History of the Little Current Lions Club


The Little Current Lions Club was officially chartered December, 2nd 1938.

This was the first serve club on Manitoulin Island.

The very first project the club decided to take on was setting up and decorating a large Christmas tree in downtown Little Current.

The Little Current Lions Club has been very involved in each of the community's three hockey rinks over the years, including taking on the ownership of the original, privately owned indoor rink, just to keep it operating in the years following the Second World War.

The Little Current Lions Club has financially assisted the Little Current site of the Manitoulin Health Centre over the years, and continues to do so to date.

A former member from the early 1950's reminisced about the dream of a community park at Low Island; this was set in motion by Lions who initially acquired the property in the late 1960s.

This dream has been realized in partnership with the municipality and the park now includes a double soccer field, two baseball diamonds, Sisson skateboard park, a swimming beach and docks, a picnic area, beach volleyball courts, public washrooms and in 2011, the Little Current Lions Club and the Northeast Town cooperated to build a permanent pavilion to service events at the ball park.

This is quite a list of accomplishments that have stemmed from the dream of a community park 50 years ago.

These are just a few examples of the club's public accomplishments over the years, but the smaller acts of generosity, the support for sports clubs, school activities, and the Sea Cadet program currently and, previously, support for Cubs, Scouts, Guides and Brownies.

Currently there are several Island Lions Clubs in Mindemoya, Manitowaning, Gore Bay, and SpringBay/ Providence Bay.

There is often, if not always, an aspect of economic development associated with service clubs for their fundraising endeavours they are almost always associated with major community events which, in their own way, create direct economic activity.

For the Little Current Lions Club, Haweater weekend and Winterfest weekend are their major fund raisers, each year.

The money raised from these major fund raises goes back into our community, to enhance and improve it.


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