Some of our Lioness members acted as Santa’s helpers today by wrapping people’s gifts for Christmas. This event is held at Mayfair Shopping Center from December 1 to 24th, 2017. The gift wrapping is done by donation with all proceeds going to The Mustard Seed, a local street church that helps fight hunger for a large portion of people living in poverty as well as the working poor.
Today Lioness members Pat, Lily and Amanda presented $1000 to CFAX Santa’s Anonymous Society. This is one of Greater Victoria’s longest running children’s charities that works to serve families with children in need. Also attending the Miracle on Broad Street presentation were Santa’s Anonymous founders, Carmela and Mel Cooper.
The 100 year anniversary of Lionism internationally and locally was celebrated at Government House on December 6, 2017 at High Tea, in the presence of Her Honour, Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC, and organized by the Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club. Seven clubs were represented, all members dressed in their Club uniforms, together with guests. It was a wonderful, distinguished affair, with Her Honour and Official Guests (Al and Jane Beddows, Anne Scott, Brian Morin, Pei Mei Chia and Amanda Mills) piped in by the Her Honour’s piper. A plated tea of sandwiches/scones/smoked salmon/petit fours was served; jazz musician Louise Rose accompanied the guests with Christmas tunes and a sing-along. Many Club photos were taken with Her Honour, and dog, Olive. A fine recognition to all Lions and Lioness who serve our communities with joy, energy and dedication.
Did you know that 2017 marks a century of service for Lions Clubs International (LCI)?
It was founded by Melvin Jones in 1917 as an international secular and non-political service organization. To celebrate this historic event, the Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club is hosting a Christmas tea at Government House in Victoria, BC on December 6, 2017 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. We will have the presence of Her Honour, the Lieutenant Governor of BC, Judith Guichon. For those Lions or Lioness who are interested in attending please contact Lioness Amanda Mills at the information below.
email: amandamills at shaw dot ca
We have two big events coming up in the beginning of the new year. Make sure you don’t miss out by saving these dates!
YEAR of the DOG
Annual Fundraising Chinese New Year dinner!
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Join the Victoria Chinatown Lioness club in their annual major fundraising effort at Golden City Restaurant on Fisgard Street in Victoria, B.C. In 2018, we will be celebrating the Year of the Dog! The fun and highly energetic evening will have silent and live auctions as well as the opportunity to win raffle prizes with your donations! With your support, we’ll be able to give back to local charities and disaster relief funds. Save this date on your calendar and stay tuned for ticket sales to this great event!
JAN WONG in VICTORIA! Saturday, March 10, 2018
The Victoria Chinatown Lioness club is proud to host Author Jan Wong in the new year. She will be talking about her latest book – Apron Strings. Check it out by clicking on this link http://www.janwong.ca . Keep your eyes on our website for location, tickets and reservations. In the meantime, add this event to your social calendar!
On the evening of November 15, 2017, The Bay Centre in Victoria hosted the kickoff for the Victoria Festival of Trees. This event is an annual Christmas fundraiser for the BC Children’s Hospital. Many local businesses and groups sponsor and decorate a tree to be submitted for voting. There was also a live auction that included a Vancouver Canucks hockey jersey that was signed by all the players and a West Jet return flight. All funds raised through this event support the Excellence in Child Health Fund, which supports important programs and services provided by BC Children’s Hospital, its research institute and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.
Four members of our club attended this event to present a $1000 donation. They also got to meet Rowan Loran, this year’s Festival of Trees Island Champion. It was a wonderfully poignant event.
Members of the public are encouraged to visit the trees and vote for their favourite. The display is available for viewing and voting until January 2, 2018.