Lions president Mickey Cooke (left), and Sandi Muenz, secretary holding the 40th anniversary celebration cake at the Okanagan Mission Community Hall.

Happy Anniversary!

The Kelowna-Okanagan Mission Lions Club celebrates its 40th Anniversary

The Kelowna-Okanagan Mission Lions Club has a long history in Kelowna and is planning a year-long celebration this year, continuing a long history of fundraising in the community as it turn 40 years old.

The club began on March 14, 1977 and has been associated with the Mission Community Hall since then participating in many activities throughout the Kelowna community. Over those years the club says it donated in excess of $1,000,000 to a variety of charities.

Present fundraising activities include a food concession trailer, Christmas Cake sales and Gaming Funds as well as a program that sees the club collect used eyeglasses for third world eyesight missions through the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in Calgary.

Last year over 7,000 pairs of glasses were collected.

Among its other activities, the club contributes significant donations to the B.C. Lions Society’s Easter Seal Camp Winfield for Children with Disabilities, and numerous other causes including the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank.

Members donate time at Kelowna seniors’ facilities providing assistance with a residential bingo program and monthly pancake breakfasts or barbecues.

In celebration of the club’s 40th Anniversary and Lions Clubs International 100th Anniversary, 1917 to 2017, the club will be performing many different activities within our community. For more information contact them by searching Kelowna-Okanagan Mission Lions Club.

Just Posted

Multiple crashes slow traffic on Coquihalla south of Kamloops

Drivers are expected to be stuck for up to 90 minutes

Trial dates set for three men accused of 2017 killing near Hope

Lawyers for the accused appeared in Kelowna at B.C. Supreme Court on Monday

AquaHacking Challenge comes to Okanagan to help address water issues

Between 2015 and 2018, the program has resulted in 12 active startups with 75 per cent still active

Black smoke billowing from rustic camping trailer

A recreational camping vehicle has caught on fire in a treed area, more information to come

2018 annual report: Crime increased in almost every statistical category in Lake Country

Report states there were 617 offences in 2018; almost 100 more than 2017

VIDEO: Weekday weather update for the Okanagan Valley

Prepare for a rainy week with a chance of thunderstorms

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Memorials set up to honour Antarctica explorer

In 1913, two memorials in Summerland honoured Naval Officer Robert Scott

Mudslides expected to keep Shuswap road closed for at least three days

Alternate route Celista-Blueberry Forest Service Road, accessible by four-by-four vehicles

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down indefinite solitary confinement

Feds had appealed ruling in case brought by B.C. Civil Liberties Association, John Howard Society

Trial dates set for three men accused of 2017 killing near Hope

Lawyers for the accused appeared in Kelowna at B.C. Supreme Court on Monday

Biker airlifted from Okanagan mountain resort

22-year-old injured at SilverStar Mountain Resort

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Most Read