Lions Bay’s Longest Continuous Game at the Village Hall.
Monday nights hold a secret of which most Lions Bayers are unaware. "Volleyball Night" in Lions Bay has been an enduring community activity for some decades. It all began as a way to keep fit, with volunteer firefighters and others participating over the years. It was started in the 1980's by local diehards and has continued on as a couple of hours of weekly fun and exercise for any adult who wants to play.
Those who participate in this fun, fast paced, heart pumping physical activity in the hall don't want to miss their "special" evening. No matter how dark, cold and rainy it is, nor how tired one is on a "volleyball night", if enough people show up and play, by the end of the evening everyone is really feeling the effects of the endorphins, not only from the physical exercise, but also due to the camaraderie, teasing and laughter of the teammates.
There are varying degrees of skill, but no matter how slow and uncoordinated or creaky some start out, it only takes a few months of practice, and then everyone can return the fast serves and spikes of the best and function as real teammates. Maybe a few players are still slow and creaky, but those who are athletic and proficient make accommodation for that and everyone has lots of fun. It is after all, fun volleyball, not competition volleyball.
Volleyball usually starts in September and finishes at the end of May. The long break is due to the heat and the sun's evening glare in the Village Hall from June to August. The last game for the 2011-2012 season has just been played. To become a member it costs $25 per year, or there is a $3 drop-in fee. Stay tuned for Fall commencement announcements.
Please mark Sunday May 26th on your calendars now. More updates can be obtained here or through the Art Council website: Link to Lions Bay Art Council website