When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays @ 6:30 pm

Where: Lions Community Centre 157 Elgin St. E. Cobourg ON.

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Lions Roar February 2016

Well here we are at the end of another month, as usual the Lions Club of Cobourg members have been busy working on community projects.

This past weekend we had a team of 9 who participated in the Coldest Night Walk in Port Hope.

The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada.

The walk was held on Saturday, February 20th, 2016, and provides each participant the opportunity to: walk 2, 5 or 10 km's, fundraise much needed money for a local, hard-serving charity, feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness - particularly during the winter.

Since 2011, the Coldest Night of the Year has raised $7.9 million dollars through the tireless efforts of each of our well known and well respected location partners (charities).

Each Coldest Night of the Year location is operated by a local, community-based registered Canadian charity working in agreement with the Coldest Night of the Year.

We continue to put final touches on the 2016 Canada Day Celebration weekend, we have finalized our bandshell entertainment and we continue to add vendors to our marketplace.

We are expanding our Kids/Family zone by adding more inflatable apparatus, Battery Operated ATV kids rides and a new Climbing Wall.

We are organizing more fund raising activities such as the " Waumer Rock", this annual fundraisers funds go to many local charities and organizations in Northumberland County, So mark your calendars for Saturday April 16th. As always this event will be held at the Lions Community Centre.

Our Lions Hall helps raise funds for many organizations, we have Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre presenting Gail Vaz-Oxlade for an interactive event on Saturday March 19th, check out the Lions Centre website for more details and other community events and rental information.

As you begin your spring cleaning I'd like to remind you that the Lions Club of Cobourg has a metal bin located behind the Hall for any of your scrape metal disposal needs, if you need metal picked up just call the hall and we will come out to pick it up.

Our club continues to grow, we are currently up to 58 members which is the most we have had since our club was formed in 1950. We inducted 3 new members this past week, I'd like to welcome Caesar and Sharon Teves and Rebecca Drumm.

In my January article I mentioned that I would have a suggestion for you on what to do with the extra day in February, well my suggestion is to join the Lions Club of Cobourg. We meet the first and third Thursday's of the month at 7:30 in the Lions Hall, and remember dinners on me for your first visit.

Until next time

Lion George