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Where There's a NEED, There's a LION

Lions are leaders. leaders in service, leaders in kindness, and leaders in our community. Where there is a need, there is a Lion willing to step up and take on the job. Our community members look to us for strength when times are tough.


Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

Michael Prodaniuk - February 19, 1925 – March 14, 2019

Mike was born on February 19, 1925 in St. Claude, Manitoba and passed away on March 14, 2019 at the age of 94.

He will be remembered by his loving wife, Kathy; his sister, Marion Robertson; his sons: Brian (Colleen) and Greg; his grandchildren: Sean (Lee-Anne) and Shae; along with all the numerous nieces and nephews.  

Mike was a life member of the Vernon
Lions Club.  He enjoyed giving his time to this organization and earned numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for his dedication to humanitarian services.  He loved to cook, garden, listen to music and dance.  He will be truly missed by all.


             To register for golfing or to sponsor the event go to
              Golf Tournament Forms


Tickets available from all Lions Club members and other locations around Vernon (TBA)

The Enderby Lions Club joined us for our
LA PASTA ITALIA Family and Friends Night
on February 21.  We sincerely appreciate the
Gold sponsorship they delivered for our upcoming
Golf Tournament on May 25.

The Vernon Lions Club served a delicious dinner at the Upper Room Mission on Feb. 13.  
Look at our happy volunteers.

New Member Induction Ceremonies

The Induction Ceremony is the symbolic beginning to a member’s service as a Lion.  January 17, 2019 the Vernon Lions Club welcomed two new members and on February 7, we welcomed two more new members.  We are all extremely proud that you have accepted membership in our club and Lions Clubs International. Membership in a Lions club is a privilege. You have joined the world’s largest and most active service club organization; a group of over 1.4 million men and women in over 48,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe, who are dedicated to making a difference.  Through your membership, you will help our club reach out to people in need in our community, and throughout the world.

New Member Induction Ceremony - February 7

New Member Induction Ceremony - January 17

Merry Christmas


The Vernon Lions Club annual Christmas party on December 6.  
The Treble Makers played music throughout the evening - thank you.  A large crowd of Lions and guests enjoyed a lovely turkey dinner prepared by
the Eagles.  Lions Carole, Mike and Ralph once again came up with hilarious entertainment.  The winners of the "12 Days of Christmas" singing contest
are pictured above (Lion Patrick and his girls know how to spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear).  Lion John tossed the winning coin
early in the game and Lion Gary gave him a run for his money (actually his christmas cheer) by coming a close second.  
Merry Christmas and a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity to all.

November 2018
November 6 marked the 73rd Anniversary of the Vernon Lions Club.

The 25th Annual Light Up was on Saturday, November 24th from 5-8 pm.


Winter came alive with activities, lights, sounds and food for the whole family.
The Light Up is designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter’s night and the
Vernon Lions Club helped fend off the cold with delicious hot chocolate.


Monthly Breakfast at the Upper Room Miision
- Recently Vernon Lions supplied and cooked a
hot breakfast for the clients of the Mission on November 7

Admission to the Snow Show was by donation
with the proceeds going to Easter Seals BC
through the Snowarama BC Charity.
The Vernon Lions Club attended the entrance gates November 9 & 10.

We were pleased and honored to host Wayne Atkinson, District 19D District Governor at our regular meeting on November 1.  Following dinner his slide presentation emphasized the logo "We Belong - We Serve" and he summarized several local and global projects.  
DG Wayne Atkinson conducted the new member induction ceremony for Lion Jesse, sponsored by Lion Patrick.  He also honored our members celebrating milestone membership anniversaries.  
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Leo Club Excellence Award to the Leo members present at the meeting. Congratulations to the Vernon Leo Club for this prestigeous achievement.

October Vernon Lions Club fundraiser

Add a tender touch to Thanksgiving with carnations. Bursting with holiday brilliance, carnations overflow with the spirit of Thanksgiving. While it is unknown where the carnation originates from, with many speculating the Mediterranean and Eurasia, this flower also known as “The Flower of God” is often symbolic of love and has special meaning for the holidays. Coming in a wide variety of colors to include yellow, purple, pink, green, white, dark red, and striped, the carnation is the perfect way to celebrate and dine with family during Thanksgiving.

September 2018 - We have been busy working at and supporting the following events.

The Vernon Lions Club raises funds for many worthwhile charities in our community.  Here are some of the recipients.

Introducing the 2018-19 Vernon Lions Club Executive

Second Annual Golf Tournament

The Vernon Lions Club hosted a fundraising tournament on Saturday, May 26, 2018 with funds going to camperships at Camp Winfield, BC.  The event was a fun 18 hole tournament at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.  It was a huge success with 17  4-somes enjoying this fun tournament.   The tournament was followed by a dinner at the Golf and Country Club, a live auction and a silent auction plus golfing prizes as well.  A big thank you to the businesses and citizens of Vernon, Armstrong, Lumby, Winfield, Kelowna, Kamloops and surrounding areas for their sponsorship and participation in this fun event.  Another big thank you to the team of councillors from Camp Winfield who presented a heart warming slideshow of the children at camp with their big smiles.  
For more photos check out our photo gallery.

The Vernon Oldtimer's Soccer Tournament
was held at MacDonald Park
May 19-21, 2018

Our Vernon Lions Club food truck was on site to feed the hungry soccer players.  It was the 39th year for this  amazing event bringing teams from across BC and Alberta.  One of the winning teams was the Salmon Arm team pictured to the left.  
Many thanks to all the volunteers for making this event a successful one for our club.   
View more pictures in the gallery.

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