On Sunday 31 May, WPG undoubtedly broke new ground with Vancouver’s first “Defibrillator Party”!
After our draw, over thirty people watched Cam, the intrepid St. John’s Ambulance professional, demonstrate the steps necessary to use our recently purchased defibrillator in “bringing back” someone who has suffered cardiac arrest.
Many thanks to Brenda Laing, who arranged it all, including the great wine and cheese party which followed.
Hopefully, we will never have to put our new knowledge to the test, but like the Boy Scouts, WE ARE PREPARED!
On Sat 30 May, we had a very successful tournament with beautiful weather. Fourteen teams enjoyed the day of bowling. Congratulations to the winners:
- Richmond LBC: Francis Yau, Simon Leung, & Anita Lee
- Richmond LBC: Eric Leung, George Man, & Alice Lam
- Stanley Park LBC: Monica Wilson, Hal Gray, & Terry Severs
There were both athletic and culinary triumphs at the West Point Grey Lawn Bowling Club on Victoria Day!
In the morning and afternoon, bowlers were treated to marvelous weather and ideal conditions as they rolled along to various levels of success. Some keeners bowled both sessions – one person confessed that she needed the practice – but others of us took the easier route: bowled one game then retired to the clubhouse for sustenance! Louise had put together an amazing barbeque with lots of help from Sharon Fuchs and others, while Ken did a job worthy of Graham Kerr (anyone remember him?) flipping burgers, smokies, and veggie patties. Kathy and Frank tended bar and the proverbial “good time was had by all” – 47 diners!
Louise has had a hard time shaking the title of social convener but she will not be doing all the future events. (If you enjoyed this one as much as you seemed to, think about doing your bit to help arrange the next one!)
Our sun dances worked: May 3rd was warm and bright as we prepared to welcome prospective members at our “Open House”. A new and slightly more organized format seemed to really work and people were out there bowling almost from the minute they hit the greens. A few people stayed nearly the whole time and of the approximately fourteen guests, several joined immediately! Our own bowlers were able to get in a few ends and show the visitors how the game was played. It was a wonderful day and thanks to all the volunteers who were such great hosts!
A big thank you goes to the nine “Molly Maids” who showed for Spring Cleanup on Apr 22. It was a big job, but we did a lot in four hours and are now ready for Opening Day on May 2.