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Poplar Hill & District

Did you know the Poplar Hill and District Lions have raised over $1 million since inception?


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.

Original Poplar Hill & District Lions Executive Committee in 1979


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


A great June family fun day in Poplar Hill Park

chicken dinner

End a perfect June Picnic with a full feast


You’ll find us on the
Del-Ko-Brydge circuit


It’s not always about working at events


We visit other events as guest vendors


Giving is the best part of being a Lion


Simple whole family entertainment


Our community supported the fires in Fort McMurray

ilderton fall fair

Parades-a-plenty with the Poplar Hill Hillbillys

pancake breakfast

A bumper effort in our last warm days

remembrance day

We remember all of our fallen heros

christmas parade

Thousands turn up to watch the amazing floats

seniors dinner

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!

Champions of the World

Poplar Hill Hillbillys in Chicago

Behind the Poplar Hill & District Lions Club are the others who make life a lot easier for the Club.

South Lobo Women's Institute prepare beautiful meals at each Regular Meeting
Many helpers work hard at some of our community events

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

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Engraved Paving Stones

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
Arthritis Society
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
Zone Projects
YMCA Children’s Safety Village

We support many other ventures requested by our community.