Serving Moose Jaw since 1913
The Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks of Canada, formed in 1912, started our Lodge, No. 7, Moose Jaw in 1913. We have about 60 members (and growing!) and are active in community life, with events, fundraisers, donations, seniors' homes and our National Children's Fund. Mission: "A Canadian volunteer organization of men and women serving communities." Vision: "To be the best volunteer organization in Canadian communities."
WE SUPPORT MOOSE JAW
In 2015 we contributed to:
- Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair
- Moose Jaw Health Foundation
- Hunger in Moose Jaw
- Scholarships at Vanier, Peacock, Central and Riverview
- Trudy Temple Music Scholarship to a deserving high school student
- Salvation Army Stocking Fund, and we worked the kettles
- Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery
- Legion Remembrance Day wreath, and we rent office space in their building
- Moose Jaw Transition House
- Moose Jaw Food Bank
- Victims of Violence
- "Caroline's Carts" for special needs people at three food stores, in partnership with the stores
- Regina Neonatal Department
- Children's Hospital in Saskatoon
- Assisted Fire Victims
- THESE DONATIONS TOTALED OVER $12,000.00
We also sold raffletickets for the Provincial Association in the mall and the Co-op for the Walkathon Raffle to help SPARC and for the Charity Appeal to help the Elks and Royal Purple National Children's Fund.
WE DID BETTER IN 2016, AND WE'RE DOING EVEN BETTER IN 2017!
WE HELP CHILDREN WITH HEARING PROBLEMS
The Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children is our national charity. We fund children's hearing centres from coast to coast, including SPARC, the Saskatchewan Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation Centre in Saskatoon. Locally we've helped several children in the past few years, including Emily, above.
We provide scholarships at local high schools, and we provide seniors' housing on Home Street East. We built an athletic field on Caribou Street West, which is well utilized for youth sports. We provide other funding for children's needs; for example, we paid for one month's cost of a service dog for a young man with diabetes.
Volunteers are needed for all our fundraising events. People who want to check us out are welcome to sit in on meetings. Call Sam at 306-684-0499 for more information. WE NEED YOU!
15 WING SHOW AND SHINE CONCESSION SEPT 17TH
WEEKLY MEAT DRAW FRIDAYS 5:30 PM AT THE LEGION LOUNGE!
Regular Monthly Meeting, Sept. 12th, 7:30 PM at the Legion