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SERVICE PROJECTS ARE OUR PASSION 

OUR ONGOING PROJECTS: 

DONATIONS - 2021

Omemee Food Bank, Caressant Care Nursing Home, Omemee Curling Club, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Hearing, Five Counties Children's Centre, Lions Foundation of Dog Guides, Camp Dorset, A Place Called Home, LCIF

DECEMBER 2021 - CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Christmas Urn and Snowman Inflatable DRAWS 

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Father's Day Kids Contest

Christmas Hampers 2020

Two local families were gifted with Christmas hampers, helping children and guardians enjoy a special holdiday season.

We continue to collect surplus medical supplies, clothing, bedding, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, & crutches etc., and ship to those in need through the KAWARTHA MISSION.  

 

Creating a reading program for smallfry at the local library.

 

 Our downtown main street banners created by a local artisit will be installed this spring (2022), bringing a sense of history and our environment to passersby.

  

Have a look at this short video to see how we serve.

https://video214.com/play/5jVYNb5bNaohiSe0Ag29rw/s/dark 

 

Youth: Supporting youth efforts in the community. Here is the high-score winner of the Kawartha Lakes 4H Club with Lions Past President Simon Wickens.

 

Hunger: Omemee Food Bank- Collecting and distributing to the needy on a twice-monthly basis. Donations received at a variety of club events continue to help replenish the shelves.

MAY 30, 2020

May 30, 2020: Bottle Drive. Despite C19 our Lions observed physical distancng and held a bottle drive with funds going to the Omemee Food Bank.

What an amazing display of community spirit and generosity. 

Thanks to all who helped make this event a success.

 

Vision: Eyeglasses: Collecting and distributing for third-world countries at Omemee Lions events.

Eyeglasses to Lion Roger.                           We have scores of eyeglasses ready for Roger when lockdown is lifted.                      Thank you to Omemee's local pharmacy and other businesses/churches and groups who collect on behalf of our club.

 

Environment: E-Waste: Collection of electronics, clothing for Cerebral Palsy and scrap metals, including pop tabs for pups.                                                  Consolidate civic-improvement efforts with other local like-minded groups. Continuing to monitor the Omemee rail bridge section of the Trans Canada Trail.   

   

 Pop-tabs for pups to Lion Ken

 

Childhood Cancer -  Involvement with/donations to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre  (programs for children and teens with cancer, their siblings, etc) . Interest in the Peterborough Regional Health Centre pediatric clinic.   

                                                                                                                               

Diabetes  Besides holding an annual seminar to provide ongoing information to the community, the club created a video in its support of Camp Huronda.                                                                                          

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HERE'S A COUPLE OF OUR EARLIER SERVICE PROJECTS  

Environmental Project

The club volunteered to remove the rotten deckboards of the Kawartha Trail rail bridge that spans the Pigeon River in the village of Omemee. This labour of 150+ man hours took place in late 2018 and involved the strength of Lions to complete so the new composite deck boards could be installed before the change in weather. And it was done!

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Childhood Cancer Project

 Following its annual Chuckwagon Dinner and Entertainment evening on October 20,

the club donated its proceeds to Childhood Cancer. 

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OMEMEE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB
CENTENNIAL COMMUNITY LEGACY PROJECT
DISCOVER OMEMEE MURAL
 
 

The unveiling of the Discover Omemee mural on the west-facing wall of the Omemee Legion was a major attraction in the village. What began in 2016 as a rough idea for the Omemee Lions Centennial Community Legacy Project became a symbiotic association between the Lions and the Legion, and ultimately included the creation of village wayfinding maps and an audio walking tour to be available at Coronation Hall. 
The community maps can be seen at the boat launch and at the west entrance to the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail at Sturgeon Road North.

The Lions Centennial Community Legacy Project was an opportunity to connect with the community and build a Lions legacy during its 2017 Centennial Celebration, which just happened to coincide with Canada's 150th and Omemee Lions 60th birthdays.
Lions Paul Reid and Simon Wickens were instrumental in introducing mural artist Ciff Smith and graphic artist Carrie Cockburn into the mix. Smith, renowned for mural artistry, and Cockburn, well-known in graphic-art and photographic circles, were delighted to be part of this historic event.

The June 30 unveiling brought Councillors Mary Ann Martin and Heather Stauble, MPP Laurie Scott, Omemee Legion President Bill McQuade, and Omemee Lions Vice President Simon Wickens as well as both artists, residents and visitors.
The sound of bagpipes at the reveal was heard at the boat launch where the last duck of the Omemee Lions' Ducktona 700 had just crossed the finish line. The revenue from this fundraising event and Ducktona races of 2016 and 2017 was a major contributor to the success of this project.

 

 

Thank you to the community for supporting the Omemee & District Lions club Ducktona duck races. 
It's you who are responsible for this achievement.

 

 

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