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On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the St. Marys Lions Club held their annual TOLL BRIDGE on the Victoria Bridge, Queen Street St. Marys. The St. Marys Lions Club wish to express a sincere THANK YOU to the citizens of St. Marys and area for their incredible generosity. All donations go toward community projects in St. Marys. (Photos courtesy Lion Raymond Taylor)

The members of the St. Marys Lions Club extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Tom Skinner, a 50-year member of the St. Marys Lions Club, who passed on May 23, 2022, at the age of 94. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

Members of the St. Marys Lions Club prepared a Community Church Dinner on Monday, April 25th. On the menu were mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, chicken breasts with mushroom gravy, coleslaw, cookies and tangerines. The St. Marys Lions prepared 74 dinners which were delivered by our friends from the Rotary Club of St. Marys to residents in St. Marys. Many thanks to Shirley Porter, St. Marys United Church Kitchen Co-ordinator for her valued assistance and guidance. (Photos by Lion Raymond Taylor)

The St. Marys Lions Club held their annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 7th at the Queen's Inn Stratford. Many thanks to Lion Larry & Barb Ford for their very gracious hospitality and very delicious Christmas dinner.  Also a big thank you to Santa Claus who just happened to "drop in" at the "Inn" with some Christmas gifts for everyone! (Photos courtesy Lion Raymond Taylor)

The St. Marys Lions Club is this year's recipient of the proceeds from GIVING TUESDAY held on Tuesday, November 30th. Members of the public were able to purchase a bowl of Hot Soup and a Sassy Bun for just $5. Pictured here are Club President, Lion Joe Sangster; Treasurers Lion Rob Stuart and Lion Georgina McGregor; organizer, Danielle Oke, Director of Residential Living at Kingsway Lodge and Fairhill Residence and Theresa Wakem, Administrator at Kingsway Lodge. (Photos courtesy Danielle Oke)

The St. Marys Lions Club is getting ready to enter the parade route with their float in the Santa Claus Parade which was held on Saturday, November 27th at 7 PM. The parade route was much longer this year encouraging spectators to practice physical distancing along the parade route. (Photos courtesy Lion Raymond Taylor, Lion President Joe Sangster)

The St. Marys Lions Club was delighted to host 1st VDG Lion Tony Davidson from the St. George Lions Club for his official club visit on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021. Lion President Joe was pleased, on behalf of the members to present Lion Tony with a cheque for the charity of his choice and he chose Lions Quest. Lion Tony presented a very informative talk on the many happenings in the District and a message from the District Governor. A roast beef dinner was enjoyed by all served by Joe's Diner, St. Marys. (Photos courtesy Lion Raymond Taylor)

FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN EVERY VEHICLE: The St. Marys Lions Club recently donated another $1,000  toward the purchase of Fire Extinguishers to be distributed free to vehicle owners who submitted their names to a recent draw. The extinguishers were distributed at the St. Marys Fire Station on October 31, 2021. The response from our town was exceptional. Many recipients donated as they left to further the project. This initiative began in support of #CINDY'S LAW in honour of the late Cindy Devine who sadly perished in a car fire.  MPP Randy Petapiece and Mayor Al Strathdee handed out the extinguishers, St. Marys Lions Club President Joe Sangster greeted and directed the participants to the distribution point. St. Marys Chief Fire Prevention Officer Brian Leverton, instructed on the operation of the extinguishers, retired Paramedic Lorne Culbert graciously accepted donations from the recipients. Local resident Kenny Riordan assisted at the welcome table. (Photos courtesy Lion Gerry Haliburton)

The St. Marys Lions club recently had the pleasure of touring the new St. Marys Fire Station and was honoured to donate $7,500 to assist with the purchase of tools for vehicle maintenance along with other equipment as well as beautiful wall plaques with every Firefighter's picture proudly displayed on a wall at the entrance of the Fire Station. Lion President Joe Sangster was delighted to receive a plaque from Fire Chief Andy Anderson and the St. Marys Fire Fighters in appreciation for the donation. All members thoroughly enjoyed their tour of the new state of the are facility. (Photos courtesy Lion Raymond Taylor)

