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:
Black Ball Ferry Line
Bosley’s Pet Food Plus
Canadian Red Cross
Cordova Bay Golf Club
Dean Heights Hair Salon
EDP Service Ltd
Elements Casino Victoria
Five Star Whale Watching
Frankie’s Modern Dining
Jade Fountain Restaurant
Golden City Restaurant
Heron Rock Bistro
Hotel Grand Pacific
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
Milestones Grill and Bar
Moxie’s Grill Bar
Oak Beach Hotel
Olive This and More
Poppies Floral Art
PJ Music Studios
Royal BC Museum
Ross Bay Pub
Saanich Commonwealth Place
Sea Cider and Farm Ciderhouse
Silk Road Aromatherapy and Tea Co.
Sidney Habour Chinese
The Oswego Hotel
Three Point Motors
Victoria Firefighters’ Association
The Victoria Pie Company
The Wilson’s Group
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!
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.
New Directors: Lioness Pat, Connie and Gaylene. May they keep our club steady and on track based on the club’s mandates.
New Treasurers: Lioness Gayle and Penny. The guardians of the club’s purse strings.
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.
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.
And our new fearless leader: Lioness Lily. El Capitan
Cheers to our new board. May we be continue to be active and involved with our community as always.
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.
The Club mourns the passing of our friend and fellow Lion, Ed Chow. He was a great friend to our club often attending our meetings, sharing club news, giving advice on protocol even officiating new member inductions. He will be greatly missed.
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.