Club History

We received our Charter (007972) on 4 May 1951, sponsored by the Victoria Central Lions Club. Since then we have been involved in many community, regional, national and international projects.


We usually meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM and go into recess for the summer months of July and August.   Our Board of Directors meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month 6:00 pm.

Meeting Place

We normally meet at Grafton Lodge, 495 Grafton Street, Esquimalt, BC V9A 6S4.  Meetings start at 7:00 pm, with the first meeting of each month being a dinner meeting.

Join Us

If you would like to attend a meeting or find out more about our club, please contact our Club Membership Chair, Lion Brian Gray, at 250-857-4017 or our Secretary, Lion Donna Ingram, at 250-532-1520.  We would love to have you join us!

Mission Statement of the Esquimalt Lions Club

The Lions Club of Esquimalt is committed to: improving quality of life; developing a communal spirit within the community; and to supporting the broader principles and activities of Lionism.

Club Activities

Some of our signature club projects and activities include the following.  However, since we are still in recovery from the COVID pandemic, not all of our traditional activities may be possible at this time. 

  • Eye Glass Recycling
  • Seniors Programs
  • Youth Programs
  • School Scholarships
  • Buccaneer Weekend
  • Celebration Of Lights
  • Esquimalt Garage Sale
  • Marchtoberfest
  • Bullen Park Concession
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Halloween Bonfire
  • Skate with Santa
  • HMC Ship Kids Party
  • Christmas Hampers
  • Family Day BBQ
  • Esquimalt Rib Fest
  • Esquimalt Youth Coalition


Our Broader Organization

We are part of Lions Clubs International in Multiple District 19, which includes clubs in British Columbia, Washington, and Northern Idaho. We are in District "L"; which encompasses Vancouver Island BC, part of the BC mainland, and the Olympic Peninsula, WA.  We are in Zone L2 which also includes the following Lions Clubs: Capital City; Royal Oak; Saanich; Sooke; Sooke Harbourside; Sooke Lioness Lions; Victoria Central; Victoria Chinatown; Victoria Chinatown Lioness Lions; Victoria Imperial; and Westshore Lions.

Mailing Address

Esquimalt Lions Club, PO BOX 36030, 870 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC V9N 3M4


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