The West Hill - Highland Creek Lions Club was once again on hand to run the children's area at the Highland Creek Heritage Festival. In addition to supervising the mini-circuit rides and bouncy castles, we gave out free popcorn and candy floss, and sold rain barrels.
The West Hill - Highland Creek Lions donated a rain barrel to Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School to help in their student garden. While the amount of water that can be collected from a shed roof is small, it gives the students a chance to learn about the advantages of rain water in gardens.
The West Hill - Highland Creek Lions Club visited the Native Child and Family Services facility on Kingston Road for a traditional First Nations meal. After dinner we presented them with a large cheque to show our appreciation for the difference they are making in the community.
Our annual Spaghetti Dinner, this year featuring Bruce DeMara (Toronto Star Entertainment Reporter), was another great sucess with a large number of guests. We presented a big cheque to Operation Springboard to help fund their at-risk youth programs.
The West Hill - Highland Creek Lions were again at the Scarborough Eco Fair held at the Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto promoting our rain barrels.
The West Hill - Highland Creek Lions teamed up again with the City of Toronto and the Tam Heather Curling Club to put on Little Rocks curling at the Port Union Winterfest. This was the third time in four years that the weather has been consistently cold enough to make curling ice. While aimed at children, the program was also popular with adults.
Lions volunteers also helped out in other activities at the Winterfest.
The West Hill - Highland Creek Lions held their monthly dinner meeting at the East Scarborough Storefront. The club supports a number of activities the Storefront is involved in, including youth programs and their summer market.