Committee Chairs 2021/2022

Position Incumbent Telephone(s) Club
Global Membership Team [GMT/GMA]
Growth and retention of club members
PDG Jeffrey Friedman

Lion Jeffrey is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and a Helen Keller Fellow. since becoming a Lion in 2006, he has held many positions in his club including serving as President for 3 terms. As a club member he assists the Mississauga Central Lions Club in running and marketing its largest fundraiser the “Lions Farmers Market”.

Lion Jeffrey began his service involvement in the District A-711 cabinet by first serving as Zone 6A Campaign Chair for SightFirst ll. He later served as Zone Chair and twice as Region 6 Chair. Lion Jeffrey served as District A-711 District Governor for Lion’s Year 2018-2019.

He now takes on the leadership role of Coordinator of the District Global Membership Team, a committee he has served on for 5 years in the past.

In search of new members, he has co-ordinated Lions Awareness Booth’s at the Canadian National Exhibition, the Mississauga Carassauga Festival of Cultures, and other venues since 2013.

Lion Jeffrey has championed the Beadonor Program and the Lions Recycle for Sight Program at the District level since 2012. He has grown the Recycle for Sight program to 44 participating clubs in his District. He drove development of www.recycleforsight.ca a website which makes it easier for the public across Canada to find eyeglasses collection points.

Lion Jeffrey is a Certified Guiding Lion and has attended seven USA/Canada Leadership Forums. In 2009 he was a speaker at the Memphis forum.

Jeffrey has run a Reading Action Program and Peace Poster Contests in Region of Peel schools since 2012. He assisted in organizing and running the Mississauga Walk for Dog Guides for 10 years.

Lion Jeffrey has received four International President Recognitions and he has received seven Certificates of Appreciation or Achievement from our Past District Governors.

Lion Jeffrey spent 28 years in Sales before retirement to full time Lionism. He has been married to his wife Lynn for 40 years and they have 3 married sons and 6 grandchildren.

  Mississauga Central
Extension Advisor
Branch Club Resource - rejuvenate with new clubs
Wayne Hoey

Lion Wayne has been a member of the Weston Lions Club since 1985 with perfect attendance. He has been his club’s General Treasurer, Vice President and was President in 1990/91, 1997/98 and in 2016/17.

Throughout his membership in the Weston Lions Club, Lion Wayne has initiated many successful fund raising activities, earning him the well-deserved name of “GUNG-HO” Hoey!

In the District, Lion Wayne has served as Zone Chairman, Region Chairman, Vice Governor and Governor in 1996/97. He has also been Cabinet Treasurer eight times. He has served on numerous committees as well as being Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon Chairman two years in a row, Effective Speaking Chair twice, Can-Am Chair, Convention Chair, District Directory Chair numerous times, District Reporter, Membership Chair and the Guiding Lion for the Toronto Korean Lions Club and the Halton K9 lions Club.

In MD”A” he has been the District Contest Chair, the Lion Magazine Chair and the MD’A’ Secretary. He has attended many Conventions, Forums and District events over the years. He has received several Club and Governor Awards and was honoured with an International President’s Leadership Award in 1990, and a International President’s Medal Award in 2007. He has received numerous International President’s Appreciation Awards and has received a Melvin Jones Award.

Lion Wayne is married to Judy who is a most enthusiastic supporter and participant in Lion’s activities. They have a 34-year-old son Christopher.

Lion Wayne is a retired Auditor from the City of Toronto which he had worked for the City of Toronto for 35 years. He had earned his C.F.E. and was a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Lion Wayne has always been active in sporting and social activities. He loves golf, hockey and playing pool.

  Weston
Recruitment Advocate
revitalize with new members
Bob Knox

Over the past 25 years, Lion Bob has been president for three clubs in Scarborough, namely; Scarborough Bendale, Scarborough Cedarbrae and Scarborough Central. Lion Bob was also Zone Chairperson for three terms, Region Chairperson for one year and Chairperson for the Scarborough Clubs for the Lions Walkway.

Lion Bob had been a member of Scarborough Central Lions for the last 10 years and has held several positions other than President, some of which were Membership Chairperson, Fund raising Chairperson and first Vice Chairperson. He is currently a proud member of Toronto Kaiteur Lions.

Lion Bob was the Peoples Warden at the Church of the Epiphany in Scarborough. In his younger years he was heavily involved with the Wexford Hockey League, Toronto Marlies and Neil McNeil High School Hockey. During this time, he was fortunate to have had three T.H.L. Championships, plus he was involved with the first Hockey School in Markham, Ontario and the Jr. B. Hockey Club (International Wax).

Lion Bob and his two children and four grandchildren are mourning the recent loss of his wife Yvonne. Lion Bob is retired from GM.

Toronto Kaiteur
Retention Specialist
provide training and support
PDG Dan Sibanda

Lion Dan Sibanda became District A711 Governor (2019-2020) in Milan, Italy, on July 5th, 2019. In addition to his role as the Convention Chair, he also serves as the Multiple District A GMT Coordinator.

A past District A711 GLT Coordinator (2014-2017), two-time Region 6 Chair (two consecutive terms 2012-2014), his home club is Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club.

Having been a Lion for over 30 years, PDG Dan enjoys sharing his expert knowledge in lionism with all Lions across the District and Multiple District A. A Certified Guiding Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, PDG Dan is a graduate of both the Faculty Development Institute (FDI) and Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP). He has served, in one capacity or another, all the A711 District Governors since 2012, receiving numerous International Presidents’ Awards, Leadership Medals and Certificates of Appreciation.

On a professional level, PDG Dan is a licensed Professional Engineer (Ontario) and a Chartered Engineer (UK). He holds a Masters degree in Business Leadership and is a Technical Services Manager with a company in the energy industry. He is also an active member in his community – having been, among other things, a Director at Carassauga Festival of Cultures for 6 years (2002 – 2008), and a member of the Elder Nomination Committee (2017-2018) at Portico Community Church, Mississauga.

Lion Dan is a father to three adult children and a proud grandfather to one. His wife, Lion Phoebe, is a District Committee Chair and past Region 6 Chair.

Mississauga Cooksville
Global Leadership Team [GLT] Coordinator
Development of Lions leaders
PDG Harold Hobson

Lion Harold Hobson is a chartered member of the Huttonville Lions Club. The Huttonville club was chartered 40 years ago in December 1981.

From 1990-91 and 2020-21 Lion Harold served as president of the Huttonville Lions and throughout the years held other positions such as director, treasurer and secretary. Lion Harold enjoys working serving the community and is passionate in his support of Special Olympics.

Lion Harold was honored to be inducted as Governor of District A711 in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 30th 2015. Other responsibilities include District A711 GST Chair Nov. 2018-21 and Patti Hill Campaign Chair in District A711 helping raise over $10,000. Lion Harold is a Melvin Jones Fellow, Judge Brian Stevenson Award recipient, Leadership Award in 2021, Life member of Camp Dorset, Progressive member of Lions Foundation of Canada, Knight of CNIB Lake Joseph, has received the Governor Appreciation Award Medal, and seven times International President Certificate of Appreciation.

Lion Harold has been married to Patricia for the past fifty three years. They currently reside in Terra Cotta, Ontario just north Brampton. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Lion Harold retired from an International Plastic Company as the Environmental, Health & Safety Manager as well as ISO Quality Manager.

Huttonville
Faculty Member/Facilitator
Julian Austin

Since immigrating to Canada during the early 1970s, Julian Austin has worked as a volunteer for his parish at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Scarborough. As a young person he sat on many committees helping the youth and the elders of the church In e Scarborough Rough River area, where he still lives, he served as a member of the Old Lansing Cut-off Ratepayers Association responsible for the community youth program.

A former policeman in his native Guyana, discipline has been one of his strongest attributes. is has been demonstrated in everything he does. In sports he has represented Canada in the World Cup of Field Hockey, two Pan American Games, helping the national team to win a silver medal and their first gold medal in that sport. e gold medal performance qualified Canada for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984. Naturally, he was a member of that team as well. His contributions to Canadian athletics has earned him two Sports Excellence Awards from the Government of Canada: one in 1983 presented by the late former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, and another in 1984 after the Olympics by former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Julian has always tried to lead by example. Married to Laurel, the father of a son and daughter knew what it took to juggle school, work, recreational activities, home life, and volunteering. A former Vice-President, Assistant Welfare Officer of the Guyana Ex-Police Association of Canada, responsible for Fund raising and Event planning. Julian is very active in helping other organizations with their fund-raising. He is one of the many volunteers that take on a project, accomplishes it, and moves on without any bells. Very Humble, his favourite saying is: “If I can help somebody as I pass along then my living would not be in vain.”

Julian Joined the Malvern Onyx Lions Club in its Charter year, served as tail twister, membership director and eventually President, 2009-2010 2010-2011 also is providing the space for its Den. Julian is very active in the Health field. Volunteering with the Central East Local Integrated Network as Master trainer and Peer leader in the Living a Healthy life with Chronic Conditions Program. His Present Occupation is managing his Franchise, Montgomery In-Home Care dba Comfort Keepers.

Malvern Onyx
Faculty Member/Facilitator
Verona Payne

Lion Verona Payne has been an active member of the Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club since October 2014. Since then, her keen interest in learning about this great organization and the incredible work Lions are doing around the world have driven her passion for serving and learning.

For 2021-2022 fiscal year, Lion Verona is the Region 58 Chairperson, District Administrator and GLT Facilitator. She served as Zone 58A Chairperson in 2020-2021 and received the District Governor’s “Zone Chairperson of the Year Award”. In the past she has served as District Hunger Chairperson and is a Certified Guiding Lion.

As a member of the Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club, Lion Verona is the Marketing Communications Chairperson for 2021-2022. She has served as Immediate Past President, LCIF Coordinator, Club President (received the President Excellence Award & the Club was awarded the Model Club Award), 1st Vice President, Club Secretary, Director, and was the Chairperson of various service and fundraising committees.

Lion Verona has been recognized for her service & dedication at all levels and continues to be passionate about helping those less fortunate. Her leadership achievements speak to her passion. She has attended two Lions International Conventions, three USA/Canada Leadership Forums and six District Conventions. Lion Verona is an ELLI graduate and has completed her Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from Lions University and is working on completing her Doctorate.

