Lions’ grocery raffle huge success

Dave Ogilvie
Emo correspondent

The Emo and District Lions Club’s “Share Grocery” raffle is now done for another year. Thanks to all our awesome patrons who bought tickets to help us help our district! You are all amazing.
Club president Jodi Pellerin and secretary Joanne Ogden will be contacting all the winners for a date to present your prizes!
Thanks also to all the Lions who spent hours selling tickets, and especially those who helped out last weekend at “Spring Fever Days.” Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion!
The Club would love to have you join this awesome group of people!
Congratulations to the grand prize winner of this year’s raffle, Lorraine McDonal, who won $100 worth of groceries a week for 52 weeks from Cloverleaf.
Luke Esselink won the second prize of $100 of groceries a week for five weeks while Phyllis Flamand was the third-place winner (a $100 grocery voucher).
The winning ticket was drawn by Emily Jerry, who was helping at the volunteer firefighters’ spaghetti fundraising supper in Devlin.

The Voice of the Martyrs Canada invites you to their presentation of a one-man play, entitled “Solitary Refinement,” on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo (for ages 13+).
Admission is free but contributions gladly accepted.
For more information, visit

The public is invited to take part in the Dog Guides for Canadians annual dog walk. Walks will take place in Emo, Fort Frances, Atikokan, and many other communities across Northwestern Ontario.
Organized by the Lions of your community, these events are being held to help those who need the assistance of a dog guide. The Emo walk will take place on May 27, with registration at 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds and the walk beginning at 2 p.m.
Download a copy of the pledge sheet online, and get your friends and relatives to pledge towards this worthy cause.
Then bring your dog or walk with a friend!
Lions provide dog guides at no cost to Canadians with medical or physical disabilities. But with no government funding, our foundation relies on vital fundraising events such as the upcoming Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides to continue to train and place dog guides with Canadians from coast-to-coast.
With more than 300 walks taking place across Canada, you can help to provide life-changing dog guides to Canadians through this fun event.
To find a walk near you, check out their website at