Aussie lawn bowlers chan­nel Bey­once to save green

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

ABey­once-in­spired video of three el­derly Aus­tralian lawn bowlers strut­ting their stuff in a cam­paign to save their lo­cal green has gone vi­ral with more than one mil­lion Face­book views in just a few days. The short film posted Satur­day fea­tures Terry Fos­ter, 82, Ja­nine Hall, 82, and Wyn Hewett, 72, per­form­ing their ren­di­tion of Bey­once's hit 'Sin­gle Ladies', with the lyrics sub­sti­tuted for de­mands of their lo­cal coun­cil. "We love our club, we've had enough," they sing, dressed in their blue and white bowl­ing out­fits. "We're do­ing our bowl­ing thing. We wanna keep fit and that is it. Please don't take it from me."

The site of the Chad­stone Bowls Club in sub­ur­ban Melbourne has been slated for a new multi-mil­lion-dol­lar in­door com­mu­nity sta­dium. But the club's 600 mem­bers, most of them el­derly, have told the coun­cil to keep their hands off the 60-year-old fa­cil­ity. Denise Wal­lish, the video's pro­ducer and mem­ber of the Save Chaddy Bowls com­mit­tee, said they had been over­whelmed by the at­ten­tion, much of it from over­seas, which will bol­ster their cause when they meet the coun­cil next week. "To say we are amazed would be an un­der­state­ment," she told AFP, adding that im­i­tat­ing the US su­per­star was a log­i­cal choice. "We love Bey­once!," she said. "She is sassy and any­one who can dance in those high heels is a leg­end."

— AFP

This frame grab taken from un­dated hand­out video shows (from left to right) Terry Fos­ter, 82, Ja­nine Hall, 82, and Wyn Hewett, 72, per­form­ing their ren­di­tion of Bey­once's hit 'Sin­gle Ladies' at the Chad­stone Bowls Club in sub­ur­ban Melbourne.

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