(Cheque presentation to the West Carleton Food Access Centre. From left to right: Councillor Eli El-Chantiry for West Carleton-March; Stittsville & District Lions Club President Paul Riddell; behind is Lion Ron Armstrong; in front are two ladies on behalf of the West Carleton Food Access Center; former Stittsville Ward 6 Councillor and Lion member Shad Qadri and Lion Helen Burke. Photos provided by Lion Beth Lewis)
Stittsville & District Lions Club President, Paul Riddell, did not hesitate to get the ball rolling. He and other Lions’ members knew the need was great in Dunrobin after the tornado had left total chaos in its path. So the members came together and donated $2,500 from the Stittsville Lions to the West Carleton Food Access Centre. These monies were above and beyond what the annual fundraising campaign brought about for the Dunrobin disaster and were donated personally by the Stittsville & District Lions Club.
The donation of money alone was just not enough for the Stittsville & District Lions Club members. They felt more was needed. The members then got together and cooked. They prepared 60 lbs. of roast beef for a dinner which they personally served at the West Carleton High School to approximately 100 people on September 30th. Along with some of the local families, the Stittsville Lions were honoured to feed the hydro workers and other disaster response workers who gathered at the high school each evening after their long day of hard work.
Preparing the dinner for the disaster workers and families are Lion President Paul Riddell, Councillor Eli El-Chantiry, former Councillor Shad Qadri, Lion Teresa Qadri and Lion Ron Armstrong.
The Stittsville & District Lions Club is well-known and respected for its generosity and worthwhile work, both here at home in Stittsville and worldwide. If you are interested in joining or donating some time to such an energetic service club, please contact them using this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org