• Sooke Lions
    Lion members 2018 photo
  • 2019 Sookarama Lion's Booth
  • Salmon Roundup 2019
  • Santa & Elf getting ready for Breakfast with Santa 2019
  • 2019 Breakfast with Santa at the Legion
  • Breakfast with Santa 2019
  • Lions at Hockey Night in Victoria
  • Lion Henry flipping pancakes at Sooke Elementary
  • The BackBeat Band
  • Sooke Lions Christmas Tree Recycling
  • BackBeat Band playing the 2020 Hard Times dance

UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS

Sookarama 2020 

Our second annual Sookarama Business & Trade Show is scheduled for April 25 at Seaparc Arena. The idea is to provide a venue to local residents, particularly those that are fairly new to our area, to see the great businesses & services that are available locally.

  Sookarama opens to the public at 11 am & will closes at 430 pm, will have 3 Food Trucks & around 100 of Sooke's businesses & services showing off off what they do. 

More details coming as they evolve.

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Hard Times Dance - 27th Annual - Jan 25, 2020

was a great night for all - the BackBeat Band was terrific, people danced all night except when they were eating our world famous Beans with Wieners, served around 11pm, & of course enjoying a libation or 2.

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CLUB PROJECTS

Click Here For Sookarama Application 

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2019 Sookarama Lion's Booth

Click Here for more Sookarama information!

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RCMP MUSICAL RIDE -  The Sooke Lions hosted this amazing event in August of 2018, but with the help of many many people in our 'always involved' community. View the video, made by Gail & Dave Nash, not only about the event itself but the behind the scene work that went on to make it such a success, The Musical Ride! 

SOME OTHER SOOKE LIONS PROJECTS - Sooke Business Directory, Canada Day Celebration, Ballpark Concession, Sooke Cemetery upkeep, Breakfast with Santa, Santa Claus Parade, Hard Times Dance, High School Bursaries, Grade 2 Swim Classes, School Breakfasts.

NB: Monies collected from these events goes to serve and help the community and people of Sooke.

WHO ARE THE LIONS

Lions - Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nations Safety

We are Volunteer Members of Service Clubs grouped around the world under an International Organization. We enjoy fellowship, develop leadership skills and dedicate part of our time to helping those in need - while making our individual communities a better place in which to live. Lions have been around for over 100 years, forming in 1917. There are currently over 1.4 million Lions in 47,000 Lions Clubs in 0ver 200 Countries.

Purpose and Ethics
Lions Clubs lnternational Purpose
- To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.
- To Co-ordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.
- To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
- To Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
- To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
- To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
- To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided,
    however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
- To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial
   reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce,
   industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.
Lions Clubs Code of Ethics
- To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I
   may merit a reputation for quality of service.
- To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no
   profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or
   because of questionable acts on my part.
- To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be
   loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.
- Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to
   resolve such doubt against myself.
- To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on
   account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing
   but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
- Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community,
   and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time,
   labor and means.
- To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to      the needy.

- To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.