City of Ottawa declares October “Lions of Ottawa Month”

Lions 50 Years memorabilia

(Press release from the Stittsville District Lions Club)

The Stittsville District Lions Club has worked with the City of Ottawa to declare the month of October ” Lions of Ottawa Month“.

We would like to extend a special welcome to our partners and friends in community service and charitable endeavors to attend this special ceremony to lend support to the city wide contribution of Lions members. The Lions motto is “We Serve” and a good representation of Lion members and their supporters at this event should ensure positive media communication of our long standing presence and commitment to service in the Ottawa community.

A flag raising ceremony and the reading of the proclamation will take place at Ottawa City Hall on Friday October 3, 2014 at 11:30AM. It is planned to have the mayor, our Charter year Lion President and other invited dignitaries participate in the ceremony.

The purpose of the Proclamation and Flag Raising is to promote the rich heritage of community service delivered by 16 separate Lions Clubs within the City of Ottawa since the initial club was founded in 1922. A number of Clubs are enjoying milestone anniversaries in 2014 or the current 2014/15 period of office.

Ottawa-area Lions Clubs and their charter years (first year in operation)
Ottawa-area Lions Clubs and their charter years (first year in operation)


Of special note are the 50th Anniversary of Charter membership being enjoyed this year by the Stittsville District Lions Club and the Richmond and District Lions Club. All 16 Clubs have been encouraged to participate in this special flag raising ceremony with a view to giving recognition to the significant achievements of Ottawa Lions in the areas of community projects, charitable causes and humanitarian efforts.

Until November 16, The Goulbourn Museum launched a new exhibit this week commemorating the Richmond and Stittsville Lions’ 50th anniversary.  More info here.




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