As Region 58 Chairperson, Lion Verona is looking forward to supporting her Zone Chairpersons to effectively manage their Clubs, working with the Region to support the District Governor’s goals, and assisting wherever possible to enable all Clubs to have a successful year with a focus on reporting, service, and membership growth.

Lion Verona currently works in the Legal Department of a chemical manufacturing & distribution company. Prior to this, she built a career with one of the major banks and among other roles was an instructor with the Training & Development Centre.

Lion Verona is the mother of three and grandmother of six. She continues to work hard to achieve a healthy balance between spending time with family, working and giving back to the community.

Toronto Kaiteur
Faculty Member/Facilitator
Phoebe Kagumba-Sibanda

Lion Phoebe became a Lion on July 1, 2010 when she joined Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club. She was motivated to become a Lion after attending several Lions activities, and getting to learn and understand the role of Lions in service in the community. Ordinary people doing Extraordinary stuff!

Lion Phoebe rose through the ranks to serve as Club Treasurer, 2nd and 1st Vice President and has just completed three years as Club President from 1st July 2016 to June 30th 2019. As a Lion, she has participated in Club fundraising and service projects such as Community Park Cleaning, Food Bank, Bingo fundraisers, Counselling, Dog Guides, Diabetes Awareness and service to Community members going through a rough patch.

Lion Phoebe is a Melvin Jones Fellow and Certified Guiding Lion. She served as co-Guiding Lion in the formation of the Mississauga Emerging Leaders Lions Club (chartered in 2014). She was also instrumental in the chartering of the Mississauga Leo Club (April 2019) where she is their co-Leo Advisor. Both Clubs are sponsored by Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club. Keen in seeing her home Club grow in membership and its community presence, Lion Phoebe sponsored two Lions in the 2018/19 Lions Year. Phoebe is a past Region 6 & Zone 6A Chair.

Lion Phoebe enjoys travelling and interacting with citizens of the world. She is currently working in one of the ‘Big Five’ Canadian Banks as a Consultant (Business Effectiveness). She serves actively in her church family - Portico Community Church (Mississauga), and has leadership roles within the Kenyan Community in Ontario.

As Region 6 Chair, Phoebe is keen to see a greater presence of Lions in action within Region 6 communities, and an increase in membership. She is looking forward to partnering with the Club Presidents, Zone Chairs and members of Region 6.

Lion Phoebe is a mother to three adult children who are all Lions, and Grandma to Moses! She is married to past District Governor (2019/2020) Dan Sibanda.

Mississauga Cooksville
Faculty Member/Facilitator
Tebo Richards

Immediate Past District Governor (IPDG) Lion Tebo (Terrence) RICHARDS is a member of the Thistletown Lions Club in the true spirit of the motto of Lions Clubs International (LCI) "WE SERVE". A Leo since 1991, then a Lion since 2001, he has served all Club Officer positions including Leo Advisor; Club President; Zone, Region, and District Chairperson; District and Multiple Global Leadership Faculty; District and Multiple District Convention Registrar; Cabinet Secretary; District Governor; Constitutional Area Team; and LCI webinar panelist.

As Lions of Canada celebrated 100 years of service in Canada from 1920-2020, Lion Tebo was elected to serve as the 2020-2021 District Governor A-711 the most populous District in Canada encompassing Toronto, Peel, Halton, Hamilton- Wentworth Regions; with over 1500+ Lions in over 80+ Clubs from Scarborough in the East, to Stoney Creek in the West, and from Nobleton in the North, to Lakeshore in the South.

DG Tebo was the first in his district to graduate from ALL levels of Leadership Development Institutes namely: Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) first 3 in Canada; Faculty Development Excellence Series (FDES); Faculty Development Institute (FDI), Advanced/Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ALLI/ELLI), and was among the first ever graduates of Lions University i 2015 with a Bachelor (first in Canada), Masters (first in Ontario), and Doctorate (first in District). In recognition of his service to the association,

DG Tebo has received numerous awards, including 100% Attendance, Lion of the Year, Membership Key, Silver/Gold/Diamond Centennial Lion, Secretary/Zone Chair/Region Chair/District Governor Awards, several International President Certificate of Appreciation, and an International President Leadership Medal. A Certified Guiding Lion, Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow (PMJF), Life Member of Camp Dorset for kidney dialysis, Life Member of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Knight of Camp Lake Joseph for visually impaired children, and Honorary Lions Guardian of Camp Huronda for children with diabetes.

DG Tebo has attended all District and Multiple District Conventions since 2007, all USA Canada Lions Leadership Forums since 2015, and all Lions International Conventions since 2014.

Hidden-fun-fact: DG Tebo was the first black person to graduate with a degree in Computer Science at the first Faculty of Computer Science in Canada, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB, Canada; a Postgraduate Honors Diploma in Information Technology from DeVry Calgary AB, Canada; and a Master's degree in Management from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University in Oakbrook Il, USA.

After serving over 20 years as a public servant working for Government rising to the rank of Assistant Deputy Minister/Permanent Secretary, followed by over 10 years in the private sector rising to Senior Management as Unit Head of MISD (Management Information Systems Department) of the ECCBank and IT (Information Technology) Manager of the a retail conglomerate TDC, DG Tebo started his own business www.terryfix.com providing services as a freelance business consultant specializing in Cyber Security and penetration testing as a Business Systems Analyst.

IPDG Tebo’s "PASSION FOR SERVICE" to the community extends beyond Lionism: as a member of 4-H Club, Boy Scouts, Cadet Corps, Rotaract/Rotary, Jaycees, and Toastmasters International. He is a Choir member, ordained Priest, serves as Deacon/Church Board Secretary, and Treasurer of his Lodge. He is married to Lion Dionne, with 5 children (Shawn, Elrick, Keilon, Terrence Jr, Terrell) and a proud grandpa of 1 beautiful grand-daughter Reign Alexandria Leila-Rose.

  Thistletown
Global Service Team [GST] Coordinator
Assists clubs in meeting service goals
Rudy Misir

Member since 2006 and held various Club positions. Past Zone Chair for Region 58.

Recipient of Melvin Jones Fellowship, graduate of Lions University and currently pursuing the Doctorate program.

Mechanical Engineer with full-time responsibilities as owner/operator of an automotive restoration & repair center in Scarborough.

Married to Sharon and have three adult children.

Toronto Kaiteur
Childhood Cancer
District Childhood Cancer Programs
Bob Caster

Toronto born, Lion for over 20 years. Happily married to Janice for over 40 years. They have two children who are avid Lions volunteers.

Lion Bob has been president, secretary and treasurer of the Oakville Trafalgar Lions Club. He has served several terms as Region Chair and Zone Chair.

Lion Bob owns and runs a small business with his wife in Oakville, where they have lived for almost 30 years.

Oakville Trafalgar
Diabetes

Lion Jagdish Butany: Toronto Netralya Lions Club President: 2020- Charter member: Toronto Netralya Lions Club, (2009).

  • Helped Organise and raise funds for a very successful COVID19 related Drive for Oxygen concentrators, donated to Lions Clubs in India.
  • Helped organise VIRTUAL Educational, Health and Entertainment Programs for Club members, during COVID19 Lockdowns (’20-21).
  • Helped raise: funds for Masks and Donated Masks during COVID-19 Relief; funds for Food Banks in Toronto, Ontario
  • Organised and raised funds for weekly Meal Service(Sewa) for a Women’s shelter in Mississauga, ON (13 weeks & 1200 vegetarian meals)
  • Participated in Fund raising for Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Toronto ON
  • Raised Funds for Anishnawbe Indigenous Health Center, Toronto, ON Canada.
  • Donations for Haiti, Alberta wild fires(Canada) Disaster relief.

Other Community Service:

  • EIPROC Inc. Organisation of South Asian Professionals & Entrepreneurs, promotingCommunity Issues with the Federal and Provincial governments
  • Director 1990-92. President 1995-97. Helped organise and start the EIPROC Foundation & Director 1995-97. (Aim:Honour and provide Scholarships for deserving University students)
  • Gur Mandir temple: founding member , Trustee and donor. Member of Board (9 years) Chair of the Board, (2016-2018).Member Board of Trustees
  • The Scarborough Hospital, Member, Board of Directors (2006-12).
  • Education: MBBS (KMC, Karnataka, India); M.S. - AIIMS, New Delhi, India. FRCPC, Univ Toronto Hospitals, Canada.
  • Professional Career: Staff, Toronto General Hospital & Professor (now Prof Emeritus), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
  • Received many awards for achievements ,for excellence & Teaching at the Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto.
  • Professional Volunteer activities: Canadian Association of Pathologists: President, 2006-2008; Chair Education Committee (9 years)
  • Helped Organise and ran for nine years The Annual Residents Review Course (’09-’19). A new course for Pathology trainees from across the country.
  • President, Society for Cardiovascular Pathology (2007-09). & Recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award (2013)
  • Secretary Treasurer, World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (‘09-’17) ReceivedWASPaLM’s Highest honour: The Gold Headed Cane Award).
  • Other Awards: AIKENS Award, 1995, Faculty of Medicine (for excellence in Individual Teaching)

Silver Medal, College of American Pathologists. “Volunteer“ Service Award, 2016. Ministry of Citizenship, Govt. of Ontario. Lion (Dr) Jagdish Butany, is a Canadian Citizen (1981), married to Lion(Dr) Vidya Butany & parents of one daughter and grand parents to two delightful young people! In 2020, Jagdish was honoured by the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce with its Annual “Male Professional of the year” award

Toronto Netralya
Environment
Sree Vani

As Global Lion I am honored to set on this beautiful journey as Leo,Lioness and now as a Lion member. Nurtured with great family values, my parents being district chairs,introduced me to Lionism from District 320A (Lions club of Hyderabad, Deccan) . As a good standing from the club I was a treasurer,secretary and organized health camps,donation camps,helped educational services in alliance with other charitable organisations. I have a strong liaison with global lions for over a decade. As a passion for service still persists within us,I was welcomed back into the Lion's Family. Being a recipient of the Centennial Service Challenge Award,100% Club attendance award.I held a role for Secretary for Ancaster Lions club whilst receiving 2nd place for Club efficiency Contest.Lead the club to Eco friendly initiatives and quite humbled to serve the needed.

\With Honors in Nutrition, I have always been on a journey of learning to share and care with many health initiatives.I am recently a qualified HR personnel with digital experiences and working ongoing global initiatives to make any learner more potential and attain their goals.

Lionism ingrained in my heart I shall serve all and love all.

