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


Gloucester Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale 2017


Come see us at our tree lot locations 

3798 Bank Street at Capital Golf Course

1875-1877 Innes Road between Apple Saddlery and Wholesale Outlet


4590 Bank Street at Peter Knippel Garden Centre

100% of the Proceeds Donated to Charity     

Open December 1st, 2017

Gloucester Lions Club is Proud to Support

Ottawa Food Bank

Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre

Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario

Canadian Council of the Blind’s Mobile Eye Clinic

National Capital Area Crime Stoppers

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre

Capital Wheelchair Curling Club

Causeway Foundation Ottawa

Lions Foundation Canada Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

The Foundation Fighting Blindness – Cycle for Sight

Rideau and Perley Veterans Health Centre

Ottawa Basketeers

The Blind Anglers International Tournament (BAIT)

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide

Fred G. & Doris Barrett Scholarship – Gloucester High School

Gloucester Lions Community Service Award – St. Francis Xavier High School

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

The Salvation Army

Lions Camp Dorset

Celebrating 50 years of serving our community


Gloucester Lions Club Scholarships 2017

Fred G. and Doris Barrett Scholarship, established in 2003, is presented to a student from Gloucester High School and is based on both academic and athletic achievements/participation.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient Cameron Jones.



Gloucester High School — Cameron Jones

Gloucester Lions Community Service Award, established in 2010, is presented to a student from St. Francis Xavier and is based on academic achievement and community service that involves activity outside of the school setting, as well as school involvement.

Congratulations Jaden Haye.

St. Francis Xavier — Jaden Haye


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. 



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!

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