The Sasquatch Lions Club reached a historic milestone last week.
The local organization was handing out its annual donations to local groups and charities when it hit the $1 million mark for donations.
It turned out that the Mission Hospice Society was the organization that received the special cheque.
“Since our club’s beginning in 1980, members have worked at many fundraising projects to raise funds to support the children and seniors in our service area as well as families in need both here and around the world,” said Sasquatch Lions Club president Kenny Gordon.
“This is the result of all members of the Sasquatch Lions Club, past and present, who have given so much of their time and talents over the past 35 years and I would ask that you recognize these efforts at this time,” Gordon said.
During the presentation, the club handed out a total of $29,250 in donations for 2015.
Receiving donation were:
North Fraser 4-H Council – $1,000
B.C. Children’s Hospital – $1,000
Blessings in a Backpack – $1,000
Camp Horizon – $1,000
Sts’ailes Community School – $2,000
Deroche Elementary School – $2,000
Dewdney Elementary Schoo – $2,000
Fraser House Society – $1,000
Hatzic Prairie Hall – $2,000
Hatzic Secondary School – $5,000
Jim Mclean Memorial Golf – $300
Lions International Christmas Ship – $250
McConnell Creek Com. Hall – $2,000
Mission Hospice – $2,000
Mission Health Care Auxiliary – $2,000
Camp Stillwell Camperships – $1,000
North Fraser Fire Department – $2,000
Timmy’s Telethon – $500
Scholarship Fund for Nathan Jon Paterson – $1,200