fundraiser that aims to kick cancer in the butt.

The 12th annual Bowl for the Cure attracted nearly a full field of 160 bowlers for the two-day fun tournament, said event co-chair Keith Terlson of Langford.

“We have lawn bowlers in their 80s and one boy out there who is, I think, 12,” he said.

The fundraiser usually brings in between $5,000 and $7,000 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation, Terlson said.

“Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get a single donation of $1,000 or so, which really helps.”

The tournament, which encourages regulars in the sport to bring out newcomers, used a four-person team format, but some signed up more than four to help raise more money and to rotate players in and out for games.

The winning team will have its players’ names etched onto a perpetual plaque, but otherwise no other prizes are handed out, Terlson said, noting that way, everything goes toward the charity.

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