Our Founders. Focused on service, the Lions Clubs were established in 1917 to bring together volunteers and serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.
In 1920, the Lions became international when the first club was established in Canada. Soon after, clubs were formed in British Columbia to continue the Lions’ mission of the betterment of their communities.
Over the decades, the impact of the Lions Clubs in British Columbia and the Yukon is evident on sign posts, playgrounds, buildings, and local gardens in cities and towns in all corners of the provinces. Their focus on local communities and humanitarian projects have made a significant difference in the lives of thousands of British Columbians and Yukoners each and every year.