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Langley Lawn Bowling Club has opened for the season

Langley Lawn Bowling Club members are welcoming the community back for its next season.

The club held its annual garage sale on Saturday, April 13, which brought people of all ages together to browse and buy different items ranging from puzzles to dishware, books and games, all donated by club members.

Funds raised from the garage sale go directly towards the sport, either to maintain the lawn or repair the aging buildings, explained club president Alan Gregson.

“We are looking to upgrade one of our sheds, it’s falling down and is about 40 years old,” he said.

Gregson hopes the garage sale raises up to $500.

Asides the upkeep of the lawn and buildings, the sport itself is pretty cheap to play.

“All you really need for the first couple years is a good pair of shoes. We have balls in the club people can use, available for rent after the first year for $25 per year.”

The club’s official open house is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m.

Drop-in bowling sessions are Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays starting April 29 at 6:15 p.m. until the end of the September.

People interested can attend a drop-in session, or sign up for a full or partial season membership.

Gregson recommends ages eight or older for the sport, simply because of hand size for the balls.

“No experience is required. We are looking at trying to encourage the next generation,” he said.

Club members are all volunteers to keep the sport locally active and maintain the lawn and equipment required. Gregson added people are welcome to volunteer as well.

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Founded in 1979, the Langley Lawn Bowling Club has been in operation since 1982 when the Douglas Park lawn bowling green was built by the City of Langley with funding from the Langley Rotary Club and the provincial government of the day.

The club is one of 24 in the Lower Mainland, with others located in nearby municipalities such as Maple Ridge, Surrey, White Rock, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack.

Lawn bowling is played on a large, level surface of grass or artificial turf called the “green,” surrounded by a shallow ditch divided into separate rinks.

Between one and four people can play at a time.

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