In 2020, Lion Clubs in Canada celebrated their 100th year anniversary.
To mark this centennial celebration, numerous clubs throughout Canada will work to plant 100,000 trees.
Being a part of the biggest service organization is only one reason to celebrate, it’s also about celebrating the years that Lions have spent making their communities better places to live that makes this a milestone of which to be proud, organizers say.
On Saturday May 15th, The Blindman Valley Lions club completed their contribution towards this goal.
Altogether, 76 seedlings were purchased from funds donated by members of the Club and together with the Mayor of Bentley, Greg Rathjen, CAO Marc Fortais, Councillors Cora Knutson, Neil Maki and Doug Talsma, they planted 30 seedlings in Bentley.
In Rimbey, the Blindman Valley Lions were joined by students and parents of the Rimbey Christian School. They planted 39 seedlings in this location.
Another seven will be planted in another location.
“With rain in our forecast, these trees are certain to get a good start. We are also hoping they will be doing their job helping our environment for many years to come.”
Meanwhile, on Saturday, May 29th from 10:30 until 2 p.m. this club will also be at the Bluffton Community Hall. They will be accepting donations for the food bank.
“As you can imagine many more people are needing this service due to present circumstances.”
If you are able to help, please drop off your items anytime after 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bluffton Community Hall.