The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club hopes to lure new members with mallets and wickets.
The organization added croquet to the greens this spring, after fundraising $7,000 to purchase the needed gear, said member David Anderson.
John Doman, a handy guy around the club already, built wagons to hold the gear, and they whacked their first balls on April 7. Now they can fill the two greens, under COVID-19 protocols, with 16 players on the bowls side, and 16 players on four croquet courts.
“We’ve got a really good bunch of people playing both croquet and lawn bowling, so that we have different schedules,” Anderson said.
Club member Karen Evans noted it’s a little less competitive on the croquet side of things, and everyone seems to be enjoying it so far.
Learn more about how to join at bowlsoakbay.ca/croquet.
The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club also signed a new lease April 20, ensuring occupancy of the facilities at 2190 Harlow Dr. for the next 10 years.
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