Virden Lions Club opens its wallet again

Community groups receive $58K

It was a cold, wintery evening outside on Oct. 29 but the atmosphere inside the Virden Lions Hall was warm, friendly and full of anticipation.

The local Lions Club was giving away money again, as it does every year, sharing the fruits of its labour with the community.

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The Lions distributed a grand total of $58,500, “close to a record amount” says Lion Barry O’Grady who emceed the ceremony and introduced representatives from each organization.

This year, 21 groups received Lions’ support:

Virden Palliative Care

Virden Food Cupboard 

Virden ACL (Association for Community Living)

Virden Auditorium 

Wallace District Fire Department 

Virden Christmas Cheer 

Diabetes Canada

Heart and Stroke Foundation

CancerCare MB Foundation 

Virden Cubs Scouts

Virden Minor Hockey

Virden Figure Skating 

Virden Girl Guides

Town of Virden – Boost Committee

STARS Foundation 

Virden Breakfast Program

Virden Pet Network

Virden Youth Soccer

Manitoba Brain Injury Association

Sherwood Nursing Home

Canadian Red Cross


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