Hillside Lanes Bowling needs your support

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Hillside Lanes Bowling Alley, in Three Hills, needs your support to remain viable.

According to Manager Deb Watson, “Hillside Lanes was hit hard by the Covid pandemic.” Interest in bowling has dropped off but both management and the Board of Directors are working diligently to balance hourly operational costs.

This isn't the first time Hillside Lanes has felt the pinch. In 1994 it got to the point that closure was being seriously considered. That’s when league members made HIllside a non-profit society. The society has continued but sadly, many of those strong supporters are no longer with Hillside Lanes.

Hillside Lanes Bowling Society mandate is “To provide low cost bowling to Three Hills and the surrounding area.”

League seasons are a short 25 to 30 weeks. You become a member when you join a league.

At present there is room in the adult, Senior, Kids and Community Group Leagues.

Many upgrades have been made to this six-lawn, five-pin bowling centre, out of necessity.

The bowling equipment had become so old and outdated, broken components were no longer available. Past fundraising provided needed dollars as did additional grants. Many grants are project based with a 50/50 match but this is difficult to achieve unless league numbers improve.

If you are a Senior, bowling can be right up your alley as it is affordable and low impact. “There are always ways to learn to bowl that don’t have to hurt your shoulders or knees,” said Deb, “as we start to slow down it is important we keep moving and bowling can help with this.”

Hillside Lanes also provides an inexpensive opportunity for kids to participate in a sporting activity. “This has always been a fun event where kids come and learn the skills of accuracy.

Hillside Lanes is here for all to enjoy and, with your support, will be here for years to come.

With their concession and small party room, Hillside Lanes is ideal for Christmas parties, birthdays, church groups, wedding showers and more.

Hillside Lanes is an air-conditioned facility with shoe rentals, computerized 3D graphics scoring, glow bowling, fun games and bumper lanes.

Get bowling. Get to Hillside Lanes. Call 403-443-2003 for more information.