Our Club History
The Riverview Lions Community Center was chartered on March 17, 1960 by the Moncton Lions Club. In the early days the members of the Riverview Lions Club met at the K & P Hall that was located on the Pine Glen Road. In 1975 their new home became a little two room School house at the current location of the Riverview Lions Club Community Center at 701 Coverdale Road. The two room School house was first renovated in 1981 with the idea of providing the members and the Community a single yet larger hall to accommodate the growth of the membership and projects, such as Bingo and small catering projects, that required more space. In 1991 the Riverview Lions Community Center took on an entirely different look by removing the stair access at the main entrance to accommodate wheelchairs and easier entrance for seniors. With the growing demand for Community participation by the Lions Club a large hall was added and could hold up to 225 seats in the upper hall and 185 seats in our lower hall. In 2005, a need to improve accessibility even further and upgrade the kitchen facilities for our many projects the Riverview Lions Community Center went through another major renovation. Although no additional capacity was added, a safer, more accessible and modernized equipment was the end gain for the citizens of the community.
The Riverview Lions Club provides the following Donations and/or Service Projects:
- Disability Programs
- Eyeglasses collection for countries in need
- Families in need
- Food Depots
- Senior Activities (education, exercise and nutrition, social)
- Spiritual services
- Town of Riverview festivals, events, activities
- Warming Center Supports
- Youth Programs
- Girl Guides
- Boys and Girls Club
- Navy League
A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Welcome to the Riverview Lions Club,
It is our motto to serve our community through support, fundraising and use of our Community Centre.
We are 100% volunteer with a mission to improve the lives of those living in the Town of Riverview and surrounding areas. We assist seniors, youth, the arts, amateur sports, Town programs and an ongoing variety of other individual and non-profit organization requests.
The Riverview Lions Community Centre has over 700 bookings a year and we are proud that 90% of our guests use the Centre at reduced/free rent. The Centre is more than a building, it is a place to feel welcome, to share stories, to find peace and hope.
We welcome people of all ages, cultures, and abilities to be part of our volunteer team and experience the value of being a Lion.
I never tire volunteering here, Riverview Lions are humble, hard-working good people who deeply believe in the betterment of our world.
I invite you to view our website and watch the short video under the Membership tab, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Yours in Lionism,
Jerry Kirkpatrick, 2023 – 2024, Riverview Lions Club President