Annual adult membership fees are $220 or $38 for Juniors. New bowlers pay $110 for the first year and Social Members pay $20; user fees of $1 or $2 are charged for some draws and there are various fees for club tournaments, usually $10.
We have a wonderful group of coaches who gives lessons to all new bowlers for $20, which is deducted from their fees when they join. Coaches are also available and willing to help any club bowler who could use a little “fine-tuning”.
Draws are run according to the schedule on the calendar. We ask people to arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of time in order to give the draw master time to set up the draw. Just one person racing in late can throw everything off! If you KNOW you are going to be held up, call the club and someone will enter your name for you (604-224-6556)
Bowls are available free for first year members; in fact we encourage you to try out club bowls for a year before you buy. After that, if you haven’t purchased, you may “rent” bowls from the club for $30 a year on a daily “first come, first served” basis.
Dress is casual. Shoes must not have heavy treads or definite heels – these damage the greens. Either “Whites” or club team shirts are worn for tournaments. There are a limited number of club team shirts available to rent for tournaments for a $2 fee per useage. The rest of the time? Colour is great!
There is a Bridge Club which meets Mondays (Duplicate Bridge – $2) and Fridays (Chicago Bridge and tea – $3) all year at 7:00 pm. Bridge members are always welcome at all WPG social functions. We also have are Barbecues, Pot Luck Dinners and our Christmas Dinner. We always welcome new ideas!
What Makes The Club Tick?
We have a very active and hard-working executive board, but the success of the club is due mainly to the wonderful volunteers who pitch in at every level. We have a steady group which comes out once a week to work in our “almost-famous” gardens under the direction of Jane Puusepp. Andy Byrne has done a lot of work to keep our rinks in such good shape.
We have work parties which gather to clean the clubhouse, paint the outside, put out the equipment, cater meals, wash the dishes, write the bulletins and who do all the other things (often unnoticed) which contribute to our amazing atmosphere.
See the links below to learn more about the game of lawn bowling and the organizations that support it: