Stanley Mission Bowling Alley

Stanley Mission Bowling Alley

Last summer construction began for a bowling alley and youth centre that the local residents, visitors and most importantly the local youth could utilize as a fun place to hang out.

It’s something larger city centres are accustomed to however for a small northern community it is considered to be a great and exciting new addition.

Gordon Hardlotte, director of operations at the Stanley Mission Cree nation, says that like many communities they are always working to find new ways to entertain their young people to help keep them busy and avoid them getting into trouble.

The bowling alley seemed to be the perfect fit to not only help ease those concerns but also to help influence visitors from neighbouring northern communities to visit Stanley Mission and take advantage of their bowling alley. “It is also a youth centre so it will be open every day as a drop in centre and the bowling alley will be available every day for the youth,” he added.

The new facility will feature four lanes plus the youth centre that will also offer a variety of youth programming and other games including pool, foosball, karaoke and air hockey.

A grand opening ceremony is also expected to take place.

Upon opening locals and visitors to the bowling alley can bowl for a small fee that is still waiting to be determined.