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.
Congratulations to R.J. Bastedo of Waterdown, ON, the 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.
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)
On 19-20 August Lions got together in the Village for a pancake breakfast fundraiser. The Gabriola Theatre Festival was underway and several Lions worked to provide a great breakfast for visitors over two days. Here Lions Sharon, Larry, Shirley, Kathy, Mike, Dawn, Joan, Ken, Miriam, Dixon, Carol, Bill and Anne are ready as the day-two 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.
District Governor Mike Dukes' annual visit to our club to talk to us about Lionism. Also shown are Zone Chair Gary Price (L) and Gabriola Lions President Doug Cavill. (Photo: BK)
With sunny and pleasant weather, our walk headed out from Gabriola Sands Provincial Park with 35 plus walkers and furry friends. Dogs and owners ranged in age and size and we were most honoured to have Larry Smith join us with his Lions hearing assistance dog guide Vespa! What a treat seeing this lovely yellow lab doing her job supporting Larry! Afterward, most of the pooches went to the beach for a well deserved romp and swim! A heart felt thank you to the Gabriola community for their support of this event! (Photo: Jude Briscoe)
Cash donations of $905.40 and online donations of $240 brought our total donations to $1,145.40. Another great year and we surpassed our $1000 goal!
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)
The Gabriola Run, Jump, Throw Program is an after-school activity for students to learn the fundamentals of track and field sponsored by the Gabriola Recreation Society. Gabriola Lions donated $1000 to the program to assist with the purchase of sports equipment. Check out their Thank You video by clicking on the Photo or HERE
Lions smiling at the success of this year's Concert-on-the-Green. More concert photos HERE.
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
Zone Chair Gary Price presents a Gold Centennial Membership Award to Lion Betsy Banford on 28 January 2019.
Lion Sharon Robert, our YCE coordinator, shown here with our 2018 program participants Nanami (left) and Caleb at their orientation session. Nanami is headed to Greece for three weeks this summer while Caleb is off to Norway for three weeks. Participants are encouraged to use this travel opportunity to represent their home countries and share their own culture while learning about and embracing a new one, forging the way to becoming young ambassadors for peace and international understanding. YCE is composed of various Lions Youth Exchanges and/or Lions Youth Camps arranged by Lions clubs around the world.
Lions sang a hearty Happy Birthday to Lion Eric as he celebrates his 90th before tucking into his delicious birthday cake. (Photo: CM)
On 5 August Lions got together in the Village parking lot to sell tickets for our upcoming Concert on the Green and Air Canada ticket raffle. We also did a little fundraising by selling hotdogs - here Lion Shirley performs Chef duties with help from visiting WWOOFer Rieki. More photos HERE (Photo: DB)