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Information For new Members

Join the Club 

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club has over 170 members, but we’re always looking for more! Lawn bowling is a great way to meet new people and share in some friendly competition.

Our social club also organizes regular events throughout the year that all members can participate in and enjoy. During the Winter season we offer a variety of activities such as short mat bowling, mahjong, darts, bridge and cribbage. There are also games nights and social activities to celebrate various holiday events.

Every year in the Spring we  offer an opportunity for folks wanting to learn about and try out our sport. Our trained coaches will show you the basics and provide you with the opportunity to see what lawn bowling is all about. After this very interactive experience with a coach, we offer a 4 day coaching clinic for a nominal fee.

If you think you might be interested in learning more about our sport after the open house, we offer a 4 day coaching experience for a nominal fee.

PLBC green and clubhouse photo


Q. What is the object of the game?

To roll your bowls in an attempt to get nearest to a small white ball called the “jack.” Come and try it out at our club to appreciate the fun in the game!

Q. How much does it cost?

There is an annual fee (see information on our Registration Form). During the first year of membership bowlers may use club bowls but after that you are expected to purchase your own set. They can be either new or used. Check out our Buy & Sell page.

Q. Will I have to make a commitment to play?

No. You may bowl every day if you wish, or irregularly if that suits you better. Teams are drawn randomly from players who show up for the Daily Draws. We also offer leagues, fun days and club tournaments for those who wish to enhance the club experience.

Q. How long does a game take?

About two hours maximum, but games can be much shorter depending on players’ preferences or tournament rules.

Q. What is the length of the season?

Outdoor bowling season starts in late April and ends in September. During the winter months we offer popular activities such as bridge, cribbage, darts, mahjong and indoor short-mat bowling. There is an organized activity of some kind almost every day of the year.

Q. Do I have to wear white clothing?

No. Casual, comfortable clothing is allowed during daily and evening games. However, some events such as inter club play do have a dress code which includes club shirts or team colours.

Q. What is the age range of members?

A. We welcome bowlers of any age as long as they are able to hold a bowl.

Q. Do I have to buy special gear?

No. All you need is a pair of flat-soled shoes. The club supplies bowls to first-year members.

Q. What kind people are lawn bowlers?

Warm and friendly! They can be new residents, retirees, teenagers, couples or families from all walks of life who are interested in social activities and meeting people. Our members understand good sportsmanship and place strong emphasis on promoting a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

May 2023
29 May
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Interclub League in Qualicum

30 May
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pairs League

31 May
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cutthroat League

June 2023
01 June
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Thursday Morning draw

02 June
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Coaching – UBI Launcher Demonstration

02 June
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

14 End Loonie/Toonie Draw

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