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1997-2022 Celebrating 45yrs of service to our community

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Call (519) 787-0560  

info@belwoodlions.org

Always looking for members who want to be of service to their community. !

Always looking for community volunteers to help with our events

Please check back often to see new changes and additions

WHO ARE WE....

Belwood & District Lions are a group of local members of the community who are passionate about doing activities for the overall benefit of the community. We meet regularly and have community activities and fundraisers and do projects in and around the community. Our fundraisers help local folks, we support national and international charities and International relief efforts worldwide. We are part of Lions International Foundation operating around the world to improve the world we all live in. See our Club Projects link on the left for more details about our club activities and refer to the links on the right for Lions International activities.

 

We are always looking for volunteers to help in our events, bring new ideas forward and to join our group. See the contact details above to get more information and to reach out to us.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS....

Bottle Drive !

Belwood Lions can and bottle drive.
Drop of your cans and bottles at Belwood park pavillion.
Operating once a month on the second Saturday between 10am-12pm.
Please also look out for notification on Belwood Lions noticeboard on Hwy #26
 
Next Bottle & Can Drive: Saturday October 8th 10am-12pm at Belwood Hall
 
Go on....have a good clearout
Bring out your beer bottles and cans, wine and liquor bottles.
We will return them and put the funds to community betterment.
 
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Coming Up..Look out for these future events coming up...
Tables are all sold....please contact the number below to add your name to the waitlist and for next year !
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WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO RECENTLY?

RECENT BELWOOD LIONS EVENTS

A big 'Thank you" and Well done to Lions Sam, George and Nancy for all their support in volunteering to help Centre Wellington Food Bank drive for the “Back to School Food Drive” at FreshCo on Saturday, August 27th.

Belwood Lions complete their pledge to Groves Hospital One Year Ahead of Plan
Belwood Lions are very pleased to advise that due to the success of this years Pike Derby; the tremendous support from our sponsors and anglers, and other Belwood Lions fundraisers, that we were able to complete our 2 year pledge to Groves Hospital of $10,000 for a vital signs monitor for the endoscopy department. Belwood Lions had pledged $10,000 over two years, but today donated the second $5000 (the initial $5000 donation made during our Pike Derby award ceremony) to Groves Hospital Foundation representative Lori Arsenault. This fulfills our pledge 1 year ahead of plan. Presenting the cheque for Belwood Lions is Sam Stewart and Ron Prior. Belwood Lions will continue to work with Groves to select future areas for supporting the great work Groves does to benefit our entire community. We look forward to future support from anglers, sponsors and the community the next Pike Derby May 27 & 27 2023
 
 
 
Belwood Lions completes the Centennial Parkette
Belwood Lions have created a Centenial parkette facing Belwood Lake behind Belwood Hall. Constructed by the late Lion Elwin May and Belwood Lions, the area contains memorial benches to Lions Passed. It serves as a place of peace and contemplation for the surrounding community. Plaques recognize the project as the One Hundred Centenary of Lions in Canada, as well as of Elwin’s work in fabricating the many other memorial benches in Belwood park and along the Elora Cataract Trail and surrounding villages.
 
 
 
 
Belwood Lions Annual Pike & Walleye Derby
May 28/29 2022...
Our 40th annual derby! with two great tournaments in one,
a Pike Derby with Grand Prize $2000 & a Walleye Derby with Grand Prize $1000.
Anglers...wow...just like that..it is over!
We had a great time, we hope you did also.
Weather was mixed, started overcast and turned out a real beauti.
The fish on the other hand started off with a flurry and tailed off abruptly. Basically leaving everyone on Sunday either sporting a suntan or nursing sunburn 🙂.
As always, we had a lot of laughs and some great outdoor time together. Thanks to all the generous sponsors, to the amazing Belwood Lions team that work so hard to pull this together and of course to you the anglers that so generously support the entire event and freely contribute to all the creative ways we find to help you generate contributions to such great causes. As announced, we continue our ongoing donation of $5000 annually to Groves Hospital, this time pledging $10,000 over two years for a Vital Signs Monitor for the Endoscopy dept. In total, we had slightly over 600 registrants and 47 fish on the board. See the official results attached. Thank you and see you in May 2023
Check out our dedicated website www.pikederby.org
or on facebook at 'pike derby'
 
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Belwood Lions Breakfast With Santa...
Saturday 4th Dec 2021 8am-11.00am.
Belwood Hall
 
We had a great turnout with yummy pancakes, sausauges,egg, fruit cup and drinks and the kids got to meet the jolly old elf himself. We had a many people donate to our foodbank collection which was passed onto Centre Wellington Food Bank - thank you so much for your generousity and a special thanks to all our sponsors! See photo collage below
 
Belwood Lions 'Christmas Choice' Draw
Congratulations to our raffle ticket draw prize winners below.
Tickets drawn at Belwood Hall Oct 30th by Event Co-chair Sam.
$300 winner Mark Gansecoele
$100 winner Adam Moore
4 x $50.00 winners
Jim Gore,
Dwayne Fuller,
Ivan Peterson,
South Wellington Community Lions
 
Many thanks to all that participated and helped raise funds for community projects.
 
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Thank you Belwood community for an outstanding successful bottle drive Saturday 13 Jun.
Eight hundred and fifty wine/liquor bottles, numerous beer bottles plus bags of beer cans made a successful collection enabling more charitable donations for the Club to provide to the community.
Members of Belwood Lions helping out Gord, Doloris, Raymond, Wayne, Denis, Mike, Elwin & Lions Donors Julian, Terry & Shon..Thanks to all involved.
 
