Did You Know?
  •  Since 2009 the club has donated over $400,000.00 to Camp He Ho Ha.


  • Lions Village of Greater Edmonton Society has helped provide housing for over 1,000 seniors since it started.

  • Each year the Edmonton Host Lions Club typically organizes hot lunches for more than 4,000 hungry inner-city residents.


  • The Edmonton Host Lions Club built homes for returning WWII veterans.


  • More than 20,000 Edmonton Youth have visited the Telus World of Science as the guests of the Edmonton Host Lions Club.


  • Lions in Canada have recycled and given away 3,535,071 prescription eyeglasses.


  • Our club's first fundraiser was selling peanuts on the street for 10 cents a bag.  It netted $1,000.00 and helped finance the city's first daycare.

  • Lion Bessie Goldstick was an active club member until she passed away at 97.

  • Did you know that the Edmonton Host Lions Club raised funds to purchase the first pediatric operation suite for the Stollery Hospital a few years ago? The club raised $300,000.00 to buy all the specialized equipment needed. Prior to that surgeons had to use equipment designed for adults. 

  • The club built Lions Seniors Recreational Center turning the operation of it over to the city.

  • The club built and currently operates four residences for seniors in Edmonton.


Did You Know?


  • Our Club has a goal of raising $50,000 over the next 3 years to support Lions efforts regarding diabetes. One of Lions Clubs International Service pillars is Diabetes.  


  • The funds raised will be used to fund Diabetes research grants, diabetes camps, and community service grants for organizations such as hospitals and clinics.


  • We work with and financially support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Stollery Children’s Hospital.  At the Stollery, for example, we fund diabetes supplies for low-income families. 


  • Lions fund two vans, one for northern Alberta and one for southern Alberta that makes it possible for nurse educators to travel the province providing diabetes education. 


  • Lions Clubs from across Canada coordinate efforts with Diabetes Canada and Lions.  Each province sends one representative to the Lions Advisory to Diabetes Canada.

  • As Lions, we are in a unique position to support multiple approaches to attack the diabetes epidemic from Prevention to Education and Promotion to Treatment.

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