104 year old club battles City
Oct 2, 2013 / 6:17 am
It would appear people are angry enough to put their money where their mouths are.
In this case, it's the possibility of moving the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club out of City Park as part of a long-term park re-design.
Club president, Alan Stirling, says people visiting over the summer months continue to voice their disapproval. And they did so with more than just their voices.
Stirling says 28 new members have signed up with the club, bringing membership up to 87.
Of those new members, four are under the age of 26.
The youngest, according to Stirling, is 12.
"People have always come to the club to watch and that hasn't changed. It's just that they were vocal," says Stirling.
"The people that came to watch are saying 'I think it's terrible the City is trying to do this.' I don't think it has done the City any favours the way they have handled the whole thing."
Stirling says about a half dozen of the 28 new members didn't know the club existed until they heard about the controversy over the City Park plan.
The Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club is 104 years old.
The original club was at the corner of Leon Avenue and Pandosy Street.
It was relocated to City Park 73 years ago in 1940.
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