Ancaster
Hunger
Food Drives etc
Cynthia Chu

Lion Cynthia became a lion since October 2016. She is currently the President of Toronto Cathay Lions Club, a first woman president of a club established for over 45 years. Working with the long tradition of lions had inspire her desire to pursue other leadership roles in Lions. Gladly taking on the Chairperson position of Hunger and involve in other committees in the District will be her goals.

  • Club Tailtwister in October 2016 to February 2017.
  • Appointed as Club Secretary in March 2017 to June 2018.
  • Re-elected as Club Secretary from July 2018 to June 2020.
  • Appointed as 1st Vice President in July 2020.
  • Stepped up to the role of Standing President in February 2021 to present.

She holds two awards, and recognitions for merits from her club: Most Valuable Lion (2016-2018) and Lion of the Year (2018-2019).

Lion Cynthia had completed the Certified Guiding Lions in 2018. She was appointed a GCL for the West Hill – Highland Creek Lions Club along with CGL Lion Slava Tsvetkov.

Lion Cynthia, an immigrant from Hong Kong in the 80s, a Case Manager at Fred Victor Centre specialized in Housing, Mental Health & Addictions and Certified WRAP (Wrap Recovery Action Plan) Facilitator. Her post-graduate degree in psychology & sociology, MSW at University of Toronto along with many years of experience gives her the extensive knowledge and clinical skills to help clients cope and overcome the challenges and struggles through the success of recovery.

Apart from her life in the lions’ activities, she is a dedicated and active member of her church, North York Chinese Community Church and plays an important role in leading a Women’s bible study group.

Her wish is to have more women realized that helping another woman win, cheering her on, praying for her or sharing a resource with her, does not take away from the blessings coming to them. In fact, the more you give, the more you receive. Empowering women doesn’t come from selfishness but rather from selflessness.

Toronto Cathay
Vision
Conrad Semple

Lion Conrad Semple was introduced to Lionism in 2017 and has been an active member of Malvern Onyx Lions Club ever since.

He has served in various positions including Membership Chair, Club Tailtwister, Fund raising committee chair and is currently the Club Secretary for the second consecutive year. He is also the District Sight Preservation. Awareness and Action Chairperson.

Lion Conrad is a Certified Guiding Lion. He has completed the Bachelor and Masters program in Lionism from Lions University and is currently a doctoral candidate.

Lion Conrad is very passionate about the FIVE GLOBAL CAUSES and has worked on several community projects including collecting used spectacles to recycle for the Vision project, collecting and sorting food for the Daily Food Bank and other projects to sustain the environment.

Lion Conrad was born in Guyana and is a graduate of the University of Guyana where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography.

He was a high school teacher in Guyana and St. Lucia for several years.

He has completed several courses in Computer Networking and Technical support at Seneca College and has worked at Rogers Cable for the last 20 years.

Lion Conrad is married for more than 26 years to his beautiful wife Casey and together they have two handsome boys.

Malvern Onyx
Mental Health and Wellness

no details yet.

Toronto Netralya
CNIB
Ambassador & Liason for Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Bruno Iaboni

Lion Bruno has been a member of the Weston Lions Club since 1998 with perfect attendance. He has been his club’s Vice President and was President in 2003-2004.

In the District, Lion Bruno has served as Zone Chairperson twice. He has also been the Lake Joseph Chairperson two years in a row.

He has attended many conventions and district events over the years. He has received several club and governor awards.

Lion Bruno is married to Cathy.

Lion Bruno is retired from CNIB where he was a Rehabilitation Teacher.

Lion Bruno enjoys traveling and meeting new people.

Weston
Recycle for Sight
Manages collection sites for used eyewear
Dave Bhatia

Profile

Innovative marketing, product development and management professional with strong communication, negotiation and decision make capabilities. Extensive technical background provides the ability to perform successfully in a variety of technical disciplines.

I am in marketing over 30 years. I had privilege to launch Color Photocopier in District Ambala in Haryana India when I was Territory Manager with Xerox (Previously Modi Xerox).

I came to Canada in 2002. With my Hard work and Support from my Family, Friends and Community I started my Real Estate carrier in 2008 and in 2012, I opened my own Real Estate Brokerage.

I believe in Give and take. I received a lot from Community now I am trying to give something back to Community. I am very active Volunteer in Local Hindu community, President of Vedic Institute of Canada (To offer guidance in practical Vedic techniques in Yoga and Meditation on a non-commercial basis, to sustain a life of wellness free from stress, depression, and other ills of modern fast paced highly materialistic life).

I have mission to establish a spiritual retreat where people can relax, rejuvenate and immerse in Spiritual atmosphere in a picturesque setting for days or weeks.

Why I chose Lions club

This is the only organisation who donates 100% collected donations to community who really requires funds. We serve and have Fun together.

I was invited to join Lions club in 2015. I served Secretary of Oakville lions club for three years, One-year Zone chair 6B, Three years in row as director of Lions Youth Exchange program, five years in row Director of Dog Guide walk in Oakville, Second Year as District Performance specialist and 1st Vice President in Oakville Lions Club.

I am married with Kanchan. Who support tirelessly being lion and making event successful. Now I am honoured to have position of Lions Advocacy Specialist in District A711 for 2021-2022.

Oakville
VIP Car Rally
Fundraiser for Lions Foundation of Canada
Yves Drouin

Lion Yves has been a lion for over 23 years. He worked on the Sight First One Program and has served as Zone Chair as well as the President of his club. He served as the charter Treasurer of the Brampton Village Lions Club.

He gathers fellows lions together annually for the Brampton Village Lions as the chairman of their golf tournament . He has served the District for two terms and was the Chairperson for A711 of Camp Dorset.

He is a life member of both Lions Foundation of Canada as well as Camp Dorset and is a committee member of the VIP Lions Car Rally.

He still found time to work the Lions CNE Baseball Tournament Snack Bar for the last four years.

Yves is still a dedicated lion and willing to serve his fellow lions this year.

Caledon
Cutural And Community Activities
Whitfield Alwin Belasco

Lion Whitfield has been engaged in community building for the last five decades. He is an outstanding and highly respected individual in many communities. He has achieved several awards in the Province of Ontario for his involvement in community work.

Lion Whitfield has brought his experiences and knowledge to District A711. He is a proud member of the Toronto Centennial Lions Club. He is also the current President.

He is a proud father of a son and a daughter. He is also has two grandchildren.

Toronto Centennial
Hearing Conservation
Slava Tsvetkov

Slava joined the Lions Clubs over 15 years ago when the world was more peaceful, and she was much slimmer. Today the world is a little ruffled around the edges, and Slava is a little ruffled around the edges. One may say that Slava is a heavy abuser of daydreaming, and romancing, and if that is true it may explain why preparing activity reports comes difficult to her.

Slava joined LCI via Scarborough Cedarbrae Golden Mile Lions Club, where she served for 4 years. One of her favorite memories from the SCGMLC days was a group picture taken with ‘the hat that walks’, and the man under it, past LCI President Jim Ross. Yes, Jim Ross is a Texan, and his five, or ten gallon hat stand out, one may say it walks on its own.

She took a sabbatical for a spell, but came back to her senses very quickly. She returned to Lionism at the TCLC, a new club nearer to her place of employment. She was a proud member of the Toronto Central Lions Club for 9 years, where she served as a club President for two years.

One of the most memorable days as a Lion for Slava may be attending the Centennial LDUN in New York, where 800 Lions delegates from all over the world came to the United Nations and beat all previous attendance records. After retiring from 10 years of Credit and Collections Slava joined a club closer to home, and now she is continuing her service at the Scarborough Central Lions Club.

In 2018 Slava completed the Certified Guiding Lions course, and was appointed a CGL for the West Hill - Highland Creek Lions Club. She carried this duty together with CGL Lion Cynthia Chu.

Slava holds the following awards, and recognitions for merits: Lion of the Year 2006-2007; Scarborough Cedarbrae Golden Mile Lions Club. Zone Chair Certificate of Appreciation by LC DG Harold Hobson in 2016. A Certificate of Recognition by Lions DG Dan Sibanda in 2019 for contribution to New Voices. A LCI Certificate of Recognition in Marketing for years 2018-2019 in acknowledgement of New Voices.

Her new challenge is the Hearing Conservation , and Awareness program for District A 711 where her focus will be in expanding the awareness of hearing loss problems, and helping the needy with reusable hearing aids.

Scarborough Central
Lions Foundation of Canada / Dog Walks
Dog guide program resources
Tebo Richards

Immediate Past District Governor (IPDG) Lion Tebo (Terrence) RICHARDS is a member of the Thistletown Lions Club in the true spirit of the motto of Lions Clubs International (LCI) "WE SERVE". A Leo since 1991, then a Lion since 2001, he has served all Club Officer positions including Leo Advisor; Club President; Zone, Region, and District Chairperson; District and Multiple Global Leadership Faculty; District and Multiple District Convention Registrar; Cabinet Secretary; District Governor; Constitutional Area Team; and LCI webinar panelist.

As Lions of Canada celebrated 100 years of service in Canada from 1920-2020, Lion Tebo was elected to serve as the 2020-2021 District Governor A-711 the most populous District in Canada encompassing Toronto, Peel, Halton, Hamilton- Wentworth Regions; with over 1500+ Lions in over 80+ Clubs from Scarborough in the East, to Stoney Creek in the West, and from Nobleton in the North, to Lakeshore in the South.

DG Tebo was the first in his district to graduate from ALL levels of Leadership Development Institutes namely: Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) first 3 in Canada; Faculty Development Excellence Series (FDES); Faculty Development Institute (FDI), Advanced/Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ALLI/ELLI), and was among the first ever graduates of Lions University i 2015 with a Bachelor (first in Canada), Masters (first in Ontario), and Doctorate (first in District). In recognition of his service to the association,

DG Tebo has received numerous awards, including 100% Attendance, Lion of the Year, Membership Key, Silver/Gold/Diamond Centennial Lion, Secretary/Zone Chair/Region Chair/District Governor Awards, several International President Certificate of Appreciation, and an International President Leadership Medal. A Certified Guiding Lion, Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow (PMJF), Life Member of Camp Dorset for kidney dialysis, Life Member of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Knight of Camp Lake Joseph for visually impaired children, and Honorary Lions Guardian of Camp Huronda for children with diabetes.

