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!

Alert First Aid

Belleville’s Restaurant

Big Wheel Burger

Bin 4

Belleville’s Restaurant

Black Ball Ferry Line

Blanshard Street Winery

Bon Macaron Patisserie

Butterfly Gardens

Chamberlain Walk


Cherry Point Vineyard

Chocolats Favoris

Cordova Bay Golf Course

Collective Wine Bar

Country Grocer

Custom Stamp Engraving

Dean Heights Hair Salon

Dig This

Dragon Gate Restaurant

Elements Casino Victoria


EDP Service

Esquimalt Trading

Fairway Gorge Paddling Club

Fairway Market

Fig Deli

Five Star Whale Watching

Fonbo Restaurant

Food Safe Course

Frankie’s Modern Dining

Fudo Restaurant

Gala Fabrics

Golden City Restaurant

Goo Goo Googles

Gorge Pointe Pub

Habour Cats

Hair Flair

Heron Rock Bistro

Hotel Grand Pacific

Il Terrazzo

Industrial Plastics

Irish Linen Store

Iyengar Yoga Center of Victoria

Jennings Florists

JJ Noodle

James Bay Inn Pub

Knotty by Nature

Kristine Kinner

Kroyce Sailing

La Roux Patisserie

Laura Bradbury

Little Thai Restaurant

London Drugs

Lot 1 Pasta Bar

Maison Preserves

Market on Yates

Mayfair Optometric Clinic

Miniature World

National Bank Financial

Naughty Nellies

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Odyssia Italian Restaurant

Oreganos Pizza

Ottavio Italian Bakery


Patisserie Daniel

Pay Works

Prima Strada Pizzeria

Pendray Inn

Pet’s West Broadmead

Poppies Floral Art

Pho Halong Restaurant


Red Barn Market Oak Bay

Richard Wong

Roberta’s Hats


Russell Nursery

Saanich Commonwealth Place

Salt Spring Island Vinegar

Save On Foods Pandora

Save On Foods McKenzie

Sawyer Sewing Centre

Sidney Harbour Chinese

Spiral Cafe

Target Storage

The Makehouse

The Village

Three Point Motors

Unsworth Vineyards

Victoria Firefighters’ Association

Victoria Pub Co.


Wildwood Outdoor Living

The Wilson’s Group

Windsor Cafe

White Heather Tearoom

Wood Gundy

10 Acres Bistro