Junior sessions are Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout the season.
Check out the Juniors Page
FIRST TIME BOWLING?
The club has many certified coaches to ensure that you have the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to start bowling quickly and enjoy your time spent on the greens.
Coaching is started after Orientation Day at the beginning of the season. There is an initial Coaching cost of $30, which covers the lessons during the first month, and is applied to the club fees when you join. Lessons are very flexible and are taught in small groups or individually.
DURING THE SEASON
First, Second and Third year bowlers are encouraged to participate in PONY LEAGUE every Tuesday evening. Playing different types of team games amongst their peers, new bowlers are guided in their development with support from a group of coaches closely observing.
There is something for everyone, with bowling activities every day of the week. New bowlers are encouraged to take part in all the club activities, including the Mens' and Ladies' Aggregate Play, Novice Tournaments, Pony League, Club Tournaments and the Daily Draws.
We have a few weekend NVLBC club tournaments specifically oriented for new members to participate in. These are supportive social events designed for the shyest of new recruits.
New Member's Day tournament (Sat May 18th) a day for the new members to meet and play with the collective membership.
The New Bowlers Tournament (Sun July 14th) Started in 2017 is a new event exclusive for new bowlers to compete against other new bowlers.
Harlequin Tournament - (Sun Aug 18th) Designed to give the new bowlers a distinct advantage and encourage Skips to scout out new talent. Mostly just a great way to meet new people.
Ready to join? Check out the Registration Page
THE BOWLING COMMUNITY
The North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club is one of the most successful clubs in Canada. In 2012 the club received the "Outstanding Club Award" from the Vancouver and District Lawn Bowling Association. In 2013, NVLBC along with the West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, successfully hosted the Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships. As a club we were recipients with WVLBC as the "Outstanding Community Sport Organization Award" at the North Shore 2013 Sport Awards. These honors were achieved from the strong volunteer contribution of the club's members. It is the volunteers' work behind the scenes; the work on the greens, the maintenance of the machines, the gardening, the painting, the kitchen staff, the members participation in social activities and everyone's willingness to chip in their time and talents, that make this one of the best clubs in the country.
THE SPORT FOR ACTIVE ADULTS OF ALL AGES
Not many other sports can boast age and gender equality. Mixed teams are the norm for many lawn bowling events which makes the game fun and sociable. Lawn bowls will often find a 75 years old bowler besting a 25 year old, and ladies competing equally with men. In a addition, lawn bowling is probably the most inexpensive sport in the country! Our Junior program is available for young people ages 10 - 18 years. This a great sport for the Summer season.