Halkirk delegates attend national Elks convention

Halkirk Elks Exalted Ruler Matthew Koenraadt and Elk member Jacquie Dietrich were among the Elk members who gathered

Halkirk Elks Exalted Ruler Matthew Koenraadt and Elk member Jacquie Dietrich were among the Elk members who gathered in Chilliwack, B.C., for the 100th anniversary of the Elks of Canada convention from July 24 to 26.

The Elks have 250 lodges across Canada and roughly 13,000 members who continue to help those in need and service communities where they are located. An estimated $15 million in donations and volunteer hours of service are donated annually. Their national charity is the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, and they’re proud to be the largest all-Canadian fraternal organization.

Matthew returned home on Friday. Jacquie, accompanied by her mother, Elsie Anderson, went on to Victoria and will spend time there.

Congratulations to Mike and Candace Beaudoin on the birth of their third child, Taylem Shae Micheal, born on July 13 weighing in at eight pounds and three and a half ounces. Mike and Candace also have a son, Mason, and a daughter, Laya.

A set of keys was found and turned into the store. See Gwen if you think they are yours.

Unfortunately, the wild pony clinic that was scheduled for this past week has been cancelled because of a lack of little cowboys and cowgirls.

Some folks are inquiring about acquiring CDs from the centennial events. Folks can still order CDs from Lorissa or Lorna Schilling at 884-2463.

Rain frequency has been a hit-and-miss occurrence, and so have the hailstones. The crops in the area are looking quite good and, hopefully, they get into the bin without too much trouble.

Everyone is busy, but there’s little news floating around. Give us a call (or email) — we can’t write this community column without your help. Thanks.

COMING EVENTS: Aug. 25 — Halkirk Elks 17th annual bull-a-rama. Details to follow in the coming weeks.

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