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In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" during the association's international convention. Today, Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. Lions demonstrate their commitment to sight conservation through eyeglass recycling, sight partnerships, and countless other sight services.
Internationally, the Lions International Eye Bank supports cornea transplants, sight conservation, and other work relating to helping the blind regain their sight or function better in the dark world.
Founded on December 12, 1944, members of the Didsbury Lions Club volunteer their time in service to their community. The Club owns and operates the Lions Shuttle Bus, offering taxi service for the elderly, handicapped, and everyone!
For many years, the Lions organized the annual Soap Box Derby in Didsbury. As of 2016, this event will be hosted by the Didsbury Car Club. Please visit their website for details.
Each year, members of the Didsbury Lions Club build a playhouse or gazebo and raffle off tickets at the annual Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo and throughout the summer, with the draw being made in August during the Fair & Rodeo. Proceeds from the raffle go to support many worthwhile events and activities in the community, and those initiated by Lions Club International.
Club members also host the Lions Auction every spring, with proceeds going to community projects.
Learn more about the Didsbury Lions Club through the pages of our website. If you would like to work with us on any of our projects, or attend one of our meetings, just send us an e-mail. We'd love to hear from you.
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