Canada Bay Club originally opened in 1966 as a home for the Western Suburbs Soccer Association. This social centre at 4 William Street Five Dock boasted 700 members within its first year.
By the early 1970s, a first-floor renovation was completed as the club was bursting at the seams with new members.
In 1975, the club thrilled its members and the local community two-fold – brand-new colour televisions were installed in its entertainment rooms and its first big fundraiser was held, with proceeds going to the Royal Blind Society of NSW, starting the club’s intention of supporting local organisations.
As membership grew, so did the club’s focus on evolving into a premium function venue with the best function rooms in Sydney. From corporate events, meetings and weddings to birthday and anniversary celebrations, Canada Bay Club refreshed its space on the ground floor into brand-new function rooms by the mid-90s.
Fast forward to 2003, and the amalgamation of Drummoyne and Concord councils formed City of Canada Bay Council, which resulted in the Western Suburbs Soccer Club being rebranded as the community-friendly venue, Canada Bay Club.
Today, Canada Bay Club boasts 20,000 members in the wake of its multi-million-dollar refurbishment. It prides itself on its new function rooms, two restaurants, live entertainment, kids “corner”, health and fitness classes and its continuing commitment to local community groups.
Canada Bay Club’s members are at the heart of its club – they are greeted with the same warm and friendly welcome as those who walked through the doors of the Western Suburbs Soccer Club in 1966.