Our 21st annual Concert on the Green will feature Dreams, The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Stay tuned for more information!
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.
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.
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)
*MD 19-I 2017 Spring Conference, Sidney - 21-23 April 2017
DG Alan Guy addresses our club on 23 January 2017. More photos of the DG's visit are HERE.(Photo: BK)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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!
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.