Quoted: Gord Perks on the virtues of a gin and tonic (and a few bowls) on a hot summer’s evening

Quoted: Gord Perks on the virtues of a gin and tonic (and a few bowls) on a hot summer’s evening

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“The idea of somebody on a hot summer’s evening tossing a few bowls and sipping a gin and tonic is not a bad one, to me.”

—Councillor Gord Perks, seconding fellow lefty councillor Adam Vaughan’s motion to consider allowing city-run lawn bowling clubs to sell alcohol and offer later hours. City clubs are struggling this year due to declining membership and new annual fees, and Vaughan and Perks are hoping that adding a little booze to the mix will broaden the sport’s social appeal while helping the clubs court a younger demographic. And we’re certainly inclined to agree with Perks on the merit of a crisp, refreshing G&T. Though we can’t help but wonder what kind of bowls he’s really talking about. [Toronto Star]