Lions Honour Top Volunteers

Westport Lions Roar                       By Bob Reddick                            July 20/17

A good example of a random act of kindness happened at the beach this past week. While Lion Don Baker was raking up seaweed from the beach, a young man that attends Rideau District High School approached Don to offer to help him while his friends went for a swim. The willingness of this young man to pitch in and help really made Don’s day. This kind gesture is solid proof that the young people do care about our community and are willing to help out.

Lion Michael Harris was chosen this year’s Lion of the Year. Lion Michael is chairperson and dispatcher for the mobility buses and is chairperson of the distribution of Christmas cakes to seniors. Dispatching drivers is a very time sensitive task involving many hours coordinating drivers with clients to get them to their medical appointments on time. The number of requests has doubled this year to eight to ten requests per week. So far this year, one hundred and eighty-one requests have resulted in the vans travelling sixteen thousand, two hundred and eighty-five km., taking six hundred and eighty–seven hours. With this increased number of requests, the Lions club does not have sufficient drivers to meet the demand. The Westport Lions Club is sending out a plea for additional volunteer drivers. If you are interested in helping us out, please call 613-273-5789 and leave a message, or email the club at

Do not forget our fundraising roast beef dinner this Sunday, July 23rd at the beach house starting at 5:00 p.m. The cost is $15.00 per person. Contact Wayne Bent at 613-273-5791 for tickets.

Westport Storm Squirt Baseball Team


One of the priorities for the Westport Lions Club is to support youth organizations in our area. Lion president Wayne Bent was happy to present a cheque to the Westport Storm Squirt Baseball Team. Back row: Jeff Seed & Troy McLean

Middle row: Mitchell Hoogwerf, Claire Seed, Nate Seed, Thomas McLean, Tyler Banks and Wayne Bent

Front row: Patrick Kudrinko, Mitchell Miller, Kyle Kudrinko and Barry Seed

Missing from Photo: Chad Carroll, Helene Donnelly, Jocelyn Provost, Jonathan Dessellss, Bryar Higgins & Paige Higgins.



President Wayne Bent (R) presents a well-deserved Lion of the Year award to Lion Michael Harris. Lion Michael is chairperson and dispatcher for the mobility buses and is chairperson of the distribution of Christmas cakes to seniors. In addition to these two projects Michael is very generous with his time to help out in other Lion endeavours.


Past Lions of the Year of the Westport Lions Club were honoured at our recent Awards night. From left to right are Frank Huth, David Lowery, Marty Hawkins, Wayne Bent, Don Baker, Jim Scala and David Blair.


Chairpersons of various committees were recognized for their hard work and commitment at our recent Awards Night. From left to right are Bill Garland, Dale Lyons, Gary Warriner, Marty Hawkins, David Blair, Mike Robinson, Bob Reddick, Don Baker, Michael Harris and Jim Scala.

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