Oak Ridges Lions Club


                                                   Youth                Humanitarian


Do you want to help us spread joy and make a meaningful impact here at home?

We at the Oak Ridges Lions Club are focused on doing meaningful service around the world and very importantly, right here at home in Oak Ridges and Richmond Hill.  We have 7 “pillars” of service (Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Environment, Humanitarian, Hunger, Vision and Youth) that we focus on, but we don’t stop there.  There are many ways we assist our community!  We endeavour to organize many events through the year to reach our goal of 10 acts of service annually. 

If you have any ideas on how we can assist our community, if you can donate funds, services or time, if you’d like to find out more about the Lions Club or if you know of students who are in need of community service hours for high school, we would LOVE to hear from you! 

Please reach out to either Kathrine Mabley or Walter Haluza (see our “Contact Us” page) for questions and details!

Mayor's Maple Syrup Festival.      Saturday, April 6th, 2024.     10:00am-3:00pm

Mayor David West is holding his annual community event and you don't want to miss this!  Lots to do, see and eat!  Be sure to register at  so you don't miss out!



A Message from the Club President

       Dear Friends and Neighbours,

Welcome to the Lions Club, a global service organization with a local heart. We are a passionate group of individuals dedicated to making a positive impact not only on a global scale but right here in our own community. The Lions Club has a rich history of service spanning continents, and we believe that together, we can achieve remarkable feats. Whether it's supporting vital healthcare initiatives or organizing community events, our mission is to make the world a better place one project at a time. We invite you to join us in this noble endeavor, where your time and talents can truly make a difference!

Becoming a Lion is refreshingly simple – it's about joining a community of local individuals who share a common desire to make a positive impact and forge meaningful connections. It encapsulates the essence of what being a Lion truly means. As a member of the Oak Ridges Lions Club, I found a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, working as a team to accomplish meaningful goals.

At the core of Lions lies our powerful motto, "We Serve." It's the cornerstone of our mission. In this Lions year, the Oak Ridges Lions Club is dedicated to discovering fresh avenues for community service, enhancing our appeal to potential members, and infusing our meetings with excitement. We recognize the importance of engaging with a younger demographic to ensure our club's vibrant future. We remain unwavering in our resolve to fortify alliances with fellow community organizations and members.

I warmly invite you to share your insights, suggestions, and even consider the possibility of becoming a member. Together, we can amplify our impact and continue to serve with excellence!

History of the Oak Ridges Lions Club

Back in 1917 a Chicago businessman named Melvin Jones convinced his then business club of men that they should better their communities, and the world, and Lions Clubs were born.  By 1920, they had taken the group international by chartering a club in nearby Windsor Ontario, and the birth of our Canadian history began.  

Since 1920 Lions Clubs have spread all over Canada with 1,600 clubs and more than 37,000 members today.  Oak Ridges Lions Club is proud to say that we have been a member of Lions Clubs International since March 14, 1950, when men like Jack Blyth decided we could serve our local community and promote the principals of good citizenship.  We take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of Northern Richmond Hill.  We believe in uniting residents through friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding, and empowering volunteers to serve their communities, meeting humanitarian needs, and encouraging peace and international understanding.  We plan service projects that are unique to our community and surrounding areas as identified by partnering with local leaders and organizations.

In nearly 75 years, this club has helped establish the King City Lions Club, organized and hosted the annual Oak Ridges Lions Club Family Fair, seniors lunches, skate-a-thons, countless BBQ’s for community events and schools, tested the vision of thousands of young students in Oak Ridges, sponsored hundreds of local teams, helped purchase and train guide dogs, built floats for and participated in parades, planted hundreds of trees, cleaned thousands of pounds of litter, and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to over a hundred local and international groups, all while having fun and encouraging friendship!  

Join Us!


More Information about the Lions Club

Lions Club District A16 website

Lions Club International website

District A-16 Governor’s December 2022 Newsletter


JOIN US for a Meeting!

Our meetings start at 7:00pm and we are always chatting about upcoming events and opportunities to serve our community. 


Click here for directions on google map.


Meeting Details:

  • Dates: 4th Tuesday of the month (except July and August)
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: Norm Taylor Room 2nd floor, Bond Lake Arena, Oak Ridges

Please send us a note or call us if you plan on attending a meeting.



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