This year we’re giving you something to celebrate – welcome to #LSN10!
2018 marks our tenth annual Lawn Summer Nights season, and we couldn’t be more excited. Over the past 10 years, we have built a community of young professionals that continue to awe and inspire us. Fundraising doesn’t come easy, and it doesn’t always come naturally. When you sign up to bowl at Lawn Summer Nights, you’re joining a family of people who want more than just a good time. And while we’re all about cocktails and costumes, there’s also a very important cause that we’re here to support.
“It was late 2008 when I was living in Sydney, Australia. In Australia, barefoot bowls was something that you’d often see people in their 20’s and 30’s doing on a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon. One day we gathered our friends who were visiting and those we met in Sydney and headed out to the Manly Bowls Club for the afternoon.
Andrew, Graham and I thought about bringing the idea of casual bowls back to Vancouver, where we knew of a handful of clubs that often sat empty. We knew it would be fun and a great way to gather with old friends and meet new ones, but the idea was still missing something.
Soon after, a friend named Philip Lyall brought out a rough cut of his latest documentary titled 65_Redroses. We all gathered in the living room and watched the inspiring story of our friend Eva Markvoort, as she battled with Cystic Fibrosis and eventually received a double-lung transplant. As soon as the film ended, we all knew the idea was complete: we would hold a lawn bowling event as a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis.”
– Duncan Gillespie, co-Founder