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In Pictures: Scenes from Vancouver’s Varsity Ridge Lanes

Bowling alley set for demolition to make way for new condos

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The distinctive sign over Varsity Ridge Lanes in Vancouver’s Arbutus neighbourhood on March 7, 2013. The bowling alley is set for demolition to make way for a new condo development.

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The west-side bowling alley, one of only four left in Vancouver, has been a fixture in Arbutus for 62 years, along with the adjacent Ridge Theatre, also destined for the wrecking ball.

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Sue Card, left and Donna Lincoln celebrate a friend’s strike.

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The 12,000 school kids, 700 league bowlers, countless recreational pay-as-you-goers and 80 Special Olympians who find their way to the basement lanes every year will soon be out of luck.

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Alison Klein is pictured with a bowling bag and shoes prior to a game at the Varsity Ridge Lanes.

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Donna Lincoln celebrates a spare.

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