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Since 1968 the Gloucester Lions Club has proudly served as a part of the largest service organization in the world. Lions Clubs International have over 1 350 000 members active in more than 46 000 clubs found in 213 countries worldwide. United in the belief that ‘community is what we make it’ Lions are active in their communities: volunteering, sustaining, leading, planning and supporting. We are local, to serve the unique needs of our community and regional district. We are also global, helping to address challenges that go beyond borders.

Learn more about the Gloucester Lions Club

For information about the Gloucester Lions Club Hall please contact the City of Ottawa

 

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

Over the past seven years Walk for Dog Guides has raised over $100 000 in the Ottawa area in support of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Across Canada over $1.4 million as of October 1st, 2017.

Gloucester Lions Barb and Glen Priestley with Dory.

Gloucester Lions Welcome New Members

Welcome to Glen & Barb Priestly and Raj & Shaila Singh. 

   

VISION TESTING IN SCHOOLS

MEC Mobile Eye Clinic Van

Lions Club of District A-4, in partnership with Canadian Council for the Blind and Ottawa School Boards, have established vision testing for students from junior kindergarten to grade 8.  Lions volunteers from various clubs, conduct the elementary testing, which is then passed on to an optometrist who continues the process by performing and eye health examination.   The program has been very successful. Findings show that 30% of these students require some kind of additional visual intervention and/or glasses.

LIONS District A-4 Memorial Forest

Dedicating a tree in the Memorial Forest is a unique way to celebrate the life of a loved one and honour their memory.

This program was first established in2015 in Breslau, Ontario but the original site has already run out of space.  The new location is located at 9478 Russell Road in Navan Ontario.

Individual Lions Clubs apply to purchase a tree in memory of a Member through Innovative Community Support Services.   A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest and a plaque will be placed at the base of the tree.

 

 

Lions Recycling of Eye Glasses

Lions International has always been involved in this project of collecting old eye glasses, cleaning them,  grading them and then circulating them in the developing world.

Gloucester Lions has contacts with several Optical stores in Ottawa and we make collections on a regular basis.  These glasses are then given to Kemptville Lions who do the cleaning and grading of these items, and along with a trained optician deliver them every year to Guyana and South American countries.

Lions Friendship Arch and Lions Benches

The Lions Friendship Arch began as a symbol of the friendship between the Lions of the United States and the Lions of Canada.  It is now used to symbolize the friendship of Lions in the communities in which they live and serve.

The Gloucester Lions Friendship Arch is located outside the Gloucester Seniors Centre at 4550 Bank Street.  The purchase of this Arch was as a result of memorial donations from friends and family of the Depper family and is in memory of one of our founding members Lion Roy Depper.

Our first|Lions Bench is located in the lobby of the Fred G. Barrett Community Centre.  Fred G. Barrett was the founding President of the Gloucester Lions Club, and the hall within the Community Centre has been named “Gloucester Lions Hall.”

Our second Lions Bench will be located in Kemp Park (intersection of Bank and Conroy Road) and will be in memory of another original member and his wife Graham and Nancy Ritchie.

Our third Lions Bench will be located somewhere within Findlay Creek.

Cycle for Sight

Cycle for Sight a fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. From the beginning, the route has changed four times, but the Gloucester Lions has been involved with providing the nourishment for all stops and in coordinating assistance from any Lions Club through which the route travels. This event has raised from $50,000 a year to $90,000 a year for research.

 

 

 

Food Aid Day 2017

This is a fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Bank now held on the grounds of City Hall in downtown Ottawa during the Mayors Rural Expo.  The Gloucester Lions have been involved from the beginning by assisting with the many tasks required to put on a huge BBQ.  The proceeds from this event go to purchasing local beef to be frozen and distributed to the various local food bank outlets.

This year’s BBQ raised $106 000 for the Food Aid Program.

Burgers by The Works!

2017 Goalball Provincial Championships

Goalball is a sport that was created in 1946 as a means to rehabilitate blinded World War II veterans. It has now become a Paralympic Sport for blind and visually impaired athletes. The Gloucester Lions have assisted with funding for two local athletes who participated in 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, in 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia, 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens and in 2008 in Beijing.
Over the years whenever a national tournament was held in Ottawa, the Gloucester Lions would assist in providing and serving lunch to the athletes. An additional focus of this year’s Tournament was introducing Goalball to low vision students in the school systems.

 

Gloucester Lions provide and serve lunch for Goalball Athletes

The Basketeers 2017

Spring Drop-Off

The Basketeers is an organization that assists women and children transitioning from emergency shelters with household items to start their new lives. the basic necessities for setting up their first apartment.  Twice a year, the Gloucester Lions presents a total of six baskets.

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