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Lions/Trillium Lions dispense $44,000 in funds to local causes

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.
The Dryden Trillium Lions’ Shannon Ouellette (left) and the Lions’ Ken Saville (right) in the yellow vests presented significant donations to local groups as they dispersed funds raised during their annual truck and boat draw. 	          Photo submitted
The Dryden Trillium Lions’ Shannon Ouellette (left) and the Lions’ Ken Saville (right) in the yellow vests presented significant donations to local groups as they dispersed funds raised during their annual truck and boat draw. Photo submitted

By Dryden Observer Staff

The Dryden Lions and Trillium Lions dispersed $44,000 in donations to local organizations last week — funds raised through their annual Truck and Boat Draw.

This year’s draw sold out of its 5,000 tickets and both the Trillium Lions and Lions claimed an equal share of $22,000 to donate.

Presenting on behalf of the Trillium Lions Club, Shannon Ouellette presented donations to: Best Start Hub’s Joanne Weberg, Community Living Dryden/SiouxLookout’s Kate Wickstrom, Dryden and District Museum’s Gerry Oliphant, Dryden Diabetes Education Centre’s Leanne Taylor, Dryden Public Library’s Karen Hamilton, Shake Your Booty Committee’s Wendy Wiedenhoeft, Dryden Youth Soccer’s Gary Nickle, and Dryden Committee for Children and Youth’s Crystal Singleton.

Wiedenhoeft also accepted funds on behalf of the Trillium Lions’ own Medical Assistance Fund and Pennies From Heaven. Other recipients included the Dryden Regional Health Centre Equipment Fund, Camp Quality, Canadian National Institute For the Blind — North Region, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre — Lions Vision Centre.

Dryden Lions Club’s Ken Saville presented funds to Dryden Diabetes Education Centre’s Leanne Taylor, Dryden Minor Football’s Neil McLeod and Chuck Wesley, Dryden Food Bank’s Keith Grant, the Dryden Lions Medical Assistance Fund, and The Mayor’s Committee For Children and Youth’s Crystal Singleton.

Other recipients included DRHC’s Oncology Unit, Dryden Ringette Association, Camp Quality and Tamarack House.

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