Leadership, fellowship, growth and community service

VICTORIA CHINATOWN LIONESS COMMITMENT TO

GROWTH IN LEADERSHIP

at the Annual Leadership Forum March 19 th  at  Camp Shawnigan

Lioness Annette , Amanda, Gayle and Irene  attending.

GROWTH IN FELLOWSHIP

 attending the

District Spring Conference April 21-23, 2017

Mary Winspear Centre  Sidney, BC

 

GROWTH IN CULTURAL EDUCATION

Another fabulous and informative

AUTHOR BANQUET 

featuring

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HONORABLE  DR VIVIENNE POY

and her new book

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Heroes & Gamblers: Tales of Survival and Good Fortune of the Poy Family tells the stories of the Chinese diaspora in Australia and North America

from the perspective of the Poy Family.  This book vividly recounts the Poy family’s experience of historical events such as the White Australia policy, the Second World War in Hong Kong, the Chinese civil war and subsequent Cultural Revolution.

Mark your Calendars and secure your tickets :

Saturday, May 27,

6:00 p.m.

Golden City Restaurant

contact any lioness

or

president Annette quana@shaw.ca

or

 VictoriaChinatownLioness@gmail.com

GROWTH IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

GARAGE SALE FUND RAISER

once again Lioness will be part of the

Garagellenium XVIII

Oak Bay Garage Sale – Saturday June 10, 2017

donate your gently used goods to any Lioness

come and discover new treasures from all the Lioness families

once again the sale will be at Lioness Judith’s yard next to Willows Beach

COMMITMENT TO FUN AND SISTERHOOD

ADDED FUN FOR ” BOOKIES”

Please note one of VCL past author’s return to Victoria : Janie Chang   June 27 at Bolyn Books.

 

 

 

NEWS FROM OUR CHINATOWN AND LIONS CLUB  FRIENDS

Apr 2017 SoapBox

THE VICTORIA CHINESE MESSENGER – April

APRIL Zone I -2-3 Informer

Happy New Year , Happy Spring Festival 2017

SANTA’S ANONYMOUS, A FINE FINISH TO 2016

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Victoria Chinatown Lioness annual Donation to Santa’s Anonymous  2016

Donors and supporters in our community, including Victoria Chinatown Lioness, raised  a record sum of $579,370 during the Miracle on Broad Street radiation.

 Tree of Wishes displays have left the malls and  hampers have been delivered, but  donations are accepted  year-round. online via CanadaHelps.

 

VC LIONESS BRING IN 2017 

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Chip-in for the Kids

Victoria Chinatown Lioness at work with the firefighters

helping The Lions Club Chip-in for the kids

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Trees arrived via little red wagon to electric bicycle.

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Victoria Chinatown Lioness  had a very successful tree chipping.  It was cold and wet but Lioness collected  approximately $4450.00 with 467 trees chipped in two days.  We had a total of 28 firefighters over the 2 days from the Yates Street, Bay Street and Michigan Street stations and one of them even bought along his 5 year old daughter who helped us all morning!

Victoria Chinatown Lioness assisted Easter Seals BC/Y’s annual Chip- In for the Kids , celebrating 27 years of chipping Christmas Trees in Greater Victoria, Sooke and Duncan.  On January 7th & 8th, 2017  many residents disposed of their Christmas tree in an environmentally friendly manner at one of  7 locations.  Funds raised at this event benefit Easter Seals services right here on Vancouver Island.

 

CELEBRATE

CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

AT THE VICTORIA CHINATOWN LIONESS ANNUAL BANQUET 

AND AUCTION 

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Please join us for our  annual fund raiser

featuring a sumptuous  eight course authentic  Chinese dinner

Soup
Chilli pepper pork chop
Crispy chicken
Prawn w/ sugar pea & deep fry milk. ( steam rice )
Chow mein
Beef and broccoli
Sweet & sour sole filet
Lo Hon Jai
Orange & fortune cookie

tea pairings with specific courses courtesy of Silk Road Tea

served according to the Chinese banquet style seating of 10 people per table

entertainment  by Chinese instrumentalist Jin Peng Zang and dancers from the Chinese Culture Dance Victoria

Raffle and silent auction through out the evening

Golden City Restaurant  
 Saturday, Jan 21, 2017.
6 p.m.
Tickets $48
Available at Gala Fabrics

1483 Douglas Street

or

contact any of the Victoria Chinatown Lioness member

 

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Year of the Rooster 2017 zodiac predictions

How to Bring yourself  Good Luck

 

EXCELLENT TUTORIAL FOR NEW YEARS GREETINGS

Cantonese Chinese New Year Greetings     and  more   ,   highly educational and good!

 

 

NEWS FROM OUR CHINA TOWN AND LIONS CLUB  FRIENDS

 Soapbox newsletter January 2017

The Victoria Chinese Messenger  January 2017

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Lions Club International Multiple District  19-I 2017 Spring Conference in Sidney

April 21 -23

REGISTRATION LINK:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/md-19-i-spring-conference-tickets-28986805315

 

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.

 

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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 .

