Local lanes host bowling championships

PORT HARDY—North Island Lanes will make bowling history Mar. 23-25 when it hosts the Vancouver Island 5-pin Bowling Championships

PORT HARDY—North Island Lanes will make bowling history Mar. 23-25 when it hosts the Vancouver Island 5-pin Bowling Championships for the first time since the event was created in 1986.

The championships brings together bowling teams from lanes in Sydney, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni and the North Island for three days of competition and camaraderie, culminating in a wrap-up banquet, party and awards ceremony at the Civic Centre Sunday afternoon. Competition will be held in men’s and ladie’s singles and in men’s, ladie’s and mixed team events.

The championships begin Friday at 8 p.m. with the ladies singles. Bowling continues throughout Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., including the men’s singles and preliminaries in all of the mixed divisions.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 11:10 a.m.

The competition wraps up with a full session Sunday, featuring the ladies, mens and mixed team finals. The awards banquet and party at the Civic Centre follows beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a dance.

The public is invited to watch and cheer on the bowlers.

For info or to volunteer, call Carla at 250-949-6544 or Sonya at 250-949-6307.