DG Tebo has attended all District and Multiple District Conventions since 2007, all USA Canada Lions Leadership Forums since 2015, and all Lions International Conventions since 2014.

Hidden-fun-fact: DG Tebo was the first black person to graduate with a degree in Computer Science at the first Faculty of Computer Science in Canada, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB, Canada; a Postgraduate Honors Diploma in Information Technology from DeVry Calgary AB, Canada; and a Master's degree in Management from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University in Oakbrook Il, USA.

After serving over 20 years as a public servant working for Government rising to the rank of Assistant Deputy Minister/Permanent Secretary, followed by over 10 years in the private sector rising to Senior Management as Unit Head of MISD (Management Information Systems Department) of the ECCBank and IT (Information Technology) Manager of the a retail conglomerate TDC, DG Tebo started his own business www.terryfix.com providing services as a freelance business consultant specializing in Cyber Security and penetration testing as a Business Systems Analyst.

IPDG Tebo’s "PASSION FOR SERVICE" to the community extends beyond Lionism: as a member of 4-H Club, Boy Scouts, Cadet Corps, Rotaract/Rotary, Jaycees, and Toastmasters International. He is a Choir member, ordained Priest, serves as Deacon/Church Board Secretary, and Treasurer of his Lodge. He is married to Lion Dionne, with 5 children (Shawn, Elrick, Keilon, Terrence Jr, Terrell) and a proud grandpa of 1 beautiful grand-daughter Reign Alexandria Leila-Rose.

  Thestletown
Special Olympics
District Liason for Special Olympics Ontario
Gary MacDonald

He enjoys his involvement in fundraising and attending events for Special Olympics Ontario, which he has always had passion for. He was co-District Chair for 3 years with PDG Harold Hobson and Mary-Lou Pollock and is presently A711 Chair of the Special Olympics. He is also Zone 34B Chair.

He also has been Sergeant-of-Arms for the A711 Convention for the past 3 years. As a member of the Huttonville Lions Club, he has served as President for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. He was awarded the Melvin Jones award in 2019.

Lion Gary enjoys visiting other clubs and helping out; for example, attending at Camp Nokomis for kitchen duty, helping at the snack bar during Pee Wee baseball, helping Caledon Lions at the Bethel Hospice fundraising event, attending various clubs fundraisers, as well as other activities, which gives him a well-rounded insight into different activities and projects of various Lions Clubs.

He is a retired custodian with the TDSB (35 years) and lives in Brampton with his wife of 5 years, Sherry, and their “child” Dolce (the dog).

Huttonville
Special Olympics
District Liason for Special Olympics Ontario
Mary Lou Pollock

ion Mary Lou was born in Oshawa and has lived in Brampton for over 25 years. She was originally introduced to Lions by her parents, who both held cabinet positions in A16. Lion Mary Lou has been a lion since 1996 and is an active member of the Brampton Bramalea Lions Club. She has attended 5 International Conventions and a Lions Day at e United Nations.

Mary Lou has served in several positions in her club – she is the current Club President, a position she has held twice before. She has been Region 34 and Zone Chair 34B several times before. Mary Lou is the recipient of the Helen Keller Award, Life Member of Camp Dorset and Lions Foundation of Canada. She has three District Governor’s Appreciation Awards.

Mary Lou is co-District Chair for Special Olympics with Lion Gary MacDonald and raised over $15,000 for the Special Olympic Ontario Summer Games held last summer in the Peel Region. She has volunteered with Special Olympics Healthy Athlete and with Special Olympics Brampton.

Mary Lou graduated from George Brown College as a Power Engineer and is currently employed in Condominium Management. Her hobbies include scuba diving, travel and genealogy. Her daughter is a coach for Special Olympics. Both her daughter and granddaughter are members of Brampton Bramalea Lions Club.

Brampton Bramalea
Trillium Gift of Life
Be a Donor Program

Member of Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club.

Presently Director of the club.

Retired RN.

Personal Objectives: To use my knowledge & skills to help other people & provide personal fulfillment in so doing.

Toronto Kaiteur
Camp Dorset
MDA camp for dialysis patients

Lion Naresh joined Toronto Doctors in 2019 and is currently the Vice President of the Club.

Lion Naresh was Born in Kampala, Uganda. Moved to Canada as a Refugee in 1972 when South Asians were expelled from Uganda.

Married with 2 married children and One grandson.

Lion Naresh has been going to Camp Dorset for over 20 years as part of Toronto Doctors Lions Fund raising weekend, and as the President of Jain Social Group for over 10 Years. Involved in initiating, planning and arranging events and activities for Members and Guests, including Annual Fund-raising weekend at Camp Dorset.

Lion Naresh has for last 3 years and ongoing, working as a Volunteer Site Manager in the Building and construction of 48,000 sq. ft. New Jain Society of Toronto Cultural Centre & Temple.

Working with Building Trades, City Inspectors to ensure that all the work done is as per the Plan and Safely.

Toronto Doctors
Camp Huronda
MDA Camp for diabetic children
Marcia Collette

A dedicated Lion’s Member since 2017, Marcia brings a passion for service to others.

She held the roles of Club Secretary and Director, whilst actively participating in planning club activities and events supporting the 5 pillars of Lions. She is the recipient of Centennial Service Challenge Award, Gold & Silver Centennial Awards for recruiting and retaining 2 new Lions within her first year of membership, 100% Club Attendance and President’s Appreciation Awards.

Marcia is a member of Toronto Tibetan Lions Club, and has completed the Bachelors of Lion’s University courses and intends to pursue the Masters shortly. Professionally, she holds the designation of Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers/Canadian Securities Institute.

Marcia remains committed to continue the good works of Lionism by serving with pride and passion to enrich the lives of others.

Toronto Tibetan Branch CL
Camp Lake Joseph (CNIB)
MDA Camp for people with visual impairments
Wayne Hoey

Lion Wayne has been a member of the Weston Lions Club since 1985 with perfect attendance. He has been his club’s General Treasurer, Vice President and was President in 1990/91, 1997/98 and in 2016/17.

Throughout his membership in the Weston Lions Club, Lion Wayne has initiated many successful fund raising activities, earning him the well-deserved name of “GUNG-HO” Hoey!

In the District, Lion Wayne has served as Zone Chairman, Region Chairman, Vice Governor and Governor in 1996/97. He has also been Cabinet Treasurer eight times. He has served on numerous committees as well as being Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon Chairman two years in a row, Effective Speaking Chair twice, Can-Am Chair, Convention Chair, District Directory Chair numerous times, District Reporter, Membership Chair and the Guiding Lion for the Toronto Korean Lions Club and the Halton K9 lions Club.

In MD”A” he has been the District Contest Chair, the Lion Magazine Chair and the MD’A’ Secretary. He has attended many Conventions, Forums and District events over the years. He has received several Club and Governor Awards and was honoured with an International President’s Leadership Award in 1990, and a International President’s Medal Award in 2007. He has received numerous International President’s Appreciation Awards and has received a Melvin Jones Award.

Lion Wayne is married to Judy who is a most enthusiastic supporter and participant in Lion’s activities. They have a 34-year-old son Christopher.

Lion Wayne is a retired Auditor from the City of Toronto which he had worked for the City of Toronto for 35 years. He had earned his C.F.E. and was a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Lion Wayne has always been active in sporting and social activities. He loves golf, hockey and playing pool.

  Weston
Marketing Communications Team (MCT) Chair
Website, social media, marketing and technology support
Atma Shivbarran

A member of the Blackheath Binbrook Lions Club since 2018, Lion Atma has held many offices within the association, including Club President, Zone Chairperson, District Information Technology Chair, District Election Committee and District Convention Program Chair.

Lion Atma is a computer analyst.

In recognition of his service to the association, Lion Atma received District Governor Appreciation certificate.

In addition to his Lions activities, Lion Atma is active in numerous professional and community organizations. Member of Glanbrook Conversation and Glanbrook Community Services.

Lion Atma and his wife Michelle have three sons and one grandson.

Lion Atma is looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities to serve on the District Governor’s Team.

Blackheath Binbrook
District Contests
Delfin Palileo

Delfin Palileo was a Charter Member of the Mississauga Cooksville L.C. in 1983.He served as Club President for six years and Club Secretary for over ten years during the club’s early years. He was elected to as Club President for LY2020-2022.

He served as Region Chair of Region 6 (formerly District A-11) and second time Zone Chair 6A of District A711. He served as District Efficiency Contest Chair in 2012-2015. He received Club’s Lion of the Year Award in 1994, recipient of Melvin Jones, Judge Brian Stevenson and Helen Keller Fellowship Awards including 100% attendance Awards.

He is a Certified Guiding Lion, completed the RLLI and has attended Lions International Conventions, Multiple Districts and District Conventions.

He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a B.S. Chemical Engineering Degree in 1962.

He is an active member of the Filipino community. He has served as President of the Brampton Filipino Seniors Club dedicated to provide support to the well being of the Senior Citizen members of the community, President of the Silayan Community Centre, Federation of Filipino Canadians of Brampton and the Filipino Athletic Association of Brampton (League Basketball).He sits as a member of the Board of the Brampton Multicultural Centre (20 years service award, 2017), the Kalayaan Cultural and Community Centre (KCCC), and the Tahanan Non-Profit Homes.

He is married to Lion Marilyn (nee Galvez) for 50 Years and is blessed with three children and four grand children.

Mississauga Cooksville
District Directory
assembles the district directory
Gary Dale

Lion Gary has been a member of the West Hill - Highland Creek Lions since 2004. He is serving his 6th term as President and is a Melvin Jones fellow.

An Industrial Engineer and former computer geek, he has looked after the district web site since 2010. Since much of the information found on the district web site is also contained in the District Directory, he proposed in the 2015 that the web site files be used to create the first draft of the directory.

West Hill Highland Creek
Facebook/Social Media/Twitter/Podcast
Amanda Lok

Amanda Lok has been a Lion since 2018 after learning about Lions Clubs in her school’s email blast. She decided to join after hearing about the vast leadership opportunities for young people and the chance to give back to her community (which she missed doing after graduating highschool).

Amanda is the Club President of the Ryerson Campus Lions Club. She is currently the Zone Chair for 32B and the Campus Chair. After completing her first year of presidency, Ryerson Campus Lions Club was awarded “Affiliate Group of the Year” in 2020-2021 and a $500 cheque for the club’s outstanding excellence in adding the student life experience. She has also increased her club membership by 50% and is currently supporting the Lions Club at York University start up.

