Nanaimo youth programs to benefit from bowling event

NANAIMO – Cowboys, cowgirls and bowlers are being sought for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island's fundraiser.

Cowboys, cowgirls and bowlers are sought for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island’s Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser.

Set for Saturday and Sunday (March 15-16) at Brechin Lanes, money from the country-themed fundraising event will benefit several of the organization’s programs, according to event coordinator Tali Campbell.

“It benefits our mentoring programs One-on-One, which is our Big Brother, Big Sister program, it will benefit our in-school mentoring program, our Go Girls program and our Game On program,” said Campbell.

Teams of three or four bowlers can register. Twenty five spots are still available.

Once teams register and determine a bowling time, each member is encouraged to raise $100 in pledges. The organization is seeking to surpass last year’s total of more than $20,000, with a target of $25,000.

Prizes will be up for grabs as well. Campbell said for every $100 a bowler raises, they will be entered into a draw for a WestJet trip for two.

A football signed by the B.C. Lions, tickets to Lions games, Pacific National Exhibition and Playland in Vancouver and gift cards will also be among the prizes awarded throughout the event. Each participant will get a Nanaimo Clippers ticket for next season as well.

On Saturday, country bar bowling will go from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and will be for adults with 16 spots available. On Sunday, bowling will take place between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Bowlers are encouraged to come dressed in country attire as per the theme.

For more information, please contact Campbell at 250-756-2447 or by e-mail at