March 18 was final day for Fairlanes Bowling

Published on March 18, 2017

Young Ryder Nickerson of Windsor enjoyed learning new bowling skills on the last day of operation at the Fairlanes Bowling Centre in New Minas.

©Wendy Elliott

NEW MINAS NS – Many of the young families playing together at the Fairlanes Bowling Centre on Commercial Street in New Minas did not know March 18 was closing day.

Two-year-old Ryder Nickerson of Windsor was enjoying bowling, along with his older sisters and parents.

The bowling centre was a source of entertainment for all ages since 1963. Fairlanes was closed following the sale of the building.

Leah MacCumber, manager of the Fairlanes Bowling Centre, had confirmed that a buyer from Toronto has purchased the building.

The future use of the building and property is unknown, but eight employees have lost their jobs.

Fairlanes has had regular seniors, mixed and coffee leagues that met on a weekly basis for some friendly competition and social time.

There is still five-pin bowling in Greenwood and candlepin in Windsor, but Middleton lost its LMK Bowling Lanes in recent years.