Latest New and Current Events Visit our other pages for more about our clubs' activities (listed to the left)
The Lions Clubs in the Greater Toronto Area and in our club were recognized at the 2021 Lions Clubs International 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:
Out Lions Farmers Markets: Our Lions Farmers Market locations have now Closed for the 2021 Season. Look for us to return in June 2022.Visit www.lionsfarmermarket.com for the latest Market News and dates. Note : The Region of Peel Health Department Department has stated that ALL patrons and participants Must wear a mask in the market and maintain a 6 foot distance between themselves and others in the market. If we fail to comply we may be closed!
--------------- Our 2021 Peace Poster & Peace Essay Contests have now closed for 2021. Visit our Peace Poster Contest page now for details and announcement of our 2021 contest winners in this years Peace Poster and Peace Essay Contests.
Congratulations to George Liu, age 13, in Grade 8, from Dolphin Senior Public School our 2020 Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest Winner. His work won at three succesive levels of our contest including all10 Lions Clubs Districts in Ontario, Canada. See his poster and the incredible works of art created by our other current and past winners: here.
Watch a short YouTube Video of the 2020-2021 International Grand Prize winner, Zue Zheng, 13 years old from China, as she explains her work:
The 2022-2023 International Peace Poster and Peace Essay Contest theme will be announced in June 2021.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 2021 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 over 1,400 Masks, scrub caps and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) since the Covid-19 Epidemic began. Lynn had 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 January 19, 2021. As we are operating with Covid-19 restrictions we held our event virtually this year mailing contributions to our chosen recipients. We held a ZOOM call attended by some 42 different organizations where we recogined each for their contributions to our community. Watch our 2021 Cheque Recipient Recognition Event - Here.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 ship 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.
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.
Our club celebrated its 45th Anniversary on Saturday, October 19, 2019. See highlights: here