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

 

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.

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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

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 Zone I -2-3 Informer JUNE 2017

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

STELLAR START TO THE NEW YEAR February 2017

 

Inspirational Visit

Inspirational visit by District Governor of Lion’s Club international at the January meeting

where he introduced his pin and challenged  us to think outside the box and get into the limelight.

Just watch us!

 

ANOTHER  SUCCESSFUL

CHINESE NEW YEARS BANQUET FUNDRAISER

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Thank you for your donations, attendance and support of our auction!

CHINESE NEW YEARS LUNCH FOR OUR PLACE 

 

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Supporting our Chinese Community at the Dart Coon Banquet

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Lioness Irene, Amanda, Vicki, PeiMei and Gayle

Republic of China Spring Festival reception

on Feb.4th at Golden City 

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Lioness Amanda and Ida Chong

Join Us at the LION’S CLUB SPRING LANTERN FESTIVAL

February 35

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 Lioness Amanda and Brenda  will be hosts at the morning cake walk.

 

NEWS FROM OUR CHINATOWN AND LIONS CLUB  FRIENDS

Soapbox newsletter’ February 2017

The the-victoria-chinese-messenger February 2017

zone-i-2-3-informer February 2017

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

January-2017-zone-i-2-3-informer

 

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

 

Diane Bestwick Author banquet, and other great celebrations

A Fun and Fabulous Evening with Author  Diane Bestwick

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Diane engaged us with her story of living in China and the motivation to write her book

“and a bird sang”

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at the beautifully appointed Golden City Restaurant

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Diane’s information table was fascinating.

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The 25th anniversary display was beautiful and informative.

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The dumpling raffle was a very fun success.

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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

and

C-Fax Miracle on Broad Street 

All profits from the sales of Diane’s book

and a bird sang

go to  post operative foster homes in China

The evening book sales resulted in a $365 deposit to  Diane’s chosen foster home.

Guest response

“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

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Pat Nichol Becoming Courageous and Outrageous  courageous-outrageous

Donna Marie Lynch 50ish  50-ish

Melanie Eng Gutsy Lady Travel  gutsy-lady-travel

 

yasuko-thanh Yasuka Thahn

was represented by her mother and father. She had to miss the banquet last minute

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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.

Special thanks

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Anne Scott President District 19-I Lioness

 Victoria Chinatown Lions

La Limousines

Poppies Floral Art

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

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Lioness celebrate  Chinatown Lion’s Club 60th anniversary

next up in November

Festival of Trees 25th Anniversary

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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

BANQUET

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Reserve  Saturday January 21, 2017

 for

Victoria Chinatown Lioness year of the  Rooster  New Year Banquet.

Tickets available soon.

CONTACT US  VictoriaChinatownLioness@gmail.com

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“I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore” : that’s us Lioness Ladies, as a collective !!! “

For background information

Santa’s AnonymousVolunteers and donation ideas

 Swallows Nest  success stories

See last month;s blog post for more information on

one child policy

Chinese children adoptees

Dumplings

NEWS FROM OUR CHINA TOWN AND LIONS CLUB  FRIENDS

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