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Mt. Brydges



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The first tree is planted in District A1 by DG Steve Mahovlich at his home club in Belle River on July 24, 2011 to help IP Wing-Kun Tam reach his goal of 1 million tress.

Petrolia Lions

Lion Ron Gray, Lion Karin Hummer and in the rocking chair is Lion Darcie Gray on the Petrolia Lions Christmas Float.
Lion Darcie Gray in the Rocking chair reading the book on the Petrolia Lions Christmas Float.
The Petrolia Lions and the Petrolia Leo's gathered together on December 9, 2011 to celebrate Christmas with fellow Lions, Leo's and Friends. The Petrolia Lions and Leo's wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Fabulous New Year.

 The Petrolia Food Bank was presented with a cheque for $3200.00 for the "Christmas for Everyone" from the Petrolia Lions Club in Petrolia, Ontario. The Draw was the annual Christmas Stocking Draw for $500.00 worth of Toys. Petrolia Food Bank representative Brian McManaman (left) accepts the cheque from Lion Jim Stapleton and Lion Christine Piggott.
The Petrolia Lions Club held it's annual Christmas draw for a giant stocking full of toys worth $500.00 on December 19, 2011. The winner was Lynne Heppler of Petrolia , Ontario.  Lion Jim Stapleton and Lion Christine Piggott presented the socking full of toys to Terry Heppler husband of Lynne Heppler.
Petrolia Lions had their snow thrower draw on December 18 at the Home Hardware Store in Petrolia. . The winners are: 1st prize Jo-Ellen Beverage, Brights Grove. 2nd prize   Marc Richard, Petrolia. 3rd prize Judy Moore, Oil Springs Ontario.

Thanks to the many Lions that helped with the draw and a special thank you to Jason and the staff at Petrolia Home Hardware for their patience and help with the entire process. They sponsored the draw and gave a great deal on the prizes.

Petrolia Lions and Staff of the Petrolia Home Hardware, getting ready for the draw.

First prize winner of a Yard Machines 227 cc/28" Snow Thrower was Jo-Ellen Beverage of Brights Grove. With Jo-Ellen was Petrolia Lions Bill Fell and Art Parkes

Ilderton Lions

A new splash pad which was a joint project of the Ilderton Lions and the Ilderton Optimists.

A food drive held in November raised over 7800 pounds of food for the Ailsa Craig Food Bank. The Ilderton Volunteer Firefighters and the Ilderton Lions areloading up a transport truck for delivery to the food bank.

Ilderton Lions unloading the truck.


Wyoming Lions

Wyoming Lions pull their float in the Wyoming Fair

Strathroy Lions

Strathroy Lions Inducted 3 new members in early December.

Photo shows L to R;

Lion Don Waltham , sponsor, New member Rick Copp
Lion John Vermeulen, sponsor New member Mike Clarke
Lion Avery Bishop, sponsor New member Don Emmons

With back to screen, conducting Induction is PDG Ken "Werby" Werboweski

In addition we have reinstated, past member Gary Zimmerman and transferred in PRC Bob Osborne who returned to the area from Ferndale/Lions Head Lions

Total increase in membership 5

Kingsville Lions Christmas Party 

Mt. Brydges Lions & Lioness Clubs

The Mt. Brydges Lions and Lioness Clubs donated nearly $9000 in musical instruments to the grateful students of Caradoc Elementary School.


Music teacher Julie Malcolm, parents and community are all really pleased!!  The school said thanks with a concert for the benefactors.

Read article in the London Free Press

Glencoe Fair Parade

A picture from the Glencoe Lions fall fair parade float. A very creative float chair dressed these mild mannered Lions to look like desperadoes. Without exception they are, really, all quiet and mild mannered - so for us in the Glencoe District Lions Club it is very funny to see them this way - on the float they were seated in a bar, some playing poker, others at the bar surrounded by our Glencoe Lioness as saloon gals.

Lionism is great fun, isn't it!


Granton Lions

Granton Lions President Barb Tuxford gets Lucan Biddulph Mayor Paul Hodgins with the pie at the Granton Fun Day in July.


A straw lion on the W. G. THompson entry in the Granton Fun Day parade in July.


Kids bobbing for apples at Harvestfest in September


Bluewater Lions

[Submitted Dec 19/11]

 Donation by Bluewater Lions Club to the Lakeroad Lions School Band they sponsor to help in their ongoing program. From left to right: Julie Hillier-Vrolyk, President of the School Band Association, Lion Bob Henry, Marion Watt, Treasurer of the School Band Association.



Ever wonder what 838 pounds of canned goods look like? Lion Bob Henry and Lion Joyce Doucet of the Bluewater Lions Club of Sarnia donating $1,000 dollars in the form of canned goods to help the Inn of the Good Shepherd out with their Christmas canned food drive. Also donated $500 to the Inn of the Good Shepherd Building Fund.


Bluewater Lions Club of Sarnia helping out the Salvation Army with their Christmas hampers. In the picture is Lion Bob Henry, Major Rick Pollard and Lion Joyce Doucet holding the $1,500 cheque to help out the Christmas basket campaign.

Lion Joyce Doucet


Thorndale Photos

[Submitted December 24, 2011]


Tree Planting

PDG Lion John Ross was honored to receive the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award at the Thorndale Lions Christmas dinner meeting.
Presenting the award Lion President Dave Graham and Z.C Lion Les Youngson.

Thorndale Santa Parade