POPLAR HILL AND DISTRICT LIONS CLUB
First sponsored by the Ilderton Lions Club (which we still have very strong links with) on March 22nd 1979, The Poplar Hill and District Lions Club came into it’s own when the Charter was ratified on May 25th 1979 with Lion Wayne Greig as our first President and has served the local community for over forty years! We meet the First and Third Tuesday of each month with the exception of July and August.
We support local events, charities and sporting facilities by raising funds in the community which we give back to the community! For a club of it’s size, we are one of the most active and run many very successful events throughout the year.
YEAR ROUND EVENTS
We brave all weathers as Lions
Our most successful event of the year by far!
maple syrup BREAKFAST
Come eat at with the McLachlan family
Clearing a stretch on Highway 22
PICNIC IN THE PARK
A great June family fun day in Poplar Hill Park
End a perfect June Picnic with a full feast
It’s not always about working at events
We visit other events as guest vendors
Giving is the best part of being a Lion
MOVIE IN THE PARK
Simple whole family entertainment
Our community supported the fires in Fort McMurray
ilderton fall fair
Parades-a-plenty with the Poplar Hill Hillbillys
A bumper effort in our last warm days
We remember all of our fallen heros
Thousands turn up to watch the amazing floats
Annual meeting of our community seniors
turkey and ham bingo
Eyes down for a festive season favourite
We don’t just do events. . . . we have FUN!
To mark Lion’s Club International’s 100th anniversary in 2017, the Lions International held their annual rally in Chicago, Illinois where Lions from all over the world attended this auspicious occasion. Members of Poplar Hill and District Lions Club took their Poplar Hillbilliy’s float across to the USA.
Not only did they partake in the parade with floats from all over the world, they WON FIRST PRIZE!
How about that for putting Poplar Hill and District on the world map!
Behind the Poplar Hill & District Lions Club are the others who make life a lot easier for the Club.
The Township Hall (shown below) at Coldstream is the usual meeting place for our club and the venue for many of our supported functions. The monies gratefully received from our Lion’s events is donated to many of the local organizations and causes
Coldstream Community Center
Poplar Hill & District meeting place
The Poplar Hill & District Lions Club is still selling engraved pavers which are installed into the new walkway at Poplar Hill park. Have your name or business set in stone! Click Log Cabin image above for details and an Engraved Paving Stone order form.
Many of the supported charities and organisations are shown below....
1st Poplar Hill Scouting Committee
Ailsa Craig & Area Food Bank
Alzheimers Society Golf Tournament
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Diabetes Society
Canada Food Bank
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Children’s Aid Society
Children’s Health Foundation
Coldstream Firefighter’s Association
Coldstream/Poplar Hill 4-H Club
Coldstream Soccer Association
Crohn’s & Colitis foundation of Canada
Del-Ko-Brydge Canada Day Celebrations
Enviro-Friends of Coldstream
Gene and Cell Research Foundation
Ilderton Minor Hockey
Ilderton Agricultural Society
Lions Forest Camp Dorest Corporation
Lions Guide Dogs of Canada
Lions District A1 Effective Speaking Program
Lions Club Camp Kirk Foundation
Lions District A1 Eyes Right
Lions District A1 Youth Exchange Program
Lions Foundation of Canada
Lions Lake Joseph Holiday Centre for Blind and Visually Impaired
Lions Transportation Committee Lake Joseph
Make A Wish Foundation
Middlesex County Library
Municipality of Middlesex Centre Children’s Summer Park Program
Poplar Hill Picnic Committee
Poplar Hill /Coldstream & Area Xmas Parade Special Ability Riding Institute – SARI
Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital
Thames Valley Children’s Treatment Centre
The Canadian Institute for the Blind
V.O.N. Middlesex Elgin Branch
Valleyview School Council
Womens Rural Resource Centre Strathroy
YMCA Children’s Safety Village
We support many other ventures requested by our community.