an afternoon of fun for your child(ren)
an afternoon of time off for single parents
2 hours of 5 pin bowling, plus more fun and a snack
around 4 hours total break time
only $15 per child
We pick your children up on Saturday, May 11, between 11:45 and 12:15 (+/- 15 min), stop for a little snack, then go to Gratton Lanes* and bowl for 2 hours (from 1 to 3). After the bowling the kids get to play some arcade games, then we take them back home. Your children will be dropped off between 3:30 and 4:00. We can pick up up to 8 children. You can also drop off and pick up your children if you prefer. You can even stay and watch the fun, but that wouldn't really give you a break. If you choose to drop off and pick up your children, you will meet us at Gratton Lanes* about 12:45 to drop them off, then you will pick them up around 3:20. At 3:30 we will leave to drop off the ones we picked up.
*around back of 39 Chambers St. Plaza in Smiths Falls
The fun is scheduled for Saturday, May 11.
cost: $15 per child ($12 if paid by May 5)
Where else can you send your child (and give yourself a break) for around 4 hours of fun for that price?
Myself, (adult male), a friend of mine, (adult female), and her 12, (almost 13), year old daughter. My friend and I have both had experience watching children and know how to deal with problems or complications.
You can come and watch, or even bowl with us if you want.
...cont'd on other side
The main purpose of this program is to give parents a break, while their children have fun, affordably. Couples can usually give each other a break, and generally have it easier financially, but you don't have to be single or poor. This is for anyone who needs a little break.
- We pick up your children between 11:45 and 12:15, stop for a snack, then go to the bowling alley for 12:45.
- If you want to bring your children yourself, meet us around back of 39 Chambers St. Plaza at 12:45.
- We go inside for 12:50 to get bowling shoes, get our lanes, and get ready to bowl.
- Bowl from 1 to 3 with some training from myself as desired.
- We play some arcade games while waiting for some parents to pick up their children.
- You pick up your children between 3:15 and 3:30.
- Any children we picked up will then be taken home.
If the children had fun and the parents enjoyed the break, we may do it again the following Saturday.
This is a new idea, so for now the legal stuff will be simple, but will be more detailed later.
You will be required to sign a legal document acknowledging and agreeing to these legal matters. It will contain more detail.
If your child is ill on the bowling day, please DO NOT send or bring him/her if the illness can be contagious, or if it can interfere with others having fun. If your child gets sick, you will be notified, right away or later, depending how serious it is.
If your child gets hurt in any way while with us, we will take appropriate action. You will be told about minor injuries later, more serious injuries immediately, and very serious injuries right after we call 911 or take them to the hospital.
If discipline is needed, it will never be physical. They may lose out on their next turn, or get a 15 minute timeout. If they refuse to listen, you may be called to come get them.
I am a photographer and will be taking some pictures during the fun to preserve the memories. If you don't want your children included in any photos, just let me know. All parents get free access to low resolution copies of pictures taken, and can buy high resolution copies and/or prints. You will have the option of signing a model release. Signing the release allows me to use any pictures/videos that include your children for future publicity on my websites or printed material. By signing the model release to allow me to use the photos, you get free access to high resolution copies of them. The pictures will be made available on my website through a password protected page within a few days.
Contact me no later than Saturday, May 4.
Application Form: bowlingforfun.com/funbreakapply.html
If you have questions first, call or email ...
613-924-2664 or 1-888-235-8961 (ask for Mike
Payment will be collected by Sunday, May 5, from anyone who wants to pay in advance and hasn't paid yet. Payment can be made in person on a Sunday afternoon, on the Internet by Paypal, or collected on the bowling day.