A Successful Event

WE DID IT!!! Another successful Chinese New Year’s event, our 25TH under our belt! A full house of guests enjoyed an authentic 8 course dinner as we told them of our traditions and superstitions surrounding our most important holiday of the year! 

Live auction items of luxury Mercedes vehicles, an all inclusive Island boat cruise, and firemen coming to cook for you and friends gathered extraordinary high bids, our silent auction tables were full of fabulous prizes donated by the community and huge raffle baskets were given away!

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

Many thanks to our generous donors listed in alphabetical order:

Artina’s Jewellers

Artisan Bistro

Attractions Victoria

Belleville’s Restaurant

Black Ball Ferry Line

Bosley’s Pet Food Plus

Bon Sushi

Brown’s Florist

Canadian Red Cross

Chamberlain Walk

Charellis

Cook Culture

Cordova Bay Golf Course

Dean Heights Hair Salon

Epicure

EDP Service Ltd

Elements Casino Victoria

Enrico Winery

Esquimalt Trading

Fairway Market

Five Star Whale Watching

Fonbo Restaurant

Frankie’s Modern Dining

Fudo Restaurant

Jade Fountain Restaurant

Golden City Restaurant

Heron Rock Bistro

Halibut House

Hotel Grand Pacific

Il Terrazzo

Industrial Plastics

Irish Linen Store

Iyengar Yoga Center of Victoria

Knotty by Nature

LA Limousines and Transportation Services

Little Thai Restaurant

Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant

Mayfair Optometric Clinic

Med Grill

Milestones Grill and Bar

Moxie’s Grill Bar

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Olive This and More

Oregano’s Pizza

Patisserie Daniel

Pay Works

Poppies Floral Art

PJ Music Studios

Royal BC Museum

Roberta’s Hats

Rootside Provisions

Ross Bay Pub

Saanich Commonwealth Place

Sea Cider and Farm Ciderhouse

Silk Road Aromatherapy and Tea Co.

Sidney Harbour Chinese

The Makehouse

The Oswego Hotel

The Village

Three Point Motors

Victoria Firefighters’ Association

The Victoria Pie Company

The Wilson’s Group

 

Year of the Pig

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club!  Enjoy an evening of fine Chinese dining with a traditional 8 course banquet, live Asian music along with raffles and a silent auction where funds raised will be distributed to local charities.  Tickets can be purchased from any Victoria Chinatown Lioness member, at Gala Fabrics (104-1483 Douglas Street) or through the event chairperson, Pei Mei Chia at 250.514.1928.  Gung Hay Fat Choy!

New Board of Directors

Our June meeting is always a big club event.  It is typically the meeting where we install a new board of directors.  This year, we welcomed Lioness District Liaison, Anne Scott to officiate the installations.

Here is our new board for 2018-2019.

New Tail Twister:  Lioness Susanne.  Bringing calm to the chaos.

tail twister susanne

New Directors:  Lioness Pat, Connie and Gaylene.  May they keep our club steady and on track based on the club’s mandates.

new directors

New Treasurers:  Lioness Gayle and Penny.  The guardians of the club’s purse strings.

new treasurers

First Vice President:  Lioness Amanda (far right)

Second Vice:  Lioness Annette  These are the right hand (wo)men to the president.  They can fill in presidential duties should the president be unavailable as well as assist the president in her duties.

new vice presidents

Past President:  Lioness Pei Mei  Having had the experience, the past president can provide insight and help guide the incoming president through the sometimes tricky road of leadership.

past prez

And our new fearless leader:  Lioness Lily.  El Capitan

new prez

Cheers to our new board.  May we be continue to be active and involved with our community as always.

new board

Mother’s Day Boxes

Some club members spent today putting together 190 boxes that will be distributed for Mother’s Day to the Transition House, Single Parent’s Resource Center and Bridges for Women. It was fun picking out what toiletries should go into each Chinese take out box! And of course, there was great eats to be had while working. This is a yearly activity for the club, so if you have some unopened toiletries or makeup that you would like to donate, please let a Lioness member know! Thank you.

 

Mother’s Day Boxes

For the past 15 years, the club has collected and donated boxed toiletries to the Transition House and/or the Single Parent Resource Center for Mother’s Day.  It gives a chance for some of these kids to pick out a box and give something special to their moms for Mother’s Day!  If you have unused toiletries sitting around that you don’t use, little bottles of hotel shampoos, conditioners etc or anything that you think Moms would appreciate, please contact a Victoria Chinatown Lioness member that you know to arrange pick up.  Thank you.

Author Dinner with Jan Wong

Our Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club proudly presented Jan Wong with her newest release of Apron Strings! What a fabulous and humorous speaker she was to a sell-out crowd! Everyone even enjoyed the aprons we had made for this event. Thanks to Jan Wong for gracing us with her wit and to all our Lioness members for their contribution in helping to ensure another successful event!