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OTF Grant Stimulates Local Lawn Bowling Club

BILL MINOR, Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club

SCUGOG: On Friday, September 16th, MPP Todd McCarthy met with the Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club to hear more about the Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), which was used not only to make improvements to the facility but to provide funds to improve our lighting. Once completed, the project will ensure that this 110-year-old club will survive well into the future.

The Installation of new lights has made a vast difference since extending the number of hours available for play. New signage has made the club more visible to the local population and welcoming to our members. New Air Conditioning has made the clubhouse much more accommodating for everyone. New computers and software have contributed to the efficient running of the club. Coaching Clinics have not only enhanced the expertise of current members but have encouraged new members to enjoy the sport.

“The impact of this grant has been immediate and welcome,” said Brian Mark, President of the Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club. “Like many clubs, we suffered in the aftermath of the Covid Pandemic. This Grant has not only made a great improvement to our facilities but has greatly improved the members’ morale.”

The Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club, the oldest sporting organization in Scugog Township, is committed to promoting the sport of lawn bowling. We provide an outdoor activity accessible to all ages. Our tournaments and “potluck suppers” provide healthy competition and a chance for our members to socialize with each other. Our District Tournaments attract bowlers from our own district and across Ontario. Check us out on our website at or contact us by phone at 905-982-8827.

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