Washago Lion’s Club

By Mary Bouchard

Hello Washago residents and lovers of the area.  Here are a few highlights from your Washago Lions Club-  Looking after local community needs and national initiatives as well.

We wanted to express our appreciation to those who attended our events in 2023 and to extend a thank you for the support.

Some of the highlights were our continued support of the Guide Dogs of Canada campaign, where we sell Calendars for $20.00.  All of the profits go to support the cause.  Last year our club sold the most calendars!  If you are looking for a 2024 calendar, please reach out to us via our Facebook site and we will make the appropriate contact to reach you.

washago canada day celebration 2023

Canada Day Celebration 2023 was our best yet.  We served over 200 pancake breakfasts in the morning and moved to sausages and hotdogs for the afternoon and evening.  We had a total of 8 bands who entertained everyone all day while the patrons were enjoying some cold beverages and the hot weather.  Be sure to join next year too!  The music was great and we had a lot of fun.

washago lions club 2023 rock jam

We continued with the 2023 Country and Rock Jams Open Mic on the halls, every second and third Wednesday of the month. We have been hosting this event for 15 years according to Doug Shakell who gets the event organized for everyone. Our charity is the local food bank where we ask for a donation of a non perishable item.

washago octoberfest 2023

The Octoberfest, which we held at the Washago Community Centre was very successful as well. We were a well oiled machine and all of our tables and chairs and goods were shuttled across the parking lot to make this work. A big thank you as well to our Lions members and volunteers that make these things happen. We couldn’t do this without you. 

That being said though, we really would like to canvas for some new associate members/volunteers as the work is getting a bit heavy for some of us. If you are able to give us a few hours at an event or in preparation we would really appreciate it.  Reach out to a Lions member you may know or again via our Facebook group.