Lions Club Celebrates 63 Years In Barrhaven

Service Clubs have been waning in many communities over the past few years, but fortunately this group is alive and strong. The local Lions Club now has 32 members, increased by six in the last year.   With government cutbacks in community services, it’s important that private citizens band together for the benefit of those in need.  The Lions focus on raising funds to support issues like childhood cancer, hunger, environmental issues, blind and visually impaired individuals and diabetes outreach. 

This week marks the 43rd anniversary of this important community service club and the introduction of  the new board of directors for 2023-24.  If you would like to devote some time to this important initiative, please contact Margaret Tucker at  Did you know—Helen Keller challenged The Lions to champion The Blind?  There are Lions clubs in 141 Countries. The modern challenge is to recruit younger members.

Pictured from the Barrhaven Lions Club are, back row from left, Gerry Langevin, Les Buckley, Sharon Baldwin, Paul Duguay, Robert Gilchrist, Tom Gowe, and Dave Voisey. Front row, from the left, are Susan Greenberg, Don Zogalo, Marilyn Southall, (incoming President), Nancy Campbell, (Immediate Past President), James Doyle, and Ameet Bhalla. (Gary Coulombe photo)