 

 

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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

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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

 

 

December 2015 : Giving and Celebration

 

Happy Holidays

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Do make time to enjoy the Festival of Trees at the Bay Center.  Of course we would love you to linger by the Victoria Chinatown Lioness tree and consider acknowledging the creative and philanthropic work of our Lioness with your vote, in person or online.

 

Lioness  December  Contributions  included

Health

 Chinese Seniors’ Needs in Health Care and Housing  was a public presentation of the findings of the consultants hired by the Ministry of International Trade (Lioness Lynne project manager), to address the provincial government’s historical wrongs to the Chinese Canadians.  The study’s purpose was to  determine the community needs and wants with respect to Chinese Seniors’ health care and housing requirements.   About 180 people gathered to hear the findings. Lioness were represented by Lioness Lynne , Ellen and Amanda .

 

 

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 Angel Flights 

“Angel Flight of British Columbia was founded in 2001 with the purpose of easing the burden of patients whom must travel long distances to their medical treatment centres by utilizing a network of volunteer pilots, aircraft owners, and ground support.”

Lioness contributed to their  vital local  service .

 

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Victoria Chinatown Care Foundation

“Originally built by the Chinese community, in January 1982, replacing the old Chinese hospital. The Centre features a spacious lounge on the first floor as well as a lounge on each resident floor. There is also a resident garden that provides therapeutic activity. We provide services in Chinese and English, and Chinese foods, activities, and care are provided in a culturally sensitive way.”

Board members  Lioness Grace, Amanda and Annette. Lioness support and contribute to this important seniors program and facility.

 

 

 

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Spot Vision Screener District 19 Lions Club International.

Lions Club International is funding the use of  hand-held Welch Allyn Spot auto-refraction  ,  as part of its vision mandate.It is being implemented in schools across Canada and the USA.

” The spot screener is a vision-screening device that is 85-90% accurate in detecting vision problems. It takes only moments per child, requires no preparation or medication, and is totally painless.”

The Victoria Chinatown Lioness donated funds towards the purchase of one screener for local use.

 

 

 

Miracle on Broad Street ” is about the children whose lives are changed by an act of kindness: gifts under the Christmas tree and food on the table, washing away the trappings of poverty, sadness, or loss, and inspiring them with memories they will keep for a lifetime.”

“Every year, the funds raised during Miracle on Broad Street enable us to supply each family with three bags of groceries and a grocery gift card for perishable foods (such as meat, cheese, and milk)–enough for a wonderful Christmas dinner and to help with meals while the children are home for the holidays. Families also receive gifts of toys and clothing for every child aged 17 and under.”

Spearheaded by Lioness Pei Mei, The Victoria Chinatown Lioness presented the second an annual  check to  add joy to local families in need.

 

 

 

Dandelion Society and Mustard Seed received mitts, socks, and toques collected and delivered by Lioness Susanne Lioness  at the annual Christmas brunch organized by Lioness Pei Mei  and Nelles .

 

 

2016-coming soon !

Annual Tree Chipping

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Bring your tree to Fort and Foul Bay, January 2 and 3, from 9:30 am-4:00 pm.

Welcome in the new year with a  donation to Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.

 

Lioness Chinese New Year Banquet

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February 6, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W2W a Celebration

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Victoria Chinatown Lioness volunteered at the first Woman2 Warrior event held at West Shore Parks and Recreation. More than $50,000 was raised for Easter Seals camps in B.C. including Camp Shawnigan. Lioness assisted over 175 woman from across the island to register for the event.

 

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Lioness  Gayle, Susanne, Annette, Ellen and Pei Mei  with  BC Lions Society Director Stephen Miller from Vancouver and   past Lioness member Eileen .

Lioness event chair Pei Mei reports: This is  just before the craziness began! Lioness were assigned registration and gear/bag check duties. There was quite the buzz in the air and it was exciting being in the midst of it all!

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The weather was great and it was perfect conditions for getting through the course. There were smiles and laughter everywhere! Some participants even did some of the obstacles more than once and help was given to teammates when needed. Some of the outfits were extremely creative!

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 Lioness event chair Pei Mei  enthusiastically adds that  We look forward to helping out again next year! Plans are already in the works for a Lioness team, team name, and team outfit so we can join in the fun and raise $$ for the kids! It really is a very fun and worthwhile event!

“It is incredibly inspiring to see over one hundred strong, determine and powerful women come together for a cause, and form such a strong community of support for children with disabilities and their families.” 

                                                    – Shannon Bernays

 

NEXT LIONESS  EVENT

Author Banquet with Paul Yee

Sunday Oct 18 at Golden City

tickets available from all Lioness

 

Tree Chipping every January with Lions Society of BC

 Tree Chipping 2015

Tree Chipping 2015 Lioness

Victoria Chinatown Lioness and helpers

 

The Foul Bay Safeway is always our host , and the Victoria Fire Fighters  our guest helpers along with great husbands and sons..

The Lions Society of BC
Date: January 3 & 4, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Locations: Safeway parking lot at
the corner of Fort and Foul Bay
Trees  chipped for a donation to EasterSeals Services on Vancouver Island.
Trees chipped by Davey Tree Services.
Tent Huddle, Tree Chipping 2015