Club 55 seniors bowling club seeking members

Seniors enjoyed a pizza lunch followed by an afternoon of bowling and socializing during Club 55’s Christmas Bowling Banquet

Jim Hicks takes aim during an afternoon of bowling at Railside Bowling Tuesday.

Seniors enjoyed a pizza lunch followed by an afternoon of bowling and socializing during Club 55’s Christmas Bowling Banquet at Railside Bowling last Tuesday.

It was just one of many enjoyable get-togethers the club holds throughout the year, and other seniors are being invited join in on the fun.

“We welcome everybody,” said club president Cinzia Cappella. “We’re fine if they just want to come out for a little bit, or even if they just want to be a spare where they can only commit to showing up once a month.”

The club currently has 22 members — a decrease from previous years. Though it’s considered a seniors club, adults as young as 45 are welcome to join, as are seniors with disabilities.

The club’s main goal, according to Cappella, is to create a fun, social atmosphere for adults to enjoy without the distraction of younger generations or small children.

“We’re trying to broaden it as an afternoon out with adults,” she said. “We don’t want the younger crowd with the kids.”

Gatherings are fun and non-competitive in nature, she added.

“If they have a good game, they are ecstatic, and if it’s a bad game, they just brush it off as an afternoon out,” said Cappella. “There’s no competition: if you get a spare or strike, everybody is happy for you. That’s one thing I love about going there.”

Cappella said some seniors arrive in couples, while others venture out to gatherings on their own. Being part of the club also creates opportunities for new friendships, she added.

“I’ve bowled all my life, and I didn’t know where to go when I first moved to Sylvan Lake,” said Cappella. “I wanted to join, even though I’m not a senior, and they welcomed me with open arms. I’ve made friends with these seniors and I feel like they’ve made an impact in my life.”

Brenda Humble has been a member for the past six years, and said she loves using gatherings as a chance to have coffee and visit with her friends in a comfortable atmosphere.

“It’s nice to get out,” she said. “We’re not competitive, we like the people here. They are really nice. I would encourage others to join.”

Bowling begins in September and ends in April, with the club meeting every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Railside Bowling.

For more information on joining, contact Cappella at 780-719-2818.

 

Just Posted

Annual AACS golf tournament putting for success

The Urgent Care Committee will host the golf tournament on Aug. 10

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Sylvan Lake and Eckville

The storm system is expected to start in the area before moving northwest

Four-car crash, including RCMP vehicle, on Highway 2

Two sheriff’s vehicles were also involved in the collision that closed down one lane

Hlinka Gretzky Cup trophy tours Sylvan Lake this weekend

The famed trophy will make its way around town July 20-22

PHOTOS: Shoppers Free BBQ

On Thursday Shoppers Drug Mart celebrated its 10 year anniversary in Sylvan Lake.

VIDEO: Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

Justin Trudeau shuffles his front bench Wednesday to install the roster of ministers that will be entrusted with leading the Liberal team into next year’s election.

Trump was taped talking of paying Playboy model: AP source

Source says former personal lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded discussion prior to 2016 election

UPDATED: Remains of all eight Bruce McArthur victims now identified, Toronto police say

McArthur worked as a landscaper and allegedly concealed the remains of several men in planters

Premiers to wrap up 2 days of meetings at New Brunswick seaside resort

Meetings held in the scenic seaside town of St. Andrews on Thursday focused on trade

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

Canadian government threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

U.S president had suggested that auto imports pose a national security risk to the U.S.

WATCH: Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta hosts Barnyard Breakfast

FortisAlberta makes $10,000 donation to House operations

UPDATED: Airdrie man charged after Taser-like weapons seized

Canadian Border and Airdrie RCMP charged a man after an attempt to bring the weapons into Canada

Innisfail RCMP charge woman in connection with seizure of eight dogs

Karin Adams, 46, of no fixed address faces dozen charges

Most Read