The Wells Hill Lawn Bowling Club, beside the newly reopened Wychwood Library, is looking forward to re-opening in late June 2023 after installation of a new irrigation system and a new bowling green. The Club is looking forward to welcoming the community back after a long period of hiatus!
The new clubroom is built into the southeast corner of the Wychwood Library Branch. The clubroom includes 75 lockers, an accessible washroom, kitchen with fridge, microwave and sink and shelving for awards and game supplies. The Wychwood Library renovations have transformed the site, with a new gallery overlooking the bowling green which offers excellent spectator opportunities for the game below. This is the first new lawn bowling facility in the city in decades and one that promises to be a highly attractive venue.
Thanks to a grant from the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program the club has acquired six sets of “Junior Ace” lawn bowls, helpful for adults who might prefer a smaller lawn bowl, and also ideal for children who might want to challenge their parents, or each other! The Club will also use the grant to acquire about 40 new slings to make lawn bowls easier to carry.
The Club needs your help to relaunch! There are many small tasks to whip the Club into shape, from helping with social media, communications, programming, cleaning equipment, setting up lockers, you name it. If you would like to help out, or if you want to add your name to the Club’s mailing list please contact Greg Deschamps, Club President, at .
Because of the uncertainty of the reopening date, adult membership fees will be set at $75 for the season, reduced for 2023. As well, if you would like to help re-equip the Club please visit the club’s GoFundMe page and help towards the club goal of raising $5,000 to refresh equipment.
Stay tuned for more news!