News and Upcoming Events

May 11, 2020
To All Lodge E.R.'s/Presidents:

Brothers and Sisters:

The corona virus pandemic continues to create serious concerns to the health and well-being of the people of British Columbia and Canada.  Our Provincial Government and Health Authorities continue to issue directives and regulations regarding travel, social distancing and gatherings for the residents of British Columbia.  On May 6th, the Province announced its "BC Restart Plan.   Among the many protective measures being taken, gatherings of 50 or more people are continuing to be banned to reduce the risk of outbreaks.  the Province has put in place a strategy which does not permit larger gatherings until Phase 4 - which they have stated will not occur until sometime after September once, "broad successful treatments" are in place.

As a result of the pandemic situation and progress, authorized by Association Bylaw 8.1.2, and strongly suggested by Grand Lodge, the BC Elks Association Executive at their teleconference on May 9th voted in favour of the following two motions:

"That the Provincial Conference, scheduled for 2020 in Kamloops, be postponed until June 4, 5 and 6, 2021 in Kamloops."

"That the current Executive Officers shall remain in their elected positions until the Conference in 2021."

Additionally, Grand Lodge strongly suggests that Association, Lodge and district Bylaws/Regulations pertaining to Elections, Vacancies and Meetings (Association Conferences, District/Regional and Lodge meetings including Executive meetings) be waived for the year 2020.

The Lodges have the option to meet later in 2020 if provincial regulations and pandemic conditions safely permit.

Your Provincial Executive will continue to  keep you informed on an on going basis, and your Regional Director is available to be contacted by phone or e-mail to respond to any questions you may have.

Fraternally, Kay Heuer, Provincial President, BC Elks Association


ELKHAVEN DAYS IS CANCELLED FOR 2020


click on above for the per capita form 

PROVINCIAL BOWLING 2020
HOSTED BY SALMON ARM ELKS NO. 445
MAY 9, 2020
BOWLING HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020


NATIONAL DARTS 2020
HOSTED BY PENTICTON ELKS NO. 51
MAY 20 T0 23, 2020
CANCELLED



 

Peter Miedema receiving a donation of $1,500.00 from Regina McLean of the
North Kamloops Elks Lodge No. 469 for the Elks Recreation Children's Camp Society
 
 

 
Salmon Arm Elks No. 455 Elk members who received their service pins in 2017
 
Left to right: 
Jack Bibby (President) presented the pins.
Morris Wright - 50 Years
Ed Pastorchik - 15 Years
Peter Klymchuk - 50 Years
Fred Horn  5 Years
Ron Reddicliff - 15 Years
    

 
 
Burnaby Elks NO. 497 Helping the helpers: 
  Our Lodge donated $35,500.00 to ten Charities
 
 
Front row left to right:   Brother Gerry Pelletier, Sister Anne Chychrun, Brother Reg Seguin, Annette mew representing the Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society, Tanya Yinau representing the B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation, Maura Fitzpatrick representing the Children of Street Society, Teresa Kazemin representing The B.C. Family Hearing Resource Society, Sylvia Zylla representing the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, Maria Jacome representing Stride Avenue Community School and last but not least Exalted Ruler Sister Doreen Peniuk on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society for The Relay of Life.

Standing in the back are Brother Wally Govett and Sister JudyGwin

A cheque was sent to the Edmonds Community School and cheques were presented to the B.C. Elks Provincial Conference in Mission for the Elks Recreation Children's Camp Society of B.C. 

 

 
 
 
 

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.