As part of the Toronto Art Festival festivities over Labor Day weekend, the Toronto Lions Club continued its long-standing tradition of crowning Little Miss Lion, with the 2021 honors going to Victoria Dear. The court included, from left to right, Myah Wickham, Haley Bodnar, Dear, 2019 winner Pria Frey, Brooklyn Allison and Olivia Morris. Little Miss Lion will represent the Toronto Lions Club in Homecoming and Christmas parades. The Toronto Lions Club was established in 1957 and is working to make Toronto a better place to live, according to member Jay Foster, with projects such as building the shelter; the creation of the Newburg landing; be active with young people through the Close-Up program and the GOOD program within the primary school; sponsor sports teams and homecoming festivities, including the parade; and fundraisers like the club “Famous barbecue chicken” at the festival. The club offers free eye exams and glasses to anyone in need locally. The club is unique in that it had one of its members, the late James Coffey, president of Lions International. Brandt Boka is president of the organization, which meets at 6.30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday in Karaffa commune. The second meeting of each month is a dinner meeting. New members are always welcome. Applications can be submitted online or anyone interested can join a member and attend a meeting.