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To go directly to the webpage of the project, click on the project's name.
 
 
CLERC  (Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recyling Centre)
An out of sight opportunity to help the vision impared
of the world. The CLERC website details workparty schedules and events as well as the many ways you can participate in the collection and screening of used eyeglasses.
The CLERC website has all workshop dates and newletter information.
 
Contact: James Lee
              Foothills Lions Club
              Email: jamio@telus.net
 
 
The Lions Cavalcade came into existence in 1987 when it was felt that as Lions we needed to establish a highly visible province-wide fund raising program to help support the Canadian Diabetes Association through its Diabetes Research and Awareness programs throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
The next MDC Lions Cavalcade for Diabetes Awareness will be held in Millet AB on the June 1-3, 2018 weekend.  The weekend consists of a MDC Lions Cavalcade for Diabetes Awareness Committee meeting on Friday at 7:00 pm, silent auction on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, presentation by Diabetes Canada from 10:30 am - 11:30 am, parade from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, speeches from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and BBQ supper at 5:00 pm.
 
Contact: Lion Dennis Stevenson, MDC Lions Cavalcade Chairperson
              North Hill Lions Club
              Email: pdg37e@sunraybase.ca
 
 
DOG GUIDES
Lions Foundation of Canada trains Dog Guides and assist Canadians with a wide range of disabilities. With six programs in place, Canadians with disabilities are offered the opportunity to find greater independence, mobility and safety through the help of a Dog Guide.

Depending on the program, Dog Guides are trained to perform a set of basic skills that are useful to all handlers. However, some of their training is also tailored to meet the specific needs of their future handler. In the final stage of training, the client and Dog Guide train and live together at the Oakville facility for two to four weeks. This helps to ensure that the new working team develops a bond and prepares them for their next step - returning home.
 
To read a copy of the quarterly Dog Guides Newsletter, go to the website https://www.dogguides.com/newsletters.html
 
Contact:  Catherine Heberle              
Email:      catherine.heberle@shaw.ca
 
 
The mission of Lions Quest Canada - The Centre for Positive Youth Development is to ‘provide leadership, knowledge and resources to develop healthy, capable young people of strong character.' In pursuit of this mission the organization works with individuals, agencies, and organizations both in Canada and abroad to give Canadians access to the best possible resources and training experiences.
 
Contact:  Harry Friesen              
 
 
For over 27 years, the Lions Clubs of Southern Alberta have donated close to $1 million for a sight laboratory, capital equipment and research projects that help distinguish U of C’s vision team as among the best in the country and maybe even the world.

The Lions Clubs of Southern Alberta have donated more than $865,000 to the U of C since 1977, creating the Lions Sight Centre and the Lions Sight Centre Endowment in support of vision research.

Tour the Sight Centre on March 10th, 2016.
View tour information here.
 
Contact:  Glenn de Boer
                 Lions Club of Calgary
                 Email:  glenndeboer@shaw.ca
 
 
PEACE POSTER AND ESSAY
The theme of the 2018-2019 Peace Poster Contest is "Kindness Matters".  Students ages 11,12,13 as of November 15th are eligible to participate.
 
Peace Poster Kits for the 2018 - 2019 contest are now available.  Go to www.lionsclubs.org and click under"How We Serve", then "Children/Youth Programs", then Peace Poster for more contest information and to order the coming year's kits and deadlines for submissions.
 
Contact:  Margaret Brucker
               North Hill Lions Club
               Email:  mabrucker@shaw.ca
 
 
The Lions Youth Camp provides facilities primarily for youth groups to enjoy the outdoors and does so at a minimum cost to the participants. The camp is supported by the rental revenue as well as donations and volunteer help.  Lions Clubs in Alberta generously financially support the camp and can be done through club Casino Funding.  Fred Walters, Past Chair of the Camp, reminds the Lions Clubs of the importance of their financial support in this letter.
 
Have a look at the camp's website (click on name in blue above) for amazing pictures of the camp and the facilities available.
 
Contact:  Basil Boyd              
 
 
The Lions International Youth Exchange Program for 2018 is now underway.  If you are a Lions club interested in sending a youth to this program, the deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018. Complete information on the details of the program as well as the process can be found in the information below. 
Contact:  Bruce Bishop, Outgoing Youth Exchange
               Strathmore Lions Club
               Email:  b.b.bishop@shaw.ca
               Tony Prettegiani, Incoming Youth Exchange
               Email:  tonyp@pretteg.com
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