As the season nears its end, McArthur Island Lawn Bowling has been busy, with members competing in Vernon, Kelowna, Vancouver and Regina.
Members new and experienced have been taking part in various competitions. Alex Bell and his parents, Ron and Susan, have been away competing, as have Rheal Bosse and Pam Jones.
The club held an invitation to introduce lawn bowling at Overlander Days at McDonald Park last month, and participants included city councillor Donovan Cavers, the RCMP Safety Bear and other members of the community. A group from the Boys and Girls Club spent a day at the club, learning the sport.
Members of the club have been seen volunteering at the B.C. Seniors Games from Aug. 20-24, enjoying barbecues and pot-luck dinners at the club and, on one fun night, playing a tournament until nearly midnight.
The season will finish strong, with McArthur Island Lawn Bowling playing host to a group of visually impaired bowlers from the Lower Mainland and Interior on Sunday, 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. After that, the bowlers will be holding a novice (1-3 years experience) tournament on Sept. 21, before the annual Kamloops Interclub Tournament on Sept. 28 at Riverside Lawn Bowling Club.
That will bring an end to the season, but the club will be back on the lawn on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings in the spring. The club will be holding Tuesday cribbage games at its clubhouse at 1:30 p.m.
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The Kamloops Rugby Club Raiders are scheduled to open the B.C. Rugby Union season at home on Saturday.
The Raiders will open against Coquitlam’s United Club at the Tournament Capital Ranch in Rayleigh. The second-division game will kick off at 1 p.m., with the first-division men to follow at 2:30 p.m.
Kamloops will be fielding men’s teams in the first and second divisions this season season.
The Raiders’ women, the defending provincial champions, are off this weekend, and will open their season on Sept. 21.
The club is looking for players — for information, call 250-578-7097, or show up at a practice in Rayleigh, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
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The Kamloops Blazers will be holding “Kids’ Month” in October, and will be looking for young fans who are interested in being a junior reporter or a junior announcer.
The chosen junior reporters will watch a Blazers practice at Interior Savings Centre, after which they will interview a Blazers player. The interviews will be shown on the big screen during Blazers home games in October.
An open audition is scheduled for Sept. 17, 4-5 p.m., at ISC. After the auditions, as many as five children will be invited back to do interviews.
To apply, submit a video on the Blazers’ Facebook page or by mention @blazerhockey on Twitter. Applicants are asked to be between the ages of 6 and 10, and videos are expected to show the junior reporter showing his or her personality and comfort on camera.
Junior announcers will join public-address man Bill O’Donovan in the timekeepers’ box for the third period of a Blazers home game in October. The junior announcers will be announcing goals and penalties for that period.
Junior announcer applicants can apply by emailing their names, ages, parents name, phone numbers, preferred games and whether they are season-ticket holders to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should be between 8 and 12, and comfortable speaking on camera.