Little Miss Lion 2021
As part of Toronto Art Festival festivities during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Toronto Lions Club continued its longtime tradition of crowning Little Miss Lion, with the 2021 honors going to Victoria Dear. The court included, from left, Myah Wickham, Haley Bodnar, Dear, 2019 winner Pria Frey, Brooklyn Allison and Olivia Morris. Little Miss Lion will represent the Toronto Lions Club in the Homecoming and Christmas parades.The Toronto Lions Club was established in 1957 and works to make Toronto a better place to live, according to member Jay Foster, with projects such as building the shelter house; creating Newburg landing; being active with the youth through the Close-Up program and the GOOD program within the elementary school; sponsoring sports teams and homecoming festivities, including the parade; and fundraisers such as the club’s “famous barbecue chicken” at the festival. The club provides free eye exams and glasses to anyone in need locally. The club has the distinction of having had one of its members, the late James Coffey, serve as president of Lions International. Brandt Boka is president of the organization that meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays at the Karaffa commons. The second meeting of every month is a dinner meeting. New members are always welcome. Applications can be sent online or anyone interested can join a member and come to a meeting.