Lions Busy Spreading Christmas Cheer

47680382_1763483047095514_2608875839827214336_n.jpgSeniors enjoying refreshments and companionship while picking up their Christmas cakes at the clubhouse.


Westport Lions Roar

By Lion Bob Reddick

This week in The Ottawa Citizen there was an article that caught my attention. The headline was – Adams “Forever Grateful” to Local Lions for a Christmas Memory.

Canadian rock star Bryan Adams “has sold 75-million albums as Canada’s top-selling male singer-song-writer, but there was a time when things were more Bare Bones (in the words of his 2010 album).”

The 59-year-old rocker expressed on social media last Tuesday his continuing gratitude to the Ottawa Lions Club for making the holidays merry.

“The end of the year is near, and December is special, but it’s the time to remember the poorer families,” Adams said.

“I’ll be forever grateful to the Lions Club in Ottawa for bringing us Xmas dinner …”

The Westport Lions Club has been working hard the last few weeks trying to spread some Christmas cheer to local families, children and seniors. Their hope is that the holiday season has been made merrier either participating in or watching the Santa Claus parade, enjoying the food bank dinner, the giving of Christmas cakes and the donation of socks, mittens and scarves to needy families.

In the month of December, the Westport Lions under the direction of Lion Michael Harris gave out 200 Christmas cakes to seniors in the Westport and Newboro area. On December 1st, President Lion Wayne Bent ably supported Lion Michael on the pickup day at the clubhouse. Twelve Lions delivered the remainder of the cakes to the seniors’ homes on December 8th. Lions Michael Harris and Dorothy Maynard delivered additional cakes to seniors that were missed on delivery day, or had moved to senior residences.


3 thoughts on “Lions Busy Spreading Christmas Cheer

  1. Getting a little recognition is important Bob, thank you for that. You are doing a great job of PR, much better than I could so the following is offered with utmost humility.

    Mentioning names always runs the risk of missing someone out or spelling their name wrong. The pick up day was entirely run by myself and Wayne. There were however 12 Lions involved in the delivery day.

    To get my point across the following suggested

    In the month of December, the Westport Lions under the direction of Lion Michael Harris gave out 200 Christmas cakes to seniors in the Westport and Newboro area. He was ably supported by President Lion Wayne Bent on the pick up day and too many to mention Lion drivers and mates making deliveries. Special mention of Lion Dorothy Maynard who went out of her way to make deliveries to a dozen or so seniors who were not home on the delivery day. Also to Lion Garry Warriner who did the deliveries in Newboro by himself the day after regular deliveries. Lion Michael still has to make deliveries to a few out of town previous residents of Westport who have moved to various Seniors and Retirement Facilities in the area.

    Kind regards in the name of Fellowship.…….Lion Michael R (613)277-9494 Come Roar With Us 2nd and 4th Wednesday Evening each month. All Welcome.


  2. Susan and I would like to thank Jeanette(sp?), Wayne, and all of the other ‘helpers’ who put together Wednesday’s supper for us and your other volunteer ‘associates’. And a special thanks to Michael for his smooth-running dispatch procedures for the Medical Transport vans. Merry Christmas everyone! Toby PS. Thanks also for the Cmas cakes!

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