Dakota Lanes first opened at the corner of St. Mary's Road and Dakota in 1963. My father Don began working at Dakota Lanes in 1973 and became an owner in 1974. A the tender age of 11, I joined the team as a pin chaser and worked my way up to manager by 2011.
Dakota Lanes has a number of major milestones.
1967 - A major fire reduced the Centre to 12 lanes
1970 - 12 new lanes were added for a total of 24
1989 - Dakota Lanes became the first 5 Pin Bowling Centre in the city with automatic scoring
1991 - A bar was added, along with Glow Bowling
2002 - The wooden lanes were updated to synthetic
Today - We are in the process of upgrading and modernizing the Bowling Centre to make your experience as fun and enjoyable as possible.
My father and I invite you to join us for casual or league play, birthday, corporate, school or daycare parties.
We'll Set 'Em Up, You Knock 'Em Down.
Don and Chad Van Dale