Kirkland Lake Lions Branch

Thank you to all that made our day a success!
Approx. 200lbs dry/ canned in donations!
+ $100.20 generous cash donations!
+ $500 from our club = tremendous support!
Thank you to CJ’s Drive In for your kind hearts in supporting this event & the foodbank! Couldn’t do it without you! XO
We sure missed the whole gang of Road Legend Cruisers and the energy they bring with them. Thank you to those that were able to come and you ladies, spectacular outfits!
Congrats to the draw winners:
Coca-cola sign, W. Blakey
Cola glasses, Jason Riddell
Charcuterie board, Julie Reimillard!

 

Minnow Lake Lions – Harvest Time

The Minnow Lake Lions have been growing community gardens at the club house this year. Harvest time is where many of the Lions reap the rewards of their hard work.

Kirkland Lake Lions Club Arts & Cultural Fair Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirkland Lake Lions joined forces with the KL Community Arts Committee, KL Museum of Northern History and KL Multicultural Group, to host our first year Arts & Cultural Fair, which was a huge success.
Thankful to local sponsors for their support which allowed free gate entry for the community to enjoy the main show, The Resilience Tour. Featuring local and international musicians, dancers and artists.
We were joined by our local classic car club, Road Legend Cruisers, as well as many local musicians that blessed us by performing half hour shows for the afternoon. Free inflatables were available, after the main show, for the families to enjoy while listening to the stage shows. Amazing day.
One special attraction was the Dunk Tank, our Lion Jim Malherbe was eager to sit on the hot seat and was a great sport for volunteering to be dunked.
In the group pic, from left to right Lions: Jeanette Foy, Jeanne Cloutier, Jen DeLenardo, Stella Malherbe, Jim Malherbe, Shanea Smith and Julia Spadetto-Forward. Manning our Sweet Treats tent where we featured Lions Tails (our version of a beaver tail but WAY BETTER, lol), cotton candy and homemade butter tarts! Of course, the sweets are always a huge hit! Also the perfect opportunity to market our Cotton Candy cart that we have available to rent in our community.

A5 Quilt Draw Winner Dubreuilville Lions Club

A5 Quilt Draw Winner Dubreuilville Lions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our A5 convention, the committee came up with a new idea. Each club was asked to send in a patch to make an A5 quilt. The patch was to represent the uniqueness of each individual club in our district. What started out as an idea, became a beautiful symbol of our district. Pictured here are the Dubreuilville Lions who’s club won the quilt. DG Carmen Portelance personally delivered the prize and even managed to let go of it. Dubreuilville does not have a clubhouse, so they have decided to let each member take the quilt for a day to their homes. Once everyone has had a chance to show off the quilt, there will be draw and one lucky member will get to keep the quilt. This is a beautiful legacy of A5 and the pride we all take in our northern District.

Sault Ste Marie Lions Club Present Lions Quest Canada School Certificate

St. Paul Catholic School Received Lions Quest Canada School Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On behalf of Principal Linda Rochetta-Legacy, Vice Principal Allison Vance, St. Paul Catholic School, is presented a Lions Quest Canada School Certificate by Sault Ste. Marie Lions members: Past President Jim Russell and District A-5 Second Vice Governor David Kidd.

Lions Quest Canada is a PreK to Grade 12 Educational Program specifically designed for educators and focuses upon the healthy social-emotional development of our youth. This year the District A-5 Lions Organization provided over $19,000 worth of Lions Club International Foundation funding for approximately 50 educators to receive Lions Quest Canada SEL training and educational resources. The Sault Ste. Marie Lions Club has been very active in helping to roll out this District A-5 Grant opportunity to educators within the city and area.

Special congratulations to St. Paul Catholic School as 23 of its staff chose to participate in this special training, receiving over $8,000 worth of Lions funding to do so. Way to go, St. Paul Catholic School! Way to go, Sault Ste. Marie Lions Club!

Lion Hedi and Tinky at Information Booth for Sault Ste Marie Lions Club

Lion Hedi and her canine vision dog Tinky were manning the table at the Lions Club Information Booth held at the Station Mall in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. An important part of Lions nowadays is to get the word out about Lions and our projects that we do. Lion Hedi got to educate people about canine vision and the great work that the Lions do. Good work Sault Ste. Marie Lions.

District A5 Donation to Camp Huronda

In the top picture from left to right is A5 Diabetes Chair Lion Blaine Lachance, A5 District Governor Lion Carmen Portelance, Telethon Chairman Lion Sam Khoury, Telethon Co-Chair Lion Bob Lachance, Lion Jeanne Lachance
 
District A5 Lions has always been a big supporter of Camp Huronda, one of the Diabetes camps in Ontario.  Many of our clubs are also big supporters of the CTV Lions Children’s Christmas Telethon.  When the clubs found out that Camp Huronda needed major repairs after 2 years being shut down, our Telethon stepped up to the plate.  To support the children in our area that attend the camp, the Telethon made a donation of $10,000.00 to help with much needed repairs.  Congratulations to all of the telethon supporters and Lions clubs for their generous support.