Lions Gate Hospital Cup 2020
We hope this message finds you all well and safe during these unprecedented times.
As you are aware at this time our bowling season has been cancelled.
Every year the Lions Gate Cup is held on July 1st and you, as members, have donated more than $100,000 to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation over the years, typically raising $11,000 each year.
Although the club will be unable to hold our Canada Day tournament and fund raiser this year due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are suggesting that our members might like to support the “North Shore COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund” through the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. We know that our donations would be greatly appreciated.
We have set up a dedicated page on the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Website for our members to donate through. See instructions and link below.
We hope you feel the same way we do and will decide to make your normal Lions Gate Cup donation to this worthy cause. Please donate now or by May 15th so the Foundation can put our funds to good use right away.
Thank you in advance,
1) Use the webpage link below to access the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Donations Page
<NOTE: You can skip the newsletter popup when you first enter the page - look for "X-Close" at the top right of the form window>
2) Click on the Donate button.
3) A "Tribute Donation" page will load, make sure you check the box (see below) and type in the Organization name: North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club.
Mail Donation to: Make your cheque out to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation – COVID-19 Fund
231 East 15th Street,
North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2L7
2020 Season Notice
March 20, 2020
The NVLBC Executive held a meeting today to discuss the current situation with the spread of COVID-19. Bowls Canada, Bowls BC, and Vancouver and District have announced they have cancelled all tournaments for the season and we agreed that we will be doing the same. This action is taken to ensure that our members are not exposed to the COVID-19 virus while bowling or using the clubhouse. The closure is in line with the recommendations of the federal and provincial health experts. We understand that there will be disappointment in missing the 2020 bowling season, however, the health and safety of our members is our primary concern.
There will be no bowling at our club for the 2020 season and we will be cancelling the appropriate services to lower the cost of maintaining the club. We also would like to let you know that your membership will be extended until April, 2021. The membership extension provides the continuation of liability insurance coverage for the club members.
Effective immediately the clubhouse and greens will be closed and there will be signs posted to that effect. If the COVID-19 virus pandemic shows significant improvement in the future and the health experts declare that the public can return to regular activities we will consider reopening the club. Until then we wish you all a good and healthy spring and summer. Be safe.
A Word From the President
Welcome to the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club Website.
Traditionally I would be welcoming returning members and those interested in becoming members to the opening of our 2020 season. We currently have a full schedule of events that will see us to July 31st at our current site, and we are hopeful of completing the season, either with a lease extension from the City or at our new location nearby.
As you are aware the COVID-19 pandemic has caused BC officials to declare a state of emergency. The NVLBC Executive Board is committed to protecting the health and well being of our membership and the community at large. To promote and support the recommendations of social distancing and self isolation by the BC Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), we have cancelled the remainder of the Winter Activities and are postponing indefinitely the SAGM. We are monitoring developments closely and are following the guidance of public health authorities. As conditions change, we will make further modifications to our 2020 season.
We will get through this current crisis together.
While we hope to be out on the greens sometime soon, at this time we are unsure of our Opening date. In the meantime we ask everyone to stay calm, think of our community at large, and take the following precautions:
Be Informed - find out from reliable sources what you should be doing at this time to protect and prevent the spread of Covid-19
Social Distancing - This is considered as a "civic responsibility" for everybody, please do not congregate in groups and keep 6 feet of distance from others when in public.
Self Isolation - This is not for everyone, but if you have cold or flu symptoms, including sore throat, shortness of breath, coughing, fever - STAY HOME. Use the phone to contact 811 if serious, or a friend to buy groceries for you.
Wash hands - often and thoroughly
Cover your mouth with the crook of your arm when coughing or sneezing - Sometimes common sense isn't that common.