Thankful Thursday – Finding a Way to Give … Canora’s Wheatland Lioness Club

“It’s not how much we give but how much love that we put into giving.”

“Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life’s blood. But everyone has something to give.”

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

Above are some of my favourite quotes about giving.  They speak to the essence of all that the idea of “Pay It Forward” stands for. We have recently been reminded of another way to give back to the community you live in.  Quite simply it is by joining a service group like your local Lioness/Lions group.

Who are the Lioness/Lions?

Lioness/Lions are global minded men & women who donate their time & talent
for their community to make the world a better place to live.

What do they do?

Put simply, Lioness/Lions serve.  Lions and Lionesses perform critical volunteer work in the communities they live in.  The single most important characteristic of a club volunteer is a willingness to help others.  They are committed to volunteer and pitch in with resources wherever they are needed. They serve in hospitals, senior centers, schools and eyeglass recycling centers.  They are also doing community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting.

Here are just a few of the many opportunities to do volunteer community work when you join the Lions:

  • Working with the blind and visually impaired
  • Community projects
  • Group volunteer opportunities
  • Become a host family
  • Community disaster preparedness
  • Diabetes awareness
  • Global health programs


How can I get involved?

If you are interested in joining your local Lions/Lioness Group, please visit their website at

Why Are We Highlighting this GREAT Group of People?

Just recently the Canora Lioness Group donated $500.00 to the Chase Kraynick “Pay it Forward” Splash Park in Canora.  Thank you so much for your generosity and for helping us make a difference for the families in the community.

From left to right: Bernice Wilgosh, Val Morozoff, Darlene Senkow, Julia Westerman, Cindy Gazdewich, Chantel Kitchen, Bev Fransishyn, Sharon Ciesielski, Karen Wishlow, Cooper Kraynick and Rachel Kraynick
Missing from the photo are: Shawna Leson, Gladys Tomski, Nancy Leson and Dodi Litowitz

Chase Made A Difference … Will You?


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