Every year, Lions Clubs provide bursaries for students intent on furthering their education. This year, in excess of $28,000 has been made available to institutions of higher education and/or students to pursue that goal. These donations assist in easing the expenses incurred by students during their pursuit of dreams. Bursaries link; http://lionsdistricta5.ca/bursaries-supported-by-district-a5-clubs/
The Sudbury Teachers Lions Club (TLC) lived up to their moniker this past fall when they ensured students at a local school who were in need of Boots and Shoes, received them.
The Vice Principal of the school sent a list of the sizes that they needed.
TLC members shopped for the items and delivered them to the school, providing 20 pairs of shoes and 8 pairs of boots for a warmer winter.
Light Haven Nursing Home received a donation of sliding doors, purchased and installed by the Bruce Mines & District Lions Club.
Lion Cheryl Harvey, President (left) and Lion Mary Lou Belisle (right) organized the purchase and installation and the doors were dedicated in memory of Lions Arline Connell and Lion Kenny Hopper.
Contributed by Lion Brenda McLay
Tim Hortons has always been a great supporter of children’s charities and the Lion Clubs. This year, they again partnered with the Elliot Lake Lions Club to decorate and sell “Smile Cookies” at their local Tim’s. Together they raised $5,086.00 to go towards the CTV Lions Children’s Christmas Telethon. Once again, this small community has done a ‘Roaring’ Job supporting this campaign to help the Lions provide kids with Christmas gifts.
DGLion Anne Dechaine addresses Lions in District A5.
Green Capes has released their 2021 Calendar for sale until November 2020.
Place your order for delivering in late November. Perfect Christmas present! This calendar has it all, function and that adorability factor of puppies.
These aren’t just any puppies, they are being trained to become service dogs and any of them could, one day, be serving in a neighbourhood near you. Green Capes supports Dog Guides and your purchase of a calendar ensures more puppies can become of valuable service to someone in any community.
Calendars are being pre-sold at the link SuperPupCalendar.ca/NorthEastOntario.
As your newly inducted A5 District Governor, I offer these few words.
Firstly, a heartfelt thank you for your support. With full dedication I will do my best to
represent all A5 Lions.
During this global pandemic, Einstein’s quote: “In the middle of every difficulties lies
opportunity” resounds. Let us all take this as our challenge this coming year. As we ride
the COVID 19 wave, let us be innovative and creative and let us empower each other
and our clubs to redefine our services. A Lion’s purpose is humanitarian service; much
needed during challenges throughout all times.
Also, 2020 is our year for celebration – 100 years of Canadian service.
Therefore, together, INSPIRIT, as we serve, let us shine even more. Our opportunity rises
in this challenging time.
Submitted by: Lion Brenda McLay of Minnow Lake Lions
Funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program in collaboration with United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario, the Minnow Lake Lions received a grant to use for assistance to seniors during this pandemic. The Lions partnered with Our Children Our Future to give out this money to deserving seniors. A lot of people may not know that many seniors are raising their grandchildren. When they thought that they were saving for their retirement for 2 people, they now have households of anywhere from 4-9 people and could just use a little bit of help. The Lions purchased grocery gift cards to give to the senior clients of Our Children Our Future and a few other seniors that the club members knew that just needed a little help. Thank you to everyone their ongoing support of the seniors in our community.