About the Morrisburg & District Lions Club in the Community
66+ Years of Service.
The Club is now 66+ years old, having been chartered November 16, 1949.
Throughout the years, the Lions Club has undertaken many community celebrations, including Winter Carnival, Applefest, Old Home Week, Antiquefest, Tubie Festival and a “Hole-In-One" Golf Tournament.
The Lions Club operates the Morrisburg Arena Canteen from September to April (when the ice is in). It owns and operates the popular Docksyde Ice-Cream & Snack Bar from the Queen Victoria Birthday weekend to Labour Day. These initiatives provide employment for several students and thus actively contribute to the finances necessary to achieve the education goals of these local teens. In addition, we are an active participant in the annual South Dundas Trade Show.
With a group of Lions specifically dedicated to young families and children in the community, the Club conducts regular vision screening for grade two children in South Dundas. Additionally the Club participates in the Non Child Without (NCW) program that provides Medic Alert bracelets or necklets for children with life threatening diseases. For several years the Club has participated in the South Dundas Christmas Exchange by managing the Angel Tree to ensure children in the community receive age appropriate gifts.
We host a series of annual events like the Seniors Christmas Concert, Car Rallies with proceeds for various groups in the community, White Cane Day that raises money for the visually impaired in the community, bi-annual road clean-up, BBQing at various events, tent rentals, etc. The Club often works with other Lions in Dundas to support local needs and initiatives: an example is the Dundas Hospice.