Well, the rain held off until the very end for the st. Marys Lions Club's annual Toll Bridge which was held on Saturday, September 25th, from 8 AM until noon. This event was held on the Victoria Bridge high above the mighty Thames River. All proceeds go to the Town of St. Marys. Thank you for your continued support. (Photos Lion Raymond Taylor)

The St. Marys Lions Club held its annual  President's Retreat dinner at Cadzow Park in St. Marys on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. PDG Lion Tracey Robinson and her husband, Lion Bill joined us for dinner. She had the pleasure of installing the new Executive for 2021-2022 for which we say, thank you very much, Lion Tracey. Everyone had a great time enjoying hamburgers and sausages along with many other tasty dishes provided by the members. We were able to say thank you so much to Past President, Lion Charlie Albers and welcome this year's President, Lion Joe Sangster. (Photos courtesy, Lion Raymond Taylor, Secretary)

The St. Marys Lions Club held their third Selfie Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, August 7th. In first place, winning $100 was "Team Island Scavengers" with Briland Cunningham, Riley Cunningham, and Rose Feinweb. In second place, winning $50 was "Team Matheson Monster Jam" with Logan Cunningham, Quinn Cunningham, and Erin Cunningham. Honourable mention goes to "Team Lets Give It A Go" with Marg Jordan, Evelyn MacDonald, and Charlotte MacDonald. Presenters were Lion Past President Charlie Albers and Lion President Joe Sangster. Congratulations to all the winners! (Photos courtesy Mary Ridley)

The St. Marys Lions Club SELFIE SCAVENGER HUNT TEAMS ... Team "Island Scavengers" and Team "B & B" having a fun time while exploring their town!

The St. Marys Lions Club SELFIE SCAVENGER HUNT 2021 went as planned Saturday, April 10th with enthusiastic participants enjoying the adventure. A special thank you to Lion Gwendolen for organizing the event along with the help of her staff and also to our Lions members for assisting during this event. Congratulations to our First Place winners, TEAM - "ISLAND SCAVENGERS"  winning $100, featuring Rylee Cunningham and Briland Cunningham, and Aunt Rose Feinweb. Congratulations to our Second Place winners, TEAM - "B & B", winning $50, featuring Barb Nicholson & Brian McKinnon. Presenting their cheques are Lion President Charlie Albers (right) and Lion Treasurer Rob Stuart (left).To all the participants, thank you so much from the St. Marys Lions Club for taking part in THE SELFIE SCAVENGER HUNT 2021! Photos courtesy Lion Marianne Ferguson)

Several members of the St. Marys Lions Club took part in a ceremony today at the newly renovated St. Marys Fire Station. They presented a cheque for $7500 to Fire Chief Andy Anderson for the purchase of new tools, to assist with equipment maintenance, and to assist with the cost of creating a Fire Department Organizational Wall of plaques for the firefighters. Pictured here from left are, Lion Marianne Ferguson, Lion Evelyn Albers, Lion Treasurer Rob Stuart, Lion Gerry Haliburton, Fire Chief Andy Anderson, Lion President Charlie Albers, Lion Stacy Howe, Lion Jill Haliburton, and Lion David Lloyd. They were also graced with a tour of the modernized Fire station and its amenities. (Photo courtesy Lion Marianne Ferguson)

The illumination of the "Lions Friendship Arch" at the Lions Park with blue Lights on November 14th, signifies (International Diabetes Day). The lights stay on for the remainder of November and we are hoping it makes a statement that Lions support Diabetes awareness. (Script: Lion Marianne Ferguson) (Photo Credit: Lion Stacy Howe)

Lion Jill and Lion Gerry are just two of the St. Marys Lions who are selling GAS DRAW TICKETS at Foodland. Lion Pres. Charlie, Lion Evelyn, Lion David, Lion Rob, Lion Marianne, Lion Georgina, Lion Ernie, and Lion Raymond also have sold tickets this past week. Tickets are also on sale at G.C. Boyle Law Firm (courtesy of Lion Gwendolen), Cascade Cleaners, and Joe's Diner.

