Victoria Lawn Bowling Club 100th anniversary

Victoria lawn bowling enthusiasts enjoyed their first games at the Beacon Hill Lawn Bowling Club in June, 1909. With its modest little clubhouse, it was the first in Western Canada and was renamed Victoria Lawn Bowling Club shortly before WW I put a crimp on its activity. After a spurt of growth and the formation of a Victoria Ladies Club in 1921, the clubhouse addition and the lower green were added. In the 1930's, four new clubs appeared with local competitions and the annual Victoria Holiday Tournament drawing large numbers. Again war cut into the game's progress, but shortly after it ended, old and new members once again enjoyed grand days on the greens. The number of area clubs had grown to seven when the Victoria club celebrated its 75th year with the men's and ladies' clubs merging to build their new clubhouse. Now three new clubs bring the total to ten as the Victoria Lawn Bowling Club celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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