May 15, 2013

Event Night information

This years Fight For Sight Fish Fry and Auction was another great success. Thank you to everyone in attendance. Your contributions helped us meet our financial goals in advance of our deadlines.

Our thanks also go out to all of the local businesses who supported our auction and to all of the guests who purchased tickets and fundraising items.

Did you miss this year’s event?

Mark your calendar now for the first Saturday in May 2014.

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Dr. Bill Hodge

Dr. Bill Hodge

Eric Lambier entertains.

The highlight of the evening occurred when our guest performer tribute artist, Eric Lambier performed his Elton John impersonation. Cameras & cell phones came out to capture the moment as we listened with great joy to his renditions. Those who left too early missed out on a fabulous show.

Guests and club members swelled our attendance to nearly 300 people for our 10th annual event!

Balloon Sales

A new feature this year was a balloon draw. When the balloons arrived, the sellers were soon mobbed with eager buyers. A few escaped and bobbed their way to the rafters.  Two hundred balloons popping at the same time made for lots of excitement and laughter as the MC’s instructions were to break the balloons by sitting on them.

Silent Auction Browsing

Over 200 items were available to bidders at this year's event!

The closing of each section of silent auction donations spurred many last minute bids and engaged many excited participants.


A special thank you to several young vounteers from Monsieur Bruyere Secondary School, two of whom are seen here helping with the Balloon Burst fundraiser.


Auctioneer Mike Marienwald and Event Coordinator Lion Stu Rayner during the live auction.

Mike engaged the crowd as he worked his way through the live auction items.



Cheque Presentation

A ceremonial cheque presentation was made during the evening. The cheque represented the proceeds from the 2012 Fish Fry & Auction, part of London Central Lion's commitment to the Ivey Eye Institute to purchase special surgical equipment. Making presentation Stu Rayner, Event Chair; to Michelle Mahood, St. Joseph's Health Care, Dr. Cindy Hutnik and Dr. Bill Hodge, Ivey Eye Institute, Peter Mastorakos and Brenda Lewis, Board of Directors St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation and Jim Lystar, President Central Lions Club.


Fish & chips, dessert and lots of fun at the 10th Annual London Central Lions Fight for Sight Fish Fry & Auction








This event takes a lot of volunteer time and effort to achieve.

Thank you to all of the London Central Lions voluntteers seen here, and those many others who annually help make this event a success.