The summer of 2009 saw a funny thing happen at two Vancouver lawn bowling clubs. For four consecutive Thursday evenings beginning July 2, greens were overrun by posh 20-somethings embracing a game stereotyped as one reserved for seniors.
And as these photos by Vancouver Leisure Society founding director Graham Dalik show, good times were definitely had by all.
Friendly competition played out between drinks while music played and people mingled. In the words of one of the tournament's organizers, “To go out on the green on a summer’s day with a classic cocktail and throw some lawn bowls—there’s really no better way to relax."
What's more, with all tournament entry fees and proceeds donated to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there were really no losers.
And so beginning July 8, 130 young adults are going to do it all over again.
For the full story, read "In Vancouver, lawn bowling all about fun and style".
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