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.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Cool cats cruise in for the ninth annual Langford Show and Shine bash

The ninth annual event features classic and muscle cars and several prizes

PHOTOS: Playful pooches take over Bullen Park for free event Saturday, Sunday

Ninth annual Pet-A-Palooza featured a mud run, weiner dog races, puppy stampede and more

PHOTOS: Inside the opening of the expanded Westhills Stadium

The grand opening of the expanded stadium in Langford is on schedule for Aug. 24

Victoria’s Other Secret not so secret anymore

How six Mount Doug teachers turned a lunch jam into $11,000 raised for charity

Award-nominated Snotty Nose Rez Kids headline Indigifest 2019 coming to Victoria

Scheduled for Aug. 24, the event is a showcase of Indigenous musicians from around B.C.

70 years of lifting: Canadian man, 85, could cinch weightlifting championship

The senior gym junkie is on track to win the World Masters Weightlifting championship

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

‘It’s just the freedom:’ Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing life on the water

The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year

Most Read