If you love lawn bowls, you may want to check out the West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club. This club has been leading the lawn bowling growth in Canada for the last five years. This club hosts many events throughout the year and is always active. If you’d like to get involved, contact the club president to find out about membership opportunities. There are many great benefits to joining this club. Here are some of them:
North Vancouver Ladies’ Lawn Bowling Club
The City of North Vancouver is inviting bids to build a new lawn bowling club on City-owned land. The project will include a two-storey clubhouse, two lawn bowling greens, and a parking lot. The site is located east of the Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre and Gym, on land that is currently a park. The southeast corner of the site will be developed as a parklet, which will be connected to the Green Necklace Urban Trail.
The North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club is moving three years shy of its centennial anniversary. They’re leaving their longtime home, with a natural grass playing surface. However, they’re hoping to move to a new artificial turf surface just down the road. While the new location is an exciting one, the club is not without its challenges. Here are some things to watch for:
The Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club was founded in 1912. In 1914, it was situated in Queen Elizabeth Park next to a pitch and putt golf course. The original purpose of the club was to construct a bowling green and a clubhouse, and to add two more greens. The club used the funds raised by the shares to buy a property, build a green, and purchase equipment. In 1917, the club was registered, with John G. Whitacre as president and W. Smith as secretary.
The club also honors its long-time member Joan Turner, who played with her sister Marjory Speed. Turner won numerous trophies during her playing career and served as secretary/treasurer of the Greater Victoria Ladies Lawn Bowling Association, a predecessor of the BSI. She won the Women’s Gold Medal singles at the 1980 summer games in Kelowna. She was also one of the first ladies to participate in an umpire’s competition, and was a member of the Provincial Committee. In 2004, the club established the Joan Turner Mixed Triples tournament.
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