Uxbridge & District Lions Club
Uxbridge, Ontario Canada
Uxbridge & District Lions Club.
This year, 2020, our club celebrates its 46th year of service to our community! On June 10th, 2017. I had the honour of being installed as the New Club President for this club that has such a strong history of working together, contributing talents for the common good. We serve- a motto we live here in Uxbridge!
In 1974 our club was officially chartered. Many community projects have marked the past efforts of the club. Several guide dogs have been provided at no cost to the recipient families. The Cottage Hospital with some much-needed medical equipment. We regularly support the Uxbridge Minor Hockey Association through our Annual Pancake Breakfast. Past events such as the Soap Box Derby, and Drown Old Man Winter have made for some fun times.
Uxbridge & District Lions Club
Uxbridge Lions Current Projects
Universal Playground -
Fully Accessible for All
The Uxbridge Lions are embarking on a new community project, with a proposal for a universal playground in Elgin Park.
A committee has been created to work on this project and we are looking for people interested in joining our committee to help us raise funds for a new fully accessible playground in Elgin Park to accommodate people with all abilities to upgrade an existing play structure.
The proposed play structure would be fully accessible to children of all abilities and would replace the older playground that currently sits beside the ball diamond to the north of the main path. That play structure is scheduled for replacement in the next two years.
“Our motto is We Serve, and our slogan is Where There’s a Need, There’s a Lion, and over a year ago we identified a need,” said Bob Armitage, secretary of the Uxbridge Lions, during a presentation to council on Aug. 9.
“Imagine a child not being able to get on a swing and not feeling that rush of pleasure we remember as a child and that we took for granted. We’re trying to bring inclusivity into town. I think it’s an important topic these days, and it will also be a destination. Elgin Park is already host to a number of events throughout the year, and this would, hopefully, bring a broader audience and increase accessibility to the park by the community.”
Our Playground project is in the news!
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"Uxbridge loves young people. More to the point, Uxbridge’s service clubs love young people. ...
Good news – we’re getting the opportunity to do it again! The main play structure in Elgin Park is approaching its expiry date, so to speak, and the Uxbridge Lions Club is taking on the installation of a new structure. The new natural playground will be what they are calling “universal” – it will be accessible for not only children of all abilities, but for those accompanying them, too. Read: For the many grandparents who are often the ones taking their grandkids to the park. Sally Kotsopoulos is working with the Lions Club on the project, and as she readily pointed out to us - not too many older folks are keen to slide down the fire pole once they’ve chased their young charge up the structure!
Normally the Lions would have an open, public meeting to invite input from the community on what people would like to see and have in their playground. In our COVID world, however, ..."
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