Results and Feedback
We are pleased to report the continued success of our four-decade tradition of recognizing young students serving their school community with dedication. Grounded in the old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”, our awards program is a joint effort between our Club, teachers and a local business.
Starting with our 2018-19 international theme, “We serve the world and our local communities with pride, compassion and kindness….To reach beyond our limits we must reach within our clubs, communities and selves.” our club encouraged students to look beyond the here and now and look for opportunities for self-improvement and with greater knowledge and understanding to improve their communities.
Teachers then select one student from their rooms for best meeting that criteria and provided information about the child’s reading level, grade level and reading interests. Our book supplier, Audrey’s Books, used that information to pick the “perfect” book for that child. The loop is closed when some of our members attend the year-end assemblies to speak about community service and how ordinary people can do extraordinary things.
With few exceptions, even with the proliferation of digital media, we have awarded books every year since the Award’s inception. It continues to be our belief that the printed word is a long-lasting reminder that literacy leads to individual success now and in the years to come.
Additionally, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International, the Edmonton Chinese Lions Club selected a total of 18 coffee table-quality books of different reading levels and presented them to the school libraries for students and staff alike to share. With these richly illustrated references we hope to inspire students to think about the wonders of our fragile planet and the need to preserve ecosystems for future generations.
Citizenship Award prizes on display in the John D. Bracco School foyer just before presentation at their year-end awards assembly
Delton School, K to 6
Approximate enrollment: 460
Books awarded: 26
Wow! What a wonderful opportunity for our students to be recognized. I cannot thank you enough for the continued support of the Edmonton Chinese Lions Club! What a great theme for student this year, and echos our hopes for our students here at Delton.
Ivor Dent School, K to 9
Approximate enrollment: 440
Books awarded: 49
We truly appreciate the support of your organization. We are definitely "in" again this year! We would also be pleased to accept a book in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Lions.
John D. Bracco Junior High, 7 to 9
Approximate enrollment: 600
Books awarded: 33
Thank you for all of your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you again in June!
John D. MacDougall School, K to 6
Approximate enrollment: 355
Books awarded: 17
John A. McDougall is honored to participate in the Edmonton Chinese Lions Club Citizenship Award again this year. Thank you for sharing your international challenge as well as a focus on being better citizens for our planet.
Norwood School, K to 6
Approximate enrollment: 270
Books awarded: 27
As always, we look forward to your attendance and support with the presentation of the Citizenship Awards.
Spruce Avenue Junior High, 7 to 9
Approximate enrollment: 220
Books awarded: 23
Spruce Avenue school graciously accepts this generous offer. We are so very appreciative! This is such a wonderful opportunity for our students, supporting both citizenship and literacy. We have been working very hard on both endeavours.
Thank you for your continued support to Spruce Avenue School.
St. Alphonsus School, K to 9
Books awarded: 41
Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to recognize our deserving students with books! We are honoured that you have thought of us again this year and we would be pleased to accept this offer.
St. Teresa of Calcutta School, K to 6
Enrollment not published
Books awarded: 18
Thanks for including our students once again.
St. Catherine School, K to 9
Approximate attendance: 500
Books awarded: 46
Thank you so much! This is such a wonderful gift for our students. We would love to participate.
The students were presented with the books this morning. They were very excited and pleased with their books. A kindergarten student found me in the hallway after the presentation and told me, “These are the best books ever!” She was just beaming again this year. Thanks again!