Bowling alley set for opening, with boost for kids playzone

Ten-pin bowling will be rolling again next Saturday at the grand opening of Langford Lanes at City Centre Park, where $100,000 has also been spent to upgrade its children’s Playzone.

The indoor Playzone has been closed for a week and reopens today. It has a new floor, a reconfigured and more efficient check-in counter and an improved cafe. The parents’ lounge is larger and new games have been added, operator Gerry St. Cyr said Friday.

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Laser tag is coming in January, he said.

The municipality of Langford contributed $25,000 to the project, as did Tire Stewardship B.C., a non-profit program. Gerry and Kristin St. Cyr’s company, Performance Plus, contributed $50,000.

Capital City Park has been operated by the St. Cyrs for Langford for nearly 10 years.

They ran all its facilities except the bowling alley, located at 1097 Langford Parkway, which closed more than three months ago because its former operator went into receivership.

The St. Cyrs took over Langford Lanes. The opening celebration with free food and refreshments will run from

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17.

After hearing from bowlers, changes have been made at Langford Lanes, such as reduced prices across the board, Gerry St. Cyr said. League bowlers will now have lockers and coat hangers have been installed for league members and seniors.

The restaurant has been renamed the City Centre Grille and Sports Bar and has a new menu. It is being designed to appeal to all ages.

A year’s free bowling will be awarded at the grand opening event to the person who comes up with a name for one of the new menu items, which is secret so far. An office area has been converted into a party room. Langford Lanes has also been popular for Christmas parties and booking are coming in.


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