Bracebridge Lion Treasurer Fred Walker presents BMLSS student Jade Ball with a Cheque for $250 towards her fundraising efforts for a trip to Tanzania in July. Jade will be representing BMLSS on a 14 day this educational experience called Social Justice Course, Theory to Action and will receive High School credits as a result of this exciting chance to experience and help change the world. Good Luck Jade and we hope to hear all about your trip when you return!
Lions? In Bracebridge?
Yes, they are here. They’re often spotted doing great work in our community, especially where help is needed.
Be a Lion in Bracebridge
And they are very proud of what they do, as a group of members and as individuals.
You, too, can feel that pride and a deep sense of accomplishment in our community.
Be a Lion in Bracebridge.
If you or someone you know is interested in experiencing the personal reward of making a positive difference in our community, please come out to our open house dinner and information session on,
Thursday, February 18th at 6pm in the Lions Hall at 325 Fraserburgh Road, Bracebridge.
Enjoy a superb spaghetti dinner and a short presentation about the services which Lions deliver.
To confirm your interest and attendance, please contact Jim Schmidt – jschmidt [at] muskoka [dot] com or by phone at 705-645-3879 – before February 14th.
We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you.
Lion Mike Guiry had the pleasure of taking Lion Bill Lockhart to the 2nd Annual Community Services Recognition Award presentation at the Pines Long Term Care Facility on November 19th. The Bracebridge LIons Club has been a member of the Financial Assistance Partners Group (FAPG) since its’ inception and was honoured to be asked to be one of the recipients of this award for 2015. Accepting the award on behalf of the FAPG was our own Bill Lockart, Paul Hammond from Bracebridge Rotary and Gord Mitchell from Huntsville Rotary. This group is a compilation of local service clubs and organizations that meet regularly to review needs from individuals in the community that require financial assistance and provide funding to help them get back on their feet. Well done FAPG! We are proud to be a founding member of this organization!
After over 50 years of hosting our Annual Steak BBQ on the Civic Weekend at Annie Williams Park, the Bracebridge Lions Club is sorry to announce that they will not be holding it this year. We have agreed to step aside and allow full use of the park to Session Muskoka, which promises to be a great event for Bracebridge. We hope to come back next year and resume our long standing tradition, perhaps on a different weekend. We have been asked to be a vendor a Session Muskoka, so drop by and say hello, and purchase one of our world famous Peameal Backbacon on a bun or an Oktoberfest Sausage!
The Bracebridge Lions Club was proud to present the big cheque to South Muskoka Hospital Foundation Director Colin Miller (centre) at our meeting on April 23rd. The club’s donation of $25,000 is towards meeting the ongoing needs for equipment and services at the Bracebridge Hospital. Presenting the cheque are Lion Ed Rynard and Lion President Mike Guiry
Bracebridge Lions Club has had a busy few weeks, donating to BMLSS & St. Dominic’s Bursary funds, as well as $500 each to Bracebridge Public School and Monck Public School bands to help them compete in Musicfest in Toronto. We have also supported the Scouts on their summer canoeing adventure, and the Hornets baseball team and a soccer team. We assisted a community member who required a wheelchair. Next week it even gets better!!!! Thank you Bracebridge for supporting your Lions Club!
On Thursday, January 22, 2015, we were honoured to have District Governor Barb Ennis back at our club to make a very special presentation to Lion Lyle Cathcart for his 63 years of unequalled service to our club. He was awarded the Divisional Club Footprint award as well as a special banner on behalf of Lions Clubs International President Joe Preston. Lyle has held almost every position in the club and has been an inspiration for us all. Lion Lyle is well know for his contributions to the community and can be seen helping out tirelessly at any and all BBQ’s held in the community. His energy and enthusiasm eclipses those who are half his age. Besides his commitment to the Lions, Lyle is also a Mason and a Shriner. Congratulations Lyle! And a sincere thank you for all that you do!