Lions Thank Estaire Wanup Volunteer Firefighters

Lions Club of Sudbury Support Volunteer Fire Service

The Lions Club of Sudbury recognized the Estaire Wanup Volunteer Fire Department for their bravery and dedication to assisting and serving your community and the people who live there.

President Lion Gerry Corby and member Lion Sandra Del-Pivo Sauve attended the fire department to present them with a $1,000 cheque from the club.

One of the members of the Lions Club of Sudbury has a cottage off one of the roads covered by the Estaire Wanup Volunteer Fire Department. They were able to see first hand, the efforts of the small fire department, to save the homes in that area as well as assisting the MNR battle hundreds of acres of bush fires that flared up a couple of weeks prior. While the MNR fought from the air, the fire department had their pumps at the ready for use at ground level.

When the topic of new business came up, another member brought forward that a donation should be made to the Estaire Wanup volunteer fire service. This is a volunteer service. As part of our community service, it was imperative to ensure those who stand for us are able to going forward.

What the service has done in the past, is currently doing and will do in the future deserves to be recognized. We commend you for your bravery and dedication to assisting and serving your community and the people who live there.

Valley East Lions Roadside Clean Up & Lions Park Clean Up

It’s that time of year again.  Co-vid restrictions have been loosened and everyone is out cleaning the streets.  The Valey East Lions Club did their road blitz and park clean up. “A GIANT ROAR goes out to the Valley East Lions Club members who volunteered their time to the Greater City of Sudbury Roadside Clean Up BLITZ and Lions Park Clean UP!! Missing in the picture are Lion Gerry and Lion Jean. I wonder if they got “bagged” by mistake.

Minnow Lake Lions Receive Community Service Award

The Minnow Lake Lions club finally received their Community Service award for volunteerism- group.  This award was given in 2020, but due to co-vid, no presentation was ever done.  The city decided to honour both the 2020 winners along with the 2022 winners in a ceremony this week.  Congratulations to the Minnow Lake Lions for the recognition of their service to their community.

Sault Ste Marie Lions Trunk & Treasure Event






The Sault Ste. Marie Lions Club held a Trunk and Treasures community Event in the parking lot of the Moose Lodge. Lions baked goods, organized, donated and sold items at the event. In addition, members of the general public also set up their trunks at the unique community yard sale. It was a wonderful day and the Lions enjoyed being with one another. All of the monies raised will go back to the community.  What a great way for the Lions to get back out in the community and make their presence known after a long co-vid isolation.

Sault Ste Marie Lions Club & Lions Quest Program



The first 3 photos are in relation to the Sault Ste Marie Lions Club presenting a Lions Quest Information Booth during Children’s Mental Health Week, at the invitation of Algoma Public Health. In the first photo, the members present are President Cheryl Pavoni, Lions Quest District Chair Barb Perry, Carrie Jones of Social Services and Lion Kim Carter, Lions Quest Team.  The third photo includes two of our Lions Club members: Lion Meagan Grisdale and Lion Trevor Fisher.
The fourth photo is of a current Sault Ste Marie grade 4 classroom that has embraced the Lions Quest Program

Minnow Lake Lions Clean up Blitz







Minnow Lake Lions had a Clean up Blitz on our adopted road  along Howet Ave in Sudbury which was part of a city wide Cleanup Blitz
9 Minnow Lake Lions Club members and two youth  participated for 2 hours each
They picked up a lot of litter – 8 garbage bags,
After the pickup they returned to the den for a tasty lunch of soup, sandwich. cake and drinks

When reaching the president, Lion Martin Bergeron, he was pleasantly surprised and couldn’t wait to share the news with his club.
We would like to thank all who participated in some way or another like providing a square for the quilt representing their club, buying raffle tickets, selling extra tickets, and especially reading all my emails…LOL
The quilt committee and I would like to give a very special thank you to Cindy Bee’s Quilt Shoppe in Espanola for sponsoring this project and going the extra mile to get this piece of history finished on time for us.
Finally, I would like to thank the quilt committee to have agreed to take on this big project with me and creating such a beautiful quilt… I’m very humbled by the whole experience.
Again, thank you all!
Lion Annie Chartrand 😊
History quilt chairperson

Region Lions Leadership Institute

District A5 made history recently. Normally the Leadership training course is held each year a MDA for the districts. One or two Lions from each district attend to learn more about Lionism and how to be a more effective leader. This year, District Governor Lion Carmen Portelance approached MDA with a different idea, to have a Regional Lions Leadership Institute by Zoom for the members of District A5. So for two Saturdays in April, Lions met by Zoom to learn more about becoming a leader and about each other. With attendance at 25 Lions from across Northern Ontario plus trainers, this was a very successful training session and a first for MDA. Thank you to PCC Tim Yeung and his team for putting this together.

Region 17 Rally

Another successful Region Rally for Region 17 in District A5. Given the area that A5 covers, it is not easy for all clubs even in a region to get together. I am proud to say that the Region Rallies are one exception. The rally was well attended at the Bonfield Lions Club . Clubs got to meet the candidates and get their pictures taken with our District Governor, Lion Carmen Portelance and the co-vid Lion. We also had several Past District Governor’s attend this meeting to support the clubs and the elections. Another very successful Rally held by Region 17.

Paddles to Help Ukraine

“We Serve” are two little words that mean the world to Lions. Lion John Marcil was stirred to action with the conflict in Ukraine. He spent 100 hours in creating and painting 10 paddles. He then accepted one hundred $10.00 donations for a chance to win 1 of 10 paddles. It only took 22 hours on Facebook to raise $1000.00 in donations. Monies raised were sent to LCIF for Ukrainian relief efforts. One small action can make the world of difference.