Albany Creek Lions Club Announce that the Lions Hearing Dog Program Now Includes Support Dogs for Diabetes Sufferers

The Lions Hearing Dog Program, one of the programs of the Lions Club of Albany Creek and other Lions Clubs across the country, is now also training medical dogs to assist people with diabetes. This is in addition to training dogs that assist the hearing impaired.

The Lions Hearing Dog Program trains and sends dogs to hearing impaired recipients across different cities and towns in Australia, including right here in Albany Creek.

With the expansion of the program scope to cover support dogs for diabetes sufferers, these life-changing dogs are now making a greater difference to those who need them nationwide.

The Albany Creek Lions Club meets twice monthly for club events and initiatives: the first Wednesday of the month at the Albany Creek Library, and the third Wednesday at the Hornets Football Club. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving an assistance dog, please contact the Albany Creek Lions Club. They will see what can be done to help.

About Lions Australia

The Albany Creek Lions Club is part of the larger network of Lions Clubs in Australia. Lions Australia supports communities nationwide through diverse service projects and initiatives. Their main areas of focus include youth empowerment, health, humanitarian efforts, the environment, and fostering innovation.

Assistance dogs represent just one way the Albany Creek Lions Club aims to help people in the local community and make a positive difference in their lives. Access their Facebook page to learn more.

For Lions Australia, insight leads to action. Their mission is bringing service to life through practical and informed projects that create visible, measurable change.

For more information about Lions Australia, visit their website here.

Published 5 September 2023

Albany Creek Community Invites All for “Christmas In The Creek”

The Albany Creek Community is inviting all families to attend their “Christmas In The Creek” celebration to be held at Albany Creek Community Centre on the 2nd of December from 5:40 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tables and chairs are available at the event but everyone is encouraged to bring their most creative decorations for a chance to win The Most Christmassy Table competition.

There will be Twilight Markets where everyone can shop for their Christmas gifts while chomping down on free sausage BBQ courtesy of the Albany Creek Lions and Albany Creek Apex Club.

The Albany Creek Lions Club is a not-for-profit community of both men and women. The club serves the local community and assists the neighbouring communities when needed. They have participated in a number of medical researches, disaster relief operations, and other humanitarian assistance across Australia and the world.

A number of entertainment and performances are also lined up all throughout the “Christmas In The Creek” celebration. Everyone can sing along to favourites Christmas songs to be performed by the Brisbane City Sounds Chorus.

Brisbane City Sounds Chorus is a group of 45 women from all walks of life, all ages, and from all over Brisbane. The choir is famous for their 4-part a-Capella harmony and has been a part of an international community of singers.

Brisbane City Sounds Chorus
Credit: Queensland Show Choir

Santa will also be present at the event. In addition, the kids will be entertained by a spectacular Christmas magic show by Jazzy J. There will also be free face painting and balloon twisting.

Jazzy J has always been known for her magic show that is is a surefire hit at making kids laugh. Her act is just one among the many acts offered by Jazzy Art Entertainment, a family owned business based in Albany Creek that has been in the children’s entertainment for more than 10 years. In fact, J’s son, Alex “The Balloon Boy,” has started his own act when he was just six years old. Today, he is 16 years old and has been doing his own Magic Show as well.

Credit: Jazzy Art Entertainment YouTube

Later in the night, the adults can sing along with the rock music by the Delta Express, an experienced covers band playing hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s. The group promises a fun, relaxed, family-friendly performance that sure to get the party started and everyone dancing.

Credit: Matt H YouTube

“Christmas In The Creek” is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Albany Creek, in conjunction with Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism.