Tuesday 13 July 2021

Special Olympics Bocce

We are so very pleased to announce that Special Olympics Bocce will be utilizing our lower green at the club. For those unaware, our lower green is not used by members to bowl on as it is very soft and the grass dates back to the opening of the club in the 50s. However, it is great for bocce. 

The club hosted the Alberta 55+ Summer Games a few years back and hosted the bocce competition. The competitors loved playing on the surface and so one of long term goals was to get a bocce group on the lower green.

This year, Special Olympics Boc

ce was looking for a place to play and we offered them the lower green. Participants were expected to pay the club membership fee of $35 and an extra $10 for a league fee, to help pay for the paint we would need to mark out the lanes. 

Monday, 12 July was their first day of competition. The organizers and competitors loved playing on the lower green. Our single league was also going on the upper green and the bowlers commented on how much laughing and how much fun it sounded like they were having on the lower green. 

We hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

Photos taken by Sean Rooney

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