News and Upcoming Events

President's Visitation Schedule for 2016 to 2017
is listed on the President's Page under his address.


Region One:           Saturday, April 8, 2017        Hosted by Mission Elks No.30
Region Two:          Sunday, April 23, 2017          Hosted by Courtenay Elks No. 60
Region Three:        Sunday, April 2, 2017           Hosted by Langley Elks No. 259
Region Four:          Sunday, March 26, 2017        Hosted by Vernon Elks No. 45
Region Five:           Saturday, March 18, 2017     Hosted by Kamloops Elks No. 44
Region Six:            (a)  Sunday, March 26, 2017  Hosted by Cariboo Elks No. 239
                            (b)  Sunday, April 23, 2017     Hosted by Terrace Elks No. 425

DATE:  MAY 13, 2017
Provincial Bowling Packages mailed out to all Lodges on March 16, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  $250.00 per team
Extra Tickets for Banquet:   $15.00 each

Please submit entry forms and fees including
Extra Tickets before APRIL 15, 2017

Please make payable to:
Cariboo Elks No. 239
No. 8 - 500 Wotzke Drive, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4S9

Schedule of Events:

Friday evening: May 12, 2017 - downstairs at the Elks Hall - 98- 1st Avenue

Saturday:  Bowling at Cariboo Bowling Lanes - 2014 - 1st Avenue

Saturday lunch served at the bowling alley
Saturday evening Banquet including dancing - downstairs at the Elks Hall at 5:00 p.m.

Sandman Inn:    664 Oliver Street, Phone:  (250) 392-6557

Coast Fraser Inn - 285 Donald Road, Phone:  (250) 398-7055

Super 8 Motel - 1712 Broadway Avenue, Phone:  866-398-8884
($89.00 a couple plus $5.00 additional person plus taxes.  Good continental breakfast included)

MARCH 17, 18 AND 19, 2017
Provincial Dart Tournament Packages mailed out to all Lodges on February 3, 2017

MAY 23, TO 27, 2017
MAY 23 AT 7l00 P.M. - ELKS Lounge - Meet and Greet
MAY 27 - Banquet


Travel Lodge:  2605 Cliffe Avenue - 2km away Phone:  (250) 334-4491

Best Western:  1590 Cliffe Avenye - 11 blocks away Phone: 1-800-780-7234

Old House Resort and Spa:  1730 Riverside Lane - 11 blocks away. 
Phone:   (250) 703-0202

Holiday Inn:  2200 Cliffe Avenue. 1.6 km away Phone: 1-877-660-8550

Comox Valley Inn and Suites:  6 blocks away.  This one is by far the closets and least expensive.   Phone:  1-800-811-5955

Salmon Arm Elks No. 455 through a variety of activities find themselves in a positon to donate to a variety of charities and non profit organizations in the Salmon Arm area:  Here is the list from 2016: Shuswap Family Resource Centre, Rocky Mountain Rangers, Shuswap Hospic, comfort Inn (bed kids), girl Guides, Salvation Army Food Bank, Junior Curlers, Safe Society Salmon Arm Air Cadets, Second Harvest Food Bank, Seniors Resource Centre, Salmon Arm Boy Scouts,  Shuswap Community Living and Shuswap Day Care.   They also donated four turkeys to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Kay Heuer was among the first to join the ranks of an all-male Nanaimo Elks Club the year it opened membership to women.  It was difficult. " A lot of the Brothers didn't want women there," said Heuer.

She stayed with the organization because she's stubborn, she said with a laugh and believed in the work the Elks did for children.   Today, Heuer is the Nanaimo Elks Exalted Ruler, the equivalent of a Club President and  helping mark the centennial of the social and service club.

Since its first meeting in 1916, the Nanaimo Elks Lodge sent thousands of cigarettes to the soldiers overseas in the Second World War, helped children access hearing aids and contributed money to community groups.

Today, members say the lodge isn't as formal as it once was, with regalia only worn on special occasions.  In 1998, after a 77 per cent yes vote in a national referendum, it also allowed women to apply for membership.   Heuer was among five who joined and said there were members who quit the lodge; it was "very upsetting" to them.  But she also notes its changed and she is happy she went through the process.

Denis Heppelle, Secretary-Treasurer, shared some history of the Elks, which held entertainment on a monthly basis for soldiers stationed in Nanaimo 80 years ago and at one time held regular curling bonspiels and a Christmas Party for  kids free with gifts.   He's most proud of what the Elks have contributed to the community for hearing aids and to places like Nanaimo 7-10 Club and the Nanaimo Child Development Centre.  Approximately $20,000.0 in donations has been given this year alone.

But like other local clubs, membership is on the decline, with ranks going from 170 in 1995 to 25 this year.  It's an old membership because young people don't seem to want to join Elks and have lots of other things to do said George Schofield a member since 1965.

In the 60's, not everyone had a bot or motorhome and the weekend activity was to go the Elks Lodge, said Schofield, whos proud to have been a member for 50 years.

Heuer said the 100 Year Celebration, which happened last month, was going to be wonderful and sad.  "It's like coming to the end of an era fro the Elks, it is.  We've had the 90th Celebration, 95th and this one, but will we be celebrating another one in five years?  I hope so.?

Burnaby Elks receiving three awards: (follow link below)



Visitation of Regional Director, Kay Heuer

Pictured from left to right:
Albert Scholtens, 1st Vice President
          Kay Heuer, BC Elks Director     
Mary Bjarnason, Secretary, Salmon Arm Elks
Ron Reddicliff, Salmon Arm Elks           

Burnaby Elks No. 497  - Award for donations to cancer society
Sister Pat Peters will be 95 Years Young on July 4th.  Pat started with the Royal Purple over 55 years ago and in January 1, 2015 joined the Burnaby Elks.  Pat is very humorous and has told many good jokes and has brought cards and tokens for every special occasion as she is our very crafty member


Winners of the BC Elks Provincial Bowling in Penticton, BC held on May 7, 2016
Men's Over Average:   Bill Pick
Men's High Single:   Tony D'Amico
Ladies Over Average:  Tracey Weins
Ladies High Single:   Sharon Atkinson
Link below are the winners of the Elks Tournament held in Penticton, BC, April, 2016







Salmon Arm Elks installed three new members on October 21st.

Langley Elks No. 259:  
Picture one:  (left to right) Brenda Ormond, Karen Anderson and Agnes Bierwirth sorting through the many drawings received from our contest held at the Arts Alive.  These drawings are part of the Addiction Awareness Program and winners - Lily (5 years), Avari (6 years), Jeremiah (9 years) and Ava (11 years) were selected and set prizes for their efforts.

Langley Elks No. 259 participated in the Langley Arts Alive Festival where they ran a drawing contest for kids upon which the winners are selected and awarded a prize. The photo below contains a couple holding the Langley Elks 80th Sign are President Bob Pringle and Publicity Chair and Historian Laverne Pringle.

Langley Elks marks it's 80th Year!!!
1935 to 2015
Since 1935, Langley Elks Lodge continues to be successful in providing support for children and families in the community

Langley Elks recently named three of its senior time members as Honorary Lifetime members for their many years with Elks and Royal Purple.  Evelyn Hart has contributed 48 years of service with both the Elks and Royal Purple.   Her husband, Roy, was a former President of Langley Elks for four terms and became an Elks District Deputy and has received his Honorary Membership a number of years ago.
John and Marjory Keeper are also recognized as Honorary Lifetime members as well.  John has been an Elk member for 44 years and Marjory for 50 years with both the Elks and Royal Purple Lodges.

Burnaby Elks Service Pins Presentation


Burnaby Elks Helping the Community