The Markham Bowling alley was packed last month, with bowlers looking for fun, and happy to raise funds.

Blair Osborne and June Thomas, the event organizers, planned it as a precursor to the Ride to Conquer Cancer in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, taking place in June. Riders are encouraged to raise at least $2,500 and this event was to help them reach that goal.

“Candace Bryan (Markham Bowl owner) is a big part of our success. She has been hosting this event for us for the last few years and the participants have a blast bowling and are happy to be helping such a great cause,” said Osborne.

Osborne has raised more than $50,000 since getting involved about 10 years ago and Thomas has raised about $20,000 in her five years.

Anyone wanting to show their support can visit

Photo: Markham Bowl owner Candace Bryan (centre) with fundraiser organizers June Thomas and Blair Osborne.