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3rd Thursday
of the month

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1st Thursday
of the month



Markham Lions are a dedicated group of men and women who, over the years, have voluntarily raised over 1.5 million dollars to support a variety of community projects for the benefit of all.

The Lions motto "We Serve" is exemplified by the many projects relating to sight and hearing; such as our support for "Seeing-Eye" dogs and "Hearing-Ear" dogs along with Vision & Hearing Screening of kindergarten students in Markham schools.

The Charter night was on November 30, 1943, at St. Andrews United Church with 39 Lions present and 162 guests. The first president, John Cattanach and the first slate of officers were installed. Membership grew in the 1970's and 1980's to over 80 members and today in 2012, membership stands at 50 members.

Originally named the Markham-Unionville Lions Club until 1977 when Markham sponsored the Unionville Lions Club as a separate club.

Our first service project was sponsoring the High School Air Cadet Corps and this continues today with our sponsorship of the public speaking contestants from the Air Cadet Corps of Markham.

Over the year, major projects have included purchasing equipment for the Markham Stouffville Hospital, the Markham Centennial Pool, Thomson Court Senior Apartments, Markhaven Seniors Home, Morgan Park Pool, Markham Museum, Participation House, York Regional Police Station Community Room, and the Lions Foundation of Canada Sir James Dunn Dog Guide Training Centre in Oakville.

A strong sense of Community spirit and comradeship is prevalent among the Lions with everyone working to make each project a success.



•  Markham Lions Food Booth at Markham Fair
•  Markham Museum Food Booth

•  Applefest

•  Other Special Days

•  Cruise Draw Tickets

•  Markham Lions Spring Plant Sale and Delivery
•  Victoria Day and Canada Day Fireworks Sales
•  Turkey Roll



•  Collect eyeglasses for third world countries
•  Provide parking attendants and cashiers for Markham Museum special days
•  Support Markhaven Seniors Home
•  Scholarships for local High Schools
•  Support youth sport teams
•  Support ophthalmology research, glaucoma research and diabetes awareness
•  Vision Screening at local schools
•  Hearing Screening at local schools
•  Canvass for Salvation Army
•  Transport eyes to Eye Bank
•  Support Lions-Quest
•  Support Canadian Lung Association Tulip Sale
•  Adopted Mount Joy Park
•  Support Markham individuals in need



•  Christmas Party
•  Card Night
•  Race Night
•  Annual Picnic
•  Conventions
•  Ladies nights

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