Youth Bowl Canada’s (YBC’s) National Championships are underway in Calgary (May 7-9) and YBC proudly announced at the Opening Ceremonies that the bowling community is stepping up to support the relief efforts for the victims of the wildfires that have ravaged the communities in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Bowling industry suppliers QUBICA AMF WORLDWIDE, BUFFA BOWLING DISTRIBUTION and ASSOCIATED BOWLING COMPANIES have pledged to contribute 25 cents for every strike thrown at the YBC Nationals, to a maximum of $1500.
Upon announcing the contribution, Youth Bowl Canada pledged to MATCH the contribution to further support the Red Cross and the northern Alberta communities in need.
Additionally, host bowling centres of the event (Chinook Bowladrome, Century Bowl, Bowling Depot and Paradise Lanes) are accepting contributions from the spectators on hand to take in the premiere youth championship in Calgary.
“Spare” change or big bucks… every little bit helps a Canadian community in need!
Canadian Champions Jean-Francois Gorley (Drummondville, QC) and Mississauga, ON’s Kerrie Ryan-Ciach have arrived in Las Vegas to compete in the 2015 BOWLING WORLD CUP. Competition begins Sunday, November 15th. Keep up on how they’re doing by visiting http://www.qubicaamf.com/worldcup
Kerrie, of course, is the 2003 World Champion and 2004 Runner-Up. She was responsible for breaking a long drought in the event for Canada, as we had gone 23 years to that point since the last Canadian won the title. For Jean-Francois this will be his first appearance at the worlds, but that hasn’t stopped Canadians in the past. Ask Kerrie… she won the World title in her first appearance. And of course, Team Canada Head Coach Tye Rose will be there in support of the team!
The entire Canadian bowling community will be cheering them on. Do your part by making your LOCAL MEDIA aware they should be covering this event. Bowling is huge in participation, and it’s time the media knew it. The more voices that speak up, the louder the message will be.
Was held in Oshawa and Toronto, May 2nd – 4th.