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.
Gabriola Elementary School student Caleb Nittel simply has to look at the SPOT Screener held by Lion Merrilee Wur to have his eyes checked. Caleb's grandmother, Lion Anne Banford, completes the log. Twenty-six students and eight staff at the school had their eyes checked on 29 February. All passed!
More information on the Vision Screening program is HERE
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)
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)
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)
*Lions DOG WALK at Twin Beaches, 10:00am Sunday, 29 May 2016
*Concert on the Green Committee Meeting, 0830 hrs 6 June 2016
*End of Year BBQ: Monday, 27 June 2016
On 25 April 2016 Charter President Eric Boulton inducted Bruce Boorer to the Gabriola Lions Club. In the photo below, members welcome Bruce to the Club.
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)
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)
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)
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.
The Gabriola Lions Club is hosting the annual Dog Walk at Twin Beaches on Sunday, 29 May 2016 at 10:00am. Come and join us as all $$ donations go directly to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. These specially trained guide dogs support those Canadians with physical and medical disabilities. Dog Guides bring safety, independence and increased mobility to people from communities across the country. For more information call Jude at 250-247-8600 or visit the Dog Walk website HERE. Mark your calendar!
Our newest Lion, Sandy Simrose, is "pinned" at her induction ceremony on 28 March 2016 by her sponsor Lion Olga Korinek. Welcome Lion Sandy!
Time for a 'Grip & Grin' as President Doug presents 10-year membership pins to Lions Bill Moisuik and Miriam Cochran on Monday, 22 Feb 2016. Congratulations Bill and Miriam!
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)
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)