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Who We Are:

The Lions Club of Land O’Lakes is based in Northbrook, Ontario. Our 38 members work hard to serve and support our local community in a variety of ways. Through donations and fund-raising we are able to provide financial assistance to several local organizations including Land O’Lakes Community Services, North Addington Education Centre, Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Land O’Lakes Community Food Bank, Camp Trillium (Childhood Cancer Support Centre), Lions Camp Dorset (resort for dialysis patients and their families), Lennox & Addington Resources for Children (LARC) and the Mazinaw Lake Swim Program. Our club owns and maintains a large hall in Northbrook which is used for many community activities and events as well as private functions and gatherings.

What We Do:

Euchre (Tuesdays)
Bingo (Thursdays)
Annual Golf Tournament
Annual Fish Fry Dinner

Annual 50s & 60s Dinner/Dance
Christmas & Spring Market Extravaganzas
Santa Claus Parade
Community Thank You Day
Community Clean-Up Day
Financially support local organizations
Annual Toll Road events (fund-raising)
Waste-site bottle collection (fund-raising)
Yard sales (fund-raising)

Our Past Year:

The past 12 months have been an exciting time for the Lions Club of Land O’Lakes. In addition to supporting and serving the community with events and financial assistance that we provide each year, during the summer and fall of 2018 we completed a number of renovations and improvements to our Lions hall, including a new roof, new exterior doors and windows, new flooring inside the hall, new interlock bricks outside the entrance vestibule, and an outdoor rest area with a picnic table, bench and flower boxes. Our hall is used to host a variety of events that serve the local community including Bingo, Euchre, darts, dances, children’s programs and community lunches and dinners, and these much-needed renovations will benefit many users of our hall over the coming years. The renovations were funded through generous grants that we received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Township of North Frontenac and the Community Foundation for Lennox and Addington. To show our appreciation to the Trillium Foundation, we hosted a special recognition event in September 2018 which was attended by Hastings-Lennox & Addington MPP Daryl Kramp.

This past summer we celebrated our 50th Anniversary as a Chartered Lions Club by hosting "The Best Party North of 7" on August 17. We had planned to have an outdoor barbecue with live music and speeches on a stage that we had set up outside our hall, but on the morning of our event the weather turned gloomy and we made a last-minute decision to move everything inside. We had planned for 100 guests but 120 showed up, which made finding a place for everyone to sit a bit of a challenge! Despite the wet weather we had a wonderful event. Special thanks to our guest speaker IPDG Frank Hewitt who (as always) made everyone feel welcome and happy to be part of the celebration.

Some of the other events that have kept us busy this summer include our annual four-day Toll Road fundraiser at the end of June, our annual Fish Fry on July 26, our summer yard sale on August 10, our annual Golf Tournament on August 24, and helping out with the Haunted Forest Walk at Sherwood Park Campground on August 31. Coming up this fall we have our Christmas Extravaganza, Hallowe'en Trunk-or-Treat (Flinton) and the Santa Claus Parade (Northbrook).

 

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