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June Butler be a Clown Day

Lion Harry Smith convinced Norfolk County Council and the Lions Club to celebrate the spirit of June Butler, who participated for many years in the community walking clown as a clown. June especially interacted with the youngest in our town spreading the joys of being a clown.
We celebrated the annual June Butler be a Clown Day at Silver Lake Market, encouraging young people to become clowns and be recognized with special prizes for their creative efforts. Spring is great time to rekindle the community spirit, get the kids Clown involved in a fun activity while perpetuating the memory of a local heroine.
The popularity of this event seems to have waned, despite Norfolk County declaring the 3rd Saturday of March anually as "June Butler be a Clown Day", but I am sure will resurface again and again, because kids of all ages need a time to just have fun. Every year the Canada Day celebrations see many clowns of all ages bringing a smile to young and old alike, entertaining the crowds as only clowns can.

 

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Santa Claus Parade

Lions take an active role in the annual Santa Claus Parade. As usual the parade was a huge success in 2009, blessed with great weather. The largest number of floats in recent memory, accompanied by three bands, were enjoyed by exceptionally large crowds. The excited children could be heard exclaiming how great the parade was as they do each year.
Santa Waving Santa and his entourage arrived on the pier by boat, as is the tradition in this historic fishing village. Several Lions participated in bringing the Spirit of Christmas to Port Dover. Lion Bill (Citizen of the Year 2009) and his wife were chauffeured by Lion Gord Johnson, in his convertible.

Dignitaries played an important role: MP Dianne Finley, MPP Toby Barrett and Mayor Travale judged the floats and Councilor Wells, as Town Crier welcomed Santa on his arrival. All in all a great time was had by everyone but none more than the wide eyed children who enjoyed the proceedings, above all Santa, immensely.

 

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Flapjack Freakout

The Port Dover Lions Club has participated in Flapjack Freakout since its inception. Port Dover Composite School students under the guidance of Teacher Richard Delaney and Principal Elaine Thomas contacted the Lions, Walt Long and Jim Fekete, for support with their UNICEF fundraiser idea. The first year was a bit of trial and error. Lion Jim contacted the Golden Griddle in Brantford for batter the second year. Golden Griddle generously donated not only pre mixed batter but napkins and corn syrup. Neeltie Arnott, who runs a catering business, came along in later years to help with the event, getting local merchants to donate various supplies.

The majority of the cooking takes place at Silver Lake Market, where Lion Jim gets busy at 5 A.M. preparing pancakes for the 4-500 students and members of the community, who are welcome every year. The student council each year decides what project will be supported by the profits from event. Twelve to fifteen Lions help serve the hungry students and guests. The collaboration between the students, Lions and other volunteers helps students understand their community service curriculum much better.
All who participate truly enjoy the day's festivities. The School Band plays while everyone enjoys a hearty breakfast.

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Monte Carlo Day at
Dover Cliffs

Dover Cliffs Centre, Long Term Care Centre, has many residents who are unable to get out and enjoy their Golden Years. The Lions have conducted an annual Monte Carlo afternoon for the residents with Wheels of Fortune and a Black Jack table or two. Residents are provided with gambling chips to wager and test their luck against the odds. All able residents are encouraged to participate and those attending really enjoy the afternoon. The Lions provide a special catered dinner following the popular diversion. Residents are able to cash in their winnings and feel the thrill of victory.

 

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Bowl for Kids Sake

Lions Ray, Steve & Peter Port Dover Lions Bowl for Kids Sake 2010 Team Photo.
Big Brothers Big Sisters annual bowling event is a fudraiser to benefit local youth, much in need of a mentor in their lives. The team's participation helped raise over $75,000 this year! Way to go team!

 



Harry Misner Ballpark

Harry Misner Ballpark located on St. George Street, accessed from Thompson Drive by the No Frills Mall, has a proud history. Named after the Port Dover Lions first President, served two years in that office 1938 to 1940, has been the home of champions many times but always the home of our ball playing youth. Currently Lion Gord Johnson is in charge of the committee to make the park all it can be for our community. The Minor Baseball Association does a great job keeping the grounds suitable for championship ball.

