District Governor Cec Specht's annual visit to our club took place on 25 November. Among the topics he spoke about were the Lions Clubs International Foundation and the Lions DogGuide program. More photos HERE
Heartiest congratulations to Lion Carol Martin for having been chosen by her fellow Lions as Lion of the Year. Carol has done a stellar job as club Secretary, a pivotal and most challenging job in the club. Shown is Lion John Roman presenting the trophy to Carol. Well done Carol!
The 23 Annual Concert-on-the-Green was another great success. Held on Thursday, August 8, our opening act was The Vinyl Cafe's Reid Jamieson Band, featuring Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Victoria Mill; the feature presentation was a ROD STEWART tribute by Rod and the Mods, featuruing Brent Stewart. More than 1,100 people attended and over $31,000 raised for our charitable programs on Gabriola!
Congratulations to R.J. Bastedo of Waterdown, ON, winner of our raffle for two Air Canada tickets to any destination they serve in Canada!
See Lion Don Butt's wonderful concert photos HERE.
Photos of past concerts are HERE.
Lions smiling at the success of this year's Concert-on-the-Green. More concert photos HERE.
Gabriola Lions and the Gabriola Lands and Trails Trust sponsored a community effort to eliminate invasive scotch broom from the island. More photos HERE
Heartiest congratulations to Lion John Barton on receiving an insignia representing his 35-years of service as a Gabriola Lion from Lions Clubs International, an inspiration to us all.
Heartiest congratulations Lion John Roman on being voted 2018 Lion of the Year by his fellow Lions. John's tireless work as Chair of the Concert on the Green Committee has lead to its tremendous success. President Doug Cavill presents the trophy.
Broom headed for the chipper on 6 June 2018. (Photos: Dixon Kenny)
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Lion Bernard W. Wohlleben, November 17, 2019 . Bernard was actively involved with the Lions on Gabriola since 2006, and sponsored by Lion Eric Boulton. Bernard, always a jovial presence, helped with the repairs of Drumbeg Road, Concert on the Green, wood splitting, and many of our projects for the good of our Gabriola community. He will be missed. Our condolences to his family.
Lions load and deliver firewood to five families on Gabriola on 28 Sep 2019.
On Aug 30 & Sep 1 Lions got together at the Commons for a pancake breakfast fundraiser. The Culivate Music Theatre Art Festival was underway and several Lions worked to provide a great breakfast for visitors over two days. Here Lions Anne, Doug, Kathy, Dixon, Larry, Jon, Sharon, Paul, Miriam and Betsy are ready as the day-one breakfast crew. (Photo: DB)
High School graduates Caleb Pounds, Maren Bradbrooke and Zephyr Melnyk each received a $2,000 scholarship from our club at an Honors Night at the Port Theatre in June. Lion Bill Kalbfleisch presented the awards on behalf of the club.
With sunny weather our walk headed out from Gabriola Sands Provincial Park with 35 plus walkers and furry friends. We were delighted to have Larry Smith join us with his Lions hearing assistance dog guide Vespa! Thanks to the generous Gabriola community, over $1,100 was raised! (Photo: Jude Briscoe)
Lions Foundation Dog Guides support Vision, Hearing, Seizure, Autism, Diabetic and other physical or medical disabilities. Although it costs $25,000 to train a Dog Guide, they are provided free to the recipients due to the fundraising and generous donors.
Online donations to this very worthwhile cause can be made HERE.
Shown here are some of the logs that have been bucked in preparation for the arrival of the Wood Splitting Lions on Saturday, 21 April, 2018 at Lion Mike's. This is an important work party as it helps season the wood for next winter's "Firewood for Those in Need" project. Thank you Ben, Curtis and Trevor of Gabriola's Island Tree Service for bucking the wood to get it ready for us to split.
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. Here President Betsy and Lion Jon take care of business. (Photos: DB)
Zone Chair Gary Price presents a Gold Centennial Membership Award to Lion Betsy Banford on 28 January 2019.
Lion Olga Korinek (upper photo) and Lion Paul Kuszyk (lower photo) receive Milestone Chevron Awards from President Doug recognizing Lion Olga's 20 years of service and Lion Paul's 15 years of service.
Lion Carol Martin "Pins" new Lion Steve Smith at our 25 November 2019 meeting. Welcome to the Gabriola Lions Club Steve!
At the gateway to Drumbeg Provincial Park (L-R) Park Ranger and Communications Liason Craig Meding and Senior Park Ranger John King of BC Parks West Coast Region with Lions Dixon Kenny and Bob Rooks. Story and more photos HERE (Photo: Derek Kilbourn, The Gabriola Sounder)
District Governor Cec Specht presented Milestone Chevrons to long serving members of the club on November 25,2019. Here (L-R) are Lion Graham Miller (15 years), DG Cec Specht, Lion Eric Boulton (45 years) and Lion Mike Phillips (15 years).
District Governor Elect Cec Specht visited to present our club with a Centennial Service Challenge Award for having completed Lions Centennial projects related to Youth, Environment, Vision and Relieving Hunger in our community.
Lions Mike, Bruce, John and Doug (the photographer) taking a well earned break after loading two cords of donated wood.
President Doug Cavill presents a Silver Centennial Pin to Lion Bill Kalbfleisch on 25 March, 2019 in recognition of Bill recruiting new members to the club.
President Doug Cavill presents a Silver Centennial Pin to Lion John Coleman on 11 March, 2019 in recognition of John recruiting new members to the club.
President Doug Cavill presents Lion John Roman with a pin in recognition of his 10 years as a Lion