JUNE Jumping for Joy

ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY BASKETS

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Gifts for the Mums at Transition House and  1- UP

 

6th ANNUAL HIKE FOR HOSPICE

Lioness Amanda , Annette, Susanne raised over $200 for Victoria Hospice

ANNUAL AUTHOR BANQUET  with HONORABLE VIVENNE POY

 

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Congratulations to Lioness Lynn and the fantastic women of lioness.

What an incredible event!  Dr. Vivienne Poy and her husband were absolutely fabulous, the food was fantastic and many commented on how wonderful the event was.

Lioness Sister Lynn

congratulations to  everyone who helped make this another opportunity to share our community with a presentation such as this one  with Senator Poy sharing a story of our Chinese Community across our Canadian Landscape.

Lioness Sister Nelles

 

GARAGE SALE

JUNE 10

Just off Willows beach parking lot 

We will be setting up early and waiting to help you find your special deals and treasures !

 

CAR FREE DAY

Douglas Street on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 11am-6pm.

Stop by and see  us at our booth near GALA FABRIC 

 

Car Free YYJ will take over Douglas Street for the city’s third annual community celebration with vendors, music, and much much more! Grab the entire family and enjoy your Father’s Day on Douglas Street for this free event!

 

Dragon Boat Festival 2017

August 18,19,20

We will be helping out  at this great community event ! Look for our red vests and smiling faces .

 

NEWS FROM OUR CHINATOWN AND LIONS CLUB  FRIENDS

 Victoria Chinatown Care Center VCCA Tea 

The Victoria Chinatown Care Centre is located in the heart of Chinatown at Herald and Government Street. It was originally built by the Chinese community, in January 1982, replacing the old Chinese hospital. The Centre provides care to 31 residents who enjoy our renovated outdoor Garden that provides therapeutic activity. On behalf of the Victoria Chinatown Care Society Board and Tracy Ditty, Director of Care and staff of the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre, we are inviting you to our 3rd Annual Open House on Friday June 23 for Tea in the Garden from 3-5 pm. Details are attached.

Please RSVP by June 15 2017

 

 

June 2017 SoapBox

VICTORIA CHINESE MESSENGER  May

 Zone I -2-3 Informer JUNE 2017

Happy Mother’s Day 2016

A bounty of boxes ready to go

MD 2017 a bounty of boxes

Once again our friends  supplied a bounty of items which allowed us to assemble over 200 Mothers Day boxes .

Please view our thanks:

             Lioness poster Thanks for Mother’s Day donations

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DONATION APPLICATION FORM, 

will soon  be available online

The Victoria Lioness Club is a service organization sponsored y the Victoria Chinatown Lions Club.

The Club provides service to the Greater Victoria community, with particular emphasis to women and children’s issues and needs, and promotes participation and contribution in the Chinese Canadian heritage and culture.

A part of that service includes modest funding support to individuals , groups and organizations that meet the criteria of the Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club.

Our online form should be available within the next month.

An example of our ongoing donations is our annual bursary to the University of Victoria ,  promoting scholarship in Asian studies.

CHINESE CANADIAN WOMEN’S HISTORY

at the University of Victoria

Lioness, Uvic poster

We encourage you to visit the McPhearson Library , May 9-30,

to view  Reflections Images of Chinese women In Canada 

Help put a smile in her heart: Mother’s Day Boxes

Mother’s Day Boxes 2016

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The pleasure of an unexpected gift

The delight of self-renewal

The buoyancy of feeling fresh and lovely

Kissed with a smile of a child

Creating Mother’s Day boxes is a favourite annual Lioness project.  In 2006 Lioness Lynne became aware of an agency which gave boxes to kids so that they would have something to give their mom on Mother’s Day. She brought the idea to the Victoria Chinatown Lioness who embraced it wholeheartedly.

When Lioness Michelle joined Victoria Chinatown Lioness, she project and its story . When she assumed leadership of the project, she incorporated the idea of plain white Chinese take-out containers that kids could decorate before giving to their moms.  Michelle’s vision was to fill the boxes with cosmetics, and give the boxes to women who might not have enough money to spend on cosmetics, or had escaped a situation where they were not able to take much with them.  Michelle felt that nice toiletries could help women in need and distress, feel a little more normalized. The hope was, and is, to give the women a small gift that might help them feel good about themselves, and go out into the world with increased confidence.  A small positive step forward.

