Lions Club – The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca The Voice of North Grenville Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:49:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Catch the Ace round 2 begins http://www.ngtimes.ca/catch-ace-round-2-begins/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/catch-ace-round-2-begins/#respond Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:09:54 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10296 Round 2 of the Kemptville Lions Club’s “Catch the Ace” lottery has begun. The first draw was held at the Kemptville Legion Hall on December 12. Yvette Lavoie (pictured here flanked by Lions Alan Forbes and Connie Beardshaw) won the weekly prize of $182.00 when her ticket was drawn and envelope 27 yielded the 9 […]

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Round 2 of the Kemptville Lions Club’s “Catch the Ace” lottery has begun. The first draw was held at the Kemptville Legion Hall on December 12. Yvette Lavoie (pictured here flanked by Lions Alan Forbes and Connie Beardshaw) won the weekly prize of $182.00 when her ticket was drawn and envelope 27 yielded the 9 of Hearts.

Tickets for each draw are available at Albert’s Meats, B&H Grocery, Jonsson’s Independent Grocer, the Kemptville Curling Club, Moose Mart, Legion Branch 212, Shelley’s Kitchen, Heckston, and from members of the Kemptville Lions Club.

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Merrickville Fire Fighters Association donation to Lions Club http://www.ngtimes.ca/merrickville-fire-fighters-association-donation-lions-club/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/merrickville-fire-fighters-association-donation-lions-club/#respond Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:07:41 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10357 On Tuesday, December 12, the Merrickville Fire Fighters Association presented the Merrickville Lions Club with a cheque for $1,213, money collected through the Boot Drive at Christmas in Merrickville. The Fire Fighters Association would like to than everyone who donated cash or a toy.

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On Tuesday, December 12, the Merrickville Fire Fighters Association presented the Merrickville Lions Club with a cheque for $1,213, money collected through the Boot Drive at Christmas in Merrickville. The Fire Fighters Association would like to than everyone who donated cash or a toy.

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The Lions Club Christmas Tree sale has begun http://www.ngtimes.ca/lions-club-christmas-tree-sale-begun/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/lions-club-christmas-tree-sale-begun/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:18:59 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10058 Two hundred and fifty balsam fir and spruce trees arrived in Kemptville last week and have been on sale since Friday, December 1. They will continue to be available at the Ferguson Forest Centre until December 23, or while supplies last. “We will probably sell out before then,” says Lions Club representative Terry Restoule. Terry […]

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Two hundred and fifty balsam fir and spruce trees arrived in Kemptville last week and have been on sale since Friday, December 1. They will continue to be available at the Ferguson Forest Centre until December 23, or while supplies last. “We will probably sell out before then,” says Lions Club representative Terry Restoule.

Terry says the Lions Club used to get their trees directly from the Ferguson Forest Centre, but in recent years they have not had enough to meet demand. “This year we are sourcing them from a place in Peterborough,” Terry says.

The Christmas Tree sale is the Lions Club’s largest fundraiser of the year. Money raised will be going to support local Lions Club initiatives and help pay for their 60th anniversary celebration in April. The event will be held on April 28, 2018, at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, and will include dinner and presentations.

Trees of all shapes and sizes are available for $40 each. The Lions Club encourages people in the community to come out and find their perfect tree, weekdays from 10am-5pm and weekends from 9am-5pm. “It’s a great way to give back to the community and also get your Christmas tree,” Terry says. To organize pick-up outside of these hours, or for more information, you can contact fundraiser organizers Grant Leeder at 613-258-2858, or Bob Sentner at 613-258-3840.

The Kemptville Lions Club has been an active member of the community since its inception in 1958, and has supported causes like the Kemptville District Hospital, North Grenville Public Library, Kemptville Youth Centre, the Service Council, and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The Lions are always open to new members who want the opportunity to give back to the community and take part in the many Lions Club activities that are organized every year. To learn more about joining the Lions, you can contact Bob or Grant at the numbers above.

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The Ace has been caught! http://www.ngtimes.ca/the-ace-has-been-caught/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/the-ace-has-been-caught/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:15:31 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=9893 The jig was up. The Ace of Spades couldn’t hide anymore. On Tuesday night, the Kemptville Lions Club held their 30th, and last, draw in the first round of their “Catch the Ace” lottery. Someone would win the jackpot that night. The weekly prize of $665.00 was won by Jamie Forsyth when his ticket was […]

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The jig was up. The Ace of Spades couldn’t hide anymore. On Tuesday night, the Kemptville Lions Club held their 30th, and last, draw in the first round of their “Catch the Ace” lottery. Someone would win the jackpot that night.

The weekly prize of $665.00 was won by Jamie Forsyth when his ticket was the first one drawn. He chose envelope 11, but it only offered up the King of Hearts. The hunt for the Ace of Spades was on. Tickets would be drawn until it was found.

The very next ticket drawn would win the jackpot for Lillian Loney. Her choice was envelope 1, and the Ace of Spades was revealed.

There will be a second round of “Catch the Ace”. Tickets for the first draw go on sale December 4, with the first draw occurring at the Kemptville Legion Hall (100 Reuben Cres. Kemptville) at 7:30 on December 12.

For the latest information about the draw go to: facebook.com/kemptvillelions.

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Lions help send Cadets to Vimy http://www.ngtimes.ca/lions-help-send-cadets-vimy/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/lions-help-send-cadets-vimy/#respond Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:25:42 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=9308 The Mountain Township and District Lions Club was honoured to have the 2951 Canadian Forces Station Leitrim Royal Canadian Army Cadets in attendance at the last meeting (many of whom are residents of the Mountain area). The Club was proud to donate $500.00 towards their trip to Vimy Ridge for the 100th anniversary ceremony this […]

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The Mountain Township and District Lions Club was honoured to have the 2951 Canadian Forces Station Leitrim Royal Canadian Army Cadets in attendance at the last meeting (many of whom are residents of the Mountain area). The Club was proud to donate $500.00 towards their trip to Vimy Ridge for the 100th anniversary ceremony this upcoming November 11. The cadets expressed their gratitude as they will be helping represent Canada at this important event.

