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History

Our club was chartered by the Kelowna-Rutland Lion Club on March 14th 1977.  We started with 30 members, presently we have 26 members.

We have in turn chartered a Lions, a Lioness club and a Leo Club in our zone.  The Kelowna Lioness Club in 1985 (now disbanded in 2021), the Kelowna-Orchard City Lions Club in 1990 (now-disbanded) and the Kelowna Leo Club in 2019.

Fund Raising

Since 1977 our Club has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. The fundraisers have included; Raffles (including cars and groceries), Lotteries (Grey Cup and Super Bowl pools), Mint Sales, Garage Sales, and co-sponsored the RCMP Musical Ride.

Today, our major fundraiser is our concession trailer. We will put on pancake breakfasts, and hot dog and hamburger lunches.  If you are interested in having us serve at your event, please give us a call.

 Spending the Funds

All funds raised are returned to the community.  We support BC Lions Society Easter Seals Camp Winfield (a local camp for children with disabilities), Kelowna General Hospital (purchasing needed equipment and medical supplies), the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Alzheimer's Society, and BC Lions Hearing Society, to name a few.  We participate in international relief efforts via the Lions Clubs International Foundation, which provides immediate assistance to areas struck by disaster.

Community Service

We spend time in our community volunteering at a variety of different projects.  We continue to keep the grounds at Easter Seals Camp Winfield, our club initiated the "Adopt-a-Road" program in Kelowna (no longer in progress), and now participate, in conjunction with the Kelowna Leo Club, in the City of Kelowna Adopt-a-Stream program on Bellevue Creek between the shores of Okanagan Lake and The Ponds. We spend time in Seniors' Facilities (Cottonwoods, David Lloyd Jones, and Three Link Manors), griddling pancakes, grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for lunches, assisting at bingo, gardening. We help out wherever we can to make our community a better place.

Our club is always looking for enthusiastic new members. If you are interested we would love to introduce you to volunteering with a roar!!!

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