A History of the Inglewood Lawn Bowling Club
The patch of green grass with the neat blue and white clubhouse at the far end of it, situated on the corner of 8th Ave. and 12th St. S.E., holds a lot of Inglewood history.
Inglewood Lawn Bowling Club had its beginning as the Chinook Club on Homer Gay’s back lot in the Alyth Shops area. This was the result of the group of CPR people who decided that they needed something to provide exercise and entertainment in their off-duty hours, without going across town to find it. Their original clubhouse was an old garage at the end of the lot.
Among this ambitious group were such well-known people as Mr. & Mrs. Homer Gay themselves, Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Mullens, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Maycock, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Jack, Mr. & Mrs. Alex Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Jeffries, Johnny and Walter Bully, George Dean, Rose Goldsworthy and many more.
They finally outgrew the back lot green and worked together to build the present premises. With considerable help, financial and otherwise, the foundation of the green itself was prepared. Alternating layers of different types of gravel and sand were brought in and carefully spread; and then finally the top soil and grass seed, and there was the bowling green, just waiting to settle.