Community Update

Three cheers for the Lynn Valley Lions

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An organization dedicated to the community, the Lynn Valley Lions are focused on one important goal: helping people in need.

“Our members are proud to serve North Vancouver and support people and organizations who need an extra helping hand,” said Eric Miura, President of the Lynn Valley Lions.

The Lynn Valley Lions are instrumental in helping during and after natural disasters, and supporting youth and seniors with day-to-day living. The club also proudly operates a 64-unit family housing society in North Vancouver.

“Since our club was chartered in 1970, we have been partnering with local businesses to make our work possible and are always looking for ways to expand our reach in the community.” Partnerships like the one with Neptune Terminals help the Lions to maximize their impact. In addition to sponsoring Lynn Valley Days, Neptune has joined forces with the Lions to support their volunteers to put on BBQs at local school fundraisers, making the food that the Parent Advisory Committees sell to help raise much-needed funds for school projects.

“Our corporate partnerships help us, and ultimately enable us to help more people,” said Eric. “They’re beneficial to our corporate partners too, since they allow these businesses opportunities to give back and help make our city a great place to live and work.”

An example of the power of these partnerships is Lynn Valley Days. One of the club’s largest events, the community has celebrated this two-day festival for more than 100 years. However, with corporate support waning, the event was being scaled back significantly.

Until now that is… In 2019, with increased support from corporate partners and local businesses, the Lynn Valley Lions held one of the largest Lynn Valley Days events in recent years. The event drew record crowds and featured a parade, dance performances, community organization information booths and various festival activities, including a pancake breakfast, beer garden and live entertainment.

Said Eric, “this year’s Lynn Valley Days event is the definition of our community—one that takes care of each other and celebrates together.”

Neptune is a proud supporter of the Lynn Valley Lions.