Bocce: Ready to Roll

Cedar Heights Community Association received a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program to support the construction of Bocce courts this year.  The Outdoor Sports Directors and a group of volunteers have been working hard for weeks in the hot sun so the courts will be ready for play on Sunday, July 2nd, and so…it’s Bocce Time

Dave Johnson and Bryan Lowes would like to extend a huge thank you to the following members who helped with the construction: Jean Goodyear, Ken Spearman, Ron Lane, Russ McLeod, Kath & Steve Wills, Brian Waddington, Don Underhill and "Red" a neighbour from Mt Tuam who just happened by and helped out.

If you have never played Bocce before we encourage you to give it a shot. This sport was first played in ancient Egypt and has spread around the world.  It is popular because people of all ages and fitness can take part.  It can be as relaxed or as competitive as your group wants it to be.

Take a look at this fun video below to get a sense of the game all with facial expressions.  We have regulation caliber bocce ball sets to play with, and you’ll find the rules allow for some intriguing tactics.   Think of curling, snooker, and bowling combined!  

To help those not familiar with bocce, but interested, we’re holding a FREE Bocce Clinic (for CHCA members only) on Sunday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm.   Come on out and find out how to play.  We can only take 16 for a clinic, so please reply to bryanlowes@shaw.ca to reserve a spot. 

Like all of our other sports programs the courts will be open for play by everyone.  You can drop in for $5 per game, or buy a pass of 10 games for $40 and save $10.  If you become a member of Cedar Heights you can join as Bocce Members and play as much as you want for only $30, our introductory membership rate for 2017, because the season will be shorter than normal.  And, of course, we want to get you hooked on this great game.  

We are working towards an official program launch and opening tournament in early August.  Naturally, there`ll be a delicious meal (Italian of course) to add to the celebration. A love of red wine, shouting “bellisimo” and a fondness for pasta is desirable but not necessary.