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".
Click here to go to our Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo page:
The 2015 Journey For Sight took place from January 12th to 18th.
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.
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: http://www.eyebankmanitoba.com/lions-eye-bank/journey-for-sight/
Some info about Bowsman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 DiscoverSwanValley.com
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