Granville Bowling Before Commodore: LaSalle Recreations

CVA 99-2058 - Bowling tournament, people in front of LaSalle Recreations Ltd., 945 Granville Street 1929, Stuart Thomson photo.

CVA 99-2058 – Bowling tournament, people in front of LaSalle Recreations Ltd., 945 Granville Street 1929, Stuart Thomson photo.

These gents, who appear to be pretty pleased with themselves, were apparently in a bowling tournament held in 1929 at LaSalle Recreations at 945 Granville St. This was a year before Commodore Lanes came along (on the other side of Granville – east – and one block north of LaSalle). LaSalle was located roughly where Tom Lee Music is today. The following ad is from the BC Teachers Federation newsletter. (I like the parenthetic note in the ad that an “Improved Ventilation System” had been included; doubtless a welcome feature given the airless environment of most bowling alleys – typically located in the basement – and the many less-than-pristine socks going into well-used bowling shoes!)

The BC Teacher (Ad), BCTF 1929.

The BC Teacher (Ad), BCTF 1929.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in bowling, businesses, stuart thomson and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s