Lions donate to Agassiz Fire
The Agassiz Harrison Lions were proud to donate a portion of the proceeds from this year’s Street Meet to help the Agassiz Fire Department defray the costs of re-lining their fire tower.
According to Deputy Chief Gerald Basten, chief training officer for the department, the “tower” for the Agassiz department is actually an 8’ x 20’ metal shipping container that simulates the areas a fire crew would encounter in an actual house fire. The re-line will help prevent the unit from being destroyed on its initial and subsequent training exercises.
Presenting the donation on behalf of the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club is president Darcy Striker. Deputy Chief Gerald Basten is the happy recipient. New recruits looking on are: Russell Roopsingh and Sky Lusick and Lance Jarvis and Andrew Jensen. Prospective fireman 3 year old Eli Volcz donned the gear to help the big guys.
Lions help Kent-Harrison SAR
The Agassiz-Harrison Lions helped rescue the rescuers with a donation to help defray the costs of retrofitting their much needed piece of equipment, the 38’ “Harrison Osprey” rescue boat. The Osprey will be used for water rescues especially on Lake Harrison and other water environments.
The bright yellow Osprey has a long history of serving to protect with the Roberts Bank rescue group until it was disbanded, at which time the craft was donated to KHSAR. It has undergone a massive retro-fit, including new engines and ancillary gear. The crew has also undergone re-training in order to man the craft safely.
Like any other renovation, there were cost overruns! The Lions are glad to help out.
Long-time Lion and Street Meet chair, Bob Boorman, presented the donation to Marv Anderson of KHSAR. Looking on are Jasmine Harvey, Rita Bruneski and Neil Brewer.
Lions mark 100 years of service
In honour of 100 years of Lionism and over 50 years of service to our local community, the Agassiz-Harrison Lions proudly donated $5,000 to the Kent Elementary School PAC to help purchase a sway-swing as part of the playground enhancements at the school. The swing will allow handicapped and special needs children to enjoy recess activities they cannot access on regular playground equipment. The swing is a unique combination of play and therapy in a single unit.
The funds raised in Agassiz through the Super-Valu and Red Apple draws, among others, have helped make this donation possible. As often as possible, the money the local Lions raise stays within the area. Among the many projects receiving Lions help are the Harrison Highlanders Pipe Band, the Agassiz Museum, the HELP anti-bullying project, and the local Scouts.
The donation confirms the Lions Clubs mandate to provide and support meaningful service projects throughout the world. As part of the largest global service club organization, the Agassiz-Harrison Club not only helps our immediate area, but also the wider international community through donations to support the guide dog program and the international measles vaccination program run by Lions International.
Wherever there is a need, a Lions Club will probably be found helping alleviate it. Their motto is their mandate: We Serve
30th Anniversary Ceremony of The Agassiz Harrison Museum
May 28, 2016. Lions Cherry & Bert Hooper attended the 30th Anniversary Ceremony of The Agassiz Harrison Museum, of which they are members as well. At this time, with a few other Lions members who are also members of the museum, proudly looking on, Lion Bert presented Judy Pickard ( Museum Manager ) with a cheque for $900.00 to cover the cost of a new Museum Event Tent.
May 30, 2016. Lions Bert & Cherry Hooper met with Andy Hillhouse ( Executive Director, Harrison Festival Society ) at his office in The Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison. Lion Cherry presented Andy with a cheque for $300.00 to assist with funding for Children's Day on Wednesday 13th July 2016, which is during The Harrison Festival July 9th to 17th 2016.
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