Amanda is entering her 5th year at the Human Resouraces Management Co-op Program at Ryerson University. She is also a Top 200 Program participant and was previously a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Student Assocation (CSRSA), Tri-Mentoring Program and Regenesis Ryerson. She has worked for the Toronto Public Library for over 5 years and has completed various Human Resources internships in the utilities, consulting and mining sector. Amanda resides in Scarborough with her family and is looking forward to cruising again in the near future.

Ryerson Campus
Facebook/Social Media/Twitter/Podcast
Rick Evans

A lion since 2011 and the son of a Nobleton past president, Lion Bill Evans. I am a two-term past president of the Nobleton Club and have been a club officer in all but my first year of Lion’s service. I served as chairperson for zone 34A in 2020-2021.

A Certified Sales Professional (CSP) as recognized by the Canadian Professional Sales Association, with over 30 years of experience in that capacity, as well as a licensed mechanic and Gas-Fitter. I am also a former professional photographer.

Being a recognized trainer in the propane industry, and working as an adult tutor with the Literacy Council of York Simcoe, has made me a very comfortable speaker who can easily, and effectively, create and deliver presentations and printed materials. I have become well known as a communicative leader of both people and processes.

A recipient of an International President Award as the District A711 Marketing Communications Chairperson for 2020-2021, a Life Member of Lions Foundation of Canada and an Honourary Life Director for Camp Dorset.

I currently reside on the beautiful Legacy Pines Golf Course in Palgrave, Ontario with my lovely wife Karen and her 94 year-old mother Marion. Our daughter Jen, and son Jeff have given us 5 awesome grandchildren!

Life is Good!

Nobleton
Facebook/Social Media/Twitter/Podcast
Mohamad Zahir Islam

Zahirul Islam is a dedicated lion since 2019 and has been serving in local community with passion. His first project was to procure face mask locally, market and sell in local community at the beginning of pandemic in 2020. He is also involved is supporting various club activities.

Zahirul Islam's home club is West Hill - Highland Creek Lions Club and he holds the role of Marketing and Communication director in the club.

By profession Zahirul Islam is an IT consultant and lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.

West Hill Highland Creek
Information Technology

no details yet.

Toronto Centennial
Information Technology
Gary Dale

Lion Gary has been a member of the West Hill - Highland Creek Lions since 2004. He is serving his 6th term as President and is a Melvin Jones fellow.

An Industrial Engineer and former computer geek, he has looked after the district web site since 2010. Since much of the information found on the district web site is also contained in the District Directory, he proposed in the 2015 that the web site files be used to create the first draft of the directory.

West Hill Highland Creek
Information Technology

no details yet.

Toronto Soumi Finlandia
District Reporter to Lion Magazine
Manages submissions for Lion's Magazine
Astrid Chris Simola

Lion Astrid (Chris) Simola MJF became involved in Lionism in 1986, when she joined the Toronto Suomi Lioness Club, and served as Club Secretary.

  • Transferred to the Etobicoke Queesway Lioness Club, served as Secretary and Club Historian.
  • Charter Member of the Etobicoke Diamonds Lions Club, served as Secretary and Bulletin Editor & Reporter of the GEM. Served as Lion President 1994-1995.
  • Transferred to the istletown Lions Club in 1998, becoming Secretary and Bulletin Editor. Served as Lion Secretary from 1998 to 2002 & 2004 to 2011. Has served 4 terms as Lion President in 2003-2004, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2018-2019.
  • 100% Attendance every year since she became involved in Lionism.
  • Served as Zone 32B Chair, District A7, 1995-1996. Region 32 Chair, District A7, 1996-1997. Zone 32A Chair, District A711, 2001-2002, AND 2014-2015. Region 32 Chair, District A711, 2005-2006.
  • Served on the District Convention Committee 8 times.
  • Attended all District A7/A711 Conventions. 6 Lions Clubs International Conventions, 9 MDA Conventions & 8 USA/Canada Leadership Forums.
  • Ran twice for the position of Vice District Governor.
  • Received 100% Secretary award 3 times. Received MDA Bulletin Contest Award 1998-1999 and have won the District Bulletin Contests 18 times, twice coming as 2nd. Serving once again as Bulletin Editor.
  • Sponsored over 23 people into Lionism.
  • Awarded a Melvin Jones Fellow in 2009.
  • Lion Astrid has been and still is involved with e Scandinavian-Canadian Club of Toronto since 1959, holding the positions of Secretary, becoming the 1st woman President, held this position for 3 consecutive years and is still a member.
  • Member of Scouts Canada since 1977, receiving a Award of Merit and Life Membership in 2008.
  • Lion Chris became a widow in 1998, with family all living out in BC.

Lion Chris strongly feels that being able to serve as a Lion and to do her best, keeps her active and busy and is very happy to have been re-appointed the District A711 Reporter for 2019-2020 and will serve to the best of her ability as a dedicated Lion.

Thistletown
Lions Awareness Booth
Danny Galicia

Lion Danny Galicia was born in the Philippines. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Medicine at Lyceum Northwestern University in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was a practicing dentist back home before he migrated to Canada in 1996. He is currently working at Pro Art Dental Laboratory as Dental Technician Supervisor. He lives in Pickering, Ontario and is happily married to his wife Rowena and blessed with two sons.

Lion Danny Galicia is a member of Quezon City Novaliches Lions Club, District 301-D2 in the Philippines from 1991 before joining Toronto Mabuhay Lions Club in 2010. He served as one year and two years term Director, 2nd VP, Secretary, 1st VP and Club President 2014 - 2015.

He has attended two Lions Club International Conventions, one held in Montreal (1996), and the other held in Toronto (2014). He also attended all District Conventions and numerous District and Region/Zone Meetings. He has also chaired Region 58 2nd Governor's Advisory Committee Meeting (2016).

Lion Danny Galicia was given several awards and recognition from his club for his untiring service to the community and outstanding leadership. He was a volunteer during the International Convention held here in Toronto 2014 as Team leader for Hotel Greeters in Bond Place Hotel.

Wishing Well
Lions Opportunity for Youth Coordinator

no details yet.

Toronto Onyx
Campus Lions
Develop Student Clubs
Amanda Lok

Amanda Lok has been a Lion since 2018 after learning about Lions Clubs in her school’s email blast. She decided to join after hearing about the vast leadership opportunities for young people and the chance to give back to her community (which she missed doing after graduating highschool).

Amanda is the Club President of the Ryerson Campus Lions Club. She is currently the Zone Chair for 32B and the Campus Chair. After completing her first year of presidency, Ryerson Campus Lions Club was awarded “Affiliate Group of the Year” in 2020-2021 and a $500 cheque for the club’s outstanding excellence in adding the student life experience. She has also increased her club membership by 50% and is currently supporting the Lions Club at York University start up.

Amanda is entering her 5th year at the Human Resouraces Management Co-op Program at Ryerson University. She is also a Top 200 Program participant and was previously a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Student Assocation (CSRSA), Tri-Mentoring Program and Regenesis Ryerson. She has worked for the Toronto Public Library for over 5 years and has completed various Human Resources internships in the utilities, consulting and mining sector. Amanda resides in Scarborough with her family and is looking forward to cruising again in the near future.

Ryerson Campus
CNE Pee Wee Baseball Liaison Officer
Wayne Hoey

Lion Wayne has been a member of the Weston Lions Club since 1985 with perfect attendance. He has been his club’s General Treasurer, Vice President and was President in 1990/91, 1997/98 and in 2016/17.

Throughout his membership in the Weston Lions Club, Lion Wayne has initiated many successful fund raising activities, earning him the well-deserved name of “GUNG-HO” Hoey!

In the District, Lion Wayne has served as Zone Chairman, Region Chairman, Vice Governor and Governor in 1996/97. He has also been Cabinet Treasurer eight times. He has served on numerous committees as well as being Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon Chairman two years in a row, Effective Speaking Chair twice, Can-Am Chair, Convention Chair, District Directory Chair numerous times, District Reporter, Membership Chair and the Guiding Lion for the Toronto Korean Lions Club and the Halton K9 lions Club.

In MD”A” he has been the District Contest Chair, the Lion Magazine Chair and the MD’A’ Secretary. He has attended many Conventions, Forums and District events over the years. He has received several Club and Governor Awards and was honoured with an International President’s Leadership Award in 1990, and a International President’s Medal Award in 2007. He has received numerous International President’s Appreciation Awards and has received a Melvin Jones Award.

Lion Wayne is married to Judy who is a most enthusiastic supporter and participant in Lion’s activities. They have a 34-year-old son Christopher.

Lion Wayne is a retired Auditor from the City of Toronto which he had worked for the City of Toronto for 35 years. He had earned his C.F.E. and was a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Lion Wayne has always been active in sporting and social activities. He loves golf, hockey and playing pool.

  Weston
CNE Pee Wee Baseball
Manages snackbar during CNE
Ed Bosker

no details yet.

Weston
Leo Clubs Specialist
Supports existing and developing Leo clubs

Charu Gupta is a professional with 11 years of experience, working across industry segments related to Automobiles, Banking, and International commodity trading. Her experience spans across Indian sub-continent, Middle East and Canada. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Management.

She has been an active member of the Oakville Lions Club since 2018. She has been guiding the Oakville Leos as their advisor since 2019. In addition she has been appointed as Leo Clubs Specialist for the district A-711 for the year 2021-2022.

Oakville
Leo Chair

no details yet.

Toronto Royal Leo Club
District [Leo] President

no details yet.

Mississauga Leo Club
Lions Quest
Supporting youths in development of positive life skills
Pamela Joseph

Lion Pam Joseph has been a Lion for 4 years. An active member of Malvern Onyx Lions Club, in Scarborough, ON. She served as the club Treasurer for 3 years, and has been elected to serve as 1st Vice President and once again Club Treasurer.

Lion Pam is a graduate of Lions International University and holds a Bachelor's and a Master's Degrees in Lionism, and has completed all the required courses for the Doctorate Degree, she is also a graduate of Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ELLI) and a Certified Guiding Lion.

Lion Pam is a certified payroll professional who holds professional certification from the Canadian Payroll Association and is also a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with a vast knowledge of payroll and benefits applications. At present she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Sociology at York University on a part- time basis.

Lion Pam has attended several Conventions, including e USA/Canada Lion Leadership Forum in Spokane, Washington and many District training and meetings over the years. Lion Pam has sponsored (1) new Lion.

