COVID-19 and the regulations to limit its spread have made lawn bowling plans for this season uncertain. The club will follow government and Ontario Lawn Bowling Association recommendations. Within those restrictions, we will open as soon as we can, but in the meantime our proposed calendar is tentative.
Our season begins in May. From June through September, we bowl at various times Monday through Friday. You may join a team for the season or simply bowl in pickup games Thursday evenings or Friday afternoons. The choice is yours about how frequently you want to bowl.
We host in-house jitneys for all members on Canada Day and on Mondays of each long weekend in the summer. On weekends there are tournaments throughout the city including several at Balmy Beach. We work hard to maintain the beauty of our greens and are proud to hold sponsored tournaments.
Our members are also members of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association. Our best bowlers participate in regional, provincial, national and international tournaments. You can be as competitive as you wish, but as always, our object is to enjoy the game and the companionship of other members.
To be a member of our bowling club, you must first have an Athletic Membership with the Balmy Beach Club. The Balmy Beach Club has a well-appointed gym, squash courts, beach volleyball, hockey leagues, and rugby leagues not to mention a vast host of special sporting events. In winter, we also offer indoor short mat bowling, so our members can keep bowling all year round.
Did we mention that we also have a fully licensed bar and food service? In addition to our outstanding sports sections, we also host numerous social events: paint nights, euchre Sundays, and a kids’ movie night are a few of the opportunities to mix with other members. Further, you, and your guests (you may bring guests to the Balmy Beach Club) can experience one of our many outstanding live music events on, what can be justly described as one of the most beautiful patios in the city. Jazz Fest and our Canada Day BBQ are just examples of the musical events we hold. We also hold holiday events. For Christmas, New Years, and St. Patrick’s Day, you can be sure we will host a great party.
As you can see, we are much more than just a bowling club. The additional benefits you will enjoy as a Balmy Beach lawn bowler make us the most unique—and the premier— club in the city. Come see for yourself.