British Columbia
Elks Association

As the Provincial Association for the National Elks of Canada, we are a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that fundraises for charitable purposes throughout British Columbia.

From local sporting events to large-scale donation drives, the members of the BC Elks Association have raised millions of dollars in our long history to improve local communities, assist individuals in need, and support other charitable causes.

The British Columbia Elks Association represents and serves 42 Elks of Canada Lodges in British Columbia. Together with the over 1500 men and women in these Lodges, we share the common belief to promote and support community needs in British Columbia. As well as strive to be a recognizable volunteer organization focusing on helping children, communities and families by meeting members’ needs through fraternal social activities.

If you are interested in joining the Elks, or are inquiring about how our Lodges can assist your cause, please contact us.

By email: office@bcelks.ca
by Phone: 1-888-For-Elks (1-888-367-3557) – Toll Free

BC Elks Executive 2023 / 2024

  • President: Randy Schellenberg
  • Immediate Past President: Kari Senko
  • 1st Vice President: Charles Beamin
  • 2nd Vice President: Laurie Kidd
  • 3rd Vice President: Ruth Hoyte
  • 1st Director: Larry Oakley
  • 2nd Director: Angele Grenier
  • Chairman Finance Committee: Bert Chen
  • Chairman Judiciary Committee: Ron Molnar

Presidents Message

Randy

Randy Schellenberg 2023/2024 President

Brothers and Sisters, and Ladies of the Royal Purple Elk,

To start, I would like to thank Brother Nick Geerdink for his service to the BC Elks Association. Brother Nick has chosen to step down as president due to health concerns. We are going to miss him as well as his lovely wife, Heather, who cooked some fabulous meals. We wish them the best! I am honored to be stepping in to serve as your new President, BC Elks Association, and all the lodges involved, as well as having the honor to serve the Elks of Canada.

We would also like to welcome Sister Angele Grenier as 2nd Director. She will be a great addition to the BC Elks Association.

The theme I have chosen is Elks Honor.

We share a common belief to promote and support community needs in our beautiful province of British Columbia. As we strive to be a recognizable volunteer organization, we focus on helping children, communities, families as well as our membership, by meeting their needs through fraternal and social activities.

My Father, Art Schellenberg, as well as my uncle, Past President BC Elks Association, Noel Schellenberg, were long time members of the Elks of Canada, and it is an honor to follow in their footsteps.

I am very proud to be part of what we, as an organization, represent. For example, The Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, which help children with hearing and speech disabilities. So please get involved with the Elks of Canada and the Royal Purple Elks Fund for Children and the BC Elks Society Camps.

This year has been very busy! We have been using Camp Elkhaven for our Spring Meeting and Camp Elkcanoe for our Fall Meeting.

We would like to thank South Vancouver Elks Lodge for the generous donation from the sale of their building.

We are excited to have the return of our 50/50 raffle draw this year! This draw gives us the potential to have a draw prize to the winner of $10,000. Tickets are available through your BC Elks Association Executive, or through the administration office. If you would like to get some tickets to sell yourself, or through your Lodge, you can obtain them by contacting the office. Our goal this year is to sell out! This is our third year of this exciting fundraising opportunity, so we put it to you. Let’s see what you can sell, challenge another Lodge in your district and have some fun! Let’s beat last year’s numbers!

Please feel free to contact me or the Executive if you have any questions.

Randy Schellenberg

President

BC Elks Association│The Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society of BC

Benefits of Membership

Joining your local Elks lodge is a great way to meet new people and become involved in your local community.  The opportunities in each lodge differ but will usually include a variety of social activities such as darts, bowling, crib nights, trivia nights, and more. Check with your local lodge to see what is offered in your area.

The Elks have a history of service and have a strong community presence and you will gain opportunities to network and meet a variety of people as well as give back to your community. Some of the events that local lodges may participate in include Christmas parades and Easter egg hunts for kids and fund-raisers to help children who might not otherwise be able to go to summer camp have a fun camping experience.

The ELKs also sponsor regional, provincial and national yearly tournaments in darts and bowling.

Gain opportunities to grow your leadership skills with the various conferences and seminars available to members.

We look forward to seeing you soon!