District Governor's Visit

On 23 January 2017 District Governor Alan Guy paid his annual visit to our club

(Photos BK)

Zone Chair Rob Dalton introduces DG Alan Guy

DG Alan Guy addresses the club

Lion Jude recieves recognition for her Dog Walk work pins

Lion Anne receives her 10-year service pin

Lion Joan receives her 15-year service pin

Lion Carol receives her 10-year service pin

Lions sign a banner for the Lions 100th anniversaryparade in Chicago

Lion Jude and President Betsy

Service pin recipients

New Lion!

New Lion Brian Hardy was inducted to the Gabriola Lions Club on 23 January 2017

President Betsy conducts the Induction as Lion Mike Phillips looks on

Lion Mike Phillips "Pins" new Lion Brian Hardy

DG Alan Guy presents Lion Brian a commemorative Sooke Lions pin

Open House!

On 8 May 2017 we hosted an open house for our community to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Lions Clubs International and the 42nd Anniversary of the Gabriola Lions Club. Over 100 people attended.

(Photos by Shirley Nicolson and Bill Kalbfleisch)

Charter President Lion Eric presents opening remarks

Food line

Lion Jon cuts a cake

Talking about Lions projects

Door prize draw

Checking out Lions praphernalia

President Betsy and Lion John

Vest of the late Lion Eric Kenny, a Past President

Scholarship presentation photo display

Cheque presentation to the Gabriola Scouts

President Betsy and Lion Paul

Checking out our Lions video and displays

End of Year BBQ

On 26 June 2017 the club held it's annual End of Year BBQ to celebrate our last meeting of fiscal year 2016-2017. Lions Ken and Shirley Nicolson once again offered their beautiful garden as the venue. Thank you Ken and Shirley!

(Photos by Don Butt, Shirley Nicolson and Bill Kalbfleisch)

The venue

Danielle, John and Bill


Sue, Eric and Sharon

John and Miriam

Liz, Judith and Mary-Jane

Suzy and Lynda

Victoria and Jackson

Mary, Bill and Lucille

Mike and Kathy



Hot Dogs and Tickets

On 5 August entrepreneurial Lions got together in the Village to sell tickets for the Concert on the Green and Air Canada Raffle. Hot Dogs were also sold as a fund raiser.

(Photos by Don Butt)

Kathy, Bruce, John, Jon, Anne, Shirley and Rieki.

Rieki and Chef Shirley.

John, Bruce, Anne, and Jude.

Kathy, Anne and John.

Concert on the Green Sponsor Signs

On 5 August Lions not selling tickets in the Village got together to clean and assemble the sponsors' signs that will be prominently displayed at the concert.

(Photos by Don Butt)

Sandy, Graham, Joan, Sharon, Mike and Miriam.


Miriam, Mike, Coco, Joan, Sharon and Sandy.

Coco and Mike.

Christmas Party

On December 11th we held our annual Christmas Party at the Gabriola Golf Club

(Photos by Bill Kalbfleisch, Shirley Nicolson and Carol Martin)

President Betsy presents Certificate of Appreciation to Norm Nestie and Marie

2017 Lion of the Year Larry Robert with President Betsy

Shirley and Sharon

Sharon, Dixon and Olga

Liz and Bruce

Gisela, Suzie and Lucile

Eric and Norm

Invocation by John

Betsy, Carol and Judith prepare to Feast

Doug and Dixon

Jackson and Anne

The Feast