Hello my name is Jason Valchar and I am 14 years old. I am a Grade 8 student at Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo, BC. This upcoming summer will be my third season at the Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club and my goal this year is to go to the Canadian Nationals for Juniors (under 18) in Nova Scotia.
The past two seasons I have participated in the BC Provincials hosted by Sidney Lawn Bowling Club on Vancouver Island, and I am planning to participate again this year. Since the Canadian Nationals were held in North Vancouver last year, I was able to take part in this event without the need for airfare and hotels as I was able to catch the ferry to the mainland and stay with relatives. I was very grateful for the experience and the opportunity to develop my skills, as I was up against some bowlers who have been playing for five to ten seasons already. Based on my performance, I was invited by a Canadian Coach to play at the Canadian Nationals last year. As you can imagine, I was thrilled when I ended up best out of all the BC boys in the juniors, and came 8th overall in Canada. It was a very memorable experience, and that is why I am determined to do everything I can to go to Nova Scotia to play in the 2017 Canadian Nationals. I have been saving hard for this event, and to realize my dream I need some assistance from someone like you to be able to afford the costs involved. My goal is to represent my club, Nanaimo community and the BC Province on the East Coast to the best of my abilities.
Thank you in anticipation of your support, no matter how small.