Lions Breakfast Raises $9,000 for Mobility Vans

Westport Lion volunteers (from the left), Paul Molis, Sue Beamish, Fay Morris, and Leonard Judge attended the Lions Recruitment/Volunteer night.

Westport Lions Roar

By Lion Bob Reddick

On Sunday April 16, Bryan, and Tracy Colford’s family and friends, along with The Cove staff raised $9,000 at the Lions’ Medical Mobility Service Breakfast.  The club appreciates the efforts of the breakfast team and the support and donations from the community. 

Approximately 300 people enjoyed french toast with fresh maple syrup, meat patties, sausages, and home fries. Tracy and Bryan Colford donated 6 -7 gallons of maple syrup for the event.  

The litre and a half bottle of maple syrup donated by Bryan’s Septic Service was won Chris Chrisamore.

Medical appointments have increased dramatically in 2023 as medical services are returning to normal.  The funds generated from the breakfast will go a long way to provide gas and maintenance for the two Lions’ vans. 

Lion Kim Kelly’s hard work and attention to detail resulted in the Lions’ Recruitment/Volunteer night on April 12 to be a smashing success.  The purpose of the event was to recruit and provide information pertaining to the 35 activities of the Westport Lions and give volunteers the opportunity to sign up for activities. 

The club had four stations explaining opportunities to be involved with the Westport Lions.

Lion Marty Hawkins was at the event table where people could sign up and ask questions for mainly one-time events such as Canada Day. 

Lion Dorothy Maynard gave attendees the opportunity to inquire about our various fundraisers like the Spring Draw, $10,000 Elimination Draw and the $10,000 Cash Calendars.

Lion Wayne Bent took the names of people who are interested in helping to maintain the beach property. 

Lion Jim McGlade explained the club’s student vision testing program, the eyeglass collection, and Lions sight projects such as Lion camps to improve the quality of life for visually impaired young people.

Lion Barb Fritz had an informative display explaining how the Reuse and Recycle Centre operates and descriptions of other services like the loaning of medical assist equipment and metal re-cycling. 

Two door prizes were given out.  Sue Beamish won a large bottle of maple syrup donated by Matt Chaikowsky from Little Rideau Farms. A gift certificate from Holiday House was won by Betty McInnis. 

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