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April 20, 2024

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club

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Thank You

The coaches have finished 4 days of coaching new members and we have 24+ new members. Thanks to Lynne, Beverly, Vicki and Andy C. for setting out coffee and goodies. Thanks to all the dedicated coaches who put in long days helping people to learn to bowl. Thanks also to all the club members who came out to help. It makes it so much easier with your help.

 And a huge WELCOME to our newest members.
Sandi Mitchell 


The last day to order your Smile Card is Saturday at noon.  They will be ready for distribution at the Opening Day Draw on Sunday.  Click here to order

Opening Day

This coming Sunday April 28th, tags in by 12:45.  12 end draw  “ Start the SUN dance now!”

May 1. Registration closes for spring leagues

       Mixed triples Tuesday 6:30
       Cutthroat. Wednesday 9:30
       Mixed pairs Thursday 6:30
       Still room for entries $6.00 pp


to the 40 folks who signed up for lessons at the open houses. We hope you enjoy the upcoming lessons and we look forward to welcoming you as members of our club should you decide to join.

PLBC members

Smile Card

It’s Smile Card Time.  Please click

to place your order, last day for orders is Saturday April 27th at noon.  They will be ready for distribution on Sunday, just in time for our opening day draw.  If you know your friends or neighbours like to shop at Thrifty’s, why not ask them to send in an order too?

Chris Fereday

For everyone’s information

Coaching on April 23 to 26 will be from 9:30 till 3:00. We will be having two shifts this year. You can come and use the green after 3:00. If you would like some help before the season starts please contact me through the website under player development.

Sandi Mitchell 

Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

1. Preparation for, and throughout the Summer Season. 

GROUNDS.  General light maintenance of flower beds and mowing and edging grass surrounds around the Green, around the Club House and rear grass parking lot.  The main work day is every Monday morning throughout the season. Ideally we should have about 10-12 people so we could rotate the tasks as some commitment is needed but not every week. Refreshment break, tea, coffee and goodies provided. 

GREENS.  Trainee mower operators with a view to assist with the regular Monday, Wednesday and Friday grass cutting of the green.  Usually, a team of two but ideally a team of three.  Trainee Greens Iron (roller) operator. At least once a week but ideally after every grass cutting.  Again, we should have a list of 10-12 people in total so that the tasks can be rotated and provide cover for vacations. These operators can also be introduced and trained in the use of machines that are not used every week. These machines are all selfpropelled and relatively easy to use.

2. Regularly throughout the summer season and occasionally during the winter season. 

SOCIAL/KITCHEN.  The function at present of the Social/Kitchen is to provide tea, coffee and goodies during Club and Open Competitions from approximately 9.00 am to 2.00 pm. The volunteers working a rota system.  Volunteers will be needed as follows- 

  1. One Volunteer to take on the position of Social Director.  This is a Board position and basically is a member able to oversee the overall running of the kitchen, supervising volunteers, organzing the restocking of supplies and general kitchen cleanliness. Volunteers can be utilized to assist with these tasks. 
  2. Volunteers to assist taking part in a rota system for preparing tea, coffee and goodies when required.  Volunteers to occasionally operate the BBQ’s at nominated Open Competitions.  Generally, lunches will be Brown Bag supplied by the competitors. 


Volunteers willing to assist with occasional extra work around the clubhouse, grounds and greens.  Tasks include painting, cleaning, equipment and building maintenance and greens marking for competitions. Ideally there would be a 10-12 volunteers to call on as this could be at short notice with information circulated via the Web Site.

For past information – click “Previous” below.
May 2024
27 May
All Day

Green Closed

27 May
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Interclub Game @ Parksville

27 May
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Interclub Triples

28 May
9:30 am - 11:00 am

8 End Draw

28 May
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

14 End Draw

28 May
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mixed Triples League (Team of Choice) – 14 ends

29 May
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Cutthroat League (14 ends)

29 May
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

12 End Draw

29 May
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


30 May
9:30 am - 11:30 am

10 End Draw

30 May
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

10 End Draw

30 May
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mixed Pairs League – 14 ends

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