about the Elks

We are an organization dedicated to the benefit and welfare of others, wherever there is need for charity or public service. Individual Lodge members are part of a Canada-wide fraternity of service and friendship; in short, we are really “people helping people.
Our history shows how a band of earnest, sincere and unselfish individuals established and maintained an institution of which the principle objectives were the welfare of its members and the “common good” of the people as a whole. The Elks of Canada were formed under federal charter May 16th 1913 with the national office now located in Regina. The national office then grants the charters for subordinate lodges. These lodges form the base for our entire order what the focus on local community projects worked on by local volunteers.
Over the years these local lodges were then grouped into Associations. Our own Alberta Elks Association was formed on May 24, 1928. Member Lodges of the Alberta Elks Association annually contribute in excess of $3 Million Dollars for the betterment of our communities, in both financial support and volunteer hours.
The Alberta Elks Association encompasses communities throughout Alberta, SE and NE corners of BC and the Yukon Territory. The Alberta Elks Association also participates in recreational activities for the enjoyment of their membership. Curling, darts, golf and camping to name a few.