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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 December 11th 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.
Coming Up..Look out for these events coming up soon...
Belwood Lions Breakfast With Santa...
Saturday 4th Dec 8am-11.00am.
Belwood Hall
Come out and enjoy a lovely pancake breakfast and meet the jolly ol' elf himself.
see flyer below for more details
Please note: Covid vaccination check and Covid protocols will be required to enter this event
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.
Belwood Lions Craft Sale & Bazaar
Saturday 16th October 2021 9am-2pm
Thanks to all our vendors and the public who came out to participate and enjoy our anual Craft Sale. It was fabulous to host a Lions live event after such a long absence. We will be back again next year and meanwhile check out our 'Virtual' Lions vendors.
Belwood Lions Pike Derby will be back in 2022 to celebrate our 40th Pike Derby
Save the dates May 28 & 29 2022.
Check out fb: PikeDerby or for previous years photos and awards.
The Belwood Lions Craft Sale has gone 'virtual' - click on the left menu
'Belwood Lions Craft Sale'
to take you to a list of our crafters/vendors and their crafts & wares and how to get hold of them directly to order.
These crafters are continuing to support our community through our virtual sale during Covid19 restrictions...please support them!
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.
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.
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 :))
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.
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 below: Stay tuned, we are still going through all the photos and will be posting some very shortly. See also for more photos once posted. Look out for details of our 40th Pike Derby next year 24/25 May 2020.
1st Prize: $2000 cash - Longest fish: Jordan Taylor – Guelph – 27 ¾”
2nd Prize: $500 cash – Mark Kiermacz - 27 1/8”
3rd Prize: Charter – Cody Pfeiffer – Cambridge – 25 ¼”
4th Prize: Large Boat Tote – Adrian Balaj – Markham – 25 ¼”
5th Prize: Small Boat Tote – Aaron Rideout – Branchton – 25.0”
Combination 2 Fish: Charter - Rick Fleet – Clifford – 26 ¼”
1st Prize: Complete Fishing Outfit + Charter – Braelyn Stevenson – Guelph – 23 ¼”
2nd Prize: Fishing Outfit – Michael Burdz – Mississauga – 21 7/8”
3rd Prize: Fishing Outfit – Bowen Manuel – 21 7/8”
Alex Inch – Kitchener
Raffle Draw:
Lower Twin Lakes Week Cabin – Bruce Wakefield – Guelph
Chainsaw – Damien Camirand – Fergus
Leaf Blower – Mike Hammond – Guelph
Ed Stewarts Bench – Steve Bakelmann – Stoney Creek
Silent Auction:
Baywolf Fishing Cabin week – Dylan McConnery, Kitchener
Crestwood Inn 3 Days – Mike Heffernan, Belwood
Charlie Clark Print – Shawn Jolie - Fergus
Corey Dagle Filleting Knife + Sheath – Dylan McConnery, Kitchener

Belwood Lions "Wing Ding" Night - Sat April 13th

Jumbo Wings and veggies & dip - and ICE COLD beer


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






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.
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.
MANY THANKS to all that participated in our annual "Your Choice" Christmas Raffle, offering a choice of gift cards to several local stores, just in time for Christmas. Draw was held at 7:00pm Tuesday 18th December at Belwood Community Centre. The winners are:
$50 - Lynn Mercier
$50 - Lynn Brown
$50 - Maddy Giles
$50 - Sofia Oliverira
$100 - Theresa Baritz
$300 - Tom Waind
We will be in touch to present your prizes. Thank you and see you again for next years draw.
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.
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!
Belwood Lions Halloween Shell Out....Wed Oct 31st...Belwood park pavillion
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pike Derby May 26-27 2018 is OVER.
Check out details at

Pike Derby is all done for another year. Thanks all who came out,and to all the generous organizations that sponsored us. It was another terrific weekend of fishing and fun, and alot of money was raised for the community. Winners, pictures and videos at at


