Lions Day with the United Nations
March 4th, 2017
On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Lions Clubs International hosted their 39th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations bringing in lions from different parts of the world, UN diplomats and key note speakers. Members of the Toronto Trillium Lions Club were part of the 850 participants that came together to discover how the UN and Lions can work together to help those in need on a global scale.
This year’s theme was on Health and Inclusion. The morning was full of inspiring speeches as we heard from Madame Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations & Deputy Executive Director of UN Women on Gender Equality and Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics. There was also a Refugee panel discussion where members shared their personal stories on how they were impacted or helped refugees in their country.
Our club had the opportunity to join a guided tour of the UN Headquarters. We learned about the history and structure of the organization and we also learned about the work and mandate of the different UN organs. We also talked about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and as Lions we are committed to support the goals of ending poverty, protecting the planet and preserving peace and prosperity. We also visited the four chambers where official meetings take place:
* the General Assembly Hall
* the Security Council Chamber
* the Trusteeship Council Chamber
* the Economic and Social Council Chamber
This year was the first time the Lions Day conference was held in the General Assembly Hall, this is where all 193 Members convene to discuss global issues. It was such an honour to sit in one of those seats.
Overall, this conference was a memorable experience that many of us will never forget!
Toronto Trillium Lions Club Toy and Care Package Drive
December 4th, 2016
The Toronto Trillium Lions club invites you to join us for a brunch at Spring Rolls (40 Dundas st W) and to support our holiday drive.
This year our club will be collecting new/unwrapped toys for children in support of the Toronto Fire fighters Toy Drive (http://www.torontofirefighterstoydrive.org/). As well, we will also be collecting any new and newly used items for the homeless. Items include, blanke
ts, clothing, new socks and undergarments, thermal cups and gloves.
Following lunch, if you can join us we would like to invite you to drop off the toys to the nearest fire station along with distributing the collected care packages to the homeless.
We hope that you, your family and friends can join us in giving back to our community during the holiday season.
Please RSVP no later than December 1, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
CN Tower Climb of United Way
October 23, 2016
United Way Toronto and York Region organized its annual CN Tower Climb and we participated in order to raise money for the community.
2nd Toronto Trillium Lions Club Sandwich Drive
September 19, 2016
We distributed all our sandwich bags and more during our 2nd Toronto Trillium Lions Sandwich Drive.
6th Toronto Trillium Lions Club Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup!
August 7, 2016
This event is presented by Loblaw Companies and is a conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF! This year we cleaned the shores of Clark Beach Park/Cherry Beach.
Paint Nite Toronto
June 10, 2016
Our Lions Vince, Evelyn and Matt participated in the Paint Nite Toronto fundraising.
31th annual Highland Creek Heritage Festival
June 8, 2016
Lion Kim and Lion Vince attended the 31st annual Highland Creek Heritage Festival.
Toronto Trillium Lions Clun Sandwich Drive
March 17, 2016
Our first sandwich drive. We distributed sandwiches and snacks to Toronto’s homless people.
Volunteering at the GoodShepherd
March 4, 2016
We volunteered at the goodshepherd a sunday morning. We all made beds and helped the kitchen crew to prepare the food.
Alzheimer Society of Walk for Memories
January 30, 2016
Many Toronto Trillium Lions Club members have walked through Toronto’s path as a support for the Alzheimer cause.
Toronto Trillium Lions Club 5th Anniversary charter lunch
December 13, 2015
Our club’s 5th anniversary celebration at the Gallucci winery with a fundraise for Emergency Disaster Relief.
Alesandro’s wish to walk comedy night
November 20, 2015
We participated in this comedy night in order to raise money for Alesandro’s surgery that will allow him to walk.
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
October 17, 2015
The Toronto Trillium Lions Club joined the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides to show support and help. We always serve.