 
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Lions Effective Speaking
Pictured below are the classroom effective speaking winners at J.D.
Hogarth Public School. A "Certificate of Achievement" was presented to them on
Friday by Belwood Lions Effective Speaking CoChair Denis Vinette. These students were to be going onto the Lions District competition on March 28th in St. George, however unfortunately due to teachers contract discussions and more recently Covid-19 concerns, this competition has been cancelled for 2020 / 2021
That is of course not to take away from the achievement of these students in being recognized in their school competition.
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Craft Show Saturday Oct 19th 9am-2pm.
Another sucessful event, well attended by both vendors and customers. A wide selection of arts and crafts, mostly hand made were available for that special person in your life (including yourself :))
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Ontario Hot Rod Club 6 Jun 2019
For the second year, the Ontario Hot Rod club passed through Belwood on their summer tour and Belwood Lions played host. Over 100 car enthusiasts came out with all shapes and sizes of cars. Belwood Lions provided a lunch and entertainment.
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Belwood Lions 39th Annual Pike Derby is over!
Thank you to all who joined us to participate in our 39th annual Pike Derby, and a special thank you to all our amazing sponsors without whom not nearly close to the amount of money would be raised. Special thanks also to RCA for all their support with our many donations. All money raised (less the cost of the derby) is directed straight back to community projects. Once again thanks to you, for the 3rd year, we donated $5000 to Groves Memorial Hospital Foundation for the ‘Lions For Groves” Diabetes Education Centre. We’re happy to announce our winners on our www.PikeDebry.org website: Stay tuned, we are still going through all the photos and will be posting some very shortly. See also www.pikederby.org for more photos once posted. Look out for details of our 40th Pike Derby next year 24/25 May 2020.
 
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Belwood Lions "Wing Ding" Night - Sat April 13th
Jumbo Wings and veggies & dip - and ICE COLD beer

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Belwood Lions ART SHOW, SALE & SILENT AUCTION  - Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th

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EFFECTIVE SPEAKING COMPETITION:
Belwood Lions held its annual public schools Effective Speaking competition Tuesday 5th March. Featuring 16 students from 3 local schools competing in 6 categories of Intermediate English / French and Junior English / French, including Intermediate impromptu English / French. Excellent presentations throughout, well recognised by our judges and organizers. Winners go on to Lions District competition later this month.
 
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Belwood Lions club president Graham Scroggie presents Alissa Gibbons, marketing coordinator for Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre, a donation in support of their activities for adults and children with special needs.https://sunrise-therapeutic.ca/
 
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Belwood Lions Christmas Breakfast With Santa...Saturday Dec 8th. 8am to 11am. We had a terrific breakfast, and got to visit with Santa, snowman, 'balloon man' Parry and friends. All net proceeds were donated to Centre Wellington Food Bank in support of their Christmas drive. Many thanks to all who supported.
 
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Belwood Lions Annual Die Cast Farm Toy and Collectables Show & Sale...Saturday Dec 1st. A good crowd came out and a grand time was had by all!
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Belwood Lions Christmas Craft Sale & Bazaar - OCT 20th
 
Our annual 'one-of-a-kind craft sale with local craftspeople.
We had a great turnout from the vendors with a wide selection of knitted articles, clothing, wooden craft, birdboxes, embroidery, jewellery, household, personalwear, basically something for everyone. A steady flow of people came and particated. The food booth was steady, and the penny table was a hit. All in all a great day, and all had fun.
 
 
 
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On September 8th, Belwood Lions, helped out at the grand opening day of Advanced Marine store in Belwood. In cooperation with store owner Steven VanLeeuwen, we served burgers and soft drinks and all proceeds raised went towards "Lions For Groves" initiative for the Diabetes Education Centre at the new Groves Memorial Hospital. Everyone had a great time for a great cause.
 
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Belwood Lions, in cooperation with the Township of Centre Wellington and Wellington County installed 12 flowerboxes on the bridge on County Rd #26, and the pedestrian bridge in Belwood Village as part of Belwood Lions community beautification. The flowerboxes provide a lovely splash of colour around the village and welcome visitors and cottagers alike.
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Members of Belwood Lions and Diabetes Canada volunteers spent part of My 24 weekend at Belwood Village "Toll Booth" for Diabetes Canada. Passing motorists were very generous in their donations. Money raised goes to Diabetes Canada activities.
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Joel Pegg, MNRF Officer accepts a cheque donation from Belwood & District Lions Club Past President Julian Vines toward the MNRF YOUTH OUTDOOR DAY program. Every September youth aged from 9-18 yrs register to attend a day of outdoor educational events, demonstrations and activities at Luther Marsh Conservation Area.
 
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Members and friends of Belwood and District Lions Club met on May 5th to help clean up the environment as part of Wellington countys Adopt-a-road program. Belwood lions take care of county road 26 between roads 18 & 19 and county rd 19 between 8th line and 6th line. Together 34 contractor size  garbage bags (about 68 regular size bags) were collected. Thanks to the county for allowing free drop off at the dump and to The Clorax Canada Company for donating the garbage bags.:
 
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Jackie Andews of Centre Wellington Food Bank receives a donation from Sam Stewart of Belwood & District Lions Club to support their work within the community.
 
 
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Our Effective Speaking winners go on to do great in the A-15 District Effective Speaking Competition:
 
 
Belwood Lions hosted our annual Effective Speaking competition on Monday 26Feb for local elementary schools. Eighteen competitors battled it out in the categories of Intermediate English, French, Impromptu,and Junior English, French.Winners go on to compete in the Lions District competition in April. A packed hall of parents/ grandparents/ siblings/ family and friends cheered them on. Refreshments provided by the Lions.
 
 
 
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