Once again, the Gabriola Lions Club Concert on the Green was a tremendous success with over 1,200 people in attendance. The "Doghouse Blues Review" from Gabriola and the "Ten Souljers" from Vancouver quickly had everybody up singing and dancing and both the young and the not-so-young enjoyed the energy of the bands and had a wonderful time. Thanks to the many, many sponsors and those who attended, our most important fund-raising event of the year earned approximately $27,000 and every penny will be returned to the community in one way or another over the coming year. Hats go off to all of the volunteers from the Golf Course, the Lions Club and the Nanaimo RCMP Auxiliary who worked tirelessly to make it such a success despite the sizzling heat.
*Firewood Delivery, Ongoing
*Christmas/Holiday Dinner, Dec. 9
*Ferry Lineup Collection, Dec. 11-14
In June 2013 Dr. Paul Champion and Chuck Connors from the Gabriola Healthcare Foundation presented a request to the Gabriola Lions Club for financial assistance to purchase ultrasound equipment to be used in the urgent care room at the Healthcare Clinic. The equipment was required to upgrade patient treatment in the urgent care facility and will provide the ability to transmit images to ultrasound specialists on Vancouver Island if required.
The Lions Club has been a long time supporter of community health care and unanimously decided to provide funding for such an important piece of medical equipment. $19000 was donated from the Lions funds and $6000 from funds provided to the Lions by B.C. Gaming.
Gabriola Lions Club President Graham Miller is pleased to announce that Lions Eric Boulton and Bob Rooks have been chosen by the club executive to receive the Lions Club International Foundation's highest award, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. This award is named for Lions International founder Melvin Jones and is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. Lions Eric and Bob are role models because of their exemplary service to the Gabriola Lions Club and the community for which it serves.
Heartiest Congratulations Lions Eric and Bob!
June 22, 2013
May 2013: Lions welcome our 2013 Youth Exchange participants (middle row) Keanna Velsen and Raven Davern as the girls prepare for their five weeks in Peru in July-August. Click here to see a larger version of the photo.
Lions helping GaLTT with their broom pulling project in Drumbeg Park Sunday Feb 3, 2013. It's amazing how rapidly this invasive weed takes over, but equally amazing is the natural beauty of the park when it's gone. Photos: Don Butt
Bill Kalbfleisch pulling broom out by the roots.
A cooperative effort by Miriam and Mike
Great exercise for a Sunday afternoon.
February 2013: Gabriola Lions laying out a soft path at the Health Centre for easy walking.