Navan, Ontario, Canada
Our small but vigorous club has been serving the community of Navan, near Ottawa, since 1952.
This is where to find out about the services we can provide, including support to other community organisations.
Most of our activities involve fundraising and giving the money to individuals in need or to larger causes.
How do we do it, how much do we raise and where does it go?
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President: Bob Noakes
Secretarial Team: Mark O’Donoughue and John Ladds
Treasurer: Hal MacPherson
The Navan Lions participated at Fall Fest – an event run by the Navan Community Association. Every year the Lions provide a barbeque. The weather this year was quite accommodating and we served up approximately 200 hamburgers, 100 hotdogs, drinks and countless bags of popcorn. Donations received went to the Navan Community Association. In addition Lion David Grattan put on a display of the various costumes he has created for use by the Lions over the last several years in the annual Navan fair parade. Lion David’s hard work and creativity is a primary reason the Lions have been able to tailor their entry to the theme of the parade every year.
The Navan Lions are once again hosting the Jerry Calver Memorial Curling Bonspiel, in memory of Dr. Jerry Calver, who was a founding member of the Navan Curling club and also a longstanding member of the Navan Lions Club. This will be the 8th Annual Bonspiel held as a fundraiser for the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Jerry’s memory. Mark your calendar for Friday, 1st December and Saturday, 2nd December. Teams can register at NavanLions.ca. The cost is $240 per team. Each team will get one eight-end game and one six-end game with lunch and supper on Saturday. Registration deadline is Friday 24th November. There will also be a silent auction held in the Lions’ Den located in the basement of the curling club.
Submitted by Lion Bob Noakes