The Forteau Lions Club is a regional, non-profit service organization, made up of 26 members, that serves those in need on a local level as well as regionally, provincially and even globally.
Our main fund raising efforts are through TV Bingo, our tube slide hill and the annual Labrador Straits Bakeapple Folk Festival. Locally we support youth, our school, seniors, our hospital and anyone in need. Regionally we also support the Lions Max Simms Memorial Camp for challenged individuals, Lions Guide Dogs of Canada, Daffodil Place, Ronald McDonald Place and the Janeway Children's hospital.
Globally we help to provide aide with any major disasters or times of humanitarian need. We also support SIGHTFIRST II which has contributed over 320 million dollars to help combat blindness and vision problems in underserved communities around the world. We support the fight against hunger, diabetes, childhood cancer and environmental issues.
1.4 million Lions, in 47,000 clubs, in over 200 countries.
Lions serve. It's that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. Our clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world.
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.