Greetings to all! Welcome to the annual message of the president of Udora/Leaskdale Lions Club. My name is Chris Brunne and I have been a resident of Leaskdale, along with my wife, Laura, and our three children for going on 16 years. Having been raised in Uxbridge, I am very familiar with the surrounding communities.
I always told my Lions sponsor that when my hockey executive days were done, Lions was definitely in my future. And here I am a few years later, President, and with great pride I might add. Lions are such an integral part of the community in the many tasks, events and services we offer, yet we almost blend in with the surroundings as we go about our business. This year raising our public profile is high on the list of things we wish to accomplish. Our goal is not to just wave the flag, rather the opposite, to bring awareness to not only the projects and services close our hearts but close to those of our communities and their residents. Our Leaskdale presence has been growing lately but we would like to increase our membership there, which we feel that having one of our two monthly meetings at the Historic Leaskdale Church should encourage residents to come and visit us in our natural habitat. Becoming a Lion is a simple process and totally at the pace of the prospective new member. You can enjoy the socializing, club and community business at your own comfort level. I know you are out there, please join us for dinner and find out what Lionism is all about.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our monthly Spaghetti Dinners which are a resounding success thanks to the efforts of all Lions. It is encouraging for us that the dinner has become a community social event. A great spaghetti dinner and musical entertainment at the best price in town!
Having had recent health issues reminds me all too clearly that we have truly incredible support systems in our community that we sometimes take for granted. I, for one, will remind myself and others of the need to think about and support these resources, when and wherever we can. We’re all in this together, so we might as well help one another along the way by sharing and enjoying our neighbours’ successes and make as many of our tasks fun and enjoyable with a friendly social outlook.
Come on over enjoy a great meal and good company
Featuring the music by Raven and friends
Udora - Leaskdale Lions Club
$500 Bursary for Post-Secondary Education
For 2016-17 School Year
A bursary in the amount of $500.00 is to awarded by the Udora - Leaskdale Lions Club for the 2016-17 school year. This award is available to any student who has successfully completed a high school education program or equivalent.
The applicant must be a resident of the Udora or Leaskdale community or surrounding area. He or she must be planning to attend a post-secondary education at university, college, community college, or recognized apprenticeship program.
This bursary shall be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
- Academic Achievement
- Individual Participation – Music, Dance, Skating, Sports etc.
- Community Involvement – Volunteering
- Leadership – School Groups, etc.
Please complete the reverse of this form and provide a written outline of the ways you meet the above criteria. Names and contact information of references for each criterion are required.
The deadline for applications is May 31, 2016 and the winners will be announced by June 15, 2016.
Applications may be mailed to the following address or emailed to email@example.com
Udora - Leaskdale Lions Club
Udora Post Office
Udora ON. L0C 1L0
Attn: Lion Bob Horner
Click the link below to download the application form:
Lions Bursary App 2016-17
The Udora Leaskdale Lions Club is hosting the
31st Annual Canoe River Run
May 7th, 2016
Start/ Registration will be at the Pefferlaw Brook on Zephyr Road - Uxbridge Township, 2 Km west of Durham 1 starting at 8:00 am and running until 10:00 am.
In the 31 years we have been running this event over $74,000 has been pledged by paddlers and used for Community Service
Pledges this year will be split between the CNIB and
our many community projects within the boundaries of our club.
There will be a minimum of $20.00 in pledges per paddler
One “terrific” prize for the paddler with the highest total pledges and other random draws for participating canoes/kayaks.
Hot dog lunch served at the finish point in Pefferlaw. A shuttle service will be running at regular intervals returning to the starting point.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES TO THIS EVENT.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Chris Brunne @ 905-862-0040
SERVICE IN OUR COMMUNITY
Download the event flyer here: River Run 2016 Flyer
Sno*Fest at The ROC
Saturday, February 6th, 2016, 10:00 am to 3:00pm
Join us for this wintery FREE Family event with lots of activities for all ages!
Join us for Georgina's annual winter carnival! Enjoy inflatables, games, giveaways and tons of more frosty fun. With live performances and entertainment for the whole family, it is a snowy event that will warm up your winter.
Special mention to the York Regional Police: Polar Bear Plunge which will be taking place on site at the ROC during the event.
The Udora and Leaskdale Skating Rinks are Ready!
Two skating rinks have been built for your enjoyment, located at the Udora Community Centre and The Leaskdale Park. Both rinks are ready for skating. Brought to you by the Udora Leaskdale Lions Club.
Click the flyer below for details
Thanks to everyone who came out! And especially to Santa and his helpers!
The Udora Leaskdale Lions club is hosting a benefit dance this Saturday, October 3rd, for the Wilkins family, long-time Udora residents whose home was lost in a fire. All proceeds will go toward a building fund to help them replace their home.
Thanks to all who came out and supported the Wilkins family! the fund raiser was a great success and a sum of approximately $ 7,500 was raised. We also wish to thank those that contributed to our silent auction for their generous contribution.
The Udora and Leaskdale Lions Club delivered 25 Pointsettias to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital for those patients who are in the hospital over the Christmas holidays. Read more...
The Skating rink located behind the Udora Community Centre on the tennis court is now open ready for skating!