District Governor's Visit

On 25 January 2016 District Governor Brian Phillips paid his annual visit to our club

(Photos by Shirley Nicolson)

Zone Chair Mike Orrick introduces DG Brian Phillips

DG Brian Phillips addresses the club

DG Brian Phillips presents Certificate of Appreciation to President Doug

Lion Betsy receives her 10-year chevron

Lion Jude receives a Dog Guide Certificate of Appreciation from Lion Joanne Phillips

Lions Joanne Phillips and Jude


Certificate of Appreciation

Lion Larry feeding the DG's Snoopy

10-Years A LION!

On 22 February President Doug presented 10 year membership pins to Lions Bill Moisuik (left) and Miriam Cochran. Congratulations Bill and Miriam!

Vision Screening

Twenty-six Gabriola Elementary School students and eight staff at the school had their eyes checked on 29 February 2016. All passed! See our Vision Screening page for more information on this program.

Merrilee, Betsy, Anne and Doug ready to scan.

First, Merrilee checks out the scanner on Betsy.

Caleb, Anne's grandson, gets his eyes checked by Merrilee.

New Lions!

At left Lion Olga Korinek "pins" new Lion Sandy Simrose on 28 March 2016. On the right, Charter President Eric Boulton inducts new Lion Bruce Boorer on 28 April 2016. Welcome Sandy and Bruce!

Youth Exchange Program 2016

Our Youth Exchange Program coordinator Lion 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.

Work Party

On 21 July 2016 Lion Carol, friend Rene and Lions Kathy, Mike and Betsy conducted a work party for a senior Gabriolan in need of help. Clearing weeds, blackberry canes and cutting the grass they had things looking shipshape within two hours.

Air Canada Raffle Winner

President Betsy presents two tickets to anywhere in Canada that Air Canada Susan James as Lions Bill and Dixon look on. Heartiest Congratulations!

Pancake Breakfast

Gabriola Lions and a couple of friends held two pancake breakfasts 20-21 August during the Gabriola Theatre Festival. 400 breakfasts served and over $1,500 raised for our charitable programs

New Lion!

Membership Director Sharon Robert, new Lion Dawn Fulton and President Betsy Banford at Dawn's induction on 12 December 2016. Welcome Dawn!

Work Parties

A wood splitting party in April for our Firewood for the Needy program

Loading wood for delivery in September

Pulling invasive Scotch Broom from Drumbeg Provincial Park with the Gabriola Lands and Trails Trust in January

Christmas Party

The Annual Christmas Party was held at the Gabriola Golf Club on 12 December 2016

Carol, Dawn, Sharon, Betsy and Victoria

Lion of the Year Sharon Robert!

Gloria, Ken and Kathy

John, Guy and Tina

John and Danielle

Shirley, Ken and Eric

Ingrid, Mary-Jane and Bruce

Mary and Bill

Gloria, Judith, Mike and Sue


Dixon, Lucile and Graham



Miriam and Lynda


President Betsy, Secretary Carol and Treasurer Vicky

Vicky, Gerry and Anne

Great food!

Gloria and Ken


John and Bill