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Why I Joined The Esquimalt Lions?

lions we serve esquimaltWhy I Joined The Esquimalt Lions?

This Question was asked earlier this week as we (fellow members of the Esquimalt Lions) were setting up our Tents and Table’s in preparations for the Esquimalt Celebration of Light Parade and Entertainment on December 03 2013.

To join a Service Organization of the size and positive impact like the Lions Clubs International, to me is a privilege and honour that I am very proud of.


Being able to Serve our Esquimalt, Greater Victoria, National as well as International activities is such a pleasure to be part of that it is hard not to be smiling as I am writing this article.

Granted I am one of the newest members of the Esquimalt Lions, however I did previously belong to the Pitt Meadows Lions in the late 1980’s until I moved to Vancouver Island.

So my experience with Lions International is interrupted yet I have always have had a close relationship with various Lions related activities over the years.

Oh, By the Way, All Service Clubs (including the Esquimalt Lions) would love it if you want to learn more about what we do, be sure to ask any member of any of your local Service Organization, or just Talk To Peter, and I would love to share my stories with you.

Let me explain why being part of the Esquimalt Lions is so important to me in the form of a short summary of my involvement to date, not to boast, just to show you how very little can mean so much to so many.…. During my first month at the Esquimalt Lions, we have worked on 4 different fund-raising activities in different ways and raising money for those that need it.Esquimalt Lions Celebration of Light

  • Lions sold (and bought) coupon books.
  • Lions Served Hot Chocolate and Hot-Dogs at a few Events and Venues and put smiles and good cheer into thousands of people of all ages.
  • Lions attended The Remembrance Day Events.
  • Lions bought hearing aids for a local person.
  • Lions prepared for and assisted with 2 parade’s with the Esquimalt Float.
  • Lions Awarded scholarships to deserving local student.
  • Lions Donated Monies to a variety of causes near and dear to Lionism.
  • Lions Committed to support The Skate With Santa.
  • Lions committed to Support kids have a Fun Day on board one of our Navy Ships.
  • Lions Committed to Fund Raise For a large Feature in a local Park for the kids.

Those are just some of the things Esquimalt Lions is involved in or working on (remember, that’s just in my first month with the club).

It is just amazing how many great people are coming together and sharing their spare time, their energy, effort, money and good spirit to make a positive difference in the lives of our community and neighbours.

Off course the Esquimalt Lions are not unique, there are many Service Clubs, (Lions or otherwise). I selected Joined the Esquimalt Lions, as so many of our Friends and Clients have a past of present connection with Esquimalt.

Lions do what we do because it needs to get done, it is just that simple… We do it with a smile and warmth in our heart and a loving spirit for our Community.




Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2



The first thing that popped into my head was, "What is an 'Esquimalt'"? Perhaps the name of an old indian tribe?

Posted by John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M (Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee) almost 7 years ago

It is a local Native Name, and off course we in and around Greater Victoria Are Very proud to have so much Native heritage and culture in our community and daily live.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC almost 7 years ago

Peter I have always shyed away from organizations glad to hear that this one is worth while, many years ago I went to a couple of Elks Club meetings and all they did was drink:))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 7 years ago

Hi Endre,

No drinking, but lots of Good Spirits.... ;)

Thanks for visiting and feedback, much appreciated

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC almost 7 years ago