2nd Annual Bowling Event Set for Saturday, June 6
Mark your calendar for the Second Annual "Bowling in the Dark Event" on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Lincoln Lanes Bowling in Vernon, BC.
This event provides awareness of visual impairment and blindness through a blindfold or specialized glasses that mimic various eye diseases and disorders. It also raises funds to enable the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide School to breed, raise, foster and train dogs for their Dog Guide Programs. Each Dog Guide costs approximately $25,000 to raise, train and place with a qualified recipient.
The different types of Dog Guides Lions Foundation of Canada provides are: Canine Vision Dog Guides, Hearing Ear Dog Guides, Service Dog Guides, Seizure Response Dog Guides, Autism Assistance Dog Guides, and Diabetic Alert Dog Guides.
Make up a team of 6 ($150) and register to play. We hope to have many prizes and a gift basket raffle along with a fifty/fifty draw. You do not have to bowl to join us - we encourage you to drop in and visit too! Click here for a Team Registration form, or here for a Donation Pledge form. For more information, please contact Lion Gail Pifer at 250-540-8763.
Making a Splash!
Vernon Lions pose with Camp Winfield Director Rick Harker while cooking up pancake breakfasts at the second annual Splash of Colour to benefit Easter Seals BC Camps for handicapped children. The day was sunny and cool, but hearts were warm and the turnout tremendous. Thanks to everyone who participated.
A HUGE Thank You for a Successful Fundraiser!
The Vernon Lions would like to extend a big thank you to all our guests attending our fourth annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser recently. Your support of this event, whether it's repeated or for the first time, is so appreciated, and if it were not for you, the event could not go on.
Thank you also to all the businesses and individuals who contributed items to our Gift Basket Extravaganza and our Silent Auction. The presentation of these products was spectacular, and the bidding on them was responsible for a large part of the proceeds from the evening's event going to support Independant Living Vernon and the Schubert Centre Hearing Project.
A huge thank you is also due to our Director/Producer Val Heuman, our co-writers Jim and Joyce Elderton, and our volunteer actors who kept us guessing as to who was the murderer. The entertaining play kept us on the edge of our seats and engaged us as jury members in the verdict.
We'd also like to express our gratitude for the excellent job of MC'ing done by Dave Hesketh. And the Schubert Centre staff and volunteers seamlessly put on a delicious dinner and a wonderful venue. There are many others who spent time and effort to help coordinate this event, and to all of you we'd like to say - you exemplify the Heart of a Lion! Thank You!
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