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
NEW MEMBERS BULLETIN!
"Orientation Day" was Sunday, April 23rd 2017. BUT It's not too late to join! Lessons begin on May 1st for new bowlers. (See Schedule Page for details) Anyone interested in finding more information about the club or wishing to fill out a membership form, should contact our Membership Director, Pat Skinner
Established in 1923, it's one of the oldest sports clubs on the North Shore, and one of the largest lawnbowling clubs in Canada.
NVLBC is a socially minded organization that is run exclusively by volunteers.
Lawn Bowling is a fun activity for people of all ages and we are always accepting new members.
We have 16 coaches and dedicate Tuesday "Pony Night" evenings to teach new members the basic fundamentals of the sport, introduce them to other new members in a social setting and encourage everyone to join in club events and activities.
We have a Junior program for pre-teens two nights a week that's been running for over 20 years.
The club is a great place to meet new people and make new friends. There are numerous social activities at North Van for members to meet and mingle during the season like dinners, barbecues, various game nights and parties.
During the winter months, the NVLBC Bridge Club members organize and host games offsite, while the Clubhouse on Lonsdale hosts Drop-in Darts Wednesday afternoon and Friday evenings, Drop-in Cribbage on Monday evenings.
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.
Welcome to the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club’s Website.
North Vancouver LBC was founded in 1923 at our current location, which was then the North Vancouver Fair Grounds. Today, the North Vancouver LBC boasts a membership of approximately 270 members of all ages, bowling experiences and abilities.
For the new bowler, we offer coaching and either friendly or competitive games wrapped in a very diverse and interesting social calendar. During the bowling season, from May to September, you can bowl seven days a week from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. In the off-season you can participate in darts, crib, poker and bridge, plus a variety of other social events throughout the year.
Lawn Bowls is a sport for all ages and physical abilities. Too often retired people starting to bowl say that they wished they had started rolling earlier in their lives. Bowls is an easy game to learn and a more difficult game to master. It is always a fun game to play and can be competitive from club competitions, to Vancouver-wide competitions to Provincial and National Championships.
If you are looking for a sport to test your abilities and to foster friendly competition and comradeship, come to the club and give it a try. We can arrange coaching throughout the year. You will not regret your decision.
See you on the greens.