Christmas Spirit!

Capreol Lion, Robin Auger demonstrated true Lionism by working with the Azilda Lions to bring some joy to Children in their community.
Lion Auger’s co-workers and their employer, Gateway Casinos, showed their Christmas spirit in a great way by running a toy drive for children in Azilda.
Lions are all about the power of WE.
WE work together to make our communities better.  Employees at Gateway Casinos in Sudbury came together for children in need in Azilda; the community they work in.
Thank you all so very much for being the fantastic community-minded you are and for having such a tremendous spirit of giving.  All WE can say about that is, ROAR!!

Good Food Project – Scheduling Change

Capreol Lions would like to advise patrons of  The Good Food Project who order for pick up at Trinity United Church in Capreol,  of a scheduling change for December.  The cut-off for ordering is December 5th, and pick up is December 12th from 2-4 pm and 5-6 pm to avoid any issues with the Holiday Season.  As always, please confirm pick up times.
Trinity United Church and the Capreol Lions partnered to make this available to Capreol 3 years ago and it has become a vital program in our Community.   

Kirkland Lake Lions in Local Service

The Kirkland Lake Lions recently attended the Kirkland Lake Volunteer Fair. DG Lion Vern attended the meeting in Kirkland Lake and decided to help at the volunteer table for Lions.
Pictured here is:
DG Lion Vern along with some of the members of The Kirkland Lake Lions and DG Lion Vern Presse and Lion Bob Beaven at the Kirkland Lake Volunteer Fair

The Kirkland Lake Lions helped out a local grocery store to clean up before their reopening. The Foodland had a roof fire earlier this year which caused major smoke and water damage. Before opening, the store needed to be cleaned top to bottom.
The Lions stepped up to help in the store cleaning so that it could be reopened on time. Cleaning shelves are Lions Jennifer Rodgers, Karen Suykens and Jeanne Cloutier. Lion Milne Renne and Lion Karen posed for a picture in front of the lions information table.

As a thank you for all the help, Foodland allowed the Lions to have a food drive to help the local foodbank. The Lions filled over 5 shopping carts to donate their local community.

Thanks to all of the Lions for helping their community stay strong. A big Lions Roar.
Pictured with the shopping cart is Lions Grand McComb and Karen Suykens

Lions At Rest

You will notice a new tab under the Lions District News and Events – ‘Lions At Rest’.  This is a new page dedicated to the Lions of the District who are no longer serving with us in service.  They have earned their rest.  Please assist us in keeping this page updated.  Thank you.

Christmas Celebration in Dowling


Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, December 9th, 10 am – 1 pm @ Onaping Falls Lions Club Den in Dowling.  Goodie bags for the kids and free pancake breakfast.

And the Onaping Falls Lions Club invite the local communities of Onaping, Levack and Dowling, to a Christmas celebration being held at the Dowling Leisure Centre.

Chair-Based Exercise Program

For those with mobility issues, exercise can be a hazardous enterprise.  Fortunately,  a program is available in some areas of the District through the local Health Units with chair-based exercise programs.  For more information on this program, please see

This program is already running live in some areas of the District.

Dining in the Dark

October 20, 2018


Members of the Bruce Mines & District Lions Club hosted a “Dining in the Dark and Dessert Auction at the Bruce Mines Community Hall. Over 80 people attended and enjoyed a great Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner with all the trimmings. Representatives from the CNIB and local Food Bank assisted in the venture.

There was a slight twist added to the evening’s meal.  The meal had to be eaten completely blindfolded to simulate what it is like for vision-impaired people on a daily basis. Each table had an assigned server to assist in telling you where your juice glass was and where the pitcher of juice was located so you could reach it and pour your own juice, where each item on your plate was located, etc. It was a great learning experience for everyone who participated. As a precaution, coffee was not served until after the meal and blindfolds had been removed.

Following the completion of the meal, the second highlight of the evening took place. A Dessert Auction, conducted by local Auctioneer – Michael Peever.  His auctioneering talents and sense of humour added to the entertainment for the evening.  The many, beautifully decorated and tempting pastries were donated by members of the Lions Club and caring citizens of the community. Winners of the auction items then shared their winnings with those who were less fortunate.

All in all, it was a great evening; the excellent food and great entertainment ensured a good time was had by all. Proceeds from the event were shared by the CNIB and the Bruce Mines Food Bank.

Donation of Diagnostic Equipment

The Mattawa Lions are proud to announce the installation of the new Philips Digital Diagnostic in the Mattawa Hospital. This is a state of the art digital radiography system which will greatly improve and enhance the diagnosis of trauma and disease in adults and, in particular, can be the First Stop for children showing signs of Cancer. The Mattawa Lions X-Ray Imaging Room, will be a lasting Legacy to the Mattawa Lions who have played a huge part in the purchase of this equipment through their TV Bingo proceeds.