Local Lions support BC fire victims

Aug.  2017.  True to our word, the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club donated the proceeds from both raffles at our recent car show to the BC fire victims. The presentation was made on Wednesday, August 2.

The donation was made to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief fund as 100% of the donations to this area of the Army is used in disaster relief. No funds are diverted to cover administrative costs.

Standing in front of the Army’s disaster relief truck, Lions President Bob Boorman presented a cheque for $1400 to Don Armstrong of the Chilliwack branch.

Don had just returned the previous day from the stricken area and was getting ready to return there in his role as Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator. Don told us that our funds would provide items the people needed that were not covered by government funds. He also told us that the pets had not been forgotten either. A truckload of pet supplies had left Chilliwack the day before, destined to help the 4-legged victims.

The people of Agassiz who attended the car show along with the Agassiz-Harrison Lions who manned the event, made this donation possible.

The Lions thank you for your support!

Aug 2016

Lions donate to Agassiz Fire Department

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.  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. Also present were 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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