Community Projects Supported by Lions Club
The Kinsmen are an all Canadian Service Club that is dedicated to serving the greatest needs of the community. The greatest need in any community is to continue to function and thrive as a community. All to often towns and villages become bedroom communities where people live, but seldom participate. This is not the case in North Dorchester, due in large part to the efforts of the Kinsmen and other local service clubs.
This principle of encouraging the community to gather as a community is promoted by the Kinsmen. We also provide the community with many long term facilities, such as the pathway through the main park, the Community Tennis Courts, the Boy Scout Pavilion and large Portable at the local camp, Camp Bel and many more projects.
As a national organization, we support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation extensively. Locally, we are helping to support a CF patient who is currently in the Lung Transplant Programme.
We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month at the Community Center, in the Meeting Room, at 7:00 pm. Our meetings include an outstanding meal. Everyone is welcome!
Our major fund raisers include:
Royal Canadian Legion
The Branch is open six days a week and operates a hall that can accommodate up to 150 people for banquets, meetings, etc. The facility offers shuffle board, pool table, darts, etc. The Legion supports numerous community projects some of which are the Northdale School VIP Program, Summer Playground, sponsorship of the 201 Air Cadet Squadron, minor sports, youth education and veterans care. The Legion meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 8 pm (except July and August). The Ladies Auxiliary meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 8 pm (except July and August). The Legion Seniors meet each Wednesday at 1 pm for cards, darts and pool. Applications for the various types of memberships in the Royal Canadian Legion are available at the Branch Premises.
The Royal Canadian Legion
Donnybrook Branch 513
Box 135, 1227 Donnybrook Dr.
( Dorchester Road north of 401)
The club operates a facility known as the North Dorchester Optimist Youth Center, which is located on Richmond Street in Dorchester. It is used by several local youth orientated community groups, including the Scouts and Girl Guides. The facility is also available to other groups for private and public functions.
Purposes of The Optimist Club
To develop optimism as a philosophy of life; To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; To inspire respect for law; To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; To aid and encourage the development of youth; In the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of man, his community, and the world.