Burquitlam Lions Club

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Burquitlam Lions Club

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Description area

Dates of existence

1960 - 2018

History

The Burquitlam Lions Club was established in 1960. The Club was a part of Multiple District 19, Zone H-5 of Lions Clubs International. Like all Lions Clubs worldwide, the mission of the Burquitlam Lions Club was to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.

Every individual Lions Club establishes its own service priorities in addition to programs supported and recognized by Lions International (typically programs focusing on Sight, Hearing, Diabetes Awareness, Youth Outreach and International Understanding). But Burquitlam Lions Club also supported local initiatives, notably organizing and collecting Christmas hampers for the needy, conducting social programs for the elderly, providing music bursaries (Mary Olfield), organizing Easter egg hunts and serving food at community events, and helping local families in need with projects such as wheelchairs, ramps, lifts, educational tools, and equipment. Additionally, at the Multiple District level, they aided in supporting Camp Squamish and Camp Horizon for disabled individuals.

The Burquitlam Lions Club was also responsible for funding two care centres: the Burquitlam Lions Intermediate Care Centre (1981-2016) and L.J. Christmas Manor Seniors Home.

During its existence, the Burquitlam Lions Club met the first and third Wednesday of every month at the L.J. Christmas Manor. However, due to decreasing membership numbers, the Club dissolved on July 1, 2018.

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Authority record identifier

BLC-2019-4

Institution identifier

CCOQ

Rules and/or conventions used

Rules for Archival Description (Revised Version – July 2008)
ISAAR (CPF) (Second Edition – 2011)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created on 01-04-2019 by A. Tarnawsky.

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  • English

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Administrative History based on the contents of the fonds.

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