Volunteer Appreciation

The late Lion Doug (who passed away on Jan 1/19) accompanied by Lion Jane

Every summer the Southeast Manitoulin Lions club hosts Summerfest which relies on many volunteers to assist.  On Oct 23/18 they held a chili supper of appreciation to which all the volunteers were invited.

Lion Mike chats with volunteer Burke

Women Only

Everything ready, just awaiting the guests.
Lion Estelle Mathiasen and daughter Lion Sue Parsons, members of Onaping Falls Lions


Lion Carmen Portelance serving tea to some guests. 



For the fourth year,  the Onaping Fall Lions ladies have hosted a Women’s Only tea.

Vendors are welcomed from the communities, however, all businesses in attendance must be owned by Women.  Each attendee received a thank you gift as well as getting in on a chance to win one of the door prizes.

A sold out event!  Congratulations Onaping Falls Lions ladies team.



Wade Hampton House

The Minnow Lake Lions Club donated $2000.00 to the Wade Hampton House operated by the March of Dimes in Sudbury.

Wade Hampton House is a community-based setting that offers 24-hour support to individuals who have experienced a moderate to severe brain injury. The staff members work together with residents to engage them in both their personal care and on-going rehabilitation goals. The services assist residents to regain skills and pursue areas of daily living that are meaningful to them while focusing on maximizing community integration and independence.

The March of Dimes is currently raising funds for an expansion of the house to accommodate more residents.

Bursary Donation

Rashmi Narendrula, this year’s recipient is a 2nd-year student and is pictured with Lions Shirley Ogilvy, Irene Poffley, Advancement Officer Julie Houle, Lions Gilles Lafrance, Anne Dechaine, Leanne Furchner, and Club President Blaine Lachance

Minnow Lake Lions donated $500.00 to Northern Ontario School of Medicine topping their bursary to $24,800.00. The bursary was initiated in 2010 taking advantage of matching contributions from the government. The payout each year is based on approximately 5% of the capital amount and allows a medical student to realize his/her dream to study and hopefully practice in Northern Ontario.

Capreol Lions in Action

Lions Julie and Dorothy presenting the Bread and Roses food bank with a cheque for $250
Lion President Dan presenting Lion Marge a Diamond Centennial pin

The $250 cheque presented to the Food Bank is the first of a quarterly donation of $250 from the Capreol Lions to the Foodbank as Lions recognize the important service the Food Bank provides in the community

The Diamond Centennial pin is awarded to a Lion who sponsored a new member during the 100th anniversary of Lions International and that member has remained active for three straight years.

Capreol is committed to enhancing the quality of life in their community and the community has responded by attending their fundraising Bingos, BBQs and other events. Community Pride….ROAR!


Kirkland Lake Lions Club

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

Our newest club, the Kirkland Lake Lions are off to a roaring start, helping out the Foodland grocery store clean up following 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

Capreol Winterfest!

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Capreol Lions Hall at 2A Stull St. Capreol

Capreol Lions Club’s Winterfest invites families to join them for their inaugural Winterfest,  for children 3 and up who are looking for a Roaring good time during the Family Day Weekend.   Outdoor and indoor events are planned and are free.  The Club will be selling hot dogs,  cocoa, pop, popcorn. There will be prizes for the kids.  Everyone is invited to come on out with your ”cubs” and play.

Capreol Lions Celebration

Lion Robin – Gold Centennial Pin winner!
Lion Mario – Gold Centennial Pin winner
Lion Dorothy – Silver Centennial Pin winner

Congratulations go out to the Capreol Lions Club for being able to award three Centennial Pins to deserving members. President Dan had a busy night during the New Year Lions meeting, awarding three Centennial pins to members,  Lion Robin-gold, Lion Mario-gold, Lion Dorothy -silver

In 2017, Lions International celebrated the 100th anniversary of Lions serving their communities.

Centennial pins are being awarded to Lions who have sponsored a new member during the Centennial and those new members have continued to be active members of the Club.  The gold pin means the member sponsored has been active for 2 years while the silver pin is for the member for having been active for a year.

Bringing in new members is vital to a healthy Club and we hope to see some more people from the Capreol hopes to see even more new members from the Community join.


Sweetheart Bingo!

Capreol Lions celebrate Valentines Day with a Bingo!

Friday, February 8th, 7 pm at the Capreol Lions Club 2A Stull St

Come with a sweetheart and we will give both you and them and “extra card” to play. Entrance fee is $20 and you can buy extra cards for $5. Prizes are Valentines Candy Baskets. We are planning to have a lot of fun and hope you bring your sweetheart out too!


Onaping Falls Hosts Community Christmas Supper

The Onaping Falls Lions Club hosted their first free community Christmas supper for the residents of Onaping, Levack, Dowling and Cartier at the Dowling community centre.  Community groups joined the Lions donating items, helping to decorate, prepare and serve the wonderful meal.  Thank you community partners,   Knights of Columbus, Golden Age Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Roger’s Valu Mart, Kellys Restaurant, Falls Food and churches in the local area.

A bus was hired to transport people who had no other transporation from Levack and Onaping to the dinner.  Several vans brought those attending from Cartier.  More than 325 dinners were enjoyed by attendees, as well as 30 take-out meals for those not able to attend.

MPP France Gelinas, Mayor Brian Bigger and Ward 3 Councillor Gerry Montpellier attended.

Each person attending received a free penny table card for prizes.  The Onaping Falls Leos attended a craft table to entertain the younger set.  Santa didn’t fail to make an appearance and handed out surprise bags, candy canes and gifts to all of the children.

Leos have proved a valuable asset to the Onaping Falls LIons Club and played a huge part in the success of the evening.

Before the party started, the workers presented a surprise 80th birthday cake to Lion Bernadette Desbiens, mother of Lions Sylvia and Lorraine.

Shannon Findlay, Leo leader helping with the decorations.
Dinner enjoyed by all! A great evening.