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.
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.:
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.
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.
Saturday Feb24th Belwood Lions had our annual spaghetti supper and entertainment. A full house was treated to our special supper, with dessert and refreshments, and later entertained by Mentalist Buzz Collins. An excellent evening of good food, good fun and good friendship
Belwood Lions Family Day - Family Fun Day 19 Feb 2018. Belwood Lions hosted a Family Day family fun day on Monday 19th Feb at Belwood Lions Ice RInk in Belwood. Despite the forecast of rain and overcast skys we had a good turnout and lots of fun on the rink. Families and kids alike enjoyed hockey shoot outs, curling, ice shuffleboard and plunger toss. Together with hot dogs, brownies, rice krispie squares, hot chocolate and coffee - a fun day was definately had by all.
Craft Sale - 21 October
20 vendors both local and from afar bring their one-of-a-kind crafts to Belwood in time for Christmas. Lots of hand made special crafts to choose from:
BELWOOD CELEBRATES CANADA 150 - Thank you to all that participated and came out to our celebration. What a great day, well attended, lots of activities. A couple of rain storms could not stop the enthusiasm as Belwood Lions and community hosted a day of celebration. See link at left of page to Belwood Celebrates 150 webpage
Belwood Lions 37th Annual PIKE DERBY held May 27-28 2017. Check our webpage link on the left for details of this years Pike Derby coming in May 26-27 2018
also scroll right down to the bottom of the page for a link to great videos from previous Pike Derby's


Lions for Groves Chairperson Denis Vinette, along with Belwood Lions President Julian Vines present a cheque to Groves Hospital Foundation Communications Officer Sarah Sheenen as part of Belwood Lions' pledge to the Foundation. Lions for Groves is the formation of eight local Lions clubs Arthur, Belwood, Fergus, Elora, Grand Valley, Hillsburgh, Marsville, Rockwood with a goal to raise $200,000 for Groves Diabetes Education Centre.
Lions for Groves Chairperson Denis Vinette, along with Belwood Lions President Julian Vines present a cheque to Groves Hospital Foundation Communications Officer Sarah Sheenen as part of Belwood Lions' pledge to the Foundation. Lions for Groves is the formation of eight local Lions clubs Arthur, Belwood, Fergus, Elora, Grand Valley, Hillsburgh, Marsville, Rockwood with a goal to raise $200,000 for Groves Diabetes Education Centre.
You can also view a video of this presentation at the link below (Video Credit: 'YAKMAN'):
Pictured below is Belwood Lions President Julian Vines presenting a cheque to Fred Aleksandrowicz, Manager of Centre Wellington Food Bank. The Food Bank provides a vital service within our community, offering a host of services and councelling in addition to assisting putting food on the tables of their clients.
Pictured below is Belwood Lions President Julian Vines presenting a cheque to Melissa Mulligan, Parent representative of John Black Public School Playground Fundraising Committee. Their objective is to raise funds to purchase and install Junior and Intermediate Playground structures at the school for the benefit of the students. They are half way to their $50,000 target, and planning installation of the first structure this spring.

Belwood & District Lions Club hosted their annual Effective Speaking competition for area elementary school students on Tuesday evening, February 28 at Belwood Hall.  Students from 4 Fergus area schools, namely John Black Public School, Victoria Terrace P.S., J.D. Hogarth P.S. and East Garafraxa P.S..  15 students went head to head in 4 classes, Junior English & Junior French (Gr. 4-6) and Intermediate Eng. & French (Gr., 7&8).    This event has been ongoing for more than 30 years.

The fantastic evening of great speech presentations was capped off with the trophy and cash awards.  The sky was the limit when it came to interesting subject matter.


Check out these links of our Spaghetti Western show (Part One!)..
 Sat Dec 3rd saw Belwood Lions host our 2nd Annual Farm Die Cast Toy Show and Sale. This year saw an excellent turnout of vendors and public to a great show. With draw prizes and a great food booth all morning and afternoon. We're already booking for next year @ Sat 2nd Dec.
Fri Dec 2 saw the 2nd Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting in Belwood Village. The community joined Belwood Lions in Maple park watch the tree lighting and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes and neighbourly friendship. Thanks to the Lions and local business for stringing up the lights again this year.
Click on link below for a excellent videos of Belwood Lions Pike Derby from
2017 Pike Derby (credit: YAKMAN)
2016 Pike Derby (credit: YAKMAN)
Listen to Grand 101 FM Radio to keep up to date with our events and hear interviews with our members.

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We have the following equipment available to our community for short term loan to help you remain mobile:
1 - Toilet cover with handles - 18.5 inch seating width.
1 - Bench used in a shower
1 - Walker - 17.5 inches seating area width.
1 - Walker - 18.5 inches seating area width. (with leather belt back)
1 - Standard wheel chair
1 - "Hi tech" wheelchair - suitable for a patient with dementia or requiring long bouts of seating
      Allows extended stay in the chair. Inflatable multipoint support seat and 60 tilt to allow
      a patient to sleep comfortably. (Does not fold down for transportation
      Both wheelchairs in excellent condition
contact us at the number above for more details or to check availability


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