Submitted by Shirley Teasdale
The Ferndale, Lion’s Head & District Lioness Club recently presented a cheque to April Patry, Executive Director of the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation, to be used towards the new MRI scheduled to be installed in the Owen Sound Hospital. The money given came from funds raised from the Lioness Bonspiel in March, and the Lioness Fashion Show in May. These two events brought in $3,500 and this was donated for the new MRI. The Lioness Club has pledged $10,000 over a three-year period to the BPHSF to assist the organization to raise the needed funds for the new MRI.
Ms Patry said that so far, the Bruce Peninsula share of money raised for the MRI totals $296,000, all of it from local donations. She said renovations have started and it is hoped that the new MRI will be in operation by the end of this year. Ms Patry also pointed out that there had been some thought that the existing MRI could also continue to be utilized but it has now found to be impractical in terms of the money that would be needed to rehouse and renovate it.
2019-20 Lioness Executive
In June the Ferndale, Lion’s Head & District Lioness Club holds its last meeting before the summer break, and it is time to induct the new Executive for the 2019-2020 year. This year, we were honoured to have President Brian Allan of the Lion’s Head Lions Club perform the induction ceremony. The new Executive are Sue Latimer, Tail Twister; Lindsey de Malmanche, Director; Brenda Carroll, Third Vice; Ivadel Miller, Tail Twister; Katie Reimer-Catteau, Second Vice; Donna Dowding, Director; Karin Web, outgoing President and Director; Cathy McLay, incoming President (Missing from the picture because of surgery. Get well soon Cathy!); Bev Miller, Treasurer; Jane Clayton, First Vice; Jackie Souter, Secretary: Dannah Oliver, Director; Brian Allan, President of the Lion’s Head Lions, and David Riach, Secretary of the Lion’s Head Lions.
Lioness Sponsor Fundraising Walk for Guide Dogs
On May 26, under sunny skies, some 15 walkers, with dogs, gathered at the beach pavilion in Lion’s Head to participate in a dog walk to raise money for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. The sponsor was the Ferndale, Lion’s Head & District Lioness Club, under the leadership of Lioness Mary Anne De Vries.
The walk started at 9 a.m. and the route was through the subdivision and past the Hayes apartments, ending up again at the beach pavilion, for a total walk of 5.2 km.
Thanks to participants and sponsors, some $3,000 will go to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, who provide dogs free of charge to those who need Service dogs, such as the visual or hearing impaired, or those with other illnesses that would benefit from a Service dog.
Ten-year-old Lexi Hewton of Miller Lake, and her dog Peppa, has joined the walk for the three years it is has been an event in Lion’s Head. Lexi receives special mention because she has raised the most money from sponsors each year, and every year she outdoes herself, raising more money than she did before. A close second this year was Lion Dave Riach, who won financial support from the Ferndale Lions Club.