Christmas Tree Delight 2016

 

 

CCFA dinner.

 

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 Attended by Lioness Annette, Kefen and Amanda

Guest speaker Dr. Zhonging Chen, Professor of History at University of  Victoria.   spoke on Victoria’s role  as a destination of Chinese migrants. Evidence of coins on Nootka Sound , Vancouver Island and other evidences in BC. show Chinese contact  before Columbus’ landing in 1492.

Later  Victoria Chinese immigrants  played a key role   in raising funds for the  Republic of China by the  Chinese Empire Reform Association in 1899 encouraged by  visits from   Dr. Sun Yat-sen.

The evening was enhanced with  another  excellent dinner  by Lioness Vicky at Golden City.

 

Our Festival of Trees Entry

B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation

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The construction party

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Decorating at the Bay Center

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  VOTE and DONATE 

NEWS FROM OUR CHINA TOWN AND LIONS CLUB  FRIENDS

 Soapbox newsletter’ December 2016

the Victoria Chinese Messenger-December 2016

Zone-i-2-Informer December  2016

 

June Celebrations for Victoria Chinatown Lioness

June: A Month of   Celebrations

 Lion’s Club District Governor  Brian Phillips  will honour our  June meeting when he  installs the new 2016/2017/2018 Victoria Chinatown Lioness President and  Executive Board.

Congratulations to our new president

Lioness Annette

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“I take heart to one of the rules of life:

That the whole is always greater than the sum of it’s parts!

With teamwork and by focusing on doing what the Victoria Chinatown Lioness are best known for, providing for those in need, I know we can continue being the passionate, heart-centered club we have been for the last 25 years.

I am thankful for all the past members who have made our club what it is today and grateful for the support of our current members. I am truly honored to be the incoming President of this group of passionate women. I am committed to serving the club to the best of my abilities and I look forward to the continued support of my Lioness sisters. Together, in communication , we will continue to serve our community with pride.”

Sincerely,
Lioness Annette

 

  VCL  2014-2016

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Thank you Lioness Amanda

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A heart-felt thanks to our outgoing President Amanda, our leader the past two years  through a dynamic period of growth.

I am very proud and honoured to have served as President of the Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club for the past two years.

During this time, at our Author Banquets we have hosted, learned from and  enjoyed  Chinese Canadian authors  Janie Chang, and Olivia Chow  in 2014,  and Evelyn Lau, and Paul Yee in 2015.  As a part of these events we have donated books to the Victoria Public Libraries .

Our annual highlight, the Chinese New Year fundraising dinners were enhanced by presenters  Daniela Cubelic in 2015, and professors  Imogene Lim , and  John Price  in 2016. The funds from these and other events, along with the  dedication and energies of our members, enabled us  to  successfully donate funds to our community including  Angel Flights, Victoria  Chinatown Care Foundation, Lion’s  Club Spot Vision Screening project, and Miracle on Broad Street . We have also provided  services to the local community  including meals service at Mustard Seed.

We were very honored in  January 2016 when awarded the District Governor’s Certificate of Appreciation “for the invaluable work the Victoria Chinatown Lioness, have done in your community, the Zone and District 19.”

I have, and continue to value our Lionesses. I am proud of our service and look forward to my continued work with this dynamic club.”

sincerely,                                                                                                           Lioness Amanda

 

Welcome New Member

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District Newsletter

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LIONESS AND LIONS of District 19-1

click here  June 2016 Bravo Zulu 

to see more of our Lioness/Lions activities

 

The busy month of May for Victoria Chinatown Lioness

 

Chinatown Tours

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Lioness Charlayne shared a wonderful  Year of the Ram/sheep mural thank you gift from a school Chinatown Tour. The tours are one of the clubs ongoing fundraisers and are open to all interested groups.
Lioness Sarah Memorial Paver

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Lioness Ellen saw through the completion of the  Lioness Sarah memorial paver  on the Esquilmalt Centennial Memorial Walkway .

 

Hike for Hospice

 

 

Hike for Hospice 2015

Lioness Amanda organized,  and Lioness  Charlyane and Brenda  joined in,  to represented the Victoria Lioness Club in the Hike for Hospice.

Thank you all for donations totaling $845.

 

 

Mother’s Day gift boxes

 

 

Lioness Michelle Mother's day organizer

 

Lioness Michelle orchestrated the annual Mother’s Day gift boxes for the Single Parent Resource Center and the Victoria Woman’s Transition House.

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Generous donations helped us prepare and deliver over 230 boxes this year. We extend special thank you to Lioness Amanda’s dentist who donated toothbrushes and toothpaste for each box, plus a many more  to give to Our Place. Thank you Dr Tyler Crowe of  Dr. Tyler Crowe & Dr. Duncan Kemp Cosmetic, Implant and Family Dentistry in Oak Bay.

 

Victoria Day Parade

Lioness Ellen is organizing the  annual Victoria Chinatown Lioness participation  in the Victoria Day Parade May 18 . We hope to see you there!

Lioness Ellen shares :

“We started to participate in the parade about 20 years ago. At the beginning, we only had few people, one time,  I  marched with Lioness Penny only, on behalf of Lioness.  After that, we joined CCBA and walk under the Chinese community team. This year we are joining the Zone 19  Lion and Lioness

We love to  participating because :  

1/ The parade is a great way to get out and let the public see us and to build community spirit . 

2/  The weather has always been always gorgeous and it is fun for our club to get together to do  some fun things, we  see different beautiful floats and wonderful marching bands all over the venue .  

3/ How often can you wave your hand like the queen ! “

 

Evelyn Lau Author Talk and Banquet 

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Saturday May 30 at Golden City Restaurant , The Victoria Chinatown Lioness will host Vancouver author Evelyn Lau as part if our fundraising and  cultural outreach to the Victoria community. Tables are selling fast . Please do not delay to contact a Lioness for seats.