Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser gets underway at Mount Forest lanes

WELLINGTON NORTH – Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) North Wellington hosts its “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser, including three community days over the months of February and March.

The Minto-Mapleton community kicked off this year’s campaign with a Barbie and Ken-themed day on Feb. 4 with 30 teams and 217 bowlers raising a total of $10,523. The day began with an opening ceremony at 9:45am with the first group of bowlers and speeches by Minto Mayor Dave Turton, MP John Nater and Wellington North councillor Penny Renken on behalf of Mayor Andy Lennox.

The Mount Forest community is asked to join for its community day on Feb. 25 and the Arthur-Alma area on March 3. To book a time slot and register a team, contact Teri Dykeman at or phone 519-323-4273.

The Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser was held at the Mount Forest Bowling Centre, and this group ran the show. From left: owner Diane Lawrence, Vanessa Beauregard, Cory Beauregard and Jazmine Beauregard.

Showing off their pink gear for the Barbie and Ken theme at the Bowl for Kids’ Sake kick-off were, from left: volunteers Janelle Hill, Warren Grein and Heather Bults.

BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake organizers Marianne Christie, left, and Teri Dykeman.

The lanes at the Mount Forest Bowling Centre were busy on Feb. 4 for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters North Wellington Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser.