Vernon Lions Club
International Association of Lions Clubs, District D, Zone 1, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

The Look of Lions...

International Lions Logo

The current Lions emblem at right is one of the most widely recognized and respected in the world. It was adopted at the 1919 convention and consists of a gold letter “L” on a circular purple-blue field. Bordering this is a circular gold area with two Lion profiles facing away from the center, symbolizing our glorious past and a promising future. The word “Lions” appears at the top, and “International” at the bottom. It is a registered trademark in most countries.

The royal colours of purple and gold were selected as the official colors when the association was first organized in 1917. Purple stands for loyalty and for integrity of mind and heart. Gold symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgement, purity in life, and generosity in mind, heart and purse to those in need.


The Vernon Lions Club emblem adds summer and winter activities and scenery of the beautiful Okanagan Valley as a background to the Lions logo. Surrounding this is the widespread spring-blooming wildflower commonly called the sunflower or arrow-leafed Balsamroot.

In addition to these identifiers, most Lions Clubs have adopted the wearing of vests and/or shirts which may be embroidered with the name of their club, and which usually claim a colour scheme unique to that club. The Vernon club's colours are gold and blue, much like the international logo. Look for us around town in our bright gold shirts!