Cobourg Lawn Bowling Club receives $20,000 federal grant

A $20,000 grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program will enable the Cobourg Lawn Bowling Club to make essential repairs to the clubhouse foundations.

The Cobourg Lawn Bowling Club is located in Victoria Park. (Photo by Jeff Gard/Total Sports Northumberland)

The federal grants and contributions program provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities. 

With this grant, the Cobourg club can “continue providing the same enjoyable and social lawn bowling activities that it has done for over 100 years,” according to a release.

The club, established in 1907, is situated on its original site in Victoria Park. The original clubhouse dates from 1925.

New members are always welcome and no previous experience is necessary. 

Once current COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, the club will resume lawn bowling activities following the protocols for safe play that have been drawn up by Bowls Canada and the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association.

Lawn bowling is a very healthy sport that can be played by all ages. The release notes that health professionals recommend playing bowls, particularly for older people, as it provides a number of health benefits, including improved fitness, coordination and skill development, increased confidence and self-esteem, enhanced mental well-being and community connectedness and support.

For more information on the Cobourg Lawn Bowl Club, including membership and the year’s program, visit www.cobourglawnbowlingclub.weebly.com. 

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