The bowling alley has been a place for exercise and socializing since the 1970s. Seniors visited the facility several times a week and young children were trained for league championships.
Varsity owner Ken Hayden and his wife Judy announced on CBC’s The Early Edition this morning they will volunteer to supervise league training at the Commodore.
While the movie theatre in the same complex closed earlier this year, the Chinese restaurant Ridge Gardens will stay opened until August. The owners plan to open a new restaurant on Macdonald St. and W 24th Ave. in September.
I had the pleasure of throwing a few balls at a kids birthday party yesterday afternoon. I’ve only known the place since last November, when I researched a topic for a photojournalism project at Langara College. You can see the results – a trip into memory lane – here:
Thank you, Ken & Judy Hayden, and Varsity Ridge bowl for providing me and my family with many hours of pleasure. Take care!
Reported by Katja De Bock
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