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Elks partner for gift of hearing, Wilkie Elks part of other donations

Wilkie Elks partner with Wilkie Legion in Remembrance Day activity.

WILKIE — Recently the Wilkie Elks partnered with the Unity Elks on donations of hearing aids to two area children.

A recipient child’s mom responded to the Wilkie Elks Club saying, “Since the last time we saw you, Kinsley was fitted and picked out her hearing aids and she is waiting for their arrival so she can start wearing them. Karissa has started talking now and is getting better at keeping her hearing aids in every day.”

The parents issued their gratefulness to the two Elks club as they had no idea this type of funding was available and are hopeful their story can help other children in need.

The Wilkie Elks Club also donated to the local paddling pool, providing free access to everyone for summer of 2022, and this has been something they have undertaken in the past.

The service club is also a longtime supporter of the local library.

Elk’s members are currently selling Grey Cup pool tickets with the proceeds earmarked as funding for the annual Santa Claus Day in Wilkie.

Wilkie Elks member Eugene Hartter, adds, “As our Wilkie Legion is aging, we approached them to work together on the Remembrance Day service this year. The service will be held at the Wilkie SaskCan Centre with the Elks providing luncheon for everyone. Our club is looking forward to doing this in the future.”

Incorporated in 1978 and later joining with the Royal Purple to form one club, the Wilkie Elks has been dedicated to serving the community, even throughout the pandemic. The club has a membership of 15 and would always welcome new members.

The Wilkie Elks have been part of donations to the Wilkie Health Foundation towards the digital x-ray machine, supporting minor hockey tournaments and advertising at the arena to help with expenses. The club is also involved with fundraisers through the provincial body of Elks with money raised staying in Saskatchewan.

The Elks Club was founded in 1912 in Canada, making their service to Canadians span 110 years. The Elks, in Canada, have grown to over 200 lodges with more than 7,000 members. They have given countless volunteer hours to promoting and serving community needs across Canada, benefitting communities in all of the provinces they serve.

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