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)

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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