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Playground Rededication

Many years ago our Club built a Medical Centre on St. George Street to attract much needed Doctors to Port Dover. Things do come full circle. Across from the medical facility we installed a playground so the young children would have a place to frolic. In 2004 the equipment once again needed upgrading. With a generous contribution from the
The Ontario Trillium Foundation new equipment was installed, meeting the current safety standards. The rededication was attended by MPP Toby Barrett and Norfolk Mayor Rita Kalmbach as well as one of our founding members Brian Varey. We hope the playground will get many more years of safe enjoyment.

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The Former Lions Den

Located right next to the children's playground is our former Lions Den. For many years the facility served as our social hour meeting place prior to the dinner meeting, as well as many committee meetings. Frequently community groups would have meetings, card parties or social get togethers in the smallish facility. The walls were lined with years of memorabilia from around the world, trophies and plaques commemorating some achievement or special recognition. Bowling Greens were located on the other side of the Den, used by a small group of bowlers for many years. In 2007 these two properties along with the Tennis Courts, built with community support in 1949, were sold.

Between 2007 and 2010 we worked with Norfolk County, the The Ontario Trillium Foundation and several community groups to provide a Community Sports Complex; housing Tennis, Skateboarding and Road Hockey facilities; with a significant $150,000 (from the sale of the properties) being contributed by the Lions Club. The Sports Complex is planned for property owned by the Grand Erie District School Board, housing the Port Dover Composite School.

The land purchased by our forefathers back in 1945 has served the community well. Lion Lee Buffin mentioned the purchase during his address celebrating our 70th year in the community. Other facilities built on those lands include the Port Dover Arena as well as the Port Dover Lions Community Centre.

 

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NEW in 2012




Silver Lake
Roots Music Festival


This project ended with the 2013 event even though it was popular, it failed to produce the necessary profit so desperately needed for community projects.

2013 Was the Final Music Festival

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Artists at Silver Lake Market

An Exiting New Feature Started in 2010

Silver Lake Market ..... where Farmers and Artists meet!
Summer Saturdays from July 3nd, Canada Day weekend to September 4rd, Labour Day weekend visit the Silver Lake Market Artists in the Lions Silver Lake Pavilion see map.
Grab a pemeal on a bun, a cup of great coffee at the Market and amble over to the Pavilion which is showcasing fine arts and crafts produced by local artists. Every Saturday from
8:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. a variety of artists and craftspeople including painters, potters, photographers, authors, a book binder, a soap maker, a wooden toy maker and Click to view full size poster glass artists will be selling their creations and demonstrating their talents.

Parking in the upper lot by the fountain or on St. Patrick Street, join us for demonstrations every Saturday from 10:30 until 12:00 noon - then head for the beach!

Share the Poster with Friends Neighbours and Family.

 

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Enjoyed by Many
2010 was the only year for this interesting project


Health and Fitness Expo

A most appropriate project started by the enthusiastic Lion Pat Young to address the concerns of the community with health and fitness in mind. Public participation by all ages, along with experts and vendors turned into a hugely succesful event. Once Lion Pat left the pride the enthusiasm and dedication to this labour intensive project faded.


2013 was the Final Health and Fitness Expo

 

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Food Fight Challenge 2011

Norfolk County is gearing up for a HUGE Food Fight.


Following a very successful challenge between Roraty clubs in 2010, that raised 2800 Kg of non perishable goods and $3400 for local Foodbanks, the Rotary challenge Food Fight Convoy Food Fight Poster was extended in 2011 to a Lions vs Rotary Food Fight. The Rotary clubs of Simcoe and Delhi issued the challange to Lions clubs in Norfolk and as Lions will; Simcoe, Waterford, Vittoria, Long Point, St. Williams and of course Port Dover Lions clubs all responded to the challange.

The public is ecouraged to participate and support their clubs in the
"Food Fight" to benefit the Norfolk County Foodbanks, according to each community's needs. Regardless of which organisation manages to garner
the most donations, the winner of the event will be the needy families of Norfolk County.

The battleground will be:
Wellington Park, Simcoe - on Friday April 15th 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Come out and support this most worthy cause. Bring a neighbour, bring a friend but make sure you donate generously.


