From the Lions Den June, 2018
Thanks to Adrian Gowing and the volunteers who helped with the rodeo and bike checking at the school on the last day of May. The event was very well organised at the school level and the day was very successful.
Alan Guy sends a big “thank you” to all the participants, and to Lions Irene and Nigel Barrett and Janet Guy for all their help before, during, and after the Mayne Island Car Rally and Quiz. Thanks also to Linda and Bruce Steele for being a great “reference source.”
Nobody got lost - we think - and many entries had very good scores. Good detective work by everyone! The top 3 scores were the vehicles driven by Pat Todd, (76 points out of 80!), Per Nielsen, (73 points), and Dennis and Cilla Brook (72 points). Congratulations! Also worthy of mention is the fact that the next 7 high scores were all within 8 points of the 3rd place total. There will very likely be another one next year, and it will be shorter, approximately 90 minutes driving time, but with harder quiz questions!
The Lions are once again flipping burgers at the ball games at Dinner Bay. The first home game of the season was June 13 and the local team will appreciate all the cheering we can muster.
July 1 is going to be a full day with the Church having an open-air service in the morning, the Legion taking the lead in the flag raising at noon and the Dog Show commencing at 2 pm. Jeff Hansen is MC for the dog show. The Lions will have set up the tents, chairs, etc. at Miners Bay Park and will also be providing the scrumptious burgers and refreshments.
We hope to have a date publicized very soon for the unveiling of the Dinner Bay Plaque at the pavilion. Peter Hansche has crafted display frames for these plaques commemorating the original Japanese settlers from Mayne Island, interred during the Second World War. Several copies of “Embers from the Forest,” the Saltspring publication of the history of the Japanese kilns in the Gulf Islands have been received by the Lions as a memento of this Southern Gulf Islands project.
It is not too early to be asking Lions members for 222 tickets. This popular draw will once again take place at the Salmon and Chicken BBQ on the Labour Day weekend.
A donations target chart for our Mayne Island Lions phone book has been produced for display at various locations and at the Salmon BBQ. A big thank you goes to all contributors as we move closer to our goal of $2000.
Lindsay Allen is taking the lead on the Volunteer Groups Table at the Farmers’ Markets and volunteer groups will be invited to have their own table at the Salmon BBQ as well.
Peter Hansche received centennial award of long time service at our June meeting and a centennial patch for our banner was also received.
Several Lions have been helping with the Mayne Island Pathways and Trails and the official opening of the Hoff property trail took place on Saturday, June 9, at 2 pm.
Through Lion Richard Jarco 4 port-a-potties were being picked up on June 8 and will be located at various points around the island in time for the Tour des Isles event. As well, several Lions volunteers committed to be greeters for the Tour des Isles at Miners Bay and Horton Bay.
We’re always looking for help from members and friends of the Lions, especially for setting up and taking down equipment over busy weekends in the summer. Don’t hesitate to call any Lion to let them know you would like to help out!