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Date change for 1st pancake breakfast: Thursday, July 18th at the Farmer's Market, Wesbild Centre.
Vernon Lions Support Walk for MS...
Lions were out on Sunday, April 28th in support of the Vernon Multiple Sclerosis Society's Annual Walk/Run/Ride for MS. Our kitchen trailer and crew were on hand in Polson Park to cook up breakfast sandwiches for the early risers as well as hot dogs and hamburgers or cheeseburgers - with optional yummy fried onions - for the good folks who turned out to raise funds for the Society. Their president just happens to be Vernon Lion Rene Gendron (seated, far right above). Lions Mike Smith along with Lion Gail Pifer and her guide dog honourary Lion Tyrell were walkers in the event as well. Check our Activities page for more photos.
Spring District Conference in Vernon!
Close to 300 Lions, Lioness and Leos attended the District 19D spring convention held in Vernon April 12-14. Outgoing District Governor Willem Roell was presented with a flock of fleecy plush sheep in appreciation of his year of dedicated service. Conference Chairman PZC Rick Harker and his organizing committee did the District proud and the hosting Vernon Lodge was most hospitable. Festivities included a Casino Fun Night put on by the Vernon Lions Club, some Tall Tales and Musical Performances, and dancing to the live music of the Union Jack band. Inspirational speeches and panel sessions brought home to us the reasons why we all choose to be Lions. For more photos, please click here. Vernon Lions may see even more on the Bulletin Board page.
Murder Mystery a Resounding Success...
The sequel to last year's murder mystery took place on April 6th with "Murder at the Kalamalka Hotel" by playwright Barbara Keith. Over 265 guests "registered" at the Kal Hotel (acutally The Schubert Centre where the event took place), for an evening of delicious food, great entertainment, and fantastic silent auction shopping. The Vernon Lions would like to thank all our guests and contributors to the success of the event. Please click here for a list of those who donated time, goods, services and/or cold, hard cash.
Presentations of cheques for over $3800.00 each were made on May 2 to Jan Schulz, Executive Director of Family Resource Centre and Ruth Edwards, Executive Director of North Okanagan Hospice Society by Vernon Lions President Mike Masella. For more photos of the event, please see our Activities page.