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":


2016 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama was held on Saturday, October 1st

Bowsman Bull-A-Rama commercial



2nd Annual "Fun"draiser Bonanza was held on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Friends of the Swan River Valley will be putting on the 2nd Annual "Fun"draiser Bonanza at the Swan River Golf & Country Club on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

This year half of the proceeds will be going towards the purchase by the Bowsman Lions Club of heart monitor equipment for the Swan Valley Health Centre and half for Golf Course improvements.

Registration starts at 9am. Golfing is from 10am to 5pm. BBQ beef supper is from 6pm to 8pm. There will also be a live auction, silent auction, and a 50/50 draw. Dance is from 10pm to 1am. Music provided by JARD Music and DJ Services. Free RV parking will be available.

ENTER YOUR TEAM EARLY!!! Entry fee is $125 per person and includes golf, BBQ beef supper, and dance for the first 200 paid entrants. BBQ supper tickets are $25 each. Dance tickets are $15. To enter or get tickets, call the Golf Course at 204-734-3935.


2016 "Fun"draiser Bonanza event page:



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

$10, 000 FIRST PRIZE!!!

Dan Doruschuk (left) with the winning fish

16 fish in total were caught with the $10, 000 grand prize going to Dan Doruschuk from Norquay, Saskatchewan who's northern pike weighed in at 6 pounds and 14 ounces.

Second place was Lucien Fayant with a 3 pound six ounce pike and a close third place went to Dennis Barker with his 3 pound five ounce pike.

No perch were caught and Josh Pollock was the lucky winner drawn from the tickets for the Heaviest Perch.

Hidden Weight winner was Doug Frank for 1 pound 8 ounces.

Hidden Time winner was Kevin Johansen.

Youngest Fisherman was Pierce Brading at 3 years and 4 months.

Oldest Fisherman was Orest Wintonyk at 88 years, 6 moths, and 19 days.

50/50 winners were Jud Scales for the $1250, Cathy Roirie for the $750, and Erv Parachoniak got $500.

The "Baldest Fisherman" was awarded to the bald eagle who arrived to help us with the cleanup after the crowd left.

Congratulations and thank you to our prize winners and to all of our participants, helpers, and sponsors who made the day a huge success and for supporting our Swan Valley Lions Medical Assistance Fund. This event is an annual fundraiser put on by the three local Swan Valley Lion Clubs which are from Bowsman, Minitonas, and Swan River.

More photos and videos from the Derby can be found at


 2016 Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby poster

 2016 Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby Rules

The 2016 Journey For Sight took 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:


For more information go to:


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.


Bowsman profile page at



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