St. Marys Lion Gwendolen Boyle ran in the Virgin Money London Marathon yesterday in St. Marys, Ontario raising money for World Animal Protection. Several of our Lions members encouraged her on at the beginning of the race as they proudly held Canadian Flags. We would like to congratulate and commend Lion Gwendolen for her ambition and her service to a worldwide organization.

The St. Marys Lions Club SELFIE SCAVENBER HUNT went as planned Saturday, August 22nd with many enthuiastic participants enjoying the adventure. A special thank you to Lion Gwendolen for organizing the event with the help of her staff and also to Lion Stacy for assisting during the entire event. In First Place was ISLAND SCAVENGERS with Rylee Cunningham and Briland Cunningham. In Second Place was THE MATHESON MONSTER with Jam Erin Matheson and Logan Matheson. Congratulations to the winners and to all the participants and thank you so much from the St. Marys Lions Club for taking part in THE SELFIE SCAVENGER HUNT 2020!

Several members of the St. Marys Lions Club (practicing physical distancing) put up Canadian Flags this evening, to beautify the downtown core and to celebrate the start of the Victoria Holiday long weekend in St. Marys.

The St. Marys Lions Club entered their Christmas Float in the Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade in St. Marys last evening, (Friday, November 15, 2019) where a huge crowd had gathered along the parade route, the huge tractor-trailer pulling the float was driven by Lion Ron Annett. Many thanks to Lion Ron and all the Lions who worked so hard putting this amazing float together. The Grinch, of course, is none other than PDG, Lion Karen McNeight! The Grinch was pretty cool as she handed out candy to the kids!(Photos Lion Raymond Taylor)

The St. Marys Lions Club cooked up a storm at the 22nd Annual St. Marys Horticultural Society Garden Fair held on June 1st at Milt Dunnell Field. Featured was sausage on a bun and hotdogs both with either sauerkraut or fried onions along with your choice of pop and water. The weather was fantastic and the flowers were beautiful. Many thanks to all the Lions who were able to be there to assist. (Photos courtesy PZC Lion Gerry Haliburton)

The St. Marys Lions Club held their Annual TOLL BRIDGE on Saturday, May 25th on the Victoria Bridge and received just over $3,000 in donations which are benchmarked for the refurbishment of the St. Marys Fire Hall. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their donations and your continued support. (Photos Lion Raymond Taylor)

The St. Marys Lions Club was very pleased to have completed the Perth County Adopt-a-Road program on Sunday, May 26 as they picked up all the garbage along both sides of Perth County Road 123 which is the extension of Water Street S, all the way to highway #7. They collected 6 very full and heavy bags of garbage including several containers full of oil and anti-freeze as well as many paper cups and cigarette butts. Pictured here are Lion David Lloyd, Lion Jonah Mitchell, Lion Raymond Taylor, and Lion Bill McNeight. Also assisting were Lion David's wife, Anni and Lion Marianne Ferguson and her husband Ron. Thank you to all who were able to participate in this very worthwhile activity.  (Photos by Lion Raymond Taylor)

PDG Lion Karen McNeight, President of the St. Marys Lions Club, conducted an induction ceremony at the base of the CN Tower for our two newest members, Lion Gwendolen Boyle, and Lion Jonah Mitchell on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Assisting Lion President Karen, is our District Governor, Lion Kevin Banfield of the Lions Club of Kitchener. Several of Lion Karen's family members, including her husband, Lion Bill McNeight was present for the ceremony. Following the induction ceremony, Lion Karen, Lion Gwendolen and Lion Jonah completed the EDGE WALK on the CN Tower where they were asked the final question, "Are you ready to join the St. Marys Lions Club and serve your community", and of course the answer was "YES"!  Below is the link to the Induction Ceremony.  (Video by Lion Raymond Taylor)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G09I0rtKaNw&t=10s

The St. Marys Lions Club welcomed guest speaker 1st VDG Lion Tracey Robinson along with guests from the Stratford Lions Club and the Thamesford Lions Club to their meeting on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at Jennie's Restaurant. Dinner was delicious during which everyone had a fun time followed by a great meeting. Tailtwister was IPP Lion David and the Auction by Lion Raymond.

