Frequently Asked Questions
NVLBC Frequently Asked Questions
1. WHERE IS THE CLUB LOCATED?
March 2021 Update - NVLBC is moving to the previous Mickey McDougall gravel field located between 23rd and 24th street, adjacent to St. Andrews ave.
Opening Day - TBD May/June 2021
Telephone: 604 985 2321
We have a temporary mailing address until we move into our new facility
North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club
PO Box 37016 Lonsdale PO
North Vancouver, BC
2. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN THE CLUB?
2021 - Full Membership will be $150
Juniors will be $40
As of 2019 - The fees for a yearly membership have been $185.00, Junior membership fees, students and children under 19 years old were $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 LawnBowling Clubs in Canada. The membership fully runs and operates the club. It is our dedicated volunteers who makes this club one of the best in the country.
4. 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?
Uniforms are not worn during practice or when participating in daily draws. Whites or the club colours, blue and yellow, must be worn for most competitions and tournaments. However, some of the tournaments have themes and dress as described by the convenors i.e. The Stella Jo has a Hawaiian theme, for Canada day we wear Red and White, The Harlequin is a Black and White dress code. Competitions outside the club require team members to wear whites or club colours.
On the new artificial greens currently under construction at the Mickey McDougall gravel fields, we will require all members to wear dedicated flat soft soled shoes at all times. 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 CLUBS. The 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.
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.