Our 21st annual Concert on the Green will feature Dreams, The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac at 6:00 pm and our opening act will be The Music of Neil Young by Roger Potter at 5:00 pm. Gates open at 3:30 pm. Full Concert information is HERE.
Lions Larry and Sharon and pooches getting ready for the walk.
The weather cooperated to make this years dog walk fun for all. A very special thank you for the tremendous support from Lions Merrilee Wur, Mariam Cochrane, and Joan Ensor as registrars and Lions Sharon and Larry for set up. Our Lions President Betsy Banford greeted all the dog walkers and furry friends and thanked them for their participation . It was also good to see so many Lion members in attendance. There were 22 registered walkers. Several walkers had more than one dog to walk and all was done so quickly with many dogs happily participating in the final play at the ocean’s shore.
We raised $930.00. A very special thank you to the Gabriola Community for making this such a worthwhile event. Thank you to Linda Olsen for initiating this event. More info on the dog walk: HERE. (photo: Lion Jude Briscoe)
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.
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)
*End of Year BBQ, 5:00pm - 26 June 2017
On 12 June 2017 President Betsy presented an award to Lion Bill Moisuik for recruiting new members into our club.(Photo: BK)
On 24 April 2017 President Betsy Banford presented a certificate of appreciation to Lion Olga Korenek in recognition of her recruiting a new member into our club in the last year. (Photo: BK)
DG Alan Guy addresses our club on 23 January 2017. More photos of the DG's visit are HERE.(Photo: BK)
Heartiest congratulations to Lion Sharon Robert, left, on being selected as Lion of the Year by her fellow Lions. President Betsy Banford announced the news at our annual Christmas Party. (Photo: DB)
Lion Sharon Robert, left, and President Betsy Banford present 15-year old Adin a cheque for $2,000 to assist in the costs of competing at events at the Canada Cup in Calgary, the Nationals in Ontario and the Worlds (World age groups) in Bulgaria. As part of Team Canada, Adin won the double-mini trampoline gold medal for his age group at the 2016 Indo-Pacific Championships in New Zealand. (Photo: Shirley Nicolson)
On 20-21 August 2016 Gabriola Lions and a couple of friends held two pancake breakfasts during the Gabriola Theatre Festival. We served nearly 400 breakfasts and raised over $1,500 for our charitable programs on Gabriola Island. (Photo DB)
On 21 July 2016 Lion Carol Martin and her friend Rene Tittertonwork along with Lions Kathy Ensor, Mike Phillips and Betsy Banford conducted a work party for a senior Gabriolan in need of landscaping help. They cleared weeds and blackberry canes from his property, mowed the grass and had the property looking shipshape within two hours.
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. (Photo courtesy Derek Kilbourn, Gabriola Sounder Newspaper)
On 24 April 2017 President Betsy Banford presented guides Amelia and Elizabeth with a cheque for $2,000 to assist with the purchase of camping equipment. (Photo: Carol Martin)
On 24 April 2017 President Betsy Banford presented a certificate of appreciation from Lions Clubs International to Lion Joan Ensor in recognition of her recruiting three new members to our club over the last year. (Photo: BK)
On 23 January 2017 President Betsy Banford inducted new Lion Brian Hardy to the club as his sponsor, Lion Mike Phillips, looks on. Welcome Lion Brian! (Photo: BK)
Lions Joan Ensor (15 years), Anne Banford (10 years) and Carol Martin (10 years) received pins recognizing their long service as Lions on 23 January 2017. The pins were presented by District Governor Alan Guy (left) and Zone Chair Rob Dalton (right) accompanied by Port Alberni Lions Gary Price and Ron Metcalfe. (Photo: BK)
Membership Director Sharon Robert (left), our newest Lion Dawn Fulton and her sponsor President Betsy Banford at the induction ceremony on 12 December 2016. Welcome Lion Dawn! (Photo: DB)
Gabriola Lions President Betsy Banford prepares to hand the voucher for two tickets to anywhere in Canada that Air Canada flies to raffle winner Susan James as Lions Bill Moisuik and Dixon Kenny look on. We understand Susan plans to give the tickets to her daughter Jennifer Larsen. Heartiest Congratulations!
They're back from Italy! Our Youth Exchange Program coordinator 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.