Members of the St. Marys Lions Club with material so graciously supplied by St. Marys Home Building Centre have constructed a shelter at the St. Marys Dog Park near the Junction station for people who bring their pets to the park. The shelter provides cover during sunny days as well as inclement weather. Many thanks to Chair, Lion Matthew Wakem, and our Lions members as well as the other volunteers who came together to make this project possible.

The St. Marys Lions Club displayed their Ginger Bread House float in the Santa Claus Parade on Friday, November 16, 2018 marching from the Pyramid Centre to the Canadian Tire parking lot. Many thanks to those who donated previously owned glasses to give the "Gift of Sight" to those in need in developing nations.

At our meeting on Tuesday evening at Jennie's Restaurant, the St. Marys Lions Club welcomed our guests, PDG Lion Denis Vinette, and Lion Ron Prior from the Belwood and District Lions Club. Also, our club welcomed Lion Sylvia's guests, Gwendolen Boyle, and Jonah Mitchell as prospective new members. A surprise birthday cake was presented to Lion Georgina and yours truly courtesy of Lion Marianne and Lion Karen ... apparently, we have a birthday happening in the next day or two ... thank you so much for that lovely surprise from both of us.

The St. Marys Lions Club was pleased to have special guests 37W Zone Chair, Lion Jody Cherwonak and Lion Sherman Roth of the West Coast Lions Club visit us this evening at our dinner meeting at Jennie's Restaurant. Lion Sherman introduced ZC Lion Jody being this was his first Zone Meeting. He encouraged us to "embrace the future" which is DG Lion Kevin's theme throughout 2018-19. Pictured below is PDG, Lion President Karen McNeight, 37W Zone Chair, Lion Jody Cherwonak, and Lion Secretary Marianne Ferguson.

Members of the St. Marys Lions Club served hundreds of hamburgers and hot dogs to all the hungry visitors at the 8th annual EVAN'S TOUCH THE TRUCK 2018 which took place at Milt Dunnell Field (The Flats) on Saturday, September 8th. It was remarkable to see so many people attend this incredible event in support of Childcan.

In June of 2017 and again in June of 2018, Lions Marianne, Jill and Raymond presented well over 60 Canadian Flags to the Grade 1 students at Little Falls Public School and Holy Name of Mary School in St. Marys.  Across the country, Lions Clubs have the opportunity  to express their own pride in their community and country, as well as instill a level of pride in the countries young people. With last year being the Lions 100th Anniversary and Canada's 150th, it was a special event. (Photo Credit 2017, PDG Lion Karen McNeight, St. Marys Lions Club)

The St. Marys Lions Club cooked and serve lunch at the St. Marys Horticultural Society Garden Fair at Milt Dunnell Field on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

The St. Marys Lions Club held a PAINT NITE FUN NIGHT Fundraiser on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Pyramid Centre ... Many thanks to Jennie's Restaurant for the cookies and squares.

The St. Marys Lions Club held their annual Toll Bridge on May 26, 2018 with $2900 in proceeds going to Cadzow Park Revitalization. 

The St. Marys Lions Club hosted Guest Speaker, Pharmacist Cathy Forster, St. Marys LEO Club members and Spouses at a special dinner held at Jennie's Restaurant on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

The St. Marys Lions Club prepared and served the Community Dinner at the St. Marys United Church on Monday, April 23rd.

Members of the St. Marys Lions Club and St. Marys LEO Club along with members of the newly formed KW LEO Club enjoyed Friday evening, April 13 at the opening ceremonies of the District A-15 Convention at the Holiday Inn, Guelph, ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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