Annually, our club donates $50,000 - $60,000 and performs over 2,000 hours of community service activities to support fellow Gabriolans. Some of the organizations we supported are shown below.

To request funding assistance, complete this Funding Request Form, print and mail it to:
Gabriola Lions Club
Box 265
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0

*note: you can also email the form to Gabriola Lions



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The club has provided in excess of $120,000 to the Health Care Foundation to help in the creation of the Gabriola Health Centre and to equip the Urgent Treatment Room. Here, President Doug Cavill presents a cheque for $7,500 to Chuck Connors, President of the GHCF while Harvey Graham, GHCF Treasurer looks on.


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The club provides funding for various People for a Healthy Community programs including the Seniors Circle of Care and the Food Bank. Lion Anne Banford, club Treasurer, helps Sacha Petersen, PHC Food Bank and Garden Coordinator, load canned salmon as PHC Board Chair Charlie Cheffins cheers them on. The Lions donated $4,000 to the Food Bank enabling them to purchase nearly 6,000 cans of salmon, an excellent source of protein for the Food Bank.


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The club provides funding to the GAC, Lulu for the Performing Arts and the Gabriola Chamber Ensemble. Here, President Doug Cavill presents a cheque for $2,000 to Michelle Benjamin, GAC Executive Director while GAC President Jim Wilson-Story looks on. The funds will be used build a new wheelchair ramp to their building and to make the building's washroom wheelchair accessible. (Photo: BK)


Funding is provided to the Gabriola Elementary School Parents Advisory Committee for various library books, sports equipment and the outdoor classroom. Shown here are PAC members (back row from left) Kate Reynolds, Carly McMahon and Angie Pounds along with four GES students with a cheque from the Lions for $2,500 to continue development of the Outdoor Educational Garden and Learning Centre. (Photo: BK)


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The Club provides funding to the Gabriola Museum and Historical Society for various programs ranging from renovations and audio visual equipment to outdoor signage.


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The Club provides funding to deserving Gabriolan youth to participate in the Lions Youth Exchange Program. To date, six Gabriolan youth have traveled to Peru and Finland under this program for 15-21 year old youths. The goal is to introduce young people to life in other cultures by helping them travel abroad. Each Youth Camp and Exchange includes an extended stay hosted by one of our many international clubs.


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A donation of $3,000 was made to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides program.


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GERTIE, Gabriola's Environmentally Friendly Responsible Trans-Island Express, a bus service serving our community. The Lions provided funding to subsidize Youth Fares on GERTIE so riders up to age 18 pay $1.50 per ride vs. adult fares of $2.25/ride. Half the money came from funds raised by the Lions and the other half is from funds provided to the Lions by BC Gaming.


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The club provided funding for new equipment for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue unit in Ladysmith to outfit their new rescue boat.


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The club provided funding for camperships and site maintenance for this British Columbia Lions Society For Children With Disabilities facility.



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The club provided $3,500 to the Hope Centre for the Teen Peer Helper Program.



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Our club removed some five tons of debris, ranging from derelict boats, dock parts and detritus from the shoreline of Degnen Bay on Gabriola Island. We were assisted by the Gabriola Cubs, Beavers and Brownies.



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We collect any used eyeglasses you might have lying around for the Lions Sight Program. Whether you have a bunch, or just one or two, just drop them Carol Martin's desk at the Royal LePage Realty office in the Village. They'll go to good use. We'll ship them to the collection centre in Canada, where eyeglasses are recycled and then distributed Internationally. And, we gather however many we can find throughout the year!

Tinted, non-prescription, prescription, sunglasses, bent, or broken eyglasses are welcome. Eyeglass cases are needed as well. They'll be sorted out at the Canadian Eyeglass Recycling Centre in Calgary.



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The club provided $500 to help a Gabriolan youth attend the Diabetes Camp where attendees are taught life skills in dealing with their diabetes.



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A donation of $3,500 was made to the new Gabriola Scouts Group to assist in the procurement of equipment and to offset registration fees for those who could not afford them.