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Our 2024 season is on.

Come play a really fun, relaxing, and social outdoor game. Everyone’s* welcome! We’re always looking for new members.

Learn to lawn bowl – Free!
We offer free, one-hour “New Bowlers Coaching Clinic” sessions for people who want to learn how to play. Our friendly and experienced coaches will introduce you to the basics of lawn bowls in a fun, relaxed session.

New Bowlers Coaching Clinic: day and times
Clinics are held every Wednesday (weather permitting). Morning (10:00 am) and evening (6:30 and 7:30 pm) spots are available. The clinics start on May 22 and run until the last Wednesday in August (August 28). Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be reserved online at least one day in advance (no same-day reservations) by clicking on the button below. 

Reserve here

New bowlers must attend at least one New Bowlers Coaching Clinic session before bowling on regular game days.

If you still have any questions about the New Bowlers Coaching Clinic, send them here.

What does it cost to join?

  • Adult – New member (first year): $145
  • Adult – Renewal: $170
    (An Adult member may bring along a child 12–16 years of age free of charge. The child may only bowl with their member parent present.)
  • Student (17–25 years): $100
    (Must provide proof of current school registration)
  • Late-season (joining after August 15): $95 for new members, $110 for returning members

Each membership fee includes the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association affiliation fee of $38.00.

New members must attend at least one free New Bowlers Coaching Clinic prior to playing on regular game days (scroll down for more info).

Clubhouse and greens

How do I join?
Just download, fill in, and print our fillable PDF “Membership Application and Renewal” form.

Bring your completed, printed, and signed form to the club on a regular game day (Note: Please do not email your form).

At that time you may pay your membership fee in person. Interac e-Transfer and cash are preferred, but we also accept cheques, credit cards, and Interac Debit cards.

Adult form    Minor form 

Trial Membership!
Not 100% sure you’re ready to join? We offer a great Trial Membership deal: $40 for 3 games. You can come and play on any regular bowling night (Tuesday or Thursday) or Saturday mornings.

Then if you decide to purchase a full membership, the cost of your trial will be deducted from the fee. A Trial Membership may be purchased in person at the club on game days.

A couple of important things:

  • Trial Members must attend at least one free New Bowlers Coaching Clinic before being permitted to play on regular game days.
  • Trial Memberships don’t include key access to the grounds, nor do they include guest privileges.

Do I need any equipment?
Nope. We have a wide selection of bowls available for members to use, along with all the other necessary equipment (and we never insist you purchase your own set of bowls).

Just wear comfortable clothing (you’ll be bending, stretching, and swinging your arms) and flat-soled shoes or sandals (no heels at all, no tread deeper than ¼ inch). You’ll also likely want a hat and some sunglasses. It gets pretty sunny out there. Oh, and feel free to wear whatever colour you like. We don’t insist anyone wear the traditional “whites”.

(One thing: To help protect the environment, the club stocks no disposable cups or bottled water. We encourage players to bring their own water bottle and fill it from our filtered water cooler.)

Do I have to join a team?
Not at our club. We play “jitney”-style bowling. That means there are no set, formal teams. Teams of two or three are made up of whoever attends on the day. The players are chosen by a blind draw, but the teams are balanced to ensure there’s an even mix of experience levels so the games aren’t lopsided. That’s no fun for anyone.

It also means you don’t have to worry if you can’t make it on a particular day. You can’t “let the team down”. You play when you want to play, and you play to have fun.

When do we bowl?
Our regularly scheduled games are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings. Check our Calendar to see which days we play (Note: You must be on time to be sure your name is included in the draw).

In addition, full members have key access to the greens at any time Baird Park is open to practice or play pre-arranged pickup games with other members.

Still have questions?
Send us an email.

*For insurance reasons, players must be 12 years of age or older.

Click here to read our Access and Equity Policy, Implementation and Complaints Procedure.