In addition to her Lions activities, Lion Pam is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Guyana Ex Police Association of Canada, e Ms. Letna Healing Hope Foundation, e Berbice Children Resources Network Cooperation Toronto Chapter.

Lion Pam is a dedicated and active member of her church, Malvern Methodist Church.

Her Vision: "I am proud to be a WOMAN OF INTEGRITY AND INSIGHT, therefore let's stand together for women in our homes, clubs, in our communities and around the world, help them to have a voice, to be bold and accept positions which will uplift them in their CAREER, personal life and their everyday walk. If we believe in the power of "WE" let us put it into practice and move forward with strength and unity".

Malvern Onyx
Peace Poster
International contest liason

I have been a Lion since 2018 and am a member of the Oakville Lions Club, currently serving as a Junior Director.

I followed my Dad into Lionism, in his memory after he had 37 years of service. I am Mom to an almost 13 year old daughter and we live in Mississauga.

I am the District Peace Poster Chairperson for this year.

Oakville
Reading Action Program
Redentor Andres

Lion Red joined Toronto Mabuhay Lions Club in 2012 after getting invited by some officers of the said club. Since then, he has learned a lot about Lionism very extensively as he rose from the ranks until he became President of the Club.

He served as Chairmen successfully in different committees and got awarded Lion of the Year with perfect attendance in meetings and kept on to be one of the prime movers of Toronto Mabuhay Lions Club.

He also served as a District A-711 Chairman in Essay Contest in two consecutive Lion Years, during the terms of Lion Surinder Sharma and Lion Jeffrey Friedman, producing winners up to the MD"A" level. Moreover, he has completed the academic requirements in both the Bachelor and Masters in Lionism at Lions University.

Externally, he possesses a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics degree awarded by Isabela State University in the Philippines.

He is currently teaching at York Region District School Board.

Lion Red is happily married to former Miss Trina Marquez Apaga; with her they are blessed with three (3) girls, Agnetha, Arianne, and Aubrey and a granddaughter Savannah Faith.

Toronto Mabuhay
Youth Exchange & Camp Program
International student exchange
Bishnu Aryal

Bishnu is a passionate champion of personal development and organizational excellence. Trained and educated in the field of Business Law, Political Science, and Business Administration, he has successful past career as a banker, corporate lawyer, and university teacher at MBA level in Nepal. Further, he has obtained additional specialized knowledge of human psychology focusing on personality assessment and developing personal communication strategies and leadership growth. His added passion includes public speaking, personal finance and condominium management. Currently, Bishnu is working with international team on a startup of a coaching business in the field of communication and leadership for global audience.

He has been volunteering his good portion of his time in helping the community engaging and motivating people in Lionism. Active member of International Lions Club since August 2015, Lion Bishnu is past Secretary and current Chair of Membership Development in his home club, Milton Lions Club. At the District Level, he is Chair of Youth Exchange and Camp Programs for the Lion year 2021-2022. He has completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Lions University (pending to attending US Canada Lion Forum).

He lives in Milton with his wife Lion Sobita Aryal and lovely daughter Isha and twin boys, Aayush and Aashis.

Milton
International Youth Camp & Exchange [Incoming]
International student exchange
Beverly Wiltshire-Gordon

Four (4) years ago I was invited to a Lions Club induction and immediately knew this was an Organization I would be proud to be a member. After learning of the various ways I can make an impact, I was inducted into the Thistletown Lions Club where my journey into Lionism evolved. After my induction, my journey took the following path:

  • Transferred 3 years later as a Charter Founding Member to Thistletown New Era Lions Club.
  • Thistletown New Era Lions Club was Chartered in December 2020.
  • Currently, I am the designated Vice President, a position held from the inception of the Club to present.

My career in Banking started 40+ years ago, where I have worked assiduously throughout the Banking System which brings me to my current supervisory position in RBC Global Banking & Trading Department. Due to my dedication and high work ethics, I have been awarded several senior positions during my illustrious career.

For the past 10+ years together with family and friends, my role as a philanthropist has grown exponentially as we support financially vulnerable at-risk children and youth across the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, South America. Our main objective is to promote and bring awareness to the importance of education, literacy and learning, as well as to be advocates of community development through literacy and education.

A member for more than 5 years as a staff representative on the Charity Committee organizing Fund raisers such as Raffles; Bingo; Poker night and other fun activities also the Toy Drive at Christmas. Volunteered at Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club preparing food hampers for a number of years.

A vivacious Mother of four (4) children (1 son and 3 daughters) and the sweetest Grandmother to 7 wonderful grandkids who are the apple of my eyes.

Fun facts: LOVE BINGO, travelling and music (can cut a mean rug on the dance floor).

Thistletown New Era
International Youth Camp & Exchange [Outgoing]
International student exchange

no details yet.

Greater Toronto Area
Constitution & Bylaws
Resource for interpretations at club, district & International level

Justin W Yuen practices exclusively as a Criminal Defence lawyer, dedicating his time towards society justice and equity.

Justin received his LL.B (Hons) in 2014 from University of Kent, England and his LL.M in 2015 from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto. Since being called to the Bar in 2016, Justin is committed to ensuring his Client's rights and best interests are protected.

Justin is a member of the Advocacy and Policy Committee of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, the Criminal Lawyer's Association and is the sitting Constitution and Bylaws Advisor for Lions Club District A711. He joined the Toronto Trillium Lions Club in 2015 and has acted as the club’s Membership Director (2015-2018), Vice President (2018-2019) and President (2019-Present).

Toronto Trillium
Convention Chair
Coordinates an interesting and successful district convention
PDG Dan Sibanda

Lion Dan Sibanda became District A711 Governor (2019-2020) in Milan, Italy, on July 5th, 2019. In addition to his role as the Convention Chair, he also serves as the Multiple District A GMT Coordinator.

A past District A711 GLT Coordinator (2014-2017), two-time Region 6 Chair (two consecutive terms 2012-2014), his home club is Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club.

Having been a Lion for over 30 years, PDG Dan enjoys sharing his expert knowledge in lionism with all Lions across the District and Multiple District A. A Certified Guiding Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, PDG Dan is a graduate of both the Faculty Development Institute (FDI) and Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP). He has served, in one capacity or another, all the A711 District Governors since 2012, receiving numerous International Presidents’ Awards, Leadership Medals and Certificates of Appreciation.

On a professional level, PDG Dan is a licensed Professional Engineer (Ontario) and a Chartered Engineer (UK). He holds a Masters degree in Business Leadership and is a Technical Services Manager with a company in the energy industry. He is also an active member in his community – having been, among other things, a Director at Carassauga Festival of Cultures for 6 years (2002 – 2008), and a member of the Elder Nomination Committee (2017-2018) at Portico Community Church, Mississauga.

Lion Dan is a father to three adult children and a proud grandfather to one. His wife, Lion Phoebe, is a District Committee Chair and past Region 6 Chair.

  Mississauga Cooksville
District Historian
Resource for historical data of all things Lions
Ray Charbonneau

Lion Ray Charbonneau is originally from the Brockville Ontario area and moved to Toronto for work. His business of 35 years specializes in the presentation of art collections and exhibitions.

He was invited to be a Lion in 1999 and is a member of the Lions Club of Toronto Central. He has served in every club office and continues to sponsor new members.

Lion Ray has served as the Multiple District “A” Historian since 2004 where he manages our archives, provides historical presentations, and writes articles for the Lion Magazine.

He served as a District Ambassador, Sergeant at Arms and Deputy Director of Manpower for the Toronto International Convention in 2014.

Lion Ray lives in Scarborough with his family and is proud to serve as a Lion.

Toronto Central
LCIF Coordinator
Lions Clubs International Foundation Liason and district resource
PDG Dick Peel

Born (1943) and educated in England, emigrated to Canada in 1966 and worked for CIL for over 40 years retiring in 2007 as Ontario Operations Manager.

Member of the Lions Clubs International since 1993 and held several positions in both Club, District, MDA and District A-16 Governor in 2007-2008.

Transferred to Toronto Lions Club Central (A-711) in 2016 after moving from Markham to mid town Toronto and presently hold positions of Club Treasurer and District LCIF Coordinator.

Married to my wife Monica and have two adult children, a daughter, Tiffany, a High School Vice Principal in Toronto School Board and a son, Gregory, a Research Scientist in Boston, USA.

Toronto Central
New Voices
Raising Awareness of Women's Issues and Needs
Phoebe Kagumba-Sibanda

Lion Phoebe became a Lion on July 1, 2010 when she joined Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club. She was motivated to become a Lion after attending several Lions activities, and getting to learn and understand the role of Lions in service in the community. Ordinary people doing Extraordinary stuff!

Lion Phoebe rose through the ranks to serve as Club Treasurer, 2nd and 1st Vice President and has just completed three years as Club President from 1st July 2016 to June 30th 2019. As a Lion, she has participated in Club fundraising and service projects such as Community Park Cleaning, Food Bank, Bingo fundraisers, Counselling, Dog Guides, Diabetes Awareness and service to Community members going through a rough patch.

Lion Phoebe is a Melvin Jones Fellow and Certified Guiding Lion. She served as co-Guiding Lion in the formation of the Mississauga Emerging Leaders Lions Club (chartered in 2014). She was also instrumental in the chartering of the Mississauga Leo Club (April 2019) where she is their co-Leo Advisor. Both Clubs are sponsored by Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club. Keen in seeing her home Club grow in membership and its community presence, Lion Phoebe sponsored two Lions in the 2018/19 Lions Year. Phoebe is a past Region 6 & Zone 6A Chair.

Lion Phoebe enjoys travelling and interacting with citizens of the world. She is currently working in one of the ‘Big Five’ Canadian Banks as a Consultant (Business Effectiveness). She serves actively in her church family - Portico Community Church (Mississauga), and has leadership roles within the Kenyan Community in Ontario.

As Region 6 Chair, Phoebe is keen to see a greater presence of Lions in action within Region 6 communities, and an increase in membership. She is looking forward to partnering with the Club Presidents, Zone Chairs and members of Region 6.

Lion Phoebe is a mother to three adult children who are all Lions, and Grandma to Moses! She is married to past District Governor (2019/2020) Dan Sibanda.