The Results are in

The community benefit from the Food Fight challange is significant. The Port Dover Lions alone collected 5,130 pounds of food with a significant additional contribution of 1,030 pounds by the students at Port Dover Composite School, Clapping Hands Clapping Hands for a total of 6,160 pounds.
Port Dover also raised $9,483, which includes a matching grant (up to $5000) by the Port Dover branch of the Scotiabank. The challanging Rotarian's figures are incomplete but they managed to gather 4,240 pounds of much needed food and $4924. Between all the participants $19,135 and 10,400 pounds of non perishable food will serve the needy in the county.
The club with the best results will be served a BBQ in the summertime.

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Penny Drive

Final Year Penny 2012

 

The penny has been discontinued from minting by the Canadian Mint in 2012.
Although some merchants still accept pennies, most no longer expect them.

This gives us the opportunity to gather the lowly penny no longer available from the Chartered Banks and donate buckets full of money to the needy Food Bank.

Do Your Part
DONATE Your Pennies

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Dance of the Roses

Gord Partridge conceived and implemented this hugely successful event, designed to help fund our commitment of $100,000 to the Norfolk General Hospital construction fund. Rose The event, the first of its kind in this area, has become a well supported, successful annual fundraiser. The need for improving health care facilities never seems to end. The latest $25,000 commitment to help purchase a CT Scan unit has now been fulfilled but I am convinced there are other important needs in the hospital we will soon be supporting.
The Gala Charity Ball is a first class event, catered by Devlin's Country Bistro. See the 2008 invitation Cover and Back pages as well as the Inside pages to give you an idea of what you are missing, if you have not yet attended the event. The 2008 event was once again outstanding, thanks to Lion Pat Young and his team.
Ballroom Dancers Each year the Port Dover Lioness do a great job acquiring items for and running the silent auction. Our creative Lioness are second to none when it comes to community service and support.
Tradionally our attendees have danced to, or at least have been entertained by the fantastic sounds of the extremely talented young people of the Toronto All Star Big Band.

Unfortunatly, after eight years, this event finally ran out of steam due in large part to higher prices for everything that made the event such a success.

 

2010 was the final Gala Ball

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Thank You for your support!


 

Community Sports Complex

Sports Complex Construction

The project largely spearheaded by the Lions Club, became a huge community project with many participants and many contributors.
In order to do it justice, the Community Sports Complex has its own page.


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Antique Show

The Port Dover Lions Club is hosting the 30th and final Antique Show in 2010. The show features a good cross section of vendors with a multitude of products. The show has been a huge success each year, with many and varied vendors. Customers came from miles around to shop and share in the pleasures of antiquities.

We would like to thank all our loyal supporters for their patronage. For many this was their annual vist to Port Dover and we hope you keep coming back enjoying the hospitality our town has to offer.

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We hope you keep coming back enjoying the hospitality our town has to offer.

 

2010 was the final Antique Show

Thank You for your support!

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2014 Convention Logo
Lions International Convention Toronto July 4-8 2014

Printable Convention Schedule

97th Lions International Convention 2014 July 4 - 8
Toronto, Canada – Registration - Schedule and much more.

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Pirate Dance

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The need for funding community projects never ends. When one projet loses support a new project is needed to take its place. Each new project starts with much promise and some last for decades, some a few years, still others fizzel in their inaugural year.

New Project in 2015

Pirate Dance

Saturday May 16th 2015   7 P.M. - 1 A.M.
Port Dover Community Centre,    801 St. George Street


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Tidbits n Tunes

First Annual Event April 17th 2016

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Build a Better Hospital Fund Raiser

You Could Win – 2017 KIA Soul!

Kia Raffle

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Donation to NGH
All members of Port Dover Lions Club attending the September 19 meeting
took part in the $30,000 cheque presentation to NGH Foundation.

Front row holding the big cheque are (left to right) draw chair Alan Strang (black shirt),
Lions Club President Joe Greene, Port Dover KIA delership owner Kelly Fulsom,
NGH Foundation member Jennifer White and Lion Past President John Hall.

