Kids can bowl 2 games for free at Capri Lanes

Summer program underway at renovated bowling alley

Are you wondering what kind of activity to get your kids involved in over the summer?

Capri Valley Bowling Lanes is giving parents a pretty good, low cost option.

The 5 pin bowling business has joined a nationwide movement in Canada and the U.S. that is offering kids two free bowling games every day from now until September.

The Kids Bowl Free program ( is aimed at providing kids with a positive and fun activity in the summer months and giving parents an affordable outlet for activities.

“I know how expensive putting kids in activities can be,” said Capri Valley Lanes owner Ruby Sargeant. “This is something that the whole family can do for under 10 dollars.”

It has now been one-and-a-half years since Sargeant and her husband took over operation of Capri Valley Lanes. The husband and wife team moved from Valley Lanes in Rutland when it closed and have refurbished the Capri Valley Lanes, which had fallen into disrepair.

“We totally renovated it to make it a current, modern bowling centre,” said Sargeant. “We put in an elevator for wheelchair access and we have leagues running from September until May.”

Adding the Kids Bowl for Free promotion gives the sport a boost at its slow time during the summer months and helps to introduce the sport of 5 pin bowling to new people.

Capri Valley Lanes is the only dedicated 5-pin centre in Kelowna and the smaller bowling balls are easier for younger kids to handle, said Sargeant.

“It’s an activity that anyone can do, even people in wheelchairs or with disabilities,” she said. “We also have bumper lanes for the young kids that keep the ball out of the gutter and make the game more fun.”

This is the second year that Capri Valley Lanes is offering the kids program. You can find out more by calling 250-979-2777.

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