Welcome To
Navan Lions Club

Navan, Ontario, Canada

About US

Our small but vigorous club has been serving the community of Navan, near Ottawa, since 1952.

Serving Our Community

This is where to find out about the services we can provide, including support to other community organisations.

Our Favorite Causes

Most of our activities involve fundraising and giving the money to individuals in need or to larger causes.

Fundraising

How do we do it, how much do we raise and where does it go?

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Coming Up

Get ready for the 2024 Navan Lions golf tournament

We are now looking for sponsors and golfers can register your team for a great day of golf while supporting the Make a Wish Foundation and other charities. 

When: Friday June 7, 2024
Registration 8:00 am
Shotgun style self start 9:00 am 

Where: Pine View Golf Club – Championship Course
1471 Blair Road
Ottawa, Ontario
https://www.pineview.com/

The entry fee ($95 single, $380 foursome) includes your green fee (nine holes), use of a golf cart, morning snack and coffee upon arrival,       Barbeque lunch after the round, contest opportunities and silent auction.

Thinking of making a donation and advertising your business by sponsoring us this year? Please click the button to find out more. 

We thank  our sponsors for their generosity and encourage you to support their businesses.

Mark your calendars for the following dates in 2024

Wednesday June 5: The Lions will be providing a BBQ during the Navan Community Association Music In The Park event at the Navan Fairground Domes. Enjoy a delicious barbecue item while listening to the Orleans Jazz Band.

Friday June 7; The Navan Lions Annual Golf Tournament at Pineview golf course will raise money for the Make a  Wish Foundation

Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 August; Navan Fair – Get convenient parking by making a small donation and look for our float in the parade. 

Please note that the 2024 Navan Lions Sponsored Dog Walk  in support of the Dog Guides program has now been postponed to the Fall.

Our Recent Activities

AS REPORTED IN THE MAY 2024 NAVAN NUGGET

President: Bob Noakes
Secretarial Team: Mark O’Donoughue and  Chris MacPherson
Treasurer: Hal MacPherson

Lions on the Prowl

 Movie Night. In the spirit of reconciliation, the Navan Lions Club have recently begun to support Indigenous Causes. Your Navan Lions are proud to be hosting an Indigenous Film night on Saturday, 4th May in St. Mary’s Hall as detailed on our poster (see above). The community is invited to come along to enjoy the film and the music of Gord Downie and snack on some indigenous food. This is an opportunity for you to obtain more information about the residential schools and how you can participate in reconciliation. Admission is by donation and proceeds will go to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund (https://downiewenjack.ca/). We hope to see you there!

The Navan Lions Annual Golf Tournament – now in its seventh year – is filling up quickly. At the time of writing, there were only nine (9) available spots remaining.  Once again, this year, the tournament will be held at the Pineview golf Course on Friday, 7th June.  Despite rising inflation, the cost to play in the tournament has remained the same!  Your Navan Lions will earmark a certain percentage of our revenue for the Children’s Wish Foundation.  Last year, we awarded $4,000 to this organization, who had a representative on-hand to receive our donation.  Over $15,000 has been donated over the years in large part due to the generous support we have received from our sponsors who have helped make this event a success.  To register or to learn more about the tournament, please visit our website.

The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides that was organized to take place on Sunday, 2nd June by the Navan Lions Club has been postponed.  However, all is not lost.  Earlier this year, the Navan Lions held a virtual wine tasting event with Vignoble Clos du Vully and raised $800 for the Dog guide Training Program.  The walk was meant to help us increase our donation to the dog guide training Program.  The Pet Valu Walk for Dog guides has enabled the Navan Lions Club to raise money to support the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog guides Program, which helps train roughly 200 dogs each year within seven different programs.  Since 1983, LFCDG has been providing specially trained Dog guides to men, women and children from coast to coast. In addition to training Dog guides for people who are blind or visually impaired, Dog Guides are also trained to meet the needs of Canadians with hearing, medical and physical disabilities, epilepsy, autism, diabetes and for professional agencies assisting people in traumatic situations. About the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. The training facility in Oakville, Ontario, which will move from its existing facility to a nearby state-of-the-art facility, will be larger and designed with the needs of people with disabilities in mind.  The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog guides is hopeful that the new larger space, expected to open its doors in 2025, will allow them to train more dogs and thus help more people in need of a guide Dog. It can cost up to $50,000 in training and medical fees to train a dog.  Your Navan Lions have made a sizeable donation to help build the new facility.  For more information about the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog guides, please visit: https://www.dogguides.com/

 Lions Recycle for Sight. Your Navan Lions would like to remind everyone to donate your unused prescription eyeglasses.  Eyeglasses can be dropped off at Medici Pharmacy. Once collected, the eyeglasses are shipped to the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC), located in Calgary, where they are washed, disinfected, sorted and appropriately labelled before they are sent to over 76 countries worldwide.  For more information, please visit https://clerc.ca/.