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 in April. There is an initial Coaching cost of $30 and is applied to the club membership fees ($200 for 2023) when you join. Lessons are offered during the spring/summer season only. Sign up for lessons start in April and are taught in small groups.
Winter membership is available starting Oct 1st to April 30th, for non-members wanting to join us at a reduced rate of $85. Note: Coaching and lessons are not available to new bowlers during winter season.
DURING THE SUMMER SEASON
First, Second and Third year bowlers are encouraged to participate in Pony Night 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 - A day for the new members to meet and play with the collective membership.
The New Bowlers Tournament - Started in 2017 is a new event exclusive for new bowlers to compete against other new bowlers.
Harlequin Tournament - 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.
Pony Night Wind Up Tournament - A fun day where the Pony Night bowlers compete as Skips and Vices with special guests as their leads.
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 women competing equally with men in all aspects of the game and Seniors competing with much younger partners and opponents. In addition to these inclusions, lawn bowling is one of the most inexpensive sports in the country!
Our Junior program is available for young people ages 8 - 18 years.
This a great sport now available at NVLBC all year round.