Meetings

Gear Up!

Goodwill equipmment program that involves recycling gently used sports equipment for kids six to twelve years of age.  All equipment is donated and is provided to those who need it at no cost.  Sports equipment provided by this program is for minor hockey, ringette and indoor soccer.

 

Plus Optikx Vision Screening

With the purchase of a Plus Optikx vision scanner, our Club has been able to conduct vision screenings for Kindergarten and Grade Two students in Medicine Hat, Redcliff and District.  We plan to expand this program into private schools and possibly daycares.

 

 

 

Strathcona Island Park - Park for Children with Disabilities

The Lions Club in conjunction with the City of Medicine Hat and Lions Clubs International applied for a Standard Grant to help fund the renovation of a children's park in Strathcona Island Park.  This enables children with disabilities to play and enjoy outdoor facilities; just like everyone else.  The Lions Club of Medicine Hat was recognized with an award by the Premier's Council on the Status of Person's with Disabilities.

Medicine Hat and District Food Bank

The Lions Club of Medicine Hat has been a long-time supporter of the local Food Bank.  When the economic recession hit this community, our Club responded with a donation of $50,000.  In 2011, the Club donated an additional $15,000 to allow the Food Bank to upgrade it's freezer/refridgeration space to allow for additional storage.  Following the flood in June of 2013, the Food Bank asked for help once again to purchase an additional freezer for the Food Bank.  We donated the $7,300 to purchase this for them. This, in turn, allowed the Food Bank to help more people.  In 2015, the Lions Club of Medicine Hat donated $10,000 to help the Food Bank.  Our Club believes that we are here to help our community where/when it's needs arise

 

Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation

Over the years, the Lions Club of Medicine Hat has stepped up and donated over $330,000 dollars to the Health Foundation.  This has enabled the Foundation to purchase some much needed equipment - going beyond the basics - and giving the community access to equipment and services that otherwise would not be available here in Medicine Hat.

Scholarships

The Lions Club of Medicine Hat provides a number of scholarships to students in the Medicine Hat area, enabling students to further their education and decreasing the financial committment necessary for students in need.

Other Projects:

Other projects supported by the Lions Club of Medicine Hat include donations to the Phoenix Safe House, sports teams, the Medicine Hat Public Schools Education Foundation, the Medicine Hat Catholic Schools Education Foundation and the Santa Claus Fund as well as many, many others. 

Our Club also decorates the Children's ward for Christmas at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, does clean up of the Lions Park, collects used eyeglasses, and collects pop can tabs for fundraising for wheelchairs.

 

 

 

 

 

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