Year of the Rat New Year Event

The Victoria Chinatown Lioness club would like to thank our wonderful guests who attended our Chinese New Year event.  We had another full house this year with guests who stretched their pockets WIDE OPEN so the club could raise funds to donate to various charities in town.  And, of course, we would like to extend our thanks to our generous donors for their gifted items that we auctioned off for a record amount this year!

Guests had a chance to bid on live auction items such as the Chef Firefighters package where firefighters will come cook for you and friends, a flight to anywhere that WestJet flies, renting a luxury Mercedes for the weekend, and TWO all inclusive Island boat cruises.  We also had silent auction items and huge raffle baskets up for grabs!

Thank you to everyone for making our main fundraiser a huge success! Net proceeds will go to local charities. Gung hay fat choy!!!

Opening the event with a Lion’s Dance for good luck.
Some of the raffle baskets available to win.
A vast array of items for silent auction.
Hope you’re hungry!
Visiting dignitaries such as Victoria Mayor, Lisa Helps.
Members from other Lions clubs including District Governor Cec Specht and wife, Cathy.
Firefighters Corey and Tom representing our Chef Firefighters package.
Thanks to our lively MC hosts of the evening – Michael Forbes and Lisa Marshall.
And, of course, our talented auctioneer, Daniel Low.
Acknowledging the winners and representatives of our live auction items; the Chef Firefighters package, a flight to anywhere that WestJet flies, win a luxury Mercedes for a weekend from Three Point Motors, and two all inclusive Island boat tours by Kroyce Sailings.
Lioness president, Lily Yee, and her daughter, Kaelynn, who handed out lucky red envelopes to guests.
Our hard working Lioness crew with some guests.

Many thanks to our generous donors listed in alphabetical order. We could not have done this without them!

10 Acres Bistro

Alert First Aid

Amanda Mills

Andrew Long, Wood Gundy

Annette Quan

Artisan Bistro

Audrey Wang and Heather White

Belleville’s Restaurant

Big Wheel Burger

Bin 4

Black Ball Ferry Line

Blanshard Street Winery

Brian Uddenberg

Brown’s Florist, Fort Street

Chamberlain Walk


Cherry Point Vineyard

Chocolats Favoris

Collective Wine Bar

Connie Hasleden

Cordova Bay Golf Course

Corina Eberle

Country Grocer, Royal Oak

Custom Stamp Engraving

Dig This

Donna May

Dr Fred Loiselle

Dragon Gate Restaurant

EDP Service

Elements Casino Victoria


Esquimalt Trading

Fairway Gorge Paddling Club

Fairway Market

Fig Deli

Five Star Whale Watching

Fonbo Restaurant

Frankie’s Modern Dining

Fudo Restaurant

Gala Fabrics

Garden Works, Blenkinsop

Gary Woodward

Gaylene Yeung

Georgina Wong

Golden City Restaurant

Goo Goo Googles

Gordon Quan

Gorge Pointe Pub

Gorge Vale Golf Club

Grant Hayter-Menzie

Hair Flair

Heron Rock Bistro

Hotel Grand Pacific

Ida Chong

Il Terrazzo

Industrial Plastics

Irene Tiampo

Irish Linen Store

Iyengar Yoga Center of Victoria

Jennings Florists

JJ Noodle

James Bay Inn Pub

Jen Gow

Jennings Florist

Jim Cook, Head Pro Gorge Vale Golf

Joanne Wong

Joyce Ingram

June Zhang

Knotty by Nature

Kristine Kinner

KRoyce Sailing

La Roux Patisserie

Laura Bradbury

Leslie Pite

Lily Yee

Lisa See

Little Thai Restaurant

London Drugs, Yates Street

Lot 1 Pasta Bar

Maison Preserves

Market on Yates

Marlee Loiselle

Meredith Wainwright


Mayfair Optometric Clinic

Miniature World

National Bank Financial

Naughty Nellies

Nelles Shackleton

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Odyssia Italian Restaurant

Oreganos Pizza

Ottavio Italian Bakery


Pat Hannah

Patisserie Daniel

Pay Works

Pendray Inn

Pet’s West Broadmead

Poppies Floral Art

Pho Halong Restaurant

Prima Strada Pizzeria

RBC, Douglas and Fisgard

RBC, Shelbourne and Mackenzie

Red Barn Market Oak Bay

Richard Wong

Rick Illi

Roberta’s Hats


Russell Nursery

Saanich Commonwealth Place

Salt Spring Island Vinegar

Save On Foods Pandora

Save On Foods Shelbourne

Sawyer Sewing Centre

Sidney Harbour Chinese

Spiral Cafe

Tempo Trend Music

Target Storage

The Makehouse

The Village

The Wilson’s Group

Three Point Motors

Tony Joe

Unsworth Vineyards

Vessel Liquor Store

Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Victoria Firefighters’ Association

Victoria Pub Co.


Wildwood Outdoor Living

Windsor Cafe