Latest New and Current Events Visit our other pages for more about our clubs' activities (listed to the left)
Our Lions Farmers Markets are Open now Visit www.lionsfarmermarket.com for the
latest Market News and dates.
Note : The Region of Peel Health Department Department has stated that patrons and participants should wear a mask while in the market. While no longer mandatory it is recommended.
The Lions Clubs in the Greater Toronto Area and in our club were recognized at the 2021 Lions Clubs International Convention for our service to our community during Covid-19. Watch the following Video to understand how our Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) helped us respond to local needs:
Our Peace Poster & Peace Essay Contests Visit our Peace Poster Contest page now for details and announcement of our 2023 Peace Poster and Peace Essay Contests.
See the incredible works of art created by our current and past winners: here.
Watch a short YouTube Video of the 2021-2022 International Grand Prize winner, Anja Rozen, 13 years old from Slovenia, as she explains her work:
The 2023-2024 International Peace Poster and Peace Essay Contest theme is Dare to Dream.Our Lions club sponsors up to four contests in local schools, and youth groups each year. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org you have questions or wish to participate in the 2023-2024 Contest. Contest Guidelines are availablehere.You can seeour past winners workshere.
Services Recognized: One of our members Lynn Friedman has been recognized for her contribution in service by her sewing and donating well over 1,400 Masks, scrub caps and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) since the Covid-19 Epidemic began. In April 2022 Lynn was awarded a Virtual V-Oscar by Volunteer MBC Helping Hands Award for her contributions of masks and Scrub Caps in Mississauga.
Lynn has prepared a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation on how she assembles these Face Masks. You can see her instructions for making them: Here.
Our Annual Cheque Recipient Recognition Event for the organizations we support was held on Tuesday February 21, 2023. We held a live meeting attended by some 42 different organizations where we recogized each for their contributions to our community. This was a great opportunity all recipients to see the breadth our impact first hand.
The money we distributed was raised through operation of our Farmers Markets and running Bingo's at the RAMA Gaming House in Mississauga. We distribute funds annually to many organizations, causes, charities and camps that positively contribute to our Community locally and globally. See who we support on our Organizations Supported page.
In November 2021 we will shipped over 14,400 pairs of used eyewear to our Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre in Calgary. In October 26 2020 we shipped 26,603 pairs. In May 2023 we shipping another 9,663 pairs. We welcome volunteers to assist in our collection, counting and packing uesed eyeglasses and heraing aids. We will hold two more sessions this year. Contact Lion Jeffrey at 647-401-2438 to volunteer.
Used Eyeglasses collected are supplied to missions that deliver glasses to the needy globally. Visit www.recycleforsight.ca to find your nearest collection point (all types of eyeglasses accepted (broken Frames too), we also accept used hearing aids).
Lions Clubs International Foundation(LCIF) helps us support humanitarian need around the world every day. Our aim is to focuson addressing needs in the following areas: Vision, Disaster Relief, Humanitarian causes, Diabetes, Youth, Childhood cancer; the Environment and Hunger. Click here to learn how you can help.
Lions Quest Workshops: Learn more about our innovative training program for children and adults that builds cooperation and understanding. Visit our Lions Quest page for details on Community and Teachers Workshops.