$8500 for the Grand Veiw Manor Mini Bus Appeal


It’s been almost twelve months since Berwick’s Grand View Manor senior citizen home, embarked upon the ambitious task of raising $100,000 to be able to buy a much-needed replacement mini-bus. The current vehicle has seen good service over the years but the time has come to put this vehicle into retirement and make way for a more practical, reliable and newer model. So during this year the staff have organized many successful fundraising events and have raised a significant amount of the money required.

The news of their appeal spread throughout the county and the fund has been boosted by donations from a number of local businesses and organizations.

The local Lions Clubs have helped with their own donations, and this week The Berwick & District club presented their cheque raised from the proceeds of their third annual music concert which was held on September 1st during the town’s Gala Day festivities.

This year the club brought to town an Eagles tribute band, ‘One of These Nights’. The band made the journey to Berwick from Montreal just to play this one fundraising concert. One of the band’s founding members, Romy Belanger said,” We were approached about playing in the Maritimes and when we learned about the reason for the concert we had no hesitation in agreeing to come. In the end we had a fantastic time – I think we probably had as much, if not more, fun as the audience seemed to!”.

The concert was organized by Lions Club member Mark Hansford, with the help of 20 lion’s club members and friends on the night. “This year’s concert was a little different from previous years because we had a specific goal before the concert, which was naturally to raise as much money as we could for the mini-bus fund. We heard about the appeal and helped with some small contributions, but the Manor is close to the hearts of so many people in our community who have or had relatives or friends in residence, so we decided to devote this year’s profits to them. On the evening the event was sold out and with more than 700 people attending, we managed to raise $8,500 for the appeal. We, our co-sponsor 89.3 K-Rock and everyone who was involved in the event are thrilled that those attending the show, from all over Canada and even some from people from Europe, were so generous in helping us raise this money.”

The appeal is close to reaching the target but more money is still needed - further donations are still welcomed for individuals or business alike - Please contact Grand View Manor or the Berwick & District Lions Club.



400 CLUB tickets are now being drawn

Here are the latest winners


Nov. 8 Philip Taylor $100.00 256
Nov. 15 Christine Connors $100.00 385
Nov. 22 Wally Maddison $100.00 221
Nov. 29 Susan Dunham $100.00 312
Dec. 6 Linda Doucette $100.00 7
Dec. 13 Elaine Roscoe $100.00 3
Dec. 20 Heather Peters $100.00 196
Dec. 27 April Taylor $100.00 251
Jan. 3 Wendy LaPierre $100.00 129
Jan. 10 John Prall $100.00 202
Jan. 17 Randy Holmesdale $100.00 190
Jan. 24 Shelley Corkum $100.00 170
Jan. 31 William Acker $500.00 Special Prize 252
Feb. 7 Ingrid Mooy $100.00 374
Feb.14 Ashley Decan $100.00 366
Feb. 21 Ruth Foster $100.00 051
Feb. 28 Dedra Steadman $100.00 353
Mar. 7 Michael Trinacty $100.00 096
Mar. 14 Christy Cox $100.00 097
Mar. 21 Holly Morrison $100.00 127
Mar. 28 Mark Peterson $100.00 185
Apr. 4 Sharon Hancock $100.00 235
Apr. 11 Don Armstrong $100.00 201
Apr. 18 Willis Huntley $100.00 400
Apr. 25 Peter Martin $100.00 632
May 2 John Cherest $1000.00 Special Prize 248
May 9 Deny Schofield $100.00 254
May 16 Fred Barbour $100.00 166
May 23 Marilyn Thorme $100.00 210
May 30 Brian Harris $100.00  
June 6 Kaye Carver $100.00 278
June 13 Susan Balsor $100.00 360
June 20 Marjorie Carey $100.00 048
June 27 Wendy LaPierre $100.00 129
July 4 Brian Flemming $100.00 148
July 11 Scott Stewart $100.00 040
July 18 Laurie Harding $100.00 125
July 25 Marianne Brydon $100.00 262
Aug. 1 Chris Palmer $1500.00 Special Prize 200
Aug. 8 Annie Dort $100.00 012
Aug. 15 Randy Homesdale $100.00 190
Aug. 22 Craig Doucette $100.00 090
Aug. 29 Ron Garnett $100.00 233
Sept. 5 Angela Murphy $100.00 171
Sept. 12 Annie Harding $100.00 124
Sept. 19 Mick Fitzpatrick $100.00 084
Sept. 26 Shelley LeBlanc $100.00 024
Oct. 3 Bruce Redden $100.00 243
Oct. 10 Don Clarke $100.00 227
Oct. 17 Ricky Beck $100.00 288
Oct. 24 Karen Palmer $100.00 032
Oct. 31 Ingrid Mooy $2000.00 Grand Prize 374
Nov. 7 Carol Breckon $500.00 Consolation Prize 282







Kings Mutual Century Centre

250 Veterans Drive, Berwick, Nova Scotia

Berwick Lions are Now Collecting Used Hearing Aids and Glasses  

Berwick Lions are now collecting Used Hearing aids and used eye glasses.

The hearing aids can be dropped off at Larry's Pharmacy or Wilson'd Pharmasave.

There will be an eye glasses collction box at Wilson's Pharmasave.


Berwick Lions Entrance


Where did the Berwick Lions come from?


The Berwick and District Lions Club was granted its second charter in 1961. From that time the Lions ave been an organization that has taken part in all aspects of the town of Berwick, NS.

Its members have been community leaders at every level. They have been sport coachs, teachers, farmers, accountants, pharmacists, auto dealers, service station owners, store owners, town councilors, town Mayors and the common folk of the town and district.

Our clubs operates the conference portion of the Kings Mutual Century Centre. We stay very busy hosting and catering business, community and government department meetings and seminars. The club also has public breakfasts and dinners to raise funds for assorted community necessities.

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