The Gabriola Lions Club organizes or takes part in a series of events to raise funds to support the needs of Gabriolans and to contribute to major organizations dedicated to specific causes. Roll up your sleeves, put on a big smile; we have never had so much fun making new friends and giving back to our community, Gabriola Island.
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.
We're collecting any used eyeglasses you might have lying around for the Lions Sight Program. Whether you have a bunch, or just one or two, just drop them Carol Martin's desk at the Coast Realty office or bring them to our next meetings! They'll go to good use. We'll ship them to the collection centre in Canada, where eyeglasses are recycled and then distributed Internationally. And, we'll gather however many we can find throughout the year!
Lion Carol Martin now coordinates this project for the club. The Gabriola Lions have collected thousands of used eyeglasses for the club over the years and Carol is excited to have taken this project on.
Tinted, non-prescription, prescription, sunglasses, bent, or broken eyglasses are welcome. Eyeglass cases are needed as well. They'll be sorted out at the Canadian Eyeglass Recycling Centre in Calgary.
For more information on the various Lions supported Sight Programs, visit: Lions Sight Programs
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