JUNE Jumping for Joy


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Gifts for the Mums at Transition House and  1- UP



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



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




Just off Willows beach parking lot 

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



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 .



 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


 Zone I -2-3 Informer JUNE 2017

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in our lives who care

Sidney Lions Club  District 19-I Spring Conference


hosts of


Attended by Lioness Irene, Amanda, Judith, Annette and Nelles


for 1 UP,  and Victoria Woman’s Transition House 

Lioness Susanne, Irene, Leslie, Judith and Amanda

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MAY 27 th ,6 p.m.

Golden City Restaurant



Purchase you tickets now for a fascinating, and tastey  evening!

Celebrate Canada 150, with Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy when she discusses her new book ” Heroes & Gamblers: Tales of Survival and Good Fortune of the Poy Family.”   Enhance your understanding   of the Chinese diaspora and immigration  in Canada .

Vivienne Poy was born into a prominent Hong Kong family in 1941. Her early years were marked by war and displacement. When she was just three months old Hong Kong was invaded by the Japanese, forcing her family to flee to China, where they spent the war years as refugees. Upon returning to Hong Kong after the war, her family resumed a position of influence and service to the community. Vivienne Poy immigrated to Canada in 1959, enrolling at McGill University, where she earned an Honours degree in History.

Years later she received two highly distinguished honours from the University, on the same day. Just minutes prior to her official installation as The University of Toronto’s 315t Chancellor in June 2003, Senator Poy, a Chinese Canadian immigrant woman, walked across the stage at Convocation Hall to receive her Ph.D in History for a dissertation on Chinese Canadian women immigrants.

Her stunning academic achievements – all conducted while simultaneously running a corporation and serving the public as a volunteer and Senator – are most unusual and impressive. Inspired by the desire to understand her family’s past and to preserve the memory of her own people’s struggles, Dr. Poy dedicated herself to the intellectual enterprise of historical research and publication. Her first book, A River Named Lee, published in 1995, is about her family and her ancestors.

In 1998 Dr. Poy was appointed to the Senate of Canada – the first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Upper Chamber. Senator Poy has focused her attention on gender issues, multiculturalism and human rights. She was a sponsor of the Famous Five Monuments in Calgary and on Parliament Hill, which honour the five Alberta women who fought to have Canadian women recognized constitutionally as “persons” who were eligible to be named to the Senate. And it was Senator Poy who was primarily responsible for having May recognized as Asian Heritage Month across Canada.


MAY 2017 SoapBox (1)


Zone I -2-3 MAY

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

Mother’s Day Boxes 2016

tissue paper


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.



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


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.



We are again collecting used eyeglasses for Lions Recycle for Sight 

Contact any Lioness or Lion.



We celebrate

President elect Annette Quan

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


chinatown tours thank you

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


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




coming this fall!

More information to follow.


The busy month of May for Victoria Chinatown Lioness


Chinatown Tours

Chinarown tour school mural 3

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 


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.