Thursday, March 26, 2015


 What is Earth Hour?

The Earth Hour is celebrated on the last Saturday of March every year. It happens every year between 8.30 and 9.30pm.

The day is observed in order to conserve energy and draw the world's attention to the cause of environmental degradation. World Wide Fund (WWF’s) Earth Hour is a global annual event where hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about our planet. It’s about people from across the globe coming together to create a symbolic and spectacular lights out display and asking for change.

It all started in 2007, with the first ever Earth Hour organized by the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature in Sydney. The hour saw as many as 2.2 million residents of Sydney switch off the lights of their homes and offices in order to pledge their support to saving the environment. The trend soon caught on and several other countries participated across the globe in this initiative. At present, there are about 162 countries which actively observe the hour each year.

The concept of Earth Hour is based upon conserving energy, and hence, opting for a sustainable future. Experts around the world believe that excessive energy consumption is one of the primary causes of global warming that is being experienced around the world. Thus, by switching off non-essential lights for an hour, people not only aim to conserve energy but also bring awareness about the deteriorating environment around us.

How you spend the hour is up to you. You could have a dinner party with friends or loved ones by candlelight, practice your yoga skills or play board games with the family – if you’re lucky, you might even get to try a spot of stargazing!

It’s something so simple but with a big message - the larger cause behind the concept is to adopt healthier and more sustainable ways of living. Thus, if you are pledging your support to the cause of the environment, you shouldn't limit such practices to an hour every year only.
We want to protect the future of our planet. Will you join us?


Castries Lions social activity for March was held on the 19 and it took the form of an evening of fun, games  and pizza. 

The Lions and guest played dominoes, bingo, and the childhood game of naming " a name, place, food, animal or thing" This evoked lots of laughter at the items that were created by the Lions.
The prizes for the night were fragrance samples from the Milton Lloyd fragrance line which was provided compliments Frank B Amstrong Ltd.



Thanks to Lions Nial of Frank B Amstrong for the provision of the gifts. Thanks to the Chairperson and her team for once again organizing another fun filled and exciting event. 
                                                      ROAR LIONS ROAR.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


On March 12, 2015, the Castries lions assisted at the annual school sports meet of the Dunnottar School. The 80 plus special needs students participated first the march pass of participants, field events and cheer-leading. The lions assisted in obtaining water for the meet as well as in the presentation of ribbons to the winning participants. Media Coverage was also provided through the efforts of the Lions. For us the highlight of the day was the parents and volunteers race. Lion Nial represented the club and although he was not properly attired placed third. Bravo Lion Nial. Our thanks to Winfresh for their kind donation of water and to the Media houses who were present at short notice. Again another exciting activity - ROAR LIONS ROAR



Lions serve at Marian Home Poverty Meal

The Castries Lions as is customary provided cakes to the annual Fund raising poverty meal of the Marian Home for the elderly. In addition the club was asked to assist with serving at the luncheon on March 08. We provided assistance in waiting table and protocol to the invited dignitaries. This first time experience was enjoyed by all who participated although most lions had never waited tables before. ROAR LIONS

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Celebrating Our Independence

Our Social activity for February took the form of a dinner meeting under the theme Celebrating our Independence. Members were required to portray the national colours The meeting was hosted by Team 36 - representing our 36 year of Independence and comprising the newly inducted lions.
In addition to the formal dinner, there was a guest speaker our renowned Journalist Earl Bousquet who spoke on the changing role of communication and the need for timely feedback. This was followed by a history quiz which saw members participating in groups and competing for the prizes. The team mounted an extensive exhibition whih highlighted locally made products, pieces on politics, arts and culture as well as our local animals and herbal plants. The highlight of the exhibition was a pictorial presentation of lions at various functions over the years.

Thanks to Team 36 which was chaired by Lion Heather Charles and co-chaired by Lion Nial Beaton Well done Team 36 -ROAR.