Our Lioness Club "bridged" in September 2003
The Sooke Harbourside Lions Club
(formerly known as the "Sooke Lioness Lions")
Thank you all who donated to Timmy's telethon on December 8th, 2013. The telethon raised $5,800,000 thanks to all who donated for this worthy cause! To view the website or make a donation, click on the following: Shaw Direct 299 and Live Stream on their website www.timmys.org
Our Annual Sooke Women's Show was held on November 23rd at the Prestige Hotel in Sooke. Thank you to all the vendors, the Prestige Hotel, Shoppers Drugmart, Pemberton Holmes and of course all the volunteers who helped with this worthy cause. See you all next year!
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Our 10th Year Charter Anniversary was held on September 28, 2013. The guest speaker was PIP Judge Brian Stevenson.
The Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay Race was held on:
June 22 and 23 at UVIC. We raised $18,288.84 thanks to your donations!
If you would like to donate to our team - the " Sooke Sole Patrol" or a member of our team, simply click on the button below and then pick the Vancouver Island tab (the rest should be easy):
If you would like to see the highlights of our participation in the Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay, click below:
Click here to see our 2012 participation picture when we raised $15,406.19.
Click here to see our 2011 participation picture when we raised $10,539.91.
Click here to see our 2010 participation picture when we raised $14,994.29.
Click here to see our 2009 participation picture when we raised $19,396.07.
and in our first year of participation we raised $14,255.65 for this worthy cause.
The Sooke Food Bank Society provides one hamper per month to those in need. The Food Bank is open the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. If you wish to learn more about the food bank or if you wish to make a donation, please click on the button below:
The Sooke Harbourside Lions hosted the annual
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The 7th Annual Sooke Harbourside Lions Duck Race
Was held on Saturday, May 11th at the Sooke Flats! It was a great success. The games were great, the food was terrific and the weather almost co-operated. We raised over $8000 for Juvenile Diabeties.
Congratulations to the followingSIX DUCK RACE WINNERS:Bob Sinclair won $1,000 1st Place, Bill Schoemeyer won $500 2nd Place, Barb Vix won $400 3rd Place, Linda Bennett won $300 4th Place, Sissel Hammer won $200 5th Place and D. Hanse won $100 6th Place
Dates to remember:
- February 8, 2014, The Taste of BC is Feb. 8 at EMCS 7;00-9;30 silent auction tea and coffee tasting as well as award winning BC wines and beer. Little bits from participating local restaurants. Maybe even a chocolate tasting .
- April 6, 2014 - Dog Bowling at Langford Lanes from 4:00 to 5:30pm
In Memory of:
It saddens us greatly to share news of the passing of a very admirable Lion. Lion Audrey Wilson, wife of PDG John Wilson, passed away December 16, 2013 at the age of 84. The Wilson's would have been married 65 years December 18th, 2013. Thoughtful, fun, active, caring, often 'mother hen' to her fellow 19 I Sooke Harbourside Lions, Audrey was an outstanding community servant and a great friend to so many of us. Audrey served as a Lioness and a Lion in Sooke. She and John lived in Sooke their entire lives, where Audrey had served as a kindergarten teacher to many in the community. She and John raised 6 children. Please, keep PDG John, Audrey's sister Lion Lynda Fisk, the entire extended Wilson family, and the entire Lions Family in Sooke BC, in your warmest thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss. It is never easy to lose a loved and highly respected member of a family and community, but even more challenging during this very special time of year. Please, pray that all may find peace in their hearts, and be of good cheer...especially, because Lion Audrey would have wanted it so.
We would like to acknowledge a very special lady from our club who passed away on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012. Barb White was a long time member of our club, having joined in 2001. She was well known throughout Sooke as the "hot dog lady". You could see her at the helm of our bar-b-que grill most Saturday afternoons. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends as well as all "her sisters" in our club. Rest in peace Barb! We love you.
and Lynn Zigay
Another hard worker and well loved member
and Sue Hardy
Even though Sue was only with our club for a short while, we all miss this vibrant, and exciting lady. She contributed tremendously to our club and to her community.
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