Sasquatch Lions Club president Kenny Gordon (right) presents a cheque to the Mission Hospice Society’s Mike Scudder and Angel Elias during a presentation ceremony. The local club has hit the $1 million mark for donations.

Sasquatch Lions Club hits $1 million mark

Local organization began in 1980 and is still serving needs of the community.

  • Thu May 28th, 2015 9:00am
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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