Concert on the Green
Thursday, August 4 2016

Steve 'Elvis' Elliot is Elvis Elite! Click HERE for Concert details.

Tickets are available from any Lion member, Colleen's Home and Fashion Centre, North Road Sports and Clothing, Gabriola Theatre Festival ticket booth, Gabriola Automotive, Gabriola Golf and Country Club, Wild Rose Garden Centre, Wheelbarrel Nursery, Saturday Gabriola Farmers Market and Sunday Market at Silva Bay.

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.

Caleb gets his eyes checked!

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

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

12 September 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

*Concert on the Green Committee Meeting, 4:00 pm 25 July 2016

*Lions Hot Dog BBQ in the Village, 12:00 pm 30 July 2016

*Concert on the Green Set-Up Work Party, 9:00 am 3 August 2016

*Concert on the Green, 4 August 2016

*Concert on the Green Tear-Down Work Party, 9:00 am 5 August 2016

*Gabriola World Cup of Golf, 12 August 2016

*Theatre Festival Lions Pancake Breakfast, 20-21 August 2016

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.

New Lion Bruce Boorer

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.

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)

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.

Concert on the Green
Air Canada Ticket Raffle

Winner to be drawn at the Concert on the Green, 4 August 2019 at 7:00 pm!

New Lion Sandy Simrose

Our newest Lion, Sandy Simrose, is "pinned" at her induction ceremony on 28 March 2016 by her sponsor Lion Olga Korinek. Welcome Lion Sandy!

10-Years A Lion!

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!

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)