Summer to September : 25th Anniversary of VCL giving to the community and world

Victoria Dragon Boat festival

supporting Breast Cancer research

and celebrating survivors

dragon boat festival 2016

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Victoria Chinatown Lioness, Annette and  Pei Mei volunteers  at the Beer Garden, Galye and Amanda volunteers in the V.I.P. tent.


   Women 2 Warrior

supporting Easter Seals

W2W 20116

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Lioness Pei Mei, Annette, Lily, Galye , Donna and Amanda  helping out with registration.

Victoria Chinatown Lioness 25 anniversary 


VCL lioness family and friends celebrate 25 years of camaraderie and community service.

VCL Annual Author Banquet  

and a bird sang

Saturday October 22, 6 p.m.

tickets $40 : available through

at Gala Fabric 1483 Douglas St, Victoria,

or your favourite Lioness

Book your table for  10 friends NOW

Diane in Bue


When Lei becomes pregnant with her second child, she faces the anguish of continuing her pregnancy or having a forced abortion as required by Chinese law.

Nanaimo author Diane Bestwick explores the personal tragedies of the Chinese one policy  in her poignant novel “And A Bird Sang” As a teacher in China for eight years, Diane first experienced the sad reality of the one child policy and  resulted in the  motivation to write her first book. Her book will be for sale at the banquet . It is also available at Amazon/Kindle , special order Munro Books.

 The money raised at this event goes directly back  to people in our community .

 Donation application form


 Chinese New Year 2017 year of the Rooster


fancy rooster papercut


Reserve  Saturday January 21, 2017  for Victoria Chinatown Lioness year of the  Rooster  New Year Banquet.   Tickets available soon.





Zone-i-2-informer- September 2016

Soapbox DG Lion’s Sept 2016




Summer 2016 : Welcome New Officers, our new women warriors leadership team

DG Brian


Lion’s Club District Governor  Brian Phillips  installed  the new 2016-2018 Victoria Chinatown Lioness President and  Executive Board on June 11 following  a delicious dinner at Golden City restaurant.


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Welcome to the new and continuing officers who assume  their duties in July and are busily planning an active and exciting year of  volunteer activities, author talks, celebrations, fund-raising banquets, fun and camaraderie.

welcome new memebers

VCL New Board 2016

Annette Q : president

Irene T : First Vice President

Vanessa L : Second Vice President

Amanda M : past president

Donna M : Secretary

 Lily Y and Gayle C : Treasures

 Grace S  and Pei Mei C : 2 year Board Members

Susanne : 1 year Board member

Vicky L : Lion Tamer

 Jennifer H and Veronica O : Tail Twisters

We welcome new opportunities to serve our community.


District Governor Brian’s  gift to all of us.brian's pin

Enjoying our gifts.

enjoying our pins

coming in August :

Women2Warrior 2016

W2W 20116

We know there is a Warrior in the heart of every woman. She is STRONG, DETERMINED, and POWERFUL. Bring out your inner Warrior

Join or come and cheer the VCL team

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time: 9am to 1pm
Location: West Shore Parks and Recreation

Look forward to our October 



and a bird sang

Diane Bestwick

Mark your calendar now for our 2016 author talk and banquet.


Golden City restaurant


Lions July  Zone I-2 Informer ( click here to read)

 ( click here to read)  August Zone I-2 Informer update

W2W a Celebration

Woman 2 Warrior -video

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.


w2w group for text

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



Author Banquet with Paul Yee

Sunday Oct 18 at Golden City

tickets available from all Lioness