Magrath, AB Donations Accepted Here .. Thanks! Our month of collections for upcoming annual Lions Garage Sale begins..:). See magrathlions.com/news/garage-sale-2018 page for further details.
Lethbridge, AB Sat 27 May 2017
Sign in 11:00 AM Walk Start 12:00 PM
Walk Location: Henderson Park @ The Gunnery Picnic Shelter Lethbridge, Alberta
Dog Guides are provided at no cost to people with a physical or medical disability. Thanks to national sponsors, 100% of the funds raised from the Pet Valu Walk go directly to the six Dog Guide training programs. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides have provided specially trained Dog Guides to over 2,500 eligible Canadians from coast to coast at no cost despite costing $25,000 to train and place and no government funding. With your help, more people can experience the mobility, safety and independence a devoted Dog Guide brings.
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 some new exciting STUFF!
Drop offs: starting Sat 16 May 2014 at 'old Home Hardware' building we will be collecting your items for donation ..
see Lion Tracie at Roosters or Lion Roger at the Magrath Pharmacy
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Sale: Our annual Lions Community Garage Sale .. will be held Sat 30 May 2015 from 8-noon INSIDE at the former/vacant Home Hardware building .. the 'old Home Hardware' (behind Roosters). Many thanks to Jay for letting us use this building again this year! See you all there!
Thanks to everyone who have so willingly donated items for us to share with Magrath in the past. Thanks to the Lions and Leo Kids who help price and organize and sell said items, and to the Lions who prepare flyers to distributed around Magrath. The town sign is booked to simply advertise: "Have items to donate? Contact a member of Magrath Lions Club (magrathlions.com) for pickup [from Sat May 16th through Fri May 29th for Lions Garage Sale on the 30st May 2015 at the back of Roosters .. Want to help? See Roger at Pharmacy or Tracie at Roosters to volunteer .. ] Need to shop? See you Sat 30 May 2015 8-noon!" ..
Thank you Magrath! Past Lions Community Garage Sales have been well stocked and well attended with donations raised going toward our many Magrath Lions Club Projects! Lots of people got neat stuff to 'treasure' and/or 'recycle'. Yay to all. Have a great summer!
It took a week to set up and a week to clear out, but overall the event was a great success! Collection week went very smoothly. Being open the Sat before and Mon-Fri at lunch-hours turned out to be a nice way to do it. We had many more great donations this year and being able to hold and set up the event indoors was a great blessing. We borrowed 10 long tables from Duane at Keyline and still filled up the entire home hardware building with great items for the day of the sale. Thanks to everyone who so willingly donated! Thanks to all the garage sale-ers and helpers at the event. Everything seemed to proceed quite smoothly. Our pricing policy took a little while for customers to get used to, but we got some good positive feedback on how it went. Clean up after the event also went fairly smoothly on Sat and continued on throughout the following week over lunch-hours and as time permitted. After all the sales, we still boxed up most items - about 30 boxes of clothing, 20 boxes of books and games, and 40 boxes of housewares/misc items were picked up by the Diabetes Society on Thu at 10am to go to Lethbridge. Some of the bulkier unsold items were driven to Cardston for donation by Lion Shauna. The tables were returned Thu and we swept out the building. The final larger 'odds and sods' items were moved out the following Sat and a single van load of dump worthy items taken to our local facility. We prepared a thank you letter for Jay Mackenzie at Roosters and returned his keys to him on Mon 9 Jun 2014.
Total proceeds this year were just over $1300. Setup started Sat 24 May 2014. Sale was held Sat 31 May 2014. Cleanup week ended Sat 7 Jun 2014. Great Job Everyone!
What did you miss? See https://plus.google.com/105371412002787304693/posts/e1Sesyt4DFj
Letter of Support
31 May 2014
Magrath Lions Club
Magrath, AB T0K 1J0
To whom it may concern.
The Magrath Lions Club has a long history of service in and around Magrath. We support the Greenhouse Project initiative proposed by The Horticultural Division of the Magrath and District Agricultural Society.
The Magrath Lions Club was founded in Magrath, Alberta with 22 charter members in 1938 with Gladstone Balderson as our first Lions Club President. Many of those charter members were farmers and ranchers [it was a gravel road to Lethbridge back then]. Today we carry on with about a dozen active members and continued community volunteer support of our projects. We celebrated our 75th Charter Night in May 2013 and our most recent project was the construction of the Terry Trainer Memorial playground at the local fish pond/campground. The Magrath Lions Club is a proud member of Lions District 37N. Today we rely more on social media and online websites to facilitate our work in the community. Like us at facebook.com/magrathlions or follow our club activities at magrathlions.com
One of our own initiatives is the sponsoring of a Leos youth club at the Magrath School and would encourage them along with our own Lions Club members to assist in this project. Support of this facility could be an area of focus for the Leos (high school aged youth) here in Magrath, in participating in both the educational aspect as well as helping in the maintenance and operations of such a facility.
We believe there is much educational merit in learning to grow food for consumption as well as in conserving local plant species and in increasing awareness of our community history and culture. We currently head an annual community food drive each year to support the Lethbridge area food banks. We would support the growing of fresh produce for donation to a cause like this.
Lion Roger Davies
Club President 2014
Magrath Lions Club
On the 12 Apr 2014 come by and support our Magrath Lions fundraiser at the Chamber of Commerce Trade Show from 10am-3pm featuring facepainting and turns for your kids on the rented Bouncer at the Magrath Garth Veale Ice Arena.
4th Annual Magrath & District Chamber of Commerce Trade Show
will be held Saturday April 12th, 2014
at the Garth Veale Memorial Arena
in Magrath, Alberta
open to public Sat 10am-4pm
Free Public Admission - Demonstrations - Draws - Entertainment
UPDATE: Did you miss us last month at #1? We are now planning a Lions Community Garage Sale #2 .. on Sat 15 Jun 2013 from 9-noon again at home of Lion Elizabeth Olsen. See you all there!
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 some new exciting STUFF! Event will be held at the home of Lion Elizabeth Olsen (because it may be a bit weathery and Lion Mom has a garage) Last year very few items were left over and we had it all cleaned up shortly after 3pm. The rain held off for us most of the day (except for brief droplets) and the turnout was fantastic.
Thanks to everyone who did and will so willingly donate items for us to share with Magrath. Thanks to the Lions and Leo Kids who helped price and organize and sell said items, and to Lion Elizabeth Olsen who prepared flyers to distributed around Magrath, to Lion Laurie-Ann for loading the sign in front of Town Hall .. We simply advertised: "Have items to donate? Contact a member of Magrath Lions Club (magrathlions.com) for pickup by Fri Jun Lions Garage Sale on the 7th Jun .. Want to help? Come on Sat 15 Jun 8am we will be setting up for 9am start .. Need to shop? See you there on Saturday!" .. and they did and hopefully will next time too.
Thank you Magrath! The Lions Community Garage Sale #1 was successfully completed Saturday May 11 9:00AM-1:00PM with over $500 raised toward our many Magrath Lions Club Projects! Lots of people got neat stuff to 'treasure' and/or 'recycle'. Yay to all. Have a great summer!
Magrath Lions Club
Projects and Activities of public interest ..