Metro Lions Showing Big Heart


Phil Jarvis (left) and Rob Crosley (right) from the Metro Lions of Thunder Bay, present a donation of $10,000 to the Northern Cardiac Fund. Gratefully accepting on behalf of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation is Terri Hrkac (middle), Senior Director, Major and Legacy Giving.

By Heather Vita - November 29, 2017

Lions Clubs are very well known inside the Hospital for their loyal support; providing funding for many years for ophthalmology equipment inside the Lions Vision Care Centre.

However, their support for vital medical equipment hasn’t stopped there. Recently the Metro Lions of Thunder Bay made a $10,000 donation to the Northern Cardiac Fund, because they felt it was important to boost cardiac care in advance of bringing cardiovascular surgery to Thunder Bay. “It’s a real need,” said Lion, Phil Jarvis. “Goodness knows, we’ll all likely need some type of cardiac service one day. What will be so valuable is the ability for patients and families to stay here to have these surgical procedures instead of having to travel elsewhere. That will ease a huge burden on families.”

A small, but mighty club of 22 members, the Metro Lions keep very busy in the community with raffles, bingos, yard sales and other community events to raise funds. “With a smaller number of members, we are all quite active and always have something to do,” laughed Phil. His fellow Lion, Rob Crosley chimed in, “We’re constantly on the lookout for more people to join with us. Anyone is welcome – they just have to love to help out. ”

More information about the Metro Lions, including how to become a member, is available at: or Find them on Facebook – Thunder Bay Metro Lions Club

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