Our recent Lions Levee event was a great success! We had a couple of dozen people show up. The crowd included people from various social services, from a veterans’ care home to a community centre, and several in between. Many of the others have experience in staging community festivals. And some are just interested in better communities.
At our first opportunity, Scarborough Cedarbrae Golden Mile Lions Club will review the full list of project ideas. We will choose those we can manage, and send the others to other clubs for their consideration. Maybe we will work with other clubs.
Maybe we will work with you on your idea.
This is a quick overview of project ideas that came from the Levee. For those who attended the levee: if we have failed to capture the spirit of your idea, please let us know.
If this page gives you an idea for a project that our Lions Club might work on, please share your thoughts!
And if all this fun makes you think you might like to be part of the global leader in humanitarian service, please reach out to us. Every new pair of hands lets us help another 70 people. You can make a real difference.
Make sailing accessible to people with disabilities.
Adopt a highway
Take responsibility for keeping a section of road free of litter.
Organize pool activity fitness programs.
Breakfast with Santa
At a one-day event, provide children with breakfast, a small gift, and a photo with Santa Claus.
Canada Day event
Build a fun festival occasion to celebrate Canada Day with games, fireworks and more.
Fun, one-day fundraiser.
Childrens’ sports in priority neighbourhoods
Coffee with Cops
Invite the community to sit down over coffee with Toronto Police, and build positive relationships.
Community billboard – Highland Creek
Erect a large billboard for public use.
Make community services discoverable for individuals in need.
Community programming (35-55 yrs)
Scheduled activities for the enjoyment of neighbourhood adults.
Crafters / Plant Market
Fun, one-day sale featuring local artisans and gardeners.
Advocate for more bike lanes. Invite Toronto Police Services to hold a bike safety clinic.
Arrange awareness and screening session.
Collect used electronic and electric devices for recycling.
Garage sale in parking lot
Big, one-day summer event with local vendors selling their wares.
Organize a network of volunteers who can help provide distraction activities for children with cancer – e.g., an afternoon sailing, or a weekend at a cottage.
Recycle your reading
Collect and forward used books & magazines.
Retinoblastoma awareness campaign
Promote awareness of the most common type of eye cancer in children.
Activities and information sessions geared towards sustaining and promoting mental health in seniors.
Seniors’ Home Repairs
Partner with trade professionals to provide home repair services for seniors with financial constraints.
Seniors’ Support – home care, transportation
Create network of volunteer drivers and helpers who can support their senior neighbours.
Students Helping Seniors
Work with local youth groups (sports leagues, Scouts/Guides, school boards) to provide services around the house for seniors (e.g., shovelling snow, raking leaves).
Therapy pool programs
Organize and deliver a tree planting event.
Winter clothing drive
Collect lightly used winter clothing for donation to those in need.