Bowling Buddies Zoom into the New Year!

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Photo By Donna Carney-Bastrzycki

Bowling Buddies group walk

The need for community connections and meaningful events and activities has always been essential, but during these challenging and uncertain times during the COVD-19 pandemic, it has become even more vital. When countless things in people’s lives have been canceled and feelings of isolation and stress have been at an all-time high for many, the Parks and Recreation Department has come up with a variety of alternative ways to still offer several virtual and in person programs while taking all the necessary safety guidelines into consideration.

The Bowling Buddies program has been one of the Department’s longest running programs in terms of years, time and weekly duration. Generally, the group practices and meets at Spare Time Lanes in Windsor Locks each Tuesday from September through May (30 weeks) and has a variety of outings throughout the year in addition. Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to have our in-person bowling program but instead have been running a weekly Zoom program since the end of March 2020 and have also included some enjoyable outdoor walks and exercise events.

New Year’s fireworks displays from Sydney, Australia, parades and floats from Disney, holiday lights from around town and abroad, these are some of the fun places we have “gone” virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each week, there is a new theme with games and trivia including- World Holidays, Disney, election and inauguration history, music, sports, Suffield and Connecticut history. We also play other fun games including tailored “Scategories” paired with the theme of the week, exercise breaks and group crossword puzzles. Even though we haven’t been able to get back to our in- person bowling yet, the weekly Zoom programs offers the group an enjoyable time to still get together with friends and connect again. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Donna Carney-Bastrzycki, at 668-3862 or

Sign Up for Fun Winter and Spring Programs!

Are you and your family looking to have fun, get fit or learn a new hobby or skill this winter and spring? We have a variety of fun, new programs for youth and families at the Parks and Recreation Department. For a full listing of all of our programs and to register, please visit Please also be sure to “like” the Suffield Parks and Recreation Department on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with programs and upcoming events.

Looking for a rewarding job this summer? Now is the time to start planning!

Summer Camp planning for 2021 has been long underway and we are getting ready for this year’s enjoyable offering for families. We are looking for qualified, energetic and dedicated team members to help make this the best summer yet!

It is time to apply for summer job opportunities at the Parks and Recreation Department. We are seeking Summer Camp staff including: certified lifeguards; camp directors; gate attendants; counselors and junior counselors. (Counselors must be at least 16 years old and junior counselors must be at least 14 years old.) Final application deadline: Thursday, March 25. Applications can be found on

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