President Lion Sharon Hoestra at her 4th Optical Mission to Mexico - Nov. 2017


Sharon was one of 42 people from USA and Canada volunteering at a 5-day clinic.

2,250 people had their eyes checked by an optometrist. 

The Lions brought along 9,000 used glasses to be redistributed.

40 blind children and adults were given white canes and taught how to use them.

200 people were referred to Doctor’s without Borders to receive cataract surgery at a later date.

12 laptop computers were also donated to a local school. 




Earthquake in Nepal

 In 1997 South Edmonton Lions Club and their twin club Funabashi Higashi Lions Club funded a project to bring potable water to Bandipur in Nepal. During the earthquake in April and May 2015 this water line was damaged. South Edmonton Lions Club quickly sent funds to repair this water line. 

In 2016 South Edmonton Lions Club and our twin club, Funabashi Higashi Lions Club, have also donated significant funds towards rebuilding a school in Bandipur.



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