Mississauga Cooksville
Nominations & Elections Chair
PDG Teddy Boyce

Lion Teddy was born in Guyana, South America and became a Lion in that country in 1969. He served his former club, Central Demerara, as Lion Tamer, Secretary for two terms, 2nd Vice-President and President 1975-76. In 1976-77 Lion Teddy was appointed Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer, District 60, (The Caribbean).

In 1978, Lion Teddy came to Canada with his wife Carol, elected Charter President of The Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club in 1991 and served as Zone Chairman 1992-93, Region Chairman 1993-94 and Vice District Governor 1994-95 before serving as District Governor 1995-96.

Lion Teddy continuously enjoys 100% attendance for 40 years and holds the Senior Builder Membership Award (15 members). He also holds several Chairman, President’s Appreciation and District Governors Appreciation Awards, 4- 100% Secretary Awards, 2 100% President’s Awards, The Medal of Merit, was voted Lion of the Year 1975-76, he is a Life Member of Lions Clubs International and The Lions Foundation of Canada, a Judge Brian Stevenson Fellow and a Melvin Jones Fellow. He has attended over 30 District Conventions, 14 International Conventions and 5 USA-Canada Forums.

Lion Teddy was a Boy Scout from the age of 12 years old, eventually becoming a Scout Master and rose to the rank of Deputy National Commissioner of Guyana. He holds the Wood Badge- the highest badge for Scout Leaders.

He has been in the Airline/Travel Business all his working life, having served as KLM Manager-Guyana and Commercial Manager of Guyana Airways. He also owned and managed a Travel Agency in Scarborough for over 26 years.

Lion Teddy has been happily married to Carol for the past 50 years and has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.

Toronto Kaiteur
District International Relation
Dundas Kwok

Lion Dundas Kwok has been a Lions member for 20 years. He has been an active member of the Toronto Cathay Lions Club. Positions held were Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, First Vice President and 4 terms Club President. At district level Lion Dundas served as Zone Chair 2017/2018 and 2020/2021 and Region Chair 2017/2018. Lion Dundas is a Certified Guiding Lion and is a Lions University Graduate, Bachelor Program.

In his capacity as Lion President, he participated in Club fundraising and service projects for Markham Stouffville Hospital, Chung Wah Chinese Heritage School, Fred Victor for Homeless, Across-U-Hubs for Youth Programs, face masks donation to Hong Kong.

Lion Dundas also support district projects such as South Asian Virtual Cultural Show (June, 2021), district picnic on (August 14, 2021). Forthcoming projects are: International Cultural and Community Activities (Oct, 2021); International Children Day Celebration (Nov, 2021); First Nations Festival (December 2021); Melvin Jones Birthday Celebration (Jan, 2022) and Cultural Showcase (April 9, 2022) during District Convention.

Lion Dundas is committed to helping others for the betterment of those in need.

Married to Annie has a son and 2 lovely grand children.

Lions Dundas is a professional Fellowship Member of Real Estate Institute in Canada. He is a Real Estate Developer and is owner/partner of a real estate brokerage.

Toronto Cathay
District Lions Advocacy
Dave Bhatia

Profile

Innovative marketing, product development and management professional with strong communication, negotiation and decision make capabilities. Extensive technical background provides the ability to perform successfully in a variety of technical disciplines.

I am in marketing over 30 years. I had privilege to launch Color Photocopier in District Ambala in Haryana India when I was Territory Manager with Xerox (Previously Modi Xerox).

I came to Canada in 2002. With my Hard work and Support from my Family, Friends and Community I started my Real Estate carrier in 2008 and in 2012, I opened my own Real Estate Brokerage.

I believe in Give and take. I received a lot from Community now I am trying to give something back to Community. I am very active Volunteer in Local Hindu community, President of Vedic Institute of Canada (To offer guidance in practical Vedic techniques in Yoga and Meditation on a non-commercial basis, to sustain a life of wellness free from stress, depression, and other ills of modern fast paced highly materialistic life).

I have mission to establish a spiritual retreat where people can relax, rejuvenate and immerse in Spiritual atmosphere in a picturesque setting for days or weeks.

Why I chose Lions club

This is the only organisation who donates 100% collected donations to community who really requires funds. We serve and have Fun together.

I was invited to join Lions club in 2015. I served Secretary of Oakville lions club for three years, One-year Zone chair 6B, Three years in row as director of Lions Youth Exchange program, five years in row Director of Dog Guide walk in Oakville, Second Year as District Performance specialist and 1st Vice President in Oakville Lions Club.

I am married with Kanchan. Who support tirelessly being lion and making event successful. Now I am honoured to have position of Lions Advocacy Specialist in District A711 for 2021-2022.

Oakville
District Governor Services Team      
District Staff Administrator
Verona Payne

Lion Verona Payne has been an active member of the Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club since October 2014. Since then, her keen interest in learning about this great organization and the incredible work Lions are doing around the world have driven her passion for serving and learning.

For 2021-2022 fiscal year, Lion Verona is the Region 58 Chairperson, District Administrator and GLT Facilitator. She served as Zone 58A Chairperson in 2020-2021 and received the District Governor’s “Zone Chairperson of the Year Award”. In the past she has served as District Hunger Chairperson and is a Certified Guiding Lion.

As a member of the Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club, Lion Verona is the Marketing Communications Chairperson for 2021-2022. She has served as Immediate Past President, LCIF Coordinator, Club President (received the President Excellence Award & the Club was awarded the Model Club Award), 1st Vice President, Club Secretary, Director, and was the Chairperson of various service and fundraising committees.

Lion Verona has been recognized for her service & dedication at all levels and continues to be passionate about helping those less fortunate. Her leadership achievements speak to her passion. She has attended two Lions International Conventions, three USA/Canada Leadership Forums and six District Conventions. Lion Verona is an ELLI graduate and has completed her Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from Lions University and is working on completing her Doctorate.

As Region 58 Chairperson, Lion Verona is looking forward to supporting her Zone Chairpersons to effectively manage their Clubs, working with the Region to support the District Governor’s goals, and assisting wherever possible to enable all Clubs to have a successful year with a focus on reporting, service, and membership growth.

Lion Verona currently works in the Legal Department of a chemical manufacturing & distribution company. Prior to this, she built a career with one of the major banks and among other roles was an instructor with the Training & Development Centre.

Lion Verona is the mother of three and grandmother of six. She continues to work hard to achieve a healthy balance between spending time with family, working and giving back to the community.

Toronto Kaiteur
PDG Honorary Committee
Recognition of our past district governors
Tebo Richards

Immediate Past District Governor (IPDG) Lion Tebo (Terrence) RICHARDS is a member of the Thistletown Lions Club in the true spirit of the motto of Lions Clubs International (LCI) "WE SERVE". A Leo since 1991, then a Lion since 2001, he has served all Club Officer positions including Leo Advisor; Club President; Zone, Region, and District Chairperson; District and Multiple Global Leadership Faculty; District and Multiple District Convention Registrar; Cabinet Secretary; District Governor; Constitutional Area Team; and LCI webinar panelist.

As Lions of Canada celebrated 100 years of service in Canada from 1920-2020, Lion Tebo was elected to serve as the 2020-2021 District Governor A-711 the most populous District in Canada encompassing Toronto, Peel, Halton, Hamilton- Wentworth Regions; with over 1500+ Lions in over 80+ Clubs from Scarborough in the East, to Stoney Creek in the West, and from Nobleton in the North, to Lakeshore in the South.

DG Tebo was the first in his district to graduate from ALL levels of Leadership Development Institutes namely: Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) first 3 in Canada; Faculty Development Excellence Series (FDES); Faculty Development Institute (FDI), Advanced/Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ALLI/ELLI), and was among the first ever graduates of Lions University i 2015 with a Bachelor (first in Canada), Masters (first in Ontario), and Doctorate (first in District). In recognition of his service to the association,

DG Tebo has received numerous awards, including 100% Attendance, Lion of the Year, Membership Key, Silver/Gold/Diamond Centennial Lion, Secretary/Zone Chair/Region Chair/District Governor Awards, several International President Certificate of Appreciation, and an International President Leadership Medal. A Certified Guiding Lion, Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow (PMJF), Life Member of Camp Dorset for kidney dialysis, Life Member of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Knight of Camp Lake Joseph for visually impaired children, and Honorary Lions Guardian of Camp Huronda for children with diabetes.

DG Tebo has attended all District and Multiple District Conventions since 2007, all USA Canada Lions Leadership Forums since 2015, and all Lions International Conventions since 2014.

Hidden-fun-fact: DG Tebo was the first black person to graduate with a degree in Computer Science at the first Faculty of Computer Science in Canada, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB, Canada; a Postgraduate Honors Diploma in Information Technology from DeVry Calgary AB, Canada; and a Master's degree in Management from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University in Oakbrook Il, USA.

After serving over 20 years as a public servant working for Government rising to the rank of Assistant Deputy Minister/Permanent Secretary, followed by over 10 years in the private sector rising to Senior Management as Unit Head of MISD (Management Information Systems Department) of the ECCBank and IT (Information Technology) Manager of the a retail conglomerate TDC, DG Tebo started his own business www.terryfix.com providing services as a freelance business consultant specializing in Cyber Security and penetration testing as a Business Systems Analyst.

IPDG Tebo’s "PASSION FOR SERVICE" to the community extends beyond Lionism: as a member of 4-H Club, Boy Scouts, Cadet Corps, Rotaract/Rotary, Jaycees, and Toastmasters International. He is a Choir member, ordained Priest, serves as Deacon/Church Board Secretary, and Treasurer of his Lodge. He is married to Lion Dionne, with 5 children (Shawn, Elrick, Keilon, Terrence Jr, Terrell) and a proud grandpa of 1 beautiful grand-daughter Reign Alexandria Leila-Rose.

  Thistletown
Protocol Officer
Resource for Lions etiquette and procedures
PDG Surinder Sharma

Lion Surinder strongly believes that the price of success is hard work and dedication to the job at hand and the determination to accomplish the goal in sight. He has been a member of the Oakville Lions Club since year 2000. Lion Surinder has held many positions within the club, including secretary and president during the year 2007-2008. He has chaired and or participated on most of the club’s committees.

As a measure of his strong commitment to the growth of Lionism, Lion Surinder has recruited no fewer than 9 new members into his club. Lion Surinder has served 4 terms in the capacity of Zone Chair, Region Chair, 2nd Vice District Governor and 1st Vice District Governor of District A711.

