Summer 2016 : Welcome New Officers, our new women warriors leadership team

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Lion’s Club District Governor  Brian Phillips  installed  the new 2016-2018 Victoria Chinatown Lioness President and  Executive Board on June 11 following  a delicious dinner at Golden City restaurant.


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Welcome to the new and continuing officers who assume  their duties in July and are busily planning an active and exciting year of  volunteer activities, author talks, celebrations, fund-raising banquets, fun and camaraderie.

welcome new memebers

VCL New Board 2016

Annette Q : president

Irene T : First Vice President

Vanessa L : Second Vice President

Amanda M : past president

Donna M : Secretary

 Lily Y and Gayle C : Treasures

 Grace S  and Pei Mei C : 2 year Board Members

Susanne : 1 year Board member

Vicky L : Lion Tamer

 Jennifer H and Veronica O : Tail Twisters

We welcome new opportunities to serve our community.


District Governor Brian’s  gift to all of us.brian's pin

Enjoying our gifts.

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coming in August :

Women2Warrior 2016

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We know there is a Warrior in the heart of every woman. She is STRONG, DETERMINED, and POWERFUL. Bring out your inner Warrior

Join or come and cheer the VCL team

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time: 9am to 1pm
Location: West Shore Parks and Recreation

Look forward to our October 



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Diane Bestwick

Mark your calendar now for our 2016 author talk and banquet.


Golden City restaurant


Lions July  Zone I-2 Informer ( click here to read)

 ( click here to read)  August Zone I-2 Informer update

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

Annette president Elect 2016

“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.”

Lioness Annette


  VCL  2014-2016

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Thank you Lioness Amanda


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


Author Banquet and Officer Installation




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The spring author banquet was an evening of superb food, company and thought.

Evelyn Lau humbly and passionately shared her craft with humor and grace. She provided a personal overview of her journey as an author of prose and poetry. Her readings were drawn from her original book Runaway: The Diary of a Street Kid , and her recent  books of poetry.

Some thoughts she shared:


Poetry is important. It is the internal place to slow down, meditate and revisit a line or an image.

In writing, especially poetry, words form unique and exact images.

Listen for the sound rhythm and taste of words.


There is a need for space, time, and solitude to think and read without internet or cell phone.

Uncluttered internal space is essential.

In creating, there is an almost mystical need for time and gestation.

There is a need to wait.


To younger writers:

Learn a trade that involves not too much thinking so you can go home and write.


Alice Munro


Thank you Evelyn  and all who attended.

Your participation and book purchases added over $800 to the Lioness fund and contributed  to the  $5000 donation to Nepal.


               2015  OFFICER  INSTALLATION


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Dynamic leadership is a key component in the vitality of The Victoria Chinatown Lioness .  New and continuing officers  are installed each spring. This year Lion Brian joined our celebration and  officiated.

 Congratulations !

Canada Day Living Flag

Join us  on Canada day, July 1 , in the creation of a living flag.

Lioness will be on hand helping .