Lions Club Convention Awarded to Calgary for 2022 Leadership Forum

The photograph above is of our proud Canadian Lions celebrating the news that Calgary won the bid to host the 2022 USA/Canada Leadership Forum.  Calgary was competing against York, Pennsylvania and Long Beach, California.
Multi-District C Lions partnered with Calgary Meetings & Conventions in submitting their winning bid.
It all came together on the night of September 22, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio when the winning City’s name was called. Columbus was the host site for the 2018 Forum.
“The work has just begun.  We will need 300 Lions to help volunteer for our Forum in 2022.  I am so proud of all of you who stepped up and made this winning bid possible,” said District Governor Tyler Bray, who was also the Bid Chairperson and is a Foothills Lions Club member.
Having the USA/Canada Leadership Forum held in Calgary means an economic impact of approximately $4 million to Calgary and area, according to the Convention Centre’s staff. The City of Calgary, Multi-District C Lions, and LEOS collaborated in a team effort of hard work.
Background Article

Site Inspection For The USA Canada Forum Bid For 2022

September 8, 2018

MD C had submitted a bid to host the 2022 USA Canada Leadership forum to be hosted in Calgary, AB.   Between August 29-September 01, 2018 there was a host site inspection team that visited Calgary.  The Inspection team consisted of PID Doug Lozier, PID Lowell Bonds, and PID Gary Anderson and they were all accompanied by their wives.

We had about 45 Lions and LEOS greet our visitors on their arrival at the Calgary International Airport.  LEOS came from Nanton LEOS, Lil Legendary LEOS (Foothills), and the Sundre LEOS.

Lions included PIP Judge Brian Stevenson and his wife Patricia, PID Bill Weber and his wife Joan, plus numerous Lions from both District C-1 and C-2.

There was a reception held Thursday night at the Lougheed Centre in Calgary, where our visitors were treated to a Calgary White Hat ceremony.  PID Patti Hill and her husband Greg were able to participate on this evening.

Numerous hotels and several convention centres were visited during the week.

Their visit included a tour of our CLERC centre in Calgary

All in all, it was an inspiring visit with our Lions and LEOS doing an outstanding job of hosting this visit/ Site Inspection.

Our bid is one of three being considered.  The other two are York, Pennsylvania and Long Beach, California.

The results as to who the 2022 USA Canada host city will be, will be announced at the USA Canada 2018 Forum being held September 19-21, 2018 in Columbus, OHIO.    (YES IN ROUGHLY 2 WEEKS)

DG Tyler Bray

Meeting the Inspection Team at Calgary Airport

Inspection Team and their wives after being white-hatted

MDC Lions and Inspection Team and their wives

Lil Legendary Leos Club Officially Chartered

On May 30th, 2018, the Foothills Lions Club newly formed Leos Club received their official charter from Lions Club International.

We are very proud of these young people as they begin to put the Lil Legendary Leos Club on the map.



Photo of Leos First Club Meeting with their Advisors Lion Tim Beer and Lion Kathy Galway



What a Busy Day for our Lions Club Today

We were in the Diamond Valley Parade, we had our Annual BBQ at Turner Valley’s Discovery Day and we held our Duck Derby event.

In the morning at the Parade, Lion Doug and his trusty tractor pulled our float which had live music on it and was accompanied by our newly formed Leos.  This was followed by the ALERT trailer and the Oilfields High School Rugby Teams, who come to help us on many occasions.

Over in Turner Valley, starting at 11:00 am, we opened our BBQ and served WAY too many burgers and hot dogs – what a success!!!  The line up was consistently long!

With many thanks to Burnco for donating the use of their truck and operator, we held our Duck Derby and again a huge success. Steve MacKinnon and Kathy Gallaway were the two winners of the $1,000 prizes. Congratulations.

Please enjoy the slideshow of all the events.






Another Piece of the Puzzle

The Foothills Lions Club is honoured to be able to help place another ‘piece of the puzzle’ in the Longview Seniors Club quest to raise enough funds to purchase a handicapped bus for the area’s seniors.

Ivor McCorquindale and Marlon Kirk attended our meeting to personally thank us for our donation of $4,000 and invited members to join them in Longview to place our piece in their puzzle.



ALERT Trailer Comes to Turner Valley

The Alberta Lions Emergency Response Team’s trailer will be in the Diamond Valley Parade on June 2nd, 2018, which is the Parade’s 50th Anniversary.

District Governor-elect, Lion Tyler Bray, gave us all a sneak preview of the trailer at our meeting last month, which was also attended by our new Leos Club members.

ALERT trailer

Bingo!!! Friday night

bingoJoin us for Bingo on Friday night at the Valley Neighbours Club, Sunset Blvd., Turner Valley.

The last four dates for this year (we break for the summer) are May 11th and 25th and June 8th and 22nd.  Mark those calendars now.

Doors open 6:00 pm with early bird numbers called at 6:30 pm.



Early Bird

16 Regular Games

Luck 7 Bonanza


Juice, coffee, chocolate bars and chips on sale as well as dopplers.

Come and enjoy an evening of fun.


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