Bendigo’s Big Bash
The Bendigo Bowls Club is gearing up to celebrate its 150th birthday over the weekend of September 3 – 4 this year. This very proud club was established in September 1872, first as the Sandhurst Bowls Club and then when the municipality changed its name to from Sandhurst to Bendigo, so did the bowls club.
The club sits comfortably on the list of the oldest clubs in Victoria and over the period of 150 years has had among its members many outstanding bowlers who have achieved great things, most recently Aaron Wilson, the 2018 Commonwealth Games Singles Champion, who honed his skills on the Bendigo greens as a youngster.
The anniversary weekend should be a fantastic time for everyone and a very full program has been planned.
In the afternoon of Saturday the 3rd of September a “Traditional Bowls Day” will take place with all participants asked to dress in traditional bowls clothes, e.g. “whites” or “creams”, or from an earlier time, jackets and ties for the men and “formal” gear for the ladies.
That evening an anniversary dinner will be held from 6:30pm. In addition there will be a significant display of club memorabilia, musical entertainment and a guest speaker. The cost will be $40 per person and as there is a limit of 200 people, all intending attendees are encourage to register early. Details can be found on the accompanying registration flyer.
To conclude the weekend, commencing at 11:00am on Sunday, there will be a Try Bowls Community Day, with a free all-day barbecue, lots of fun activities, refreshments available and a chance to have a fun day, whether you are a bowler or not.
Everyone is looking forward to a great weekend, and the club extends a warm welcome to anyone from both near and far to come along and join in the fun and celebrations.
Hurry! Seats are limited.
Article provided by Bendigo Bowls Club.