Easter Seals Buses
In the past you may have seen the Easter Seals Buses which began in 1947 when a handful of Lions Club members began using their own station wagons to transport children with disabilities to school. As a result, the Society started the Easter Seals Buses program.
Some of the Easter Seals Buses programs eventually where adopted by cities who now offer the Handy Dart program and helped private agencies acquire specialty equipped buses to transport children to hospitals, schools, treatment centres and recreational facilities in communities around the province.
Lions Laser Skin Centre
Many children had to grow up in BC enduring the trauma and stigma of unsightly birthmarks. In 1992, Easter Seals BC/Yukon purchased the first laser for the Lions Laser Skin Centre, located at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children's Hospital. The Centre utilizes the latest in medical and laser technology to remove port wine stains and other types of disfiguring birthmarks and skin pigmentation enabling children and adults from around BC to gain the confidence to face the challenges of everyday life.
Lions VGH Helipad
When you're transporting critically ill or injured patients every second counts. The $800,000 Helipad at Vancouver General Hospital and Health Science Centre, funded by the BC Lions Society, enables patients from around the province to be transported directly to Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia's primary acute care and trauma referral hospital. An elevator transfers patients directly from the helipad to the ICU, saving precious time when it counts the most.