NORTH VANCOUVER LAWN BOWLING CLUB

NVLBC Frequently Asked Questions


1. WHERE IS THE CLUB LOCATED? 

The club address is 2160 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, V7M 2K7.

Telephone: 604 985 2321


2. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN THE CLUB?

The fees for a yearly membership are $185.00, Junior membership fees, students and children under 19 years old are $40.00. Fees are payable April 15th.


3. HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE IN THE CLUB?

The club roster for 2015 was 265 members, making the club one of the largest Lawn Bowling Clubs in Canada. The membership fully runs and operates the club. It is the great volunteer spirit that makes this club one of the best in the country.


‚Äč4. I HAVE NEVER LAWN BOWLED BEFORE. IS IT DIFFICULT?

"Lawn Bowling is a sport for life", which can be easily learned. It is a sport of age and gender equality as the ladies compete side by side with and against the gents. NVLBC boasts over 20 coaches and offers lessons for new bowlers during the month of April, before the season begins.


5. I HEAR LAWN BOWLING HAS A LOT OF RULES, SUCH AS YOU HAVE TO WEAR WHITES. IS THIS TRUE?

Dress is optional most of the time. Whites or the club colours, blue and yellow, must be worn for most competitions and tournaments. Some of the tournaments have themes and dress as described by the convenors Hawaiian, Red and White, Black and White, etc. Competitions outside the club require team members to wear whites or club colours. Flat, smooth soled shoes must be worn at all times when on the greens. All bowlers are asked to wear their name tags.


6. DOES THE NVLBC BELONG TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS? 

Part of the annual membership fee, pays for membership to BOWLS BC, which is a member of BOWLS CANADA BOULINGRIN, WORLD BOWLS, and WORLD BOWLS CLUBSThe club is also a member in good standing of the VANCOUVER AND DISTRICT LAWN BOWLING ASSOCIATION. Many of our members also belong to the PACIFIC INDOOR BOWLS CLUB and bowl during the winter months. Please visit the websites above for more information.


7. ARE VISITORS ALLOWED TO TAKE PART IN CLUB ACTIVITIES?

We welcome visitors who are newcomers to lawn bowling and offer a chance to receive some instruction and an opportunity to try the game. Visiting lawn bowlers, who are not members of NVLBC are always welcome to bowl and take part in the club's social bowling program. Unfortunately, visiting lawn bowlers are not allowed to participate in V&D, club, inter-club competitions or club tournaments.


9. WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF PLAY AT THE CLUB?

The NVLBC is a very diverse club with members competing at all levels. One can play at the recreational level and never go outside the club or compete in club competitions at a higher level of competition. There are opportunities to play in interclub competitions or if you wish to challenge yourself, you can take part in Provincial Championships to qualify for the National Championships. Recently, Cary Manns a NVLBC member, has been selected to bowl on the Canadian Team and bowls internationally for Canada. Cary along with Clement Law won the Gold Medal in fours at the Canadian Championships. Members, Malcolm and Marie Taylor Also won Gold at the National Championship and Jenny Siu won a Gold as a member of the Ladies Four's team and competed at the National Championships. As you can see NVLBC is a very diverse sports club and the members bowl at all levels.


10. IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WHO DO I CONTACT?

Any questions may be directed to any Executive Member, or directly to the President or Membership Chair, whose information is located on the ABOUT US page.


11. HOW DO I JOIN THE CLUB?

For details on joining the club, follow this link JOINING THE CLUB. We hope to see you on the "greens".