Vancouver's Ethel Morley says bowling helped her make it to 100

100-year-old still bowling

If bowling is the key to staying strong, healthy and alive, then Ethel Morley has it all figured out.

The Vancouver resident turned 100 years old on Saturday surrounded by family and friends at Commodore Lanes, reports CTV News

"Last Monday, it was snowing out," says Commodore Lanes league manager Ken Hayden. "We have about 40 people in the league. It starts at 1 o'clock. I look over, and who is coming down the stairs, but Ethel?"

"Half the people half her age couldn't make it, but Ethel managed to make it here on the bus."

Morley says it was a "wonderful" surprise to reach the century mark, after her husband Walter died in 1997.

The pair were married for 58 years. 

She says her secret to a long life isn't genetics, or healthy eating.


"If there's any secret to aging, it's bowling. I like the people that come in, the friendship with all the people that bowl. It’s good exercise."

- With files from CTV Vancouver

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