Starting tonight and running until Wednesday is the Strathroy Lions 46th annual TV auction. Bev McGuire, event committee member says this event takes many hours to organize, and in fact, they started planning a few months ago. He says the auction is easy to participate in but it doesn’t work without the community. He says events like this are very important because it shows the community the type of work they do, and all the money goes back into the community. You can check out a list of items at www.strathroylionsclub.com and on Rogers Channel 13, also you should have received a flyer in the mail already with all the items up for bid. The auction starts at 7pm each of the 2 nights on Rogers Channel 13 an online bidding is available now as well and will end at noon on each of the two days.
In order to keep everyone safe and able to enjoy the 2018 Strathroy Lions – Ricco Foods Santa Claus parade, the following road barricades will be put in place around the parade route. We kindly ask that you respect the traffic barricades for the safety of everyone. Most barricades will be put in place around 12:00-12:15pmET and removed when the parade is complete (around 2pmET)
Just a reminder that due to the Strathroy Lions TV Auction setup, there will be no bingo on Monday, December 3rd. In addition, due to the holiday season, there will be no bingo on December 24th or 31st. Bingo will still be held on December 10 and 17th.
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Coming up Monday December 10th, your Strathroy Lions will be hosting their annual Turkey Bingo to help get your holiday season off to a great start.
The event will start at 7pm at the Lions Hall on Albert Street.
Coming up on November 24th will be the annual Strathroy Lions Club Ricco Foods Santa Claus parade and on Friday of last week, the Lions received $7500 from sponsor Ricco Foods to make sure the parade happens. Parade Chairman Rob Dack says all businesses do a ton for the community and without this support from Ricco Foods, the parade might not even happen. Ricco Foods Owner Don Windsor says the business always believes in community and the parade should be a part of the community.
The Strathroy Lions Club and Ricco Foods are proud to present the 2018 Santa Claus parade on Saturday, November 24, 2018 starting at 1pm. Just a reminder that the registration for float participation is due Monday, November 19, 2018. The submission form is available here: SantaClausParade2018.
A friendly reminder of the parade guidelines for float entries:
1. It is NOT PERMISSABLE TO THROW CANDY into the crowd for safety reasons.
2. Only horses with bags will be allowed in the parade.
3. Only Christmas decorated floats or other entries will be accepted.
4. Floats & entries must enter at the end of Front Street East no later than 12:00pm at
the corner of Metcalfe Street where they will be informed with respect to their parade
location and reserved waiting area, do NOT enter from the corner of Front & Head Street.
5. The parade starts at the corner of Front & Head Street and ends at the Town Hall on Frank
Street, all floats and entries must stay in the parade to the end of the parade.
6. All entries will be confirmed by telephone the Friday morning the day before the parade
and at that time the entry/location number will also be provided.
The 2018 Medals of Distinction have been handed out to some of our communities finest. Strathroy-Caradoc Residents Avery Bishop and Pat Mahovlich have each been awarded Medals of Distinction for 2018. They received the awards with their families all in attendance at a recent Strathroy-Caradoc Council Meeting. Bishop was awarded for his work in organizing the Strathroy Santa Claus Parade for over 45 years and says he never expected anything in return for his work with the Lions club. They both expressed how honoured they felt and were thankful to celebrate the award with their families present. Congrats Lion Avery.
The Strathroy Lions Club has donated $2,000 to the local #11 Strathroy Royal Canadian Army Cadets. The funds will be put towards their year end trip to Algonquin Provincial Park plus the purchase of 5 radios and the trip will be the spot where they will do some expedition and navigation training. If you’re interested in joining the squad, you can head to their website strathroyarmycadets.ca. It’s the largest youth organization in Canada, and helps develop physical skills, marksmanship, orienteering, outdoor living and hiking. The Lions Club is very proud to be able to do what it can for local youth.
Giving back to the community is at the very core of what Lions does and we are happy to be able to sponsor a child living with type 1 diabetes to attend Camp Discovery in London, ON.
Peter Vitez and Stuart Kettlewell present Britany Webb with a cheque for $1000.
It was founded by local resident Bev Bast and it focuses on special needs kids and the camping experience. The Peacekeepers Adventure Camp is in Belmont and this week the Strathroy Lions Club as they do each year donated $1100 to the Camp covering two full weeks for some campers. President and Founder of the Camp Bev Bast says she started the camp 16 years ago because there was a need for youth between 12 and 21 with special needs that did not have a place to go in the summer. She says she’s very appreciative for the Strathroy Lions Club. The Camp’s annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction also goes this Saturday at the Strathroy Community Christian School and for tickets and information you can visit the camp online or call 519-245-5222.