- or another worthy cause of your choice
Apr 2020 Magrath - We are unable to hold our traditional community food drive this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Instead we urge any who can to donate cash directly to the organization or church of your choice to support those in need at this time. Traditionally we have sent your donations to the Lethbridge Food Bank and a portion to the local school lunch program. Hopefully we will be able to restart this project next Apr 2021.
Magrath, AB February 2, 2020 after a year in hospital Lion Christine left this world behind. "Christine Jeanette Bly (Spotton) passed away peacefully but her memory lives on with her family; loving husband and father to their children Glen Robert Bly; children Russell Bly (Teresa), Kristina (Bly) Woolley (Jeff), and Shane Bly (Kate); 6 grand children and 3 great grand children; father Russell Spotton; mother Jean Henderson; and siblings Faith Fothergill, Gord Spotton, and Laverne Spotton." salmonandsons.ca/2020/02/05/bly. Lion Christine joined the Magrath Lions Club in Dec 2016 serving most recently as club secretary until health issues finally required her to resign her club duties last year. She will be remembered as a cheerful and willing worker, volunteering for many club projects as a club member.
Global News July 21, 2016 globalnews.ca/news/2839977/dog-owners-in-magrath-alta-hope-to-build-fenced-in-dog-park Dog owners in Magrath, Alta. hope to build fenced-in dog park: "Christine Bly said she tries to make the trip to Lethbridge with her two greyhounds to use their city dog parks as often as she can. However, she sometimes ends up using unconventional methods instead. “They don’t like to walk, and we can’t run fast enough,” Bly said. “What we have been doing, which truly isn’t so safe, is taking them out to a country road that’s deserted and letting them run beside the truck. It would be nice to have a big fenced-in yard that they can let loose.”
Westwind Weekly JULY 9, 2016 westwindweekly.com/news/2016/07/09/magrath-in-need-of-an-official-dog-park "The Magrath Dog Lovers’ Society is looking for help to fund the town’s first ever fenced in, off leash dog park. Chairman Christine Bly says currently there isn’t anywhere to take dogs and relieve some of their high energy. “There is no place to let them loose. Your dog will be healthier, your dog will have a better life and will be less aggressive,” said Bly. Bly sometimes makes the trip to Lethbridge to use the parks there, but is usually limited to the country roads in town. “It really isn’t that safe for them, if a farmer is coming down on a tractor and can’t see them, it becomes dangerous for dogs to run. In town, you can’t let them loose to run and you don’t want them chained up all the time,” said Bly. Bly believes bringing a dog park to Magrath makes sense because of the number of dogs here. She says it would benefit their owners too. “There is a lot of people in town who have dogs. I think people would become closer as a community. You bring the dogs together and you might meet people who you’ve never met before,” said Bly.
It's Time to Pack Shoebox Gifts for Operation Christmas Child! Get your box at the Magrath Pharmacy (or use one of your own shoebox size boxes), fill them and return completed boxes to the Magrath Pharmacy by 6pm on 20th Nov (the last day for our drive here in Magrath)
Community: No Cost Clothing Event (Aug 2019) clothes collection
Town of Magrath/Lions Club No Cost Clothing Event will be held Sat 31 Aug 2019 at Ice Arena. The annual (2019) Community No Cost Clothing event, sponsored by the Magrath Lions and headed by Lion Alex and Lion Shauna. Collection drive is Jul 1 through Aug 30 and sorting and setup will be Fri 30 Aug at the Magrath Ice Arena).
On Sat 31 Aug 2019 9-2pm the event will open to public (for FREE distribution).
We have been collecting clothing donations for our upcoming No Cost Clothing event at the end of August throughout July and August. Did you notice the white Lions Club collection van in front of the Magrath Pharmacy #nocostclothing #magrathlions
Magrath, AB Update - *new* this year - extended hours! This year our community garage sale will be set up on Thu evening and then be open to Public on Fri evening from 5-8pm as well as on Sat morning from 8am-noon at the north end garage door at the Magrath Ice Arena. See you all there!
Magrath Lions Club Annual Fundraiser
Do YOU have STUFF? Sure you do!
You could donate some of that STUFF to the Magrath Lions Club Garage Sale and then come by to buy back some new exciting STUFF!
Please mark your calendars:
Drop offs: we will be collecting your items for donation; starting May 6 2019 (Mon-Fri during day or by prior arrangement) at the Lions collection van to be parked in front of the Magrath Pharmacy
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Our annual Lions Community Garage Sale .. will be held: Sat 1 Jun 2019 8:00am - Noon .. again this year INSIDE, at the Magrath Ice Arena (north door) .. Proceeds to local Lions Club Projects.
See you all there! Info:see PDF flyer here.
Our 14th Annual Community Food Drive for Magrath and District will be held the week ending Sat 27 Apr 2019
All is prepared for the upcoming Magrath and District Community Food Drive!
Past 5 results:
#13 Apr 2018: Total donations were 2.2 tons (4350 lbs).
#12 Apr 2017: Total donations were 2.0 tons (4000 lbs).
#11 Apr 2016: Total donations were 2.6 tons (5154 lbs).
#10 Apr 2015: Total donations were 2.7 tons (5354 lbs).
#9 Apr 2014: Total donations were 2.75 tons (5500 lbs).
"Thank you, thank you, thank you..." Magrath Lions and Executive Director Lethbridge Food Bank
"We concur" Lion Roger
Request: Lucky 14! For the 14th consecutive year the Magrath Lions Club is sponsoring Operation Christmas Child. Boxes and packing information can be picked up at the the Magrath Pharmacy any time during regular business hours until 6pm Wed Nov 14, 2018 (the last day of collections here in Magrath).
Typical items for the boxes include simple things like a toothbrush, facecloth, school supplies and a few small gifts. Completed boxes can be dropped off at the Magrath Pharmasave collection area and the Magrath Lions Club arranges the delivery to the Raymond collection site.
Contact Lion Roger for more details ." November 2018
** see also samaritanspurse.ca/pack-a-shoebox for how-to ideas!
Community: No Cost Clothing Event (Aug 2018) clothes collection
Town of Magrath/Lions Club No Cost Clothing Event will be held Sat 25 Aug 2018 at Ice Arena. The annual (2018) Community No Cost Clothing event, sponsored by the Magrath Lions and headed by Lion Alex and Lion Shauna. Collection drive is Jul 1 through Aug 23 and sorting and setup will be Fri 24 Aug at the Magrath Ice Arena).
On Sat 25 Aug 2018 9-2pm the event will open to public (for free distribution).
Some photos .. from past years.
Magrath Lions Club
Projects and Activities of public interest ..