Major Projects

The first open air ice pad was built in 1969 by the Stratford Lions and the building was completed in 1972 in conjunction with the City of Stratford, and has recently had another major renovation completed.

The Stratford Lions Pool opened in 1932 and was operated by the club until 1964, when controll was turned over to the city.

In 1929 the club gave moral and financial support to the parks board to encourage the construction of a bandshell on Lakeside Drive(VeteransDr.).  The parks board had $2,000 to spend on the bandshell but was counting on an additional $1,500 from the city council.  When council balked on the project the Lion Club voted to raise the $1,500.  Although the club only raised about $500, its action encouraged the parks board to begin construction of the shell immediately.  When the Bandshell opened about a month later, citizens were enthusiastic about it and city council soon paid the rest of the cost.

Service Projects

The Stratford Lions Toy Lion Project provides Toy Lions to the Stratford Police Services and Perth County EMS.  This Toy Lions are used as a calming tool when first responders work with a child in distress.

In late November and early December the Stratford Lions collect socks for the homeless that are distributed through ShelterLink, House of Blessing, and the Stratford Library.

Lions clubs around the world collect millions of eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses, making eyeglassrecycling one of our most popular and rewarding activities.Lions clubs send collected eyeglasses to one of our 17 official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centres in the world.  See your local optometrist to donate or contact the club (click HERE)

The Stratford Lions repurpose the unsed glass cases from eyeglasses recycling to build hygiene kits distributed to the homeless in Stratford.

Major Fundraiser



Events the Stratford Lions participate in

Tom Sutherland Brother of our A-1 Lions Camp Dorset Chair Lion Murray Sutherland, held a Curling Bonspeil on March 9, 2019 in Stratford to raise money for Lions Camp Dorset. Tom has raised $2,558.00 with 55 curlers in attendance.

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Camps in Ontario Supported by Lions

Camp Dorset

A unique resort that offers a vacation oppratunity for dialysis patients and their familys

Camp Kirk

The summer camping program runs from early June until late August by Friends of the Learning Disabled-Camp Kirk, an organization that focuses on supporting the needs of children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and high functioning autism.

Camp Trilluim

Camp Trillium was created in 1984, with a simple vision: to reach children with cancer by providing them and their families with fun and enriching recreational opportunities. We began our mission with one camp, 28 campers and 18 staff in London. Since then, we have grown across Ontario, and run over 50 programs each camp, 28 campers and 18 staff in London. Since then, we have grown across Ontario, and run over 50 programs each year.

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre

At Lake Joe, people living with sight loss and their families can enjoy the same summer pursuits as other Canadians: canoeing, campfires, kayaking, cycling, waterskiing, swimming, sailing and fishing. Plus, there’s skills training, confidence building and support from a community that understands living with sight loss.

The Bob Rumball Camp of the Deaf

The Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf helps fund services, programs and activities that provide a higher quality of life and build a better future for the Deaf and those with multiple challenges.

Camp Huronda

Camp Huronda’s family camps are for children living with type 1 diabetes, along with their parents, siblings and caregivers. These camps provide families with opportunities to learn more about type 1 diabetes in a positive and supportive environment, where they can also share knowledge and experiences, network and build relationships with other families going through similar challenges.

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