Two Sisters from Bruce Mines Lions Celebrate 40 Years as Lions

Yes you read the title correctly, not one but two sisters have recently celebrated their 40th year as Lions.  These two members are from Bruce Mines Lions club, at town of less than 600 residents, is still a vibrant active club in their community.  

The awards were presented by Zone Chair 31 Wst, Lion Debra Kidd (centre) pictured here with Lion Carol Ricard (left) and Lion Mary Lou Belisle (right).  What a way for family to share their love of community and volunteering.  Looking forward to many more years ladies.

Bruce Mines and District Lions Club Donation

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.

Bruce Mines Aids Food Bank

A5 is very proud of our Lions Clubs this year. Bruce Mines and District Lions Club recognized a need in their Community and then responded to that need generously.

The Bruce Mines and District Lions Club made a donation of $500 to the Bruce Mines and Area Food Bank.

Lions Club President Cheryl Harvey and Food Bank President Jennifer MacMillan.

This picture once again shows how Lions Clubs in A5 are still serving their Communities during this Health Crisis and in doing so are making a real difference to those in need….ROAR!!

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.