Lions Club members and guests share laughs during the grand opening of the Chilliwack Lions Club’s new headquarters at 9233 Main St. on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Lions Club members and guests share laughs during the grand opening of the Chilliwack Lions Club’s new headquarters at 9233 Main St. on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Chilliwack Lions Club has a new place to call home

After more than five years without a headquarters, Chilliwack Lions Club moves into new hall

The Chilliwack Lions Club has a new home.

On Saturday, the club celebrated the grand opening of its new building at 9233 Main St. with an open house featuring music, mingling, and snacks.

The club, which used to be located in a hall on Hope River Road, hasn’t had a place to call home for the past five or six years. During that time, they would hold their meetings in restaurants.

The Chilliwack Lions Club did run a thrift store on Yale Road which closed earlier this year after 12 years in business.

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The club’s new hall (formerly the Chilliwack Senior Veterans’ Society building) will have carpet bowling and darts on Mondays, bridge and crib Tuesdays, chair yoga Mondays and Tuesdays, and bingo on Wednesdays and Fridays.

They also host the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival every year.

READ MORE: Thousands get ready for the 71st Annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music Dance Festival

The Chilliwack Lions Club is our city’s original Lions Club, and one of four here in Chilliwack. The others are: Mt. Cheam Lions, Dogwood Monarch Lions, and Stellar’s Jay Lions.

For more info, check out their Facebook page. For hall rentals, call Neill Rickaby at 604-793-7442 or 604-792-3483.


 

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