We meet on the second
and fourth Tuesday
each month in the
Columbia Room at the
Castlegar Rec Centre.
Call to order - 7:00 PM

See our calendar for
upcoming events!

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Together We Can Make A Difference

Lions Club International

    Lions Clubs – Ready to Help, Worldwide

    Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

    The World's Largest Service Club Organization

    Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

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District MD 19-E (8)

    MD19 includes clubs in British Columbia, North Idaho, & Washington. District E also encompasses all 3 geographic / political areas. Zone 8 includes clubs in Castlegar, Slocan, Nelson, and North Pend Oreille Valley.

    The various districts and zones enjoy some interaction as well as a subtle measure of competition.

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Castlegar-Selkirk Lions

    Sponsored by the Salmo and Trail Clubs, Castlegar-Selkirk Lions Club was chartered January 23, 1971. Two of the charter members, Walter Holuboff and Moe Zibin, are still members today. I wonder if they really had any idea what lay ahead for them when they signed the charter over 40 years ago.

    The maiden venture was a two-minute shopping spree at Super Value, followed shortly by involvement with the first Day-care centre in Castlegar, Hobbit Hill - still in existence today. They got involved in Pass Creek Park by doing some clean-up and putting in a water well

Pass Creek Park

More parks, bowling greens, park benches, and cross-country ski trails left their permanent marks on the geography.

Snowmobile events, rodeos, trades fairs, . . . Can someone holler BINGO? . . . flea markets. These were all projects of the club over the 40 years to come. Did I forget the R.C.M.P Musical Ride at Pass Creek Park? These were the high points. I'm sure we have neglected many others (sorry).

RCMP Musical Ride Castlegar RCMP Musical Ride

Some of these projects and events still exist in one form or another. The Pumping Gas for Kids Event (right image) is a 15 year old tradition. You will still see us flippin' burgers several times a year. In 2011 we took on the responsibility of the Annual Skate-A-Thon and reinvented it to be the more inclusive Move-A-Thon. Beneficiaries have been Habitat for Humanity and the Special Olympics as well as several local charities designated by participants. Visit our Club Projects page as well as our Calendar for more details

We are proud to be ongoing sponsors to The Easter Seal House and Timmy's Telethon. Locally, recent projects include a water wheel chair for the Recreation Centre, assistance for medical emergencies and relief in times of hardship. It is so rewarding when two Lions give each other 'the look and the smile' followed up with, 'That's why I'm a Lion' when we witness first-hand the impact we have made in someone's life.