S.W.A.N.S. Complete Roadside Cleanup And Prepare For Upcoming Fundraising Events

S.W.A.N.S. Roadside Cleanup organizer Lindsay deMalmanche with the garbage collected. Photo Credit: Lindsay deMalmanche
Submitted by Bonnie Warder


The convenor, Lindsay was successful in arranging for the most beautiful autumn day for the roadside cleanup of Highway 6 from the intersection of Cherryhill Road to the Lindsay Tract Trails. Members Lindsay, Bev, Kris, Pauline, Lisa and Bonnie collected 7 bags of garbage, 5 bags of recycling material and a few large items. It is a very worthwhile activity and many sections of the Highway are available and need attention. If any groups are looking to participate in keeping the Bruce Peninsula clean and beautiful, please consider adopting a portion of the roadside.

Our President Jane has provided the agenda for our November meeting and it is full of the many activities that we are planning.

First off, Lindsay and Katie are convening the Fun Bonspiel on November 26th at the Lion’s Head Community Centre (arena). Our club is excited for the return of this fundraising event. If you are looking for a fun day of curling, please call Lindsay at 519-795-7045 for more information.

December 3rd will be a busy day in Lion’s Head! If you are looking for a delicious lunch, please stop by the Friendship Club. Our Club will be offering Homemade Soup and Sandwiches for purchase. There will be baked goods and other items at the Xmas Bazaar. Check it out!!

The S.W.A.N.S. have so many activities to organize that we will be holding two meetings in November. Don’t forget that if you are interested in joining contact Roberta Mielhausen at 519-793-3555 or 519-793-4110.


Swans Treasurer Bev Miller made a presentation of the Club’s donation of $600 to Darlene Myles, the Coordinator for the Lion’s Head Food Bank.

S.W.A.N.S Treasurer Bev Miller presents a donation to Foodbank Coordinator Darlene Myles.

Darlene provided an update and reported that 25 Special Hampers were distributed for Thanksgiving in the area.

The Food Bank is operated by volunteers and the generosity of the Community. Presently, the shelves are short on jam, pasta, coffee and tea.

Christmas is coming, so consider making a donation at the upcoming “Pack the Cruiser” event in the Hellyer’s Foodland parking lot on December 3rd while you are enjoying the Lion’s Head Santa Claus parade. Again this year, the Food Bank will be looking for toys or money, so all children have a visit from Santa.

Our Community is very fortunate to have this local service and the S.W.A.N.S. recognize the importance to continue our support of this essential resource. If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation, please contact the organization at lhdfoodbank@gmail.com or call/text 519-378-8842.