WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.

The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.

Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.

If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg, or Ken Lee. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Celebration of Tino's Life

A great many came from near and far yesterday to pay their respects and say a fond final farewell to our brother Tino Lofaro. It was a good thing that the memorial mass was held St. Vincent de Paul church since another venue might not have been able to contain all of his friends who were present. A beautiful and impassioned eulogy was delivered by his brother Aurelio.
Afterwards, Tino's life was celebrated with a beautiful event put together by Jacuzzi Winery in Sonoma, where he had been employed as a cook. Tino was given the posthumous honor of having the kitchen named after him.
To view the fotos taken that day, click here

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