The Merrickville Lions Club is a small but exceptionally active community-minded
group of men and women residing in the village of Merrickville in eastern Ontario.
In our lifetime, we have taken on many different projects.
We are proud of what we have accomplished. And we are proud of the relationships
we have developed within our Club and with local groups who have worked with us toward
With other Lions groups within our district, province and beyond, as well as with
Lions International, we will continue to provide support to important projects beyond
The Merrickville Lions have supported many important causes, including the Ottawa
Hospital Foundation’s Ride the Rideau, a fundraiser for cancer research.
The inaugural Ride the Rideau took place on September 11, 2010 and took 325 riders
on a 100 km ride from Ottawa to Merrickville-Wolford.
The Village of Merrickville-Wolford welcomed the riders with an Official Hero’s Welcome:
cheering crowds, a barbecue, and live entertainment.
At the finish line, Merrickville Lions Club Past-President, Jim Jordan, left, and
Mayor Doug Struthers, centre, presented Susan Doyle, President and CEO of The Ottawa
Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $10,000.
The Merrickville Lions Campground is situated along the historic and scenic Rideau
Open from the beginning of May to the end of Canadian Thanksgiving, it attracts a
steady stream of newcomers and returning campers each year.
The 36 available spots are in great demand, so be sure to book ahead!
The Merrickville Lions are strong supporters of and a visible presence at many of
our community’s events.
Serving up hot cider at Christmas in Merrickville, our community’s annual kick-off
to the Holiday Season, is now a local tradition.
More information on Christmas In Merrickville is available on their website.
Each year, on the August Long Weekend, the Merrickville Lions host Merrickville Canalfest.
Our salute to the Rideau Canal includes live musical entertainment, a fine craft
show, Voyageur canoe rides, Lions barbecue, kids’ activities and much more.
The Lions International motto is "We Serve." And we Merrickville Lions have fun serving
in many different ways. And we always welcome concerned, like-minded individuals
to help in our efforts.