Past Events

Ontario York Region Heritage Lions Club


May 17th 2020
Online Seminar - 
Common Legal Issues in Labour, Tenancy and Contract arising from COVID-19

OYRHLC held an online seminar on May 17th 2020.  We are pleased to have our club member, Lion Cynthia, a licened paralegal to discuss about common legal issues in labour, tenancy and contract arising from COVID-19.  It is a great afternoon for both the community and our members to learn about some of the latest developments in the current situation that are also affecting our daily life.

May 2nd 2020
Online Seminar - 
Mental Health Awareness during Social Distancing (English)

OYRHLC held the second online seminar on May 2nd 2020.  We are pleased to have Ms. Maria Lo from Hong Fook Mental Health Association be the speaker of a english seminar on discussing mental health awareness and some practical means in day to day life on reducing anxiety.  It is thankful that we can continue working together with our community partner to keep serving the community in this period.

April 11th 2020
Online Seminar - 
Mental Health Awareness during Social Distancing (Cantonese)

OYRHLC held the first online seminar on April 11th 2020.  Due to the situation of COVID-19 virus outbreak and the subsequence social distancing measures, OYRHLC see the rise of mental health concerns in the community.  OHRHLC worked again with Hong Fook Mental Health Association.  We are pleased to have Ms. Tweety Yuen as speaker of the seminar on discussing mental stress in this period and tips on anxiety handling.  There were over 50 participants joined the session.  It is a valuable experience for all of us on getting the up-to-date information in an interactive setting, and also serving the community while staying home.  

March 1st 2020
Effective Speaking Contest 2020

OYRHLC held the Effective Speaking Contest 2020 today at Markham Civic Center's Council Chamber. With 29 contestants competing in today's contest, it was a great day to see students in our community showing their exceptional skills on public speaking. We are also glad that we have past contest winner Vedant coming back to help as MC of the contest today. Thanks to all the contestants, parents, educators, judges, sponsors, volunteers and lions who made it happen!  

November 25th 2019
Mental Health Awareness Seminar

OYRHLC held a Mental Health Awareness Seminar on Nov 25th.   Thanks to the social worker Ms. Yuen from Hong Fook Mental Health Association, she delivered a very informative talk to our members and guests.  It is a valuable experience to learn the up-to-date information about mental health issue in our community.

November 10th 2019
Fill-a-Truck Used Clothes Collection for Diabetes Canada

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! The Heritage Lions work together with the Angus Glen Lions and SEAS Centre to have the Fill-a-Truck used clothes collection today. Thanks to all the donors, volunteers, Lions and friends, together we have collected 1,300 lb of clothings for Diabetes Canada. Thanks!

October 29th 2019
Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

Congratulations to Lion Martina, Lion Vincent and Lion Eric for receiving the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards today. Time flies and you have been serving the community with the Heritage Lions for 5 years. Congratulations!

October 27th 2019
Fall Park Clean Up

The OYRHLC had the Fall Park Clean Up on October 27th.  It was rainy earlier the day but luckily the rain stopped before our clean up in the afternoon.  Seven of our Lions and family participated in the clean up and we collected two bags of garbage. 

October 27th 2019
Eyeglasses Recycling Program Update

The Eyeglass Recycling Program@OYRHLC has collected more than 700 pairs of eyeglasses in this season.  Thanks to all the donors and participating partners have been supporting this program.  This is an on-going program that needs your continuous support.  If you have any eyeglasses available to be recycled, please send them to any one of the collection box located at our partner locations listed here.  Your dated eyeglasses will be able to keep on serving someone in need.  Once again, thanks for your support! 

September 28th 2019
Food Drive Donation

The OYRHLC has collected over 330 lb of food in the summer food drive.  The food has been donated to 105 Gibson Centre Food Bank Service.  Thanks to all Lions, friends and families supported the food drive, we look forward to work together in the next season's drive!

July 28th 2019
Club Officer Installation

We are pround to announce that the OYRHLC club officers of 2019-2020 were installed on July 28th.  Thanks to PDG JC Lagrange help being the installing officer, DG Debbie Dawson, all the guests, friends and families who have joined us for this memorable moment.  It is a new year of more works and services to be done and WE SERVE together. 

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2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017