Croquet Membership

In an effort to limit exposure to COVID-19, viaSport has ruled and confirmed that, effective immediately,  bowlers may only play at one club. This also applies to croquet players.

ViaSport will not allow  bowlers to bowl at two locations,
whether they are members of the two clubs or not.
Consequently, each bowler must decide now which one club they choose to bowl at this summer and ONLY bowl at that club from this time forward.   It does not matter which club the bowlers have joined first or which club the bowlers have paid their Bowls Canada fees to.  Those factors do not enter into the bowlers decision which club that they choose to bowl at during this summer.  The decision is entirely up to the bowler.

All bowlers who belong to more than one club must, IMMEDIATELY, chose which club they will bowl at.

For bowlers who have joined more than one club and who have already bowled at a club that will not be their bowling club of choice, the bowler must immediately cease bowling at that club and wait for a period of ten days before bowling at the club of their choice.  This waiting period is in lieu of not being able to change clubs at all.

Bowls BC is entering into discussions with viaSport to, possibly, allow bowlers to change clubs when their chosen club closes for the winter and the bowler wishes to continue to bowl at a club with artificial turf.  We are hoping that we can successfully negotiate a club change at that time, however, that decision will not be made until much later in  the season.  We will keep you informed of any developments in this regard.

Never played croquet? It’s never too late to learn!

What is special about  playing croquet?

  • The game is inexpensive. Yearly membership fees entitle you to play in the games at no charge (excluding tournaments) 
  • Beginners can use the Club’s equipment at no cost
  • You don’t need a partner
  • You don’t need a team. Teams are drawn up from players who show up for any game.
  • You do need to wear smooth flat-soled shoes to protect the greens.

And, of course, you can join in our social activities that occur throughout the year and during winter.

Benefits of Membership:
  • Games – 5 days a week all year long
  • Ongoing player development
  • Participation in club and inter-club tournaments  (inter club activity suspended  due to Covid)
  • World wide drop-in privileges at any  club where croquet is played
  • Clubhouse locker
  • Summer Social Events: Founders Day, Canada Day, “Fun Days”, BBQ’s
  • Winter Social Events: Bridge (duplicate and social), Book Club, Lunch Bunch, Crib, Mahjong, Xmas Party
  • Croquet on Halloween, New Years Day and Valentine`s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, weather permitting
  • The chance to make new friends along with fresh air and exercise to keep you healthy
  • If you join as a croquet member, you are also entitled to free lawn bowling lessons if  you want to try out that game as well

Membership Fees

Adult members – $250 -This is a full year’s membership valid Mar 15 – Mar 14 and includes the use of croquet and lawn bowling equipment, lockers, coaching and player development, and winter social activities.

Junior members (18 and under) –  $35.

Duplicate Membership – $225.00 – valid for one year Mar 15 – Mar 14.  This fee applies to individuals who are applying to VLBC as their 2nd club. The BowlsBC fee of $$35 is included in the home club membership fee.

Social membership – $30 – valid Oct – Oct – This includes participation in any of the club’s social activities

Lessons can be arranged

TO JOIN THE VICTORIA LAWN BOWLING CLUB

Complete the online membership form

OR
Download the membership form.  Mail it in or drop it off at the club with a cheque

For details on our mailing address, location, and phone number, see the column on the left.

Payments can also be made by Interac
After accessing Interac, please use the following email to complete the transfer:   paymentsvlbclub@gmail.com