A Fun and Fabulous Evening with Author Diane Bestwick
Diane engaged us with her story of living in China and the motivation to write her book
“and a bird sang”
at the beautifully appointed Golden City Restaurant
Diane’s information table was fascinating.
The 25th anniversary display was beautiful and informative.
The dumpling raffle was a very fun success.
First prize winner Doris was especially delighted.
Thank you for your support. Over $400 came in from the dumpling raffle.
This money is earmarked for 1 Up Single Parent resource Center
All profits from the sales of Diane’s book
go to post operative foster homes in China
The evening book sales resulted in a $365 deposit to Diane’s chosen foster home.
“The food and company were fantastic and I enjoyed Diane’s thoughtful presentation. It was a great evening!”
“When do the Chinese New Year’s tickets go on sale?”
We were honoured with 3 more local authors
attending as guests
Pat Nichol Becoming Courageous and Outrageous
Donna Marie Lynch 50ish
was represented by her mother and father. She had to miss the banquet last minute
to attend to her nomination for the Rogers Writer’s Trust Fiction prize shortlist.
Lioness certainly hope to entice some, or all of them to be future author banquet presenters.
Anne Scott President District 19-I Lioness
VCKY padding club members
Fairway Gorge Padding Club members
Diane’s many friends, and student Summer
and to guests who brought toiletries for our Mother’s Day boxes project
More Celebrations in October
Lioness celebrate Chinatown Lion’s Club 60th anniversary
next up in November
Festival of Trees 25th Anniversary
This is our last year’s tree. Visit the blog next month to see and vote for our 2016 tree.
To start your 2017 right, celebrate with us
Chinese New Year 2017 year of the Rooster
Reserve Saturday January 21, 2017
Victoria Chinatown Lioness year of the Rooster New Year Banquet.
Tickets available soon.
CONTACT US VictoriaChinatownLioness@gmail.com
“I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore” : that’s us Lioness Ladies, as a collective !!! “
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Swallows Nest success stories
See last month;s blog post for more information on
one child policy
Chinese children adoptees
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