2017 Concert on the Green
Fleetwood Mac
Thursday, August 10 2017


Our 21st annual Concert on the Green will feature Dreams, The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Stay tuned for more information!

Lions Walk for Dog Guides

The Gabriola Lions Club hosted the annual Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, 29 May 2016. Attended by 19 walkers and their canine friends, $755 was raised for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides program. These specially trained dogs support those Canadians with physical and medical disabilities. Dog Guides bring safety, independence and increased mobility to people from communities across the country. Thank you to all who participated. More information on the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide program is HERE.

Wood Splitting Party

On 23 April 2016 Lions and friends got together to split wood for our Firewood for the Needy program. Logs donated to the Lions had been bucked and stacked and numerous wood splitters were loaned to the club for the task. Many thanks to the friends of the Lions who came out to give us a hand.

Broom Pulling Party

On 10 January 2016 Lions once again joined members of the Gabriola Lands and Trails Trust (GaLLT) to remove invasive Scotch Broom from Drumbeg Provincial Park. We repeat this exercise two or three times a year to try to control this ecologically destructive species. (photo: Lion Shirley Nicolson)


Next Meeting
27 March 2017
6:30 for 7:00 p.m.

Regular meetings are held at the Gabriola Fire Hall #1, Training Room, 730 Church Street, Gabriola Island, B.C., every second and fourth Monday of each month, September through June, but not on Holiday Mondays, such as Thanksgiving, Victoria Day or during Christmas week.

Upcoming Events

*MD 19-I 2017 Spring Conference, Sidney - 21-23 April 2017

District Governor Visits

DG Alan Guy addresses our club on 23 January 2017. More photos of the DG's visit are HERE.(Photo: BK)

Lion of the Year!
Lion Sharon Robert

Heartiest congratulations to Lion Sharon Robert, left, on being selected as Lion of the Year by her fellow Lions. President Betsy Banford announced the news at our annual Christmas Party. (Photo: DB)

GOLD MEDAL!
Gabriola's Adin Brenner
World Double-Mini Trampoline

Lion Sharon Robert, left, and President Betsy Banford present 15-year old Adin a cheque for $2,000 to assist in the costs of competing at events at the Canada Cup in Calgary, the Nationals in Ontario and the Worlds (World age groups) in Bulgaria. As part of Team Canada, Adin won the double-mini trampoline gold medal for his age group at the 2016 Indo-Pacific Championships in New Zealand. (Photo: Shirley Nicolson)

Pancake Breakfast

On 20-21 August 2016 Gabriola Lions and a couple of friends held two pancake breakfasts during the Gabriola Theatre Festival. We served nearly 400 breakfasts and raised over $1,500 for our charitable programs on Gabriola Island. (Photo DB)

Clean Up Crew

On 21 July 2016 Lion Carol Martin and her friend Rene Tittertonwork along with Lions Kathy Ensor, Mike Phillips and Betsy Banford conducted a work party for a senior Gabriolan in need of landscaping help. They cleared weeds and blackberry canes from his property, mowed the grass and had the property looking shipshape within two hours.

New Lion Brian Hardy

On 23 January 2017 President Betsy Banford inducted new Lion Brian Hardy to the club as his sponsor, Lion Mike Phillips, looks on. Welcome Lion Brian! (Photo: BK)

Service Pin Recipients

Lions Joan Ensor (15 years), Anne Banford (10 years) and Carol Martin (10 years) received pins recognizing their long service as Lions on 23 January 2017. The pins were presented by District Governor Alan Guy (left) and Zone Chair Rob Dalton (right) accompanied by Port Alberni Lions Gary Price and Ron Metcalfe. (Photo: BK)

New Lion Dawn Fulton

Membership Director Sharon Robert (left), our newest Lion Dawn Fulton and her sponsor President Betsy Banford at the induction ceremony on 12 December 2016. Welcome Lion Dawn! (Photo: DB)

Air Canada Ticket Raffle
WINNER!

Gabriola Lions President Betsy Banford prepares to hand the voucher for two tickets to anywhere in Canada that Air Canada flies to raffle winner Susan James as Lions Bill Moisuik and Dixon Kenny look on. We understand Susan plans to give the tickets to her daughter Jennifer Larsen. Heartiest Congratulations!

Youth Exchange Program 2016

They're back from Italy! Our Youth Exchange Program coordinator Sharon Robert is shown here with our 2016 exchange participants Cedar Marshall and Taejha O'Hearn. Cedar and Taejha spent a month in Italy this summer under this great program.