To support our Projects, we gratefully acknowledge
the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


Lions Golf Fun Day at Coys

Lions Golf Fun Day, held at Coy's Golf Course on June 10, was another success this year. There were 132 golf and dinner tickets sold and 54 dinner only tickets sold. A delicious dinner was provided by Coys. Following dinner was music followed by a silent auction. There was a total of 390 hours of volunteer time.


Friday Shopping - December

Every December we host Friday Shopping in Fairmont at the Lions Den. Participants receive a "passport" that get stamped at any participating busnesses the participants visit. The participants return their passports to the Lions Den which are entered in a draw for prizes. We also hold a bake sale with funds going to a family in need.


Hospice Tree of Lights - December

The Tree of Lights(TOL) ceremony takes place every December at the Lions Den to celerate the life of a loved one. Individuals can make a donation for a light on the tree in remembrance of a loved one.

The TOL stays lit 24/7 over a six week period during the holiday season, to include all the celebratory events over the holidays.  There is a Book of Remembrance in the Hospice office with all the names for each community for people to come in and look up the names of the dearly departed.  We also have the list of lights purchased for the past three years on our website.

The generous contributions and donations for the TOL , make it possible  for the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley continue to assist families in our community with End of Life and Vigil visitations, Bereavement Support Groups and Bereavement visitations for those who have lost a loved one. 





The lions have numerous bins throughout the community to accept recycling. Lion Norbert manages this project. The funds raised from recycling are shared among numerous projects. This project is ongoing



Golf Challenge (Hole-in-One)

Lion John Wood

Lion Terry White volunteering on May 17, 2014 on a less than pleasant day at Riverside Golf Course

Proceeds from this project go to the following:

Columbia Valley Food Bank

Local Family Assistance

Christmas Hampers

Family Resource Centre




Fairmont Lions Quilt Auction now until December 21, 2020

This beautiful “I Spy” quilt represents years of collecting fabrics and hours of sewing.  The fabrics, some vintage, cut in 5” squares and trim sizes ready for sewing, were donated by Charlene Evans.  The creative designing and hours of sewing were done by Diane Hemsing of the Hoo Doo Quilters  to produce this gorgeous 62” by 62” quilt.  As well as providing warmth, this quilt will entertain children for hours playing “I spy with my little eyes”.  The Fairmont and District Lions Club would like to thank both of these ladies for this lovely donation.


Presentation to EKFH 04-Nov-2019

Presentation made to Brenna Baker, Executive Director of EKFH made by Lions President John and Lion Nelda.


Fairmont Lions make 2nd Gift to EKFH Mammography Campaign

Background: The combination of rain, wind and the occasional streak of sun didn’t scare off the 144 golfers, 29 dinner guests and the numerous amount of Lions Volunteers from attending the annual Fairmont & District Lions Club’s Golf Fun Day held at Coy’s Par 3 this past Saturday. Proceeds from the annual event are earmarked for a charitable cause and this year was no exception.
Thanks to the foresight of President Bob Rutherford, Ray Kolochuk (incoming President), Mike Tanguay (Event Coordinator) and the entire Lions Club membership their decision to once again support the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the East Kootenay Regional Hospital couldn’t have been more pivotal. The Fairmont Lion’s have now made two donations for a total of $7,060 and is one of the lead gifts that is helping to start a major campaign being undertaken by the regional hospital foundation.
Over the next two years EKFH is taking on its biggest challenge a $1 million capital campaign called “A Clear View ~ a digital mammography campaign” to provide funding for a new digital stereotactic mammography unit for the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
Mike Tanguay explains, “The Fairmont Lions have supported the East Kootenay Foundation for Health for a numbers of years with the purchase of smaller pieces of medical equiment and monetary donations to larger projects such as the recent refurbishment of the Invermere and District Hospital emergency room. This year’s EKFH project to purchase a digital mammography machine was a perfect fit considering our service goals and the fact that three of our members are breast cancer survivors.”
Organizations and businesses from throughout the Columbia Valley provided donations of products and services as part of the silent auction table with one unique prize of a motor boat complete with trailer, fishing package, motor and water toys being donated by Ruth and Phil Ullman as a thank you to the great work done by the Lions throughout the community.
The Lions Club and EKFH would also like to thank the Coy family who provides the golf course free of charge and also particpate in the day’s activities.
A Clear View ~ a digital mammograpy fundraising campaign needs your help – to make a financial contribution to the fight against breast cancer please visit www.a clear

Fairmont Lions Donate $4,000 for Diabetes Wellness (2015)

Last Saturday under a bright blue sky a full slate of 144 golfers hit the links at the annual Fairmont Lions Coy’s Golf Fun Day.  The tournament now in its 26th year is one of the more popular golf events in the Fairmont area and its charitable purpose has made a difference to many charities over the years.

This year’s event was no exception with the Fairmont & District Lions Club making two exceptional gifts.  The first was a $5,000 donation to the Family Resource Centre in Invermere and the second a $4,000 gift to East Kootenay Foundation for Health.

The EKFH donation is being directed to the regional Diabetes Wellness Center for the purchase of an IPro monitor and sensor.  IPro evaluations use continuous glucose monitoring and records glucose levels 24 hours a day for three days and provide healthcare providers with insights into how diet, medication and daily activities affect glucose levels.

Interior Health’s Diabetes Wellness Programs run throughout the East Kootenay.   Thanks to the efforts of the Lions Club, the sponsors who supported the tournament and those who participated in the event there is additional support for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

EKFH presently stewards over 30+ funds in trust for all areas of health care including acute, community integrated services, residential care, lab services and diagnostic imaging.  To learn more about the activities of your regional health foundation and items that have been funded in your community or for the region visit

Details:  Lions members Norbert Schab, Tournament Chair (left) and Mike Tanguay, 1st Vice-President (right) present $4,000 to EKFH’s Donna Grainger & Doug Frioult (photo compliments of Dean Midyette, Columbia Valley Pioneer)




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