Celebrating Asian Heritage Month

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 8 pm - 11 pm

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s.

The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2021, "Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve"

  • Diversity represents our District’s greatest strengths.
  • Asian Heritage Month offers an opportunity to learn more about the Vibrant History of our Members of Asian Descent.
  • We come together to celebrate their contributions to the growth and prosperity of our Communities.
  • We also recognize their continuous Service to Humanity.
Lion Sandy Heeralal-Judan

Please watch this short video clip message from the Honourable Bardish Chagger — Asian Heritage Month - Canada.ca

To participate in this virtual event, please contact your club president or secretary for the access details. You may also watch the Live Stream through the District YouTube Channel.

For further information, please contact



As you are aware India is undergoing one of the worst Humanitarian Crises of a very high magnitude and there does not seem to be any end in sight.

The Oxygen supply in the hospitals has dwindled to the lowest level AND THE LIVES ARE BEING LOST EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY.

Toronto Netralya Lions Club in collaboration with Vraj Canada Community Center who have started a drive to send to India directly Oxygen Concentrator machines to the severely affected Hospitals.

The drive is underway in full swing. The intent is to have at least 100 Oxygen Concentrators delivered with a minimum delay. The manufacturers of the equipment in Korea have already been contacted and have promised delivery within a week of receiving order.

The cost of each machine is CDN $320.00.

We are seeking your help for contributing to this humanitarian cause by pledging the number of machines. The donors will receive the Canadian Charitable Donation receipt for tax purposes.

This morning we also reached out to Lion Dr. Naresh Aggarwal , Past International President (in Mumbai), who will coordinate the distribution of the machines through local Lions Club to the hospitals.

Please see Letter of Appeal, with details on how to pledge and e-transfer funds. Pledge number of machines and E-transfer funds to .

Cheques can be made to Toronto Netralya Lions Club and mailed to:
3390 Midland Ave. Suite #2.
Scarborough, ON. Canada. M1V 5K

MD "A" Virtual Convention - May 14 & 15

MDA Registration

For all District A711 Lions and clubs interested in attending the MDA Convention, here is the relevant information:

NOTE: Voting delegates must register by May 9.

Many thanks to all those who responded to our District Governor Lion Tebo's appeal last Thursday by contributed much-needed items, which are already on their way to St. Vincent.

Members of the A711 Disaster Relief Task Force Committee were able to talk on a Zoom call with the President of the St. Vincent Lions Club on Friday night who said that they are able to get some much-needed items from the neighbouring islands and from Guyana, some are donations but they also bought what is urgently needed. One of the things he pointed out to us is that there are people who refuse to be evacuated, particularly farmers who do not want to leave their livestock, and they have to get food and water to those people, not only for the people but also for the animals as there is no grass for them to eat-everything is covered with ash.

It is obvious to us, that the urgent immediate need is for money. We are therefore appealing to all the Clubs in District A711 to make a financial contribution to this cause.

Please Note:

  • All Donated cheques should be sent to the District Treasurer, made payable to District A-711, putting 'St. Vincent Disaster Relief' in the memo space.
  • All donations will be forwarded to the Bank account of the dedicated Bank in St.Vincent in the care of the Kingston Lions Club in St. Vincent.

We are appealing to each and every club in the District to participate in this effort and there is no minimum or maximum amount. We will welcome from $100.00 to $10.000.00 but we hope that every club will participate. If members would like to make additional personal donations, you are welcome to do so also, either by sending a cheque or e-transfer to either or to .

On behalf of the Committee, I wish to thank you for your support, living up to our motto "We Serve'

PDG Teddy Boyce

Thank you!

Member of the Task Force Committee
Home Club: Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club