The Bowsman and District Lions Club was chartered in 1984 and is located in west central Manitoba, Canada. We are in Zone 2 of Lion's District 5M13:



The burning outhouse in our Club logo is in commemoration of Bowsman's claim to fame, the Biffy Burning. This happened on New Year's Eve as part of the celebration for Canada's Centennial Year, which was in 1967. The townspeople of Bowsman, Manitoba burned their outhouses to celebrate the arrival of sewer service to the town. Apparently Bowsman's postal code was changed to R0L 0H0 which stands for "Roll Our Loyal Out Houses Over" in honour of this event. More photos and information about this historic event can be found in our Facebook photo album called "The Bowsman Biffy Burning".

Our Facebook page has many photos and videos of us and our projects:

To subscribe to our page, click the "Like" button beside where it says "Bowsman Lions Club".

The 2016 Journey For Sight will take place from January 11th to 16th.


Win a new Ski-Doo Renegade Sport 600!!!

The annual snowmobile fundraising event for the Lions Eye Bank originated in Birtle, Manitoba in 1983 and takes place during the third week in January. There are several legs in Manitoba that all end up in Brandon, MB. Some of the riders travel about 700 kilometres during the week when they start the leg in Thompson, MB and head south. There is also an annual raffle to win a new snowmobile.

The Lions Eye Bank is a registered non-profit charity and donations can also be made online or by mail at this page:


Bowsman Lion Ian Mullin on the front page of the October 2014 issue of the Manitoba Lion newspaper presenting a cheque from this year's proceeds to Lion Bill McKitrick, Board Chairman of the Lions Eye Bank of Manitoba & Northwest Ontario Inc. Download the October 2014 issue of the Manitoba Lion PDF here:


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The 2016 Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby will be on Saturday, March 19th at Whitefish Lake in the Porcupine Mountains, Manitoba, Canada.

 $10 000 FIRST PRIZE!!!

Prizes are also given for Hidden Weight, Hidden Time, Youngest Fisherman, Oldest Fisherman, and Heaviest Perch. There will also be tickets for sale on the the 50/50 draw.

This event is an annual fundraiser put on by the three local Swan Valley Lion Clubs (Bowsman, Minitonas, and Swan River) for the Swan Valley Lions Medical Assistance Fund.

Entry ticket prices are the same as last year, however this year we will have an EXTRA HOLE ENTRY for $30.

Tickets available for sale now by calling Lion Robert Boyachek (204) 734-3137.

Ticket prices are:

Junior (16 years old and under) - $30

Adults - $40

Ticket prices will go up by $10 per ticket on the day of the event, so buy them early to save money. More details to follow...



Some info about Bowsman:,_Manitoba


Bowsman is located in the north end of the Swan River Valley near the Porcupine Mountains about 500km north of Winnipeg, MB. Click here for directions on Google Maps.


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