ALL the profit from Port Dover Lions Club's Kia car draw that was awarded at the end of June was earmarked for Norfolk General Hospital Foundation's Build a Better Hospital campaign. A highlight of the service club?s meeting on September 19 was to donate $30,000 to NGH Foundation fundraising chair Jennifer White.
The entire membership of the Port Dover Lions Club gathered outside St. Paul's Parish Hall to be part of the presentation. The Lions had earlier pledged $50,000 over five years (to 2019) to the hospital campaign.
In accepting the cheque from Lion President Joe Greene and Kia Car Draw chair Lion Alan Strang,
Ms White said "this donation is huge" stating it was the largest received since she had taken over the fundraising position earlier this year. Ms. White told local Lions "your generosity is phenomenal and very much appreciated, thank you." Kia car draw chair Strang thanked Port Dover Kia dealership owner Kelly Fulsom for his assistance and co-operation in making the fundraiser so successful. He also noted that every club member deserved credit for making the draw a success.



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District & Regional Events 2012-13

  Regular Events
Night Event Cost Club Contact
Mondays Bingo   Tillsonburg Paul @ 519-688-1821
Tuesdays Bingo   Straffordville James @ 519-842-6677
  R 4 Special Events      
Date Event Cost Club Contact
Sept. 8, 2012 Health & Fitness Expo Free Port Dover Pat @ 519-583-3502
Sept. 9, 2012 Chicken BBQ $13/half Dereham District Colin @ 519-879-6404
Sept. 9, 2012 Sunday Brunch $6 / $3 St. Williams Donna @ 519-586-9611
Sept. 25, 2012 Zone Advisory $15 Windham Jim @ 519-583-2913
Oct.25, 2012 Turkey Dinner   Dereham District Colin @ 519-879-6404
Oct.27, 2012 Harvest-Fest Dinner / Dance TBA Long Point Tom @ 519-586-9611
Oct.31, 2012 Fall Rally TBA Long Point Tom @ 519-586-9611
Nov. 1, 2012 South Brant Lioness Club's  30th. Free South Brant Lioness Cheryl @ 519-756-6671
Nov. 14, 2012 Lions Mentoring Program $10 St. Williams Tom @ 519-586-9611
Nov. 28, 2012 Rib Stag $30 Vennia bill.g@amtelecom.net
Nov. 29, 2012 Zone Advisory $15 Tillsonburg Jim @ 519-485-1840
Dec. 7, 2012 Turkey Raffle Free Port Dover Paul @ 519-583-2407
Dec. 7, 2012 Turkey Raffle Bingo Free Long Point Tom @ 519-586-9611
Dec. 31, 2012 New Year's Bash $20 Port Dover Ray @ 519-583-9805
Jan. 31, 2013 Zone Advisory $15 Langton Tom @ 519-586-9611
Feb. 13, 2013 Pig Tail Stag TBA Long Point Tom @ 519-586-9611
Jun. 7, 2013 Fish Fry Stag $30 Port Dover Paul @ 519-583-2407
June. 7, 2013 Lions Auction Free Long Point Tom @ 519-586-9611
June. 13, 2013 Lions Car Show Free Long Point Tom @ 519-586-9611
July 1, 2013 Canada Day
Parade & Fireworks
Canada Day Button Port Dover Paul @ 519-583-2407
Aug. 17, 2013 Silver Lake
Roots Music Festival
$10 Port Dover Contact:  e-mail: silverlakerootsfestival@gmail.com
  A2 Special Events      
Date Event Cost Club Contact
Sept. 29, 2012 Journey for Sight Car Rally $15 Many Wayne wpotter37@cogeco.ca
Nov. 12, 2012 Lions Mentoring Program $10 Niagara Falls Rob @ 905-945-2061
Nov. 15, 2012 Lions Mentoring Program $10 Dunnville Stewart @ 519-587-2772
Nov. 18, 2012 A2 Cabinet Meeting TBA Garden City Doug @ 905-468-1372
Jan. 27, 2013 A2 Cabinet Meeting TBA Javis Doug @ 905-468-1372
Mar. 22-24, 2013 A2 Friendship Convention TBA St. Catharines  
May. 5, 2013 A2 Cabinet Meeting TBA St. Davids Doug @ 905-468-1372

 


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