Important message from the Board regarding the 2020 season.
Bowling Cancelled Until Further Notice
Due to the unprecedented current environment, we regret to inform you that the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling greens are closed and all tournaments, leagues, draws and events are cancelled until further notice. All corporate events are also cancelled. The clubhouse will remain open, using PHYSICAL DISTANCING, for maintenance and repairs. Please note there is NO regular cleaning of the clubhouse at present.
No Membership Renewals
SPLBC will waive membership fees for all current members (bowling and social) for the 2020 season and all current memberships will be extended until April 30, 2021. Without the ability to bowl on the greens or participate in any social events, we cannot collect any fees, causing a serious financial position. So, donations are being requested.
Financial Position of SPLBC, Donations requested
Although we have gone through our club plans and budget (huge thanks to George and the Greens Team) and pared everything possible, there are still many unavoidable costs. Principal cost is the continued maintenance of the greens. Without membership fees and our large corporate event revenue, we are looking at emptying all reserves and hitting a negative cash position before next spring. (link to cash projections). We also need to account for unforeseen expenses in the clubhouse due to age or vandalism.
Therefore, we are asking members and others for help in the form of donations (tax-deductible). The suggested amount is $180 per bowler, which represents the 2020 membership dues less association fees and GST. There is a suggested amount of $45 for social members. Not a current member? If you are interested in supporting this historic West End space and our century old affiliation with Stanley Park, please give what you can. The Park Board has been very helpful and has already created an online donation link for us and other clubs. The link is here: https://donate.vancouver.ca/SPLBC and will be available on our website. Funds flow through the Park Board, where tax receipts are generated automatically and individual donors’ names and amounts will be kept confidential.
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Our club is located in Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park, just inside the Beach Avenue entrance and adjacent to the tennis courts. The SPLBC features two greens with a total of sixteen rinks: Plenty of room to enjoy the sport and relax. Our clubhouse is first-rate, and the view of English Bay is unsurpassed.