Celebrating 56 Years
of Service!

Canso Lions Club

Canso, NS

B0H 1H0

                                      Canso Lions Club

Canso Lions Club Background


The Canso Lions Club received its Charter on April 25th, 1968, the original membership was 21 with members from Canso and surrounding communities. Over the years the Canso Lions Club met at the Mermaid Lodge, Phalen Hall and Canso High School until a new Lion's Den was opened in 1983. Since 1983 there have been two extensions to the Lion building plus upgrading of the kitchen and washrooms. The Lions building is a comfort center with its generator and propane cooking ability.
 From its very inception the Canso Lions Club has been involved in every aspect of life in the Canso area, numerous projects have aided individuals and families in need. Canso Lions have assisted the Canso Daycare, Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso Arena, Canso Fire Department, Canso Library, Canso Minor Hockey, Canso Academy and Fanning Education Centre, Shamrock Seniors Club, Town of Canso, Canso, Eastern Counties Youth Association, Scouts, Cadets, Canso Regatta, Canso Curling Club, local museums, Little Dover Development Association and GOALS ,Canso Regatta and Stanfest.
 Public projects include the construction of the Seamen's Memorial in 1976 and hosting the Annual Provincial Seamen's Memorial Service on the second Sunday in August. The Memorial site has had several major improvements and upgrades a continuing project for the Lions plus numerous projects in the Canso area. 

2021 the Canso Lions Club partnered with the Antigonish Lions Club to help secure $27,740 matching funding of from Lions Club International Foundation for a new portable ultrasound cart for Eastern Memorial Hospital.
 The Lion’s Den is an important facility for the Lions and the community hosting benefit bingo, seniors Christmas dinners telethons, Cable TV, children's programs, darts, card plays plus the annual Christmas party for Guysborough Options for Adaptive Living Society for and public meetings. 

Canso Lions meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Lions Hall.



Pictures from Spring Fish Sale


Lions Bill Roberts and Clayton weigh out cod tongues for fish sale customers.

Lions Barry Lumsden Wayne Sullivan Clayton Haines help unload fish from Premium Seafoods.


Lions Wayne Sullivan, Barry Lumsden, Clayton Haines Dave Parker and Lion Paul Horne share the job of moving the boxes of fish into the Canso Lions Club.


Pictures by Lion Ray White


Canso by The Sea

Our work with Lions International

Lions Clubs International is  network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.

The international project Campaign SightFirst has as its goal the eradication of preventable blindness throughout the world.  On a local level, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters, health projects and a range of youth projects such as Youth Exchange and Youth of the Year.

Beginning in 1917, the International Association of Lions Clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities. View LQ (Lions Quarterly Video Magazine) on the Lions News Network to see how Lions continue to make a difference everyday and everywhere.


Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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