QUEENSLAND, Aus.: A local athlete is plying his sport on the world stage this week at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia.
Cameron Lefresne, an Enfield product who now resides in Bridgewater, is part of the Canadian contingent competing in Lawn Bowling at the Games on the Gold Coast.
Reached on April 1, as he prepared for the competition, which will run April 5 to April 13, Lefresne said he was excited for this opportunity.
“It’s a huge honour to be representing Canada at these games,” he said. “Anytime you get the chance to represent your country, you want to make everyone proud.”
He said the team is practicing everyday in preparation for competition starting.
Lefresne, who plays out of the Wanderers Lawn Bowls Club, said the team has one goal in mind.
“As a team our expectations are first to make the playoffs and hopefully win the gold,” he said.
Lefresne and his Maple Leaf teammates will compete at the Broadbeach Bowls Club.
They begin action on April 5, with play continuing until April 13. He is competing in the Men’s Triples and Men’s Fours divisions.