Born in India and brought up in Kenya, Lion Surinder came to Canada in 1974. He was educated in the U.K. at the University of London and graduated from York University and University of Toronto. In his profession as an educator he has taught on three continents – in Kenya, the U.K. and Canada. He was a school principal in Toronto where he retired in 2002, thus ending a successful career of 43 years.

Lion Surinder is married to Pravin. She is a Melvin Jones Fellow and recently received the Sesquicentennial Award for dedicated Humanitarian services. She is very actively involved in various community organizations in and around Oakville such as Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, e May Court Club of Oakville, e Interfaith Council of Halton and Vaishno Devi Temple. ey have a son and a daughter. Maneesh is an Endodontist in Ottawa and Asha is a Medical Doctor practicing in Kentucky. Maneesh is married to Menisha. Surinder and Pravin have two grandsons - Ashwin and Devan.

In the year 2002 Lion Surinder was appointed by Order-in-Council, to the position of Returning Officer for the Federal Riding of Oakville. He is also the recipient of the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service and the prestigious Helen Keller Fellowship Award in Lionism, Life Member of the Lions Foundation of Canada and Camp Dorset.

Lion Surinder is a tireless volunteer and leader, and has demonstrated great sensitivity to organizational needs, as well as creativity in solving problems. He is perceptive, emphatic, and committed to every task he undertakes.

Oakville
District Convention Chair
PDG Dan Sibanda

Lion Dan Sibanda became District A711 Governor (2019-2020) in Milan, Italy, on July 5th, 2019. In addition to his role as the Convention Chair, he also serves as the Multiple District A GMT Coordinator.

A past District A711 GLT Coordinator (2014-2017), two-time Region 6 Chair (two consecutive terms 2012-2014), his home club is Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club.

Having been a Lion for over 30 years, PDG Dan enjoys sharing his expert knowledge in lionism with all Lions across the District and Multiple District A. A Certified Guiding Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, PDG Dan is a graduate of both the Faculty Development Institute (FDI) and Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP). He has served, in one capacity or another, all the A711 District Governors since 2012, receiving numerous International Presidents’ Awards, Leadership Medals and Certificates of Appreciation.

On a professional level, PDG Dan is a licensed Professional Engineer (Ontario) and a Chartered Engineer (UK). He holds a Masters degree in Business Leadership and is a Technical Services Manager with a company in the energy industry. He is also an active member in his community – having been, among other things, a Director at Carassauga Festival of Cultures for 6 years (2002 – 2008), and a member of the Elder Nomination Committee (2017-2018) at Portico Community Church, Mississauga.

Lion Dan is a father to three adult children and a proud grandfather to one. His wife, Lion Phoebe, is a District Committee Chair and past Region 6 Chair.

  Mississauga Cooksville
Convention Protocol Aide

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Streetsville
Advisors
Rolando dela Cruz

Lion Rollie started his Lionism in the Philippines and transferred to Wishing Well Lions Club where he became a District Governor in LY 2005-2006. He is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, Judge Brian Stevenson Fellow, Life Member of Lions Clubs International and Life Member of Lions Foundation of Canada.

He served at the Multiple District “A” as Extension and Retention Chairperson of the MERL Team for three years, In the district, he served as Cabinet Secretary, Global Membership Team Coordinator, Global Leadership Team Coordinator, Extension and Retention Chairperson.

He has attended School for Lion Leaders in the Philippines, Faculty Development Institute, Senior Lions Leadership Institute, Club Quality Initiative (CQI) Facilitator, Certified Guiding Lion Program and MERL Workshop. He graduated from the Lions University with Bachelor and Masters Degrees.

Lion Rollie is a recipient of an International President Medal Award, International President Leadership Medal Award, Grand Master Key Membership Award, District Governor Extension Medal Award, LCI Extension Medal Award, 5-Star District Governor Award, 10 International Presidents Recognition Certificates, LCI Zone Chairperson Medal award and various District Governor’s awards.

Lion Rollie, retired for 15 years, is married to Lion Lilia and blessed with three daughters and five grandchildren.

  Wishing Well
 
PDG Teddy Boyce

Lion Teddy was born in Guyana, South America and became a Lion in that country in 1969. He served his former club, Central Demerara, as Lion Tamer, Secretary for two terms, 2nd Vice-President and President 1975-76. In 1976-77 Lion Teddy was appointed Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer, District 60, (The Caribbean).

In 1978, Lion Teddy came to Canada with his wife Carol, elected Charter President of The Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club in 1991 and served as Zone Chairman 1992-93, Region Chairman 1993-94 and Vice District Governor 1994-95 before serving as District Governor 1995-96.

Lion Teddy continuously enjoys 100% attendance for 40 years and holds the Senior Builder Membership Award (15 members). He also holds several Chairman, President’s Appreciation and District Governors Appreciation Awards, 4- 100% Secretary Awards, 2 100% President’s Awards, The Medal of Merit, was voted Lion of the Year 1975-76, he is a Life Member of Lions Clubs International and The Lions Foundation of Canada, a Judge Brian Stevenson Fellow and a Melvin Jones Fellow. He has attended over 30 District Conventions, 14 International Conventions and 5 USA-Canada Forums.

Lion Teddy was a Boy Scout from the age of 12 years old, eventually becoming a Scout Master and rose to the rank of Deputy National Commissioner of Guyana. He holds the Wood Badge- the highest badge for Scout Leaders.

He has been in the Airline/Travel Business all his working life, having served as KLM Manager-Guyana and Commercial Manager of Guyana Airways. He also owned and managed a Travel Agency in Scarborough for over 26 years.

Lion Teddy has been happily married to Carol for the past 50 years and has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.

Toronto Kaiteur
 

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Oakville
 

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Ancaster
 
Wayne Hoey

Lion Wayne has been a member of the Weston Lions Club since 1985 with perfect attendance. He has been his club’s General Treasurer, Vice President and was President in 1990/91, 1997/98 and in 2016/17.

Throughout his membership in the Weston Lions Club, Lion Wayne has initiated many successful fund raising activities, earning him the well-deserved name of “GUNG-HO” Hoey!

In the District, Lion Wayne has served as Zone Chairman, Region Chairman, Vice Governor and Governor in 1996/97. He has also been Cabinet Treasurer eight times. He has served on numerous committees as well as being Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon Chairman two years in a row, Effective Speaking Chair twice, Can-Am Chair, Convention Chair, District Directory Chair numerous times, District Reporter, Membership Chair and the Guiding Lion for the Toronto Korean Lions Club and the Halton K9 lions Club.

In MD”A” he has been the District Contest Chair, the Lion Magazine Chair and the MD’A’ Secretary. He has attended many Conventions, Forums and District events over the years. He has received several Club and Governor Awards and was honoured with an International President’s Leadership Award in 1990, and a International President’s Medal Award in 2007. He has received numerous International President’s Appreciation Awards and has received a Melvin Jones Award.

Lion Wayne is married to Judy who is a most enthusiastic supporter and participant in Lion’s activities. They have a 34-year-old son Christopher.

Lion Wayne is a retired Auditor from the City of Toronto which he had worked for the City of Toronto for 35 years. He had earned his C.F.E. and was a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Lion Wayne has always been active in sporting and social activities. He loves golf, hockey and playing pool.

  Weston
 
PDG Surinder Sharma

Lion Surinder strongly believes that the price of success is hard work and dedication to the job at hand and the determination to accomplish the goal in sight. He has been a member of the Oakville Lions Club since year 2000. Lion Surinder has held many positions within the club, including secretary and president during the year 2007-2008. He has chaired and or participated on most of the club’s committees.

As a measure of his strong commitment to the growth of Lionism, Lion Surinder has recruited no fewer than 9 new members into his club. Lion Surinder has served 4 terms in the capacity of Zone Chair, Region Chair, 2nd Vice District Governor and 1st Vice District Governor of District A711.

Born in India and brought up in Kenya, Lion Surinder came to Canada in 1974. He was educated in the U.K. at the University of London and graduated from York University and University of Toronto. In his profession as an educator he has taught on three continents – in Kenya, the U.K. and Canada. He was a school principal in Toronto where he retired in 2002, thus ending a successful career of 43 years.

Lion Surinder is married to Pravin. She is a Melvin Jones Fellow and recently received the Sesquicentennial Award for dedicated Humanitarian services. She is very actively involved in various community organizations in and around Oakville such as Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, e May Court Club of Oakville, e Interfaith Council of Halton and Vaishno Devi Temple. ey have a son and a daughter. Maneesh is an Endodontist in Ottawa and Asha is a Medical Doctor practicing in Kentucky. Maneesh is married to Menisha. Surinder and Pravin have two grandsons - Ashwin and Devan.

In the year 2002 Lion Surinder was appointed by Order-in-Council, to the position of Returning Officer for the Federal Riding of Oakville. He is also the recipient of the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service and the prestigious Helen Keller Fellowship Award in Lionism, Life Member of the Lions Foundation of Canada and Camp Dorset.

Lion Surinder is a tireless volunteer and leader, and has demonstrated great sensitivity to organizational needs, as well as creativity in solving problems. He is perceptive, emphatic, and committed to every task he undertakes.

Oakville
 
PCT Jim O'breza

Lion Jim has been a member of the Burlington Lions Club since 2007 He has served as club Treasurer for the past 13 years He has served on the Finance, Funding, Membership, Market and several other Committees in the club. He was the Organizing Chair for the 90th Birthday Celebration and organized the annual Youth Night Project for many years.

In the District Lion Jim has served as Cabinet Treasurer for 2 years and 6B Zone Chair for 2 years. Served as Convention Treasurer for the past 2 years.

He has attended several Conventions and many District meetings over a number of years. At the club level he has received the Lion of the year award and the International Melvin Jones award.

At the District level he served on the Disaster committee and VIP Car Rally.

Lion Jim is a widower who was married to his wife Audrey for over 50 years. He has 3 daughters, 4 Adult Grand Children and 4 Great Grand Children.

I am a retired Controller. Other positions I held were Cost Accountant, Banker and a Consultant during his career.

During his Lifetime he was an active Ten Pin Bowler, Fastball Player and Golfer as well as other Sports.

His Volunteer activities included mentoring a winning Junior Achievement company, Coached Youth fastball, Executive Member of the Brockville Ten Pin Association (ABC) that redeveloped the organization. Established the Youth Ten Pin Bowling organization (YBC) in Brockville.

Was a certified bowling instructor. developed and coached a high school bowling league.

Burlington