The club also welcomed five new prospective members who were given a glimpse into what its means to be a Lion. After a fantastic meal, current members shared why they were thankful to be a member of Lions. A long list of community initiatives was provided, including: Hill 70 Memorial, Canada Day Festivities as well as contributions to local hospitals and for the Ag Hall renovations. The Club has also played an important role in providing direct assistance to many local families who experienced various hardships.

Our Fall Show is nearly sold out for November 4, featuring Eddie and the Stingrays. Come out for the entertainment and help us support the work of the Lions in our community. Please see your local Lions member for tickets.

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Closing in on the Ace http://www.ngtimes.ca/closing-in-on-the-ace/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/closing-in-on-the-ace/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:28:50 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=8684 The Kemptville Lions Club’s “Catch the Ace” lottery continues with almost half of the deck now eliminated. This week’s winner, Jim Reynolds, selected envelope 25 containing the King of Spades (pictured). You can’t get any closer to the ace than that. Draws continue every Tuesday night at 7:30 at the Legion Hall until the ace […]

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The Kemptville Lions Club’s “Catch the Ace” lottery continues with almost half of the deck now eliminated. This week’s winner, Jim Reynolds, selected envelope 25 containing the King of Spades (pictured). You can’t get any closer to the ace than that.

Draws continue every Tuesday night at 7:30 at the Legion Hall until the ace of spades is found. It can hide but it can’t run!! This week’s jackpot is estimated to be over $7,000.
You can get your tickets at: Albert’s Meats, B & H Foodliner, Moose Mart, Shelley’s Kitchen, Heckston, Legion Branch 212 and from members of the Kemptville Lions Club. Follow the draws at facebook.com/kemptvillelions.

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Lions Club gazebo gets support from Council http://www.ngtimes.ca/lions-club-gazebo-gets-support-council/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/lions-club-gazebo-gets-support-council/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:18:02 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=8724 Merrickville-Wolford Council has given their support to a Lions Club project to build a gazebo in the Blockhouse Park. The Lions Club has already been talking with Parks Canada, owner of the land where they would be building the gazebo. According to the presentation made to council by Lions Club representative Tim Molloy last Monday, […]

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Merrickville-Wolford Council has given their support to a Lions Club project to build a gazebo in the Blockhouse Park. The Lions Club has already been talking with Parks Canada, owner of the land where they would be building the gazebo. According to the presentation made to council by Lions Club representative Tim Molloy last Monday, Parks Canada is in favour of the project, as long as the gazebo goes with the existing structures in the park and doesn’t obstruct the view of the canal. This is not the first time there has been a gazebo in Merrickville. The original gazebo in the municipality sat at the corner of St. Lawrence Street and Main Street.

“Bandshells [gazebos] are integral parts of old villages,” Tim said at the meeting. “It is in keeping with our historical nature.”

The gazebo will be the property of the Lions Club, as they would hold the license of occupation from Parks Canada. The proposed location for the 24×16 foot structure is just southeast of the freight shed in the Blockhouse Park, not too far from where the original gazebo once stood.

The Lions Club hopes that the gazebo will become a hub for the community. Open air concerts in the summer is just one of the suggested uses for the gazebo. It would also be used as a focal point for community celebrations, like Canada Day and Christmas in Merrickville, and provide a place of respite for the thousands of tourists, boaters, cyclists and pedestrians who visit the village every year. The Lions Club believes that this gazebo would go a long way in strengthening and enhancing the community.

The project will be partially paid for by the money the Lions Club had earmarked for the public washroom project, which has failed to progress. “This was second on our list,” Tim says. They are also looking for any in-kind donations they can receive from the local business community, as well as some funding from the municipality for electrical hook up. “We would like to hear some intent from council to chip in,” Tim said at the meeting.
Merrickville-Wolford Council resolved to support the project in principal, which includes sending a letter of support to Parks Canada. They will be revisiting the idea of funding the electrical hook up once they enter the 2018 budget deliberations later this year.

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Kemptville Lions Club Donation http://www.ngtimes.ca/kemptville-lions-club-donation/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/kemptville-lions-club-donation/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:49:17 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=7949 The Kemptville Lions Club presented a cheque for $1,000 to Joanne Mavis, Executive Director of the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation on August 23 as part of their continuing support of the community.

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The Kemptville Lions Club presented a cheque for $1,000 to Joanne Mavis, Executive Director of the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation on August 23 as part of their continuing support of the community.

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Kemptville Lions Club 50/50 Winner http://www.ngtimes.ca/kemptville-lions-club-5050-winner/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/kemptville-lions-club-5050-winner/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:35:30 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=7084 Incoming President of the Kemptville Lions Club Alan Forbes (right), presents a cheque for $1,100 to Jean Levergneux of Oxford Mills, the winner of this year’s Canada Day 50/50 Draw.

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Incoming President of the Kemptville Lions Club Alan Forbes (right), presents a cheque for $1,100 to Jean Levergneux of Oxford Mills, the winner of this year’s Canada Day 50/50 Draw.

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Lions at work in our community http://www.ngtimes.ca/lions-at-work-in-our-community/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/lions-at-work-in-our-community/#respond Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:12:49 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=6942 The post Lions at work in our community appeared first on The North Grenville Times.

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