Major Projects

Lions Dufferin Arena

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.

Lions Pool

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

Lions Bandshell

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

Toy Lions

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.

Sock And Blanket Drive













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 Fundraisers




Bottle Drives