Peachland Lions

Thanks to the Lions, the Peachland Riding Club has some great news to share! They’re now able to start a modified season, starting July 25. No spectators will be allowed, but the kids will be able to ride! The Peachland Lions recently dropped off a $1,500 cheque to make this challenging season possible.

From the right are Peachland Riding Club members Riley Eide and Carter Lochmanetz, Lions Club president Steve Sweeney,  and Riding Club members Kevin Froase, Keillin Froase and  Chloe Gautron.

 

The Peachland Lions are still serving the community, even with their usual events cancelled or postponed. They’ve teamed up with the Pincushion quilters group to provide homemade masks to those living in seniors buildings in town. Volunteers sewed 125 of them, and the masks are also available at Peachland Pharmacy. They’re free, but if you can donate to the food bank, it would be appreciated.

 

Here’s more on the Peachland Lions:

They’re a hands-on club best known for their famous barbecue and pancake breakfasts, but the Lions Club of Peachland does a lot more than feed the masses. Established in 1982, they’re become known as great Canada Day parade organizers, and you’ll definitely see them at Peachland’s World of Wheels and Christmas Light Up events. They’re also hosts of an annual charity golf tournament, along with the Divas and Diamonds Fundraiser (returning in 2021). They’re the ones who built Peachland’s wheelchair-accessible lake entrance at Swim Bay, along with a waterproof wheelchair for those who need it. They’re also one of the three local groups who made the Peachland pier a reality. The Peachland Lions are also regular contributors to Peachland Elementary School’s programs and activities, and they support many other groups in the community. Internationally, the Lions Club is the largest service club in the world, and focus on diabetes research, vision, hunger, the environment and childhood cancer.

New members are always welcome, and joining the Lions is a great way to get involved in our community. They meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the “Lion’s Den”, 4440 5th St. Call (250) 7670330 for more information.

President: Steve Sweeney (stevesweeney@shaw.ca)

Membership Chair: Lynn Herrin (herrin@shaw.ca)

Written by Kristen Friesen

March 17, 2020

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