November 2018 Craft Show


Our Spring craft show was a big success with over 100 vendors. Vendor spots sold out early and plans are now underway for our Fall show, scheduled for November 3rd and 4th, 2018

Check out our Craft and Gift show page for more info.

Hope to see you all there


Ancaster Lions Visit Dog Guides Canada


“This is, by far, the most rewarding volunteer work I could ever imagine doing.”

Linda and Yoshi (Foster Parent )


Recently members of the Ancaster Lions Club took a tour of the Lions Foundation of Canada, Dog Guides training center.

Jenny Gladish, Communications Manager, of the organization, and her foster dog Yale, escorted us through a wonderful facility where the foundation’s client’s lives are made better through caring and attention to detail.  There are over 26 socializing and residence areas for trainers and clients to work together with the dogs to create a successful partnership.


It’s always good to help someone…no better feeling

MaryLou (Foster Parent )


The dog guide program was first launched in 1983 with the first graduates completing training in 1985.  There have since been approximately 2,400 grads with larger classes being added every year.

The staff of the foundation work tirelessly to ensure the best training and care of the dogs and, in turn, a good match and lifelong partnership for their clients.  Working with no government assistance the program is financed only by donations from service clubs, corporations, foundations and generous individuals.

Dog guides are trained for six different type of special needs recipients;

Canine Vision Dog Guides, for people who are visually impaired

Hearing Ear Dog Guides, for people who are deaf or heard of hearing

Special Skills Dog Guides, for people with a physical disability

Seizure Response Dog Guides, for people who have epilepsy

Autism Assistance Dog Guides, for children with autism spectrum disorder

Diabetic Alert Dog Guides, for people who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness


Simple, I love dogs!

Martin (Foster Parent )


Fostering is another aspect to the dog guide journey.  Volunteers can foster eight week old trainees.  The foster family would house-train and go to school with their charges.  Puppy classes are held every 4-6 weeks at either the Foundation’s Oakville or Breslau locations.  Part of the fostering process is to socialize the puppy in various locations such as a mall, grocery store or your neighbourhood.  Food and veterinary care are all covered thanks to the generous donation from Nestle and the in-house Lions Foundation veterinary team.


Ancaster Lions Club has been a long time supporter of Dog Guides Canada.  You can support the organization either through us, or directly at

If you would like to become a foster parent to a dog go to  for more information.

For general information or to volunteer with Dog Guides Canada go to

Lions Centennial

Lions Club International is having a celebration!

It is our Centennial and we want to invite everyone!  The party was first announced July 2014 and will run until June 2018 so you have lots of time to join the fun.  Our Centennial celebration will focus on three points. Firstly, honoring our past. Secondly, highlighting our present and finally, planning the Lions Club future.

We have had a wonderful past of service to our communities.  We continue to assist and support and the future looks bright to continue the work we know is needed.

The centennial is meant to engage local Clubs and every club member to create a legacy, with projects such as community gardens, or continuing service projects.

Come join the party and see what we are all about.  See you there!

Where there is a need, There’s a Lion. #WeServe