Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club
665 Jones St., Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1H1
phone: 250-667-7829 (not always available) Website email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are the only lawn bowling facility in North America that has both an outdoor Green and an Indoor Green.
Indoors is a heated, full-length 3-rink carpeted playing surface that is open for members from October to April.
QBLBC – History
On April 27th, 1979 the Qualicum and District Lawn Bowling Club was incorporated as a Society with 50 playing members plus Chartered Members. In 1992 an extension was completed that doubled the size of the club house and provided room for two short mats or four carpet bowls mats for indoor bowling. In 1995 our club underwent a name change to Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club.
On the club’s 25th anniversary, construction commenced on a further expansion of the club house and included an Indoor Green. This expansion project was completed in the summer of 2007. The new indoor facility includes three regulation sized greens.
The Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club is a non-profit organization. Our club is run almost entirely by our members who step forward to volunteer in many different ways to run a successful club. Our history reflects the tremendous contributions that past and present members have made to the success of our club.
Founding Committee Members in 1980 were:
President and Chairman: Mr. T.E. Waring
Vice-President and Finance: Mr. G.E. Hirst
Treasurer: Mr. K. Curtis
Secretary: Mrs. N.L. Wilson
Construction Committee: Mr. J. For
Directors: Mrs. D. Britton, Mrs. T. Higgins, Mr. R. Melton, Mr. W. Nayler.
1980/81 – clubhouse was constructed
1982 – membership up to 100
1983 – spectator deck extended
1985 – introduction of the Visually Impaired Bowling Program
1987 – clubhouse logo was created
1989 – Lawrence Theaker donated the ‘wrong bias bell’
1991 – mentoring program started – “a first” in North Island Zone
1992 – extension to clubhouse completed and membership was up to 141
1993 – Player Development Program was started
1995 – Club name was changed to Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club
2000 – 130 members
2000 – a website was created
2003 – November approval given to fund raise for club house Expansion Project & construction of an Indoor Bowling Green
2006 – in September construction commenced on the expansion project and Indoor Green
2007 – Canada Day (July 1st) was the club opening of the expansion and the Indoor Green.
– Sept 28th was the Official Opening for sponsors, local dignitaries, press and members.
2008 – Completion of new kitchen.