Come Play! New members always welcome!

Contact email  info@mannparklbc.org
Club phone 604-531-0833

Open Houses

Bring-a-Friend Days
April 24 & May 2, 2021
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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the format of our open houses has changed to meet safety protocols.  Those interested in an introduction to lawn bowling can also register for a personal lesson with one of our accredited coaches.

For beginners
The game of bowls has many similarities to curling and bocci ball. At Mann Park, we play on a natural grass surface or “green.” Teams are singles, pairs, triples, or fours. A small ball, called a jack, is a target which is rolled down the grass at the start of the game. The objective is to score by having your bowling bowls lie nearest the jack when the end is complete. But watch out, the jack can be hit and moved by a bowl changing the score in a flash! When all bowls have been played, and the score tallied, the teams now play from the other end. Each game has a set number of ends to be played.

Opportunity to play
A person wanting to take up the sport can attend an open house or contact the club and they will be introduced to a coach who will arrange lessons. The average bowl weighs three and a half pounds and has a bias so it takes skill to move the bowl in the desired direction. Bowling is quite a complex game with other skills and strategies to be learned; coaching is offered throughout the season.

The best time to join the club is at the beginning of the season in April and start lessons with other new bowlers.  Of course, new members are welcome at any time.

Fees
There is an annual membership fee for all members and an administration fee of $15 for all new members who have never bowled before. If the new person finds the game is unsuitable they will have the membership fee reimbursed.

Other costs at Mann Park are locker rentals. To play in socially competitive games and fun days the cost is usually $5.00

Please contact info@mannparklbc.org for more detail.