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)

New Members
Bruce and Colleen Walker

On 14 December 2015 Lion Joan Ensor (foreground) "pinned" new members Lions Bruce and Colleen Walker at their induction ceremony during our annual Christmas Party.

Lion Bob Rooks shakes Lion Bruce Walkers hand as Lions line up to welcome the Walkers to the club. (Photos: Lion Shirley Nicolson)

Remembrance Day
November 11, 2015

Lions Carol Martin and Kathy Ensor prepare to lay the Lions Wreath at the Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the Memorial Cairn at the Gabriola RCMP station. Perfect weather and a large attendance contributed to this very special annual event. (Photo BK)

Next Meeting 22 Feb 2016

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

*Zone Meeting, Parksville Lions, 13 Mar 2016

Beach Clean Up 2015

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Some five tons of garbage were removed from the shoreline of Degnen Bay on 17 May by the Lions Club assisted by the Gabriola Beavers and Cubs. Thank you Thor Simrose and Lions Bob Rooks and Mike Phillips for the use your trucks and equipment in making this task possible. And thank you Lion Guy Parcher for putting this video together. (Photos: BK & GP)

$7,500 for Infection Control
Gabriola Health Care Foundation (GHCF)

6 May 2015. President Doug Cavill presents a cheque for $7,500 to Chuck Connors, President of the GHCF while Harvey Graham, GHCF Treasurer looks on. The funds will be used to ensure best practices in Infection Control through the purchase and installation of new equipment in the Urgent Treatment Facility in the Gabriola Medical Clinic. Over 900 patients received treatment in the Urgent Treatment Facility in 2014 plus VIHA provided some 500 patients with various medical bandage changes, etc. over the same period. (Photo: BK)

Concert on the Green 2015

Once again our biggest fundraiser of the year was a tremendous success with over 1,150 people attending to enjoy an expanded event this year. New activities included a Vintage Car Show, Hay Rides, Face Painting, Bingo in the Beer Garden, Boy Scout and Girl Guide demos and games. Great weather provided an ideal atmosphere for dancing to the music of Gabriola's own Time Machine and Vancouver's ATARI RADIO STARZ. This was our second most successful concert ever, raising over $30,000 for our charitable programs.(Photo: DB)

Congratulations to MIKE MURPHY of Nanaimo, the winner of our raffle for two Air Canada tickets to any destination they serve in Canada!

More of Lion Don Butt's great photos of the concert can be seen HERE.

District Governor's Visit

On 25 January 2016 District Governor Brian Phillips (left) visited our club and presented President Doug Cavill with a DG's Certificate of Appreciation "For the invaluable work the Gabriola Island Lions have done in your community, the Zone and District 19-I." (photo: Lion Shirley Nicolson)

Eric Boulton
Lion of the Year!

Lion Eric Boulton is presented the Lion of the Year trophy by club Vice President Betsy Banford at our annual Christmas Party in recognition of his continuing contributions and dedication to the club and our community. Eric is the club's Charter President, having presided over the formation of the club over 40 years ago. Congratulations Eric!

Lion of the Year Eric Boulton (photos Lion Shirley Nicolson)

New Member Lorraine Barton

On 23 Nov 2015 Lion Merrilee Wur "pinned" new Lion Lorraine Barton at her induction ceremony. In the lower photo, Lion President Doug Cavill, Membership Director Mike Phillips and Lions Lorraine Barton and Merillee Wur are all smiles after the ceremony. (Photos: BK)

6,000 Cans of Salmon!
People for a Healthy Community (PHC)

7 May 2015. Lion Anne Banford, club Treasurer, helps Sacha Petersen, PHC Food Bank and Garden Coordinator, load canned salmon as PHC Board Chair Charlie Cheffins cheers them on. The Lions donated $4,000 to the Food Bank enabling them to purchase nearly 6,000 cans of salmon, an excellent source of protein for the Food Bank.

An additional cheque for $2,000 was presented to Charlie for the PHC's Seniors' Programs. (Photo BK)