Stettler’s Elks are celebrating 90 years of helping out the community this year with a celebration in the park on Wednesday, July 16.
The Elks were founded in September of 1912, and the Stettler lodge came into being 12 years later, and today has 50 members.
“As the Stettler Community has grown, we have been there as inestimable benefit to the Stettler community,” said Rick Doell, a member of the Stettler lodge.
In Stettler, the Elks have supported projects and organizations such as the skate park, the handi-bus, music festival, and Stettler Scouts.
“We are always looking for projects to help out with,” Doell said.
Provincially, the Elks became a founding donor of the Institute of Stuttering Treatment and Research and have since donated over $1.8 million to the institute’s research. Nationally, the Elks are working with the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (CASLPA) to advocate for the implementation and/or enhancement of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programs across Canada.
The celebration in the park will feature a free barbecue and entertainment by Lisa Leschert.