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Here to serve, Nelson Lions Club distributes Community Grants

By Contributor
March 15th, 2022

The Nelson Lions Club is here to Serve.

Luckily we’re not alone. This year we were able to donate $8,100 to local charitable societies and community groups–each one working in their own way to make our community better for us all.

This year’s recipients include:

  • West Kootenay Women’s Association
  • Nelson Community Food Centre
  • Nelson & District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery & Historical Society
  • Capitol Theatre Restoration Society
  • Nelson Electric Tramway Society
  • Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association

The Nelson Lions Club is thankful to all the community who supported the Nelson Lions Club in this past year. With local support, our Fall Firewood Sale, Christmas Tree Pickup, Nelson Lions Calendar and Oso Negro Coffee fundraisers were all a huge success.

Each year we redistribute these fundraising efforts back to our community through our Community Grants and other programs. Over the years, we are proud to have dispersed over $100,000 to many incredible local projects.

Funding preference is typically given to those projects that will provide the most service to the greatest number of people in our membership area. Application for this program is open to any local qualified organization: charities, amateur athletic associations, etc. Future applicants can find more details at

This model is what first attracted me to the Lions: Our Club members volunteer to create and run local fundraising events which provide service to our community while raising funds that we then redistribute to help other community groups with their own projects! It’s a win-win.

As well as the Community Grants program, our fundraising efforts provide bursaries for local students, support for the elderly through sight and hearing programs, and contribute to larger Lions International projects throughout the world.

For more information or to consider joining our growing club, please visit

Congratulations to this year’s recipients for their great work and service.

Photo Caption: Members of the Nelson Lions Club Community Grants Committee met to present $8100 to local groups. — Submitted photo

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