 

compliments of HulloSam.com

compliments of HulloSam.com

Each year Lioness save and collect toiletry items with the help of our friends. We gather together a couple of weeks before Mother’s Day, this year April 24,  to sort items, line the boxes with colourful tissue paper and fill them with cosmetics, perfumes, toiletries and essentials.

 

 

Over two hundred boxes are delivered to the Single Parent Resource Center,  Victoria Women’s Transition House and Bridges for Women. The children associated with Bridges Women get to select one of the boxes  to give to their mothers on Mothers day.

More boxes are always requested.

Please help us, this year and every year. Save and donate your unused, new makeup samples and toiletries. Consider snapping up deals on essentials to pass on to our project. We would greatly appreciate references for business donations. Help us to put a smile in hearts of our sisters in need.

 

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March Momentum : Mothers Day, New Board Members, Facebook and more

MOTHER’S DAY BOXES

1 Up Single PArent Mothers Day boxes

Our 2015 boxes full of Mothers Day take out gift boxes .

One of our very favourite projects are the  Mother’s Day gift boxes. Each year we prepare over 200 beautified Chinese take out boxes and fill them to the brim  with new toiletries.We deliver them to the Single Parent Resource Center,  Victoria Women’s Transition House and Bridges for Women

The children associated with Bridges Women get to select one of the boxes  to give to their mothers on Mothers day.Extra Lovely.

We greatly appreciate all donations, or leads , for perfume and beauty product samples. Contact any Victoria Chinatown Lioness if you have items to donate.

RECYCLE YOUR OLD EYE GLASSES 

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We are again collecting used eyeglasses for Lions Recycle for Sight 

Contact any Lioness or Lion.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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We celebrate

President elect Annette Quan

and her new board for 2016-2017  ,  elected March 14.

CHINATOWN TOURS

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An exuberant thank you from the latest tour from a local elementary school

NEW FACE BOOK PAGE

For those of you that love Facebook you can now follow us , and share us with your friends  at

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LIONESS 25 th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

coming this fall!

More information to follow.

 

NEW YEAR 2016

 

Thank you for 

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CHIP IN 

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It was another successful year for the annual Chip In For The Kids. The Chinatown Victoria Lioness  were the top station, raising $3,361.40 of the $14,00 total  for the Lions Society.

 

Charlayne in trees

Organizer Lioness Donna reports that we chipped 369 trees ( but no Lioness).

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We greatly benefited from the  help of 42 Firefighters from the Victoria Yates St.Station, James Bay Hall, Bay St. Hall, Search & Rescue and Meghan from the Investigators Branch.  Thank you for coming back year after year to give us a hand .

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Thank you  Ocean 98.5  for coming out with us on Saturday and  treating us with good dance and exercise music .

 

 

Lioness Amanda sweeping needles

Special thanks to our  family members for all their help and support.

 

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It was two great days of fundraising with Lioness sisters, family, friends and firefighters.

Cheers, Lioness Donna

 

 

Lions Club, District Governors Certificate of Appreciation

Lioness Governors certificate

In January 2016, the Victoria Chinatown Lioness were 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

 

 

Chinese New Years Dinner

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 Saturday, February 6th

 Imogene Lim (professor of Anthropology and Global Studies,Vancouver Island University)  and  John Price ( professor of Pacific and Asian Canadian History, University of Victoria) will be presenting :

Chinese Canadian Women: Island Stories from the Archives

 Too often history is told through the eyes of men past. This talk will acknowledge the life stories and contributions of Chinese Canadian women from Vancouver Island.

Mining the archives from Victoria to Cumberland, the illustrated presentation will bring to the fore a host of women who made a difference: from soldiers to doctors, nurses to teachers, in the home or in politics, the Chinese Canadian women who stood up and stand out. 

The banquet is the Lioness  major fundraiser for the year. The evening’s entertainment will include raffle prizes and auction items.

Lioness Mother's Day baskets April 2014

We will also be collecting unused toiletries for our Mother’s Day gift boxes for women in need .

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We hope you will bring in the Year of the Monkey with us.

Saturday Feb 6,  6 pm

 Golden City Restaurant

Cost is $48.00 per person.  Tables are in banquet tables of 10.

Fun and excitement in Canada's oldest Chinatown

Fun and excitement in Canada’s oldest Chinatown

Don’t miss  the Victoria Chinatown Lion’s Dance

February 14 , noon

 

 

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.