Everybody in the community wins at the Lions Club Carnival

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When it comes to supporting the community, the Port Colborne Lions Club has been doing it right since 1922.

In the past they have supported the Port Colborne Hospital, the Fire and Emergency Services Department, the Port Colborne Public Library, the Easter Seals Camps and more. This year coming up, they will be supporting an individual in Port Colborne with autism by purchasing a service dog for them.

“When someone comes out to the Port Colborne Lions Carnival they are supporting the community,” Port Colborne Lions Club Carnival Chair Jerry Ursacki said. “They are supporting children’s sports, children’s programs as well as adult and seniors programs.”

The carnival is the major fundraiser for the year for the club.

The Port Colborne Lions Club Carnival is this weekend, it continues Saturday July 15 from noon till 11 p.m. and Sunday July 16 from noon to around 6 p.m. at the Lions Field at 130 Killaly St.

“This is our 87th annual charity carnival,” Ursacki said.

“With this money in the past we have donated all around the community, we’ve helped with camps for children with cancer,” he said. “We’ve helped the fire department purchase a fire safety training room for kids to learn fire safety and recently a pop-up house that teaches children how to escape from fires.”

“This year we hope to make up to $40,000 in donations to the community as well as help a local child with autism receive a service dog through the Lions Foundation of Canada,” he said.

“When I used to do the Crown and Anchor I used to say that ‘No one loses at the Crown and Anchor,’” he said. “Then I would say ‘all money goes to charity.’”

So now as the Port Colborne Lions Carnival Chair Ursacki says: “Everybody in the community wins when you come to the Port Colborne Lions Carnival.”

“This year we have some bigger and better rides from the World’s Finest Shows,” he said. “We have three or four rides really geared to the teenager as well as rides for the smaller kids too.”

“This year it’s going to be really good for the kids,” he said.

“And when you come, don’t forget to get your tickets for the Jeep Pathfinder too,” he said. The annual draw is done at Canal Days.

“Also, make sure you visit ‘Raffle Row’ for a variety of prizes and our famous donuts are back as well as wonderful sugar waffles too,” he said.




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