The Schumacher Lions Club Took Part In IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s

For volunteers with the Schumacher Lions Club, supporting a great community cause is a walk in the park.

The Club was a gold level sponsor for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s on Saturday, May 25 at Hollinger Park in Timmins. The Club donated $1,000 to obtain the gold sponsorship level.

Volunteers set up a tent in the park on the rainy morning, which was perfect for serving up Tim Hortons coffee, tea, Timbits and muffins to participants and spectators. Lions Club members also took part in the walk, including several with individual sponsor sheets to further help the cause.

The idea for sponsorship was first raised by new Lion Brian Green, who works for IG Wealth Management. Like many other fellow Lions, the cause hits close to home. Many members have family or friends who have struggled with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

All funds raised at the event are used by the Timmins-Porcupine District Alzheimer’s Society for local programs and support services.

From left are Lions Eric Beauchamp, Wayne Snider, Mike Charette, Mark Barkel, Don Gagnon and President Danny Ansara.


Schumacher Lions Eric Beauchamp, left, and President Danny Ansara didn’t let the rain bother them at the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s on May 25 in Timmins

Schumacher Lions Club’s 76th Spring Sportsman Show

It’s an annual sign that summer is just around the corner in the Timmins area.

The 76th edition of the Schumacher Lions Club Spring Sportsman Show was held April 27 and 28 at the McIntyre Arena and Curling Club.

Lion Treasurer John McCauley has been chairing the event for the past 17 shows. He reported the event raised about $43,000 for the club this year. In all, about 7,000 people came through the McIntyre Community Centre complex this year for the show.

It was all hands on deck for volunteers from the club, who worked diligently to set up, host and clean up after the popular community event.

For part of the Saturday, we had student volunteers do a survey of paid attendees. This was divided into home base regions. There were 233 people who came to our show from Sudbury or North Bay. There were more than 1,500 from outside the Timmins area. The reason? Ours is the premier sportsman show in the North. Also, vendors from out of town spent three nights in Timmins.

Sadie the red-tailed hawk swoops over the heads of the audience during the Birds of Prey Show during the Schumacher Lions Club Spring Sportsman Show.
Lions Rachelle and Guy Kingsbury get ready for the opening of the box office for the Schumacher Spring Sportsman Show.
A few of the arena section of the Schumacher Lions Club Spring Sportsman Show. Vendors also filled the curling club and curling club’s lounge areas during the event.

Schumacher Lions Rally in support of Seizure and Brain Injury Centre

The Schumacher Lions Club hosted the Lions Zone Rally on Saturday, March 11, where the Club donated $1,000 to the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre, the charity chosen by Lions District Governor Bob Beaven. Members of Lions Clubs from around Northeastern Ontario came to the Schumacher Lions’ Den for the rally, including Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Valley East, Kirkland Lake, Minnow Lake and Charlton-Englehart. Presenting the cheque are, from left, Schumacher Lions Zone Chair Pete Martel, Beaven and Schumacher Lions President Dan Ansara.