The upgrade of our bowls shelters, completed mid-January, have already proved their worth. Inclement weather on the Saturday and Sunday after completion gave excellent protection from the elements for bowlers and spectators. The temperature continued to rise for Wednesday and Saturday pennant and again, the new shelters provided shade and coolness for all bowlers. Last Wednesday, the Beerenberg Australia Day Gala Tournament, again saw the temperatures rise to 35 degrees and with bowlers from all over the metro, hills, and country in attendance, the shelters came out with flying colors.
As project manager of the upgrade, I (Graham), wish to thank all the members who provided so much of their time to correct the framework ready for cladding. Over 80 volunteer hours went into this aspect of the project. Another 30 hours went into supporting Pete Fairley, from Mt Barker Steel, to keep the project within our timeframes. To those, thank you for your support.
Our thanks go to the Mt Barker District Council for their grant of $2500 and Mt Barker Steel for their sponsorship donation towards the project.
We now have bowls shelters we can be very proud of, and we look forward to continuing our push to make our facilities the best in the hills for all bowlers, social bowlers, and the wider community.