Vegreville Elks Park

Vegreville Elks Park

A National, Fraternal and Charitable Organization promoting and serving community needs through local Lodge volunteers.

The qualifications to become a member of the Elks are: Any person of good reputation, a believer in a Supreme Being, an adherent of lawful government and having attained the age of 16.

Members are initiated by their home lodge, become members of the National Order and receive a warm welcome in any lodge they visit across Canada. Think of it as a “national network” of friends.

All applicants must complete a membership application and be proposed by a member in good standing at a regular meeting of a Lodge. Membership fees are collected and a ballot/vote upon the admission of the candidate is taken. (Fees are determined by each local Lodge.) Once approved each member is “initiated” into the Elks by a special and meaningful ceremony. Once initiated they are entitled to all the privileges of membership in the Elks of Canada.

The men and women of the Elks of Canada promote and support community needs across Canada.

Charitable Activities  –  2007 to 2016

By Vegreville Elks Lodge #143

34 029 hours of volunteer time by our members for fund raising efforts; attendance at conferences and Lodge meetings; presentation of donation cheques; community service, and work at the Elks Park and Fish Pond.

$471 420.00 In financial contributions and donations including:

To Our National Charity –  Elks and Royal Purples Fund For Children

To Our Provincial Charity – Alberta Elks Foundation  –  ISTAR – Alberta Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research

To Other National/Provincial Charities

Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic                WW Cross Cancer Institute

Stollery Children’s Hospital Found.         Terry Fox Cancer Foundation

Lions Eye Bank                                          Alberta Cancer Foundation

Camp He Ho Ha                                        Children’s Ability Fund

To Local Community Projects

Elks Community Hall Operating Deficit            Lions Spray Park

Elks Park and Fish Pond – Water Fountains, Benches, Flower Bed

St. Joseph’s Hospital – Bladder Scanner School Breakfast Clubs

Veg. Figure Skating Club                                    DARE Program

Veg. Al-Drug Soc. Teen Conference                  Fiddlin’ Kiddlin’

ATCO Children’s Christmas Party                      Veg. Special Olympics

VALID – Veg. Assoc. for Living in Dignity          Veg. Youth Bowling

Veg. Minor Hockey – 2 sets Uniforms              1st Vegreville Scouts

Fine Arts Endowment Fund – 4 Schools           1st  Vegreville Cubs

St. Martin’s Found. – Big Drum Program         Veg. Kids of Steel Event

Veg. Pre-School Assoc.                                       Veg. Pathfinders

Veg. Comp. High Found. – Band Uniforms       Girl Guides of Veg.

Veg. Comp. High Found. – Bus Purchase         Veg. Food Bank

Veg. Comp. High Found. – Student Exch.         Veg. & Dist. FCSS

Veg. Comp. High Found. – Bamfield Trip         Veg. Christmas Bureau

Akasu Palliative Care Society                            Veg. 4H Beef Club

Veg 4H Light Horse Whisperers                        Minburn Dist. 4H Club

Vegreville Cultural Association                         School Breakfast Clubs

Vegreville Minor Soccer Association                Lavoy Playground

Vegreville School of Ballet                                 Christmas Pool Party

Forum For Young Canadians                             Encounters Canada

Veg. Care Centre – Broda Wheel Chair             Veg. Wildlife Federation

Veg. Care Centre – Electric Lift                          Veg. Tri-Sports Association

Veg. Care Centre – Oxygen Concentrator        CALS – Kitchen Up-grade

Veg. Community Park Playground                   Ft. McMurray Wild Fire Fund

Veg. Music Parents’ Association

For Annual Local Programs

Annual Citizenship Awards at St. Mary’s Catholic School

Annual Social Studies Awards at Vegreville Composite High School

Knights of Columbus – Canada Day

Kid Sport Vegreville

Vegreville Football Association – Vortex Team

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 39 – Remembrance Day

Wendy Brook Music Festival

Vegreville Transportation Services Society

Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course

For Needy Individuals

Tilt in Space Wheel Chair

Hearing Aids for an 8 Month Old Child

Stem Cell Therapy Treatment

Lap Top with Dragon Dictation

Wheel Chair Assisted Van For family of a boy with severe developmental delays

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