When Kim Darowski retired four years ago from his job as a Bell Canada technician he bought a small warehouse and stuffed it full of pinball machines and related paraphernalia.
Darowski was in his milieu on Saturday, advertising his repair skills in the heart of the Nepean Sportsplex where hundreds of pinball enthusiasts were trying out several generations of pinball technology. The occasion: the annual Ottawa Pinball & Gameroom Show, which launched in 2011.
The annual event is put on by a group of local pinball enthusiasts who go by the name of Ottawa Pinball & Amusements. Since 2014, a key player of the group has been the House of Targ, a local restaurant that offers music, pinball and perogies.
Fun With Bonus is the home of the semi-coherent, misguided ramblings of professional and amateur pinball players.