Grauer Park Childrens Playground - 2018

A Joint project of the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club and the City of Delta, this park will be a natural playground with wheelchair accessible material on the ground throughout the playground area. Total cost of this playground will be in excess of $125,000 and donors are welcome to participate and have their organization recognized with contributions of $5000 or more.


REACH  Child and Youth Development Society - 2016

In partnership with Lions Clubs International Foundation, donated over $115,000

Playground for Children of All Abilities - 2010

-added to existing playground with equipment specifically designed for children with disabilities

Note: Province of BC built 3 of these as an Olympic Legacy after assisting us with funding

Seniors Wellness Center at Winskill Park - 2004

- designed and installed equipment specifically for senior activities

Note: The Province of BC built 10 of these after assisting us with funding.

We are still receiving calls from all over the world requesting assistance to build a similar project.

Children’s Playground at Centennial Beach - 2002

-removed existing wooden structure and replaced with new equipment

Cammidge House Restoration - 2000

– relocation and restoration of Historic Tsawwassen Residence into a Community Center    

Recent Community Support Projects

The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club recently presented a cheque for $3,000 to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation to purchase a scale for clinics at the hospital. The scale is used for health assessments, including monitoring for pre-diabetes and other age-related health concerns. Pictured (from left) are club president Kim Carswell, treasurer Harry Siempelkamp, Dr. Katalin Balogh, nurse Tania Blair, Maryann Kika of the seniors’ clinic and Angela Turner of the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation.

Delta Optimist Sept. 17, 2018 Photograph by Kathleen Carswell

Delta Optimist Sept. 17, 2018 Photograph by Kathleen Carswell

The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club presented a $500 cheque to help fill the Delta Gymnastics’ Playbox with supplies for spring and summer activities. The toys are free for all to use from the front door of the Delta Sport Development Centre in Ladner. Pictured are (from left): Ellyn Schriber of Delta Gymnastics, Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club president Murray Hastings, three very happy kids, Lion Kim Carswell and coach Jasmine McLean.

Delta Optimist   June 5, 2018

Delta Optimist June 5, 2018


UPDATED January 24, 2019



Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions

The meeting was called to order by Lion President Kim Carswell at 7:00 pm.

26 members were present.

PREVIOUS MINUTES: Moved by Lion Steve Scott that the minutes of Jan. 21 be accepted as

published on the website and via email, seconded by Lion Roger Lasell. Carried

CORRESPONDENCE: letters for financial assistance received from Canadian Red Cross and Meals

on Wheels and passed on to the Community Donations Committee


1. Financial Report: Lion Harry Siempelkamp moved that the treasurer’s report be accepted as

circulated, seconded by Lion Rick Marks, Carried.

2. Nominating Committee: Lion President Kim Carswell reported that the committee of Lions

Murray Hastings, Gary Keller and Kim Carswell were actively recruiting the new executive and

will meet the week of Feb.11 to identify new candidates. Nominating meeting will be Apr. 1 and

elections, if required, will be held at the Annual General meeting on Apr. 15

3. Community Donations Committee: Lion Roger Lasell moved that the club donate $1000 to

the SDSS Rugby Club and $1000 to the SDSS Football Club for their assistance at the Tree

Chipping Event. Seconded by Lions Alan Calderwood. Carried.

Lions Allan Calderwood, Roger Lasell and Kim Carswell will organize a “Big Cheque”

presentation to the SDSS clubs.

CDC Chairman Roger Lasell asked the membership to consider individuals or groups that may

benefit from some financial assistance from the TBBL. They should contact Roger Lasell or

any member of the Donations Committee.

4. Canada Day Coordinator: Lion President Kim Carswell announced that Lion Peter Hay had

volunteered to head the committee., assisted by Lions Marilyn Elford, Steve Dane, Peter

Thesiger and Chris Heywood.

5. Grauer Park update: Lion Alan Calderwood gave a detailed report on this project from

inception until today. Details are available on the Lions website.

Lions Peter Thesiger and Steve Dane compiled a 7 page document from archived minutes of

all the discussions pertaining to the Grauer Park project. This document was emailed to all

members and is posted on the TBBL website under “Members only / Notices to Membership”

password TBBLmembers).

Lion Alan Calderwood moved that $10,000 be moved into the Grauer Park fund for the next

phase of this project, seconded by Lion David Smith. Carried. It should be noted that these

funds will be available to other projects should the need arise, and only be used for Grauer

Park upon further approval of the club members.

6. Good and Welfare of Members: Lion President Kim Carswell reported that Lion Gerry Hintz

had just passed away, after a length illness. He also commented on the service for Emma

Melnyk held on Saturday.

7. Round Table: Lion Allan Calderwood suggested that we should sponsor a member to attend

the District H Spring Conference on March 15/16 to represent the TBBL. This will be discussed

at the Board meeting on Feb. 19

TERMINATION/ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was terminated at 8:05 pm

CLUB CALENDAR: March 15/16 – District 19H Spring Conference - Chilliwack