Sorrento Lions Club File photo

Lions party proceeds benefit Safe House

Remembrance Day at the Sorrento Memorial Hall was a full house again this year.

There were four 1787 Rocky Mountain Rangers in attendance, Lance-Cpl. Keyana Tyrell, Cpl. Peter Zazzi, Cpl. Daniel Zazzi and Master-Cpl. Tanis Cote who played the trumpet for taps and reveille. This trumpet belonged to her step-grandfather who was shot down (and survived) over Frankfurt, Germany, while flying a mission in a Lancaster.

Also in attendance were RCACC 222 Squadron Cpl. Matthew Denny and Cpl. Randy Clowry. One Air Cadet recited “In Flanders Fields,” and two Army Cadets and one Air Cadet marched on the colours. A lovely lunch was served at the Sorrento Drop-In Society following the ceremony.

A wonderful time was had at the Senior’s Christmas Party and Silent Auction held on Saturday, Nov. 25. Entertainment was by the Sorrento Glee Club and Al Welland. Appetizers and refreshments were served and this event was free to all Seniors. All items for the silent auction were graciously donated by local businesses and this year the proceeds will go to the Shuswap Lions Manor. As well, proceeds from the 50/50 draw will be given to the Women’s Safe House in Salmon Arm.

The Sorrento Lions’ next big event will be a Valentine’s Dance to be held on Saturday, Feb. 10. Music by Al Welland and a light supper will be served. More information coming in the new year.

Our weekly meat draws will be held once again every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. until June 23 at the Copper Island Pub & Grill on the Trans-Canada Highway in Sorrento. All funds raised go right back into the community. Please come out and support this worthy and fun event.

The Sorrento Lions welcome new members and if you are over 19 years of age, male or female, and would like more information about becoming a Lion, please join the club on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Sorrento Memorial Hall at 6:45 p.m., or contact Sorrento Lions club secretary Judi Kembel at 250-675-2616, or email

-Submitted by the Sorrento Lions Club

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