lawnbowlspic_nLawn bowls history is said to date back to the 13th century. But to suggest you can still find a few of the sport’s pioneers out on the greens of any club you happen to walk by is just an easy joke that perpetuates the prevailing stereotype. You know the one, the widely held belief that it’s really just a relaxing social activity for geezers and grey hairs.

Now, it’s true that the vast majority of the membership at clubs in B.C. and across the country is represented by those 55 and older. A recent survey of the province’s clubs, in which 27 of 51 reported, showed that of the 4,395 Bowls BC members, 92 per cent were 55 plus, while just 48 were 25 or under.

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