Frontline workers at four Cochrane senior living facilities are receiving some good cheer, courtesy of the Cochrane Lions Club.
The club has donated $1,000 to each of the Big Hill Lodge, Bethany Cochrane, Points West Living, and Grand Avenue Village to help lift the spirits of their employees.
The donations are designed to provide the frontline workers a little extra support.
“The Lions Club wanted to show our support and appreciation for the frontline workers at Cochrane seniors living facilities,” says Mark Demeo, Lions Club communications officer.
“The cards will be given to the frontline workers to use for meals, transportation, or whatever else will make their lives just a little bit easier during these difficult times.”
Big Hill Lodge manager Sandra Robin says the donations were a wonderful surprise.
“That was an amazing gift that will boost morale. It just made us feel awesome, it was fantastic. What a great surprise.”
She says Cochrane’s community spirit continues to shine through during the pandemic.
“This is just another example of the community taking care of each other. For my team to be recognized for the hard work, effort, and dedication they have to these seniors and the house… it’s just amazing.”
Taking part in the annual charity golf tournament, the Lions continue to support the Stars Air Ambulance, an organization that it helped start!
The Kimmetts have supported our community, including the Lions Rodeo, for over 20 years. We hosted their retirement party and presented them with life time buckle award.
The Cochrane Lions is very proud to support our very own Tristan Walker. We supported Tristan on his life journey to becoming an Olympic Champion.
Lion Chris and Lion Jim present the Cochrane minor ball association with some mutch needed funding!
Did you know that the lions were instrumental in building the ball diamonds in the rodeo grounds!
The upstairs lounge of the Cochrane Lions Events Centre (CLEC) is closed right now for renovations and when it reopens it will hardly be recognizable to users. Chris Kierzowski, arguably the best drywall contractor in town, volunteers his skills and time to finish the new lounge!
We continue to see great value in the “Time for Hope” efforts. As such we are a major sponsor! Read more about it here.
Did you know that we, the Lions will take your old eyeglasses, sort and categorize them, and donate them to people in need in 3rd world countries.
The Cochrane Lions are dreaming big when it comes to the future of the Lions Event Centre and a possible new facility in due course. Read more here.
The Lions are looking at how we can make use of the rodeo grounds in between rodeos and during off seasons. We are working with the town to come up with ideas from symphony’s to ice rinks.
To enable this we needed new bleachers. The old ones were no longer safe. Lion Chris and Lion Kevin took charge and got us new bleachers at a very reduced cost! We hope you come out to the rodeo and more events in the future to enjoy.
In this photo Lion Darren is hard at work volunteering to put them together.