June 4, 2016

And it begins....The Winnipeg Ma'di Lions Club is now official!!! On June 4th, charter members of the Winnipeg Ma'di Lions Club, along with some very special guests, including International Director Jerome Thompson and District Governor Gérald Fontaine, met and signed their charter. Afterwards, they were joined by members of the Lions Club of Winnipeg and many other Lions clubs to celebrate this wonderful event! Please welcome our newest club!

June 2, 2016

The result of our Annual April Dinner of 2016.  We raised and gave to the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society the sum of $8338.50.  The dinner this year was held at the Royal Aviation Museum in Winnipeg. We had a great time and gave away some wonderful prizes.  Thank you all that helped and contributed to this activity this year.

September 22, 2015

Have you been to a PEP RALLY lately? For Lions Rick Marrin, Don Brown, Ernie Jones and Ross Johnston, it was indeed a pleasure to attend one at Gordon Bell High School (approximate enrollment of 720 students) as they attended there to present a cheque in the amount of $5,000.00 to the school’s Greenspace Project.
The rally was held in the packed multi-purpose room of the school and began at 11:00 AM with our Lions members being escorted in by School Principal Arlene Skull and seated adja-cent to the podium. There followed a general pump up, welcome and how’d you do by Tech-nology Teacher Mark Dewar followed by a 7 minute video giving a brief history of the Green-space Development Project.
Lions members were then introduced by Principal Skull and told why they were there. At this point, Lion President Rick came forward with a mocked up cheque in the amount of $5,000.00 as well as, of course, a negotiable cheque from our Clubs account for the same amount. Photos were taken to the enthusiastic cheering from all the students. The photo above shows the presentation of the cheque.
Historical Note: The land on which the Greenspace Development Project is being developed at one time belonged to Midway Chrysler whose president was Lion Jack MacIver, an active member of the Lions Club of Winnipeg from October 1969 until his death on May 11th, 2008.

September 14, 2015

On Monday, September 14, 2015, The Lions Club of Winnipeg held its 7th Annual 100 Hole Golf Marathon. 15 Golfers paid their entrance fee for the privilege of completing this particular challenge.
The Lions Club rent Larters Golf and Country Club for the entire day, as this is the only way our golfers have the opportunity to complete this challenge.
The day alternated between hot and cool. The golfers arrived between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. loaded their clubs into their golf carts and went into the clubhouse for breakfast. One of our members then told them about a few small rules changes to make sure they moved along. Then they hit the course in a shotgun start.
During the day, course marshals drove around the course with hot coffee, chocolate bars, water, chips, and soft drinks to make sure our golfers were well cared for.
At lunch the marshals headed out to deliver lunches of wraps, and beverages so the golfers could have lunch but continue on their quest to 100 holes
There were two prizes for closest to the pin on two different par 3’s; a prize for the golfer that we considered the most honest; and a prize for the best score over the 5 rounds they played.
Our 15 golfers played 1500 holes of golf during the day and amazingly only 146 balls were lost. Our statisti-cian keeps track of eagles, birdies, pars and other scores which were relayed to the golfers at our awards din-ner which began at 8:00 p.m. The last 3 of our golfers concluded their final 2 holes at dusk when they almost needed a fluorescent or flashing ball to know where it was going. The awards dinner began at 8:00 p.m. and concluded just after 9:00p.m. – making it a very long day for all.
The funds raised are dedicated to the Lions hearing Foundation and are to used for youth hearing pro-grammes.

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