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:
by Phone: 1-888-For-Elks (1-888-367-3557) – Toll Free

BC Elks Executive 2023 / 2024

  • President: Nick Geerdink
  • Immediate Past President: Kari Senko
  • 1st Vice President: Randy Schellenberg
  • 2nd Vice President: Charles Beamin

  • 3rd Vice President: Laurie Kidd
  • 1st Director: Ruth Hoyte
  • 2nd Director: Larry Oakley
  • Chairman Finance Committee: Bert Chen
  • Chairman Judiciary Committee: Ron Molnar

Presidents Message

Kari Senko - President BC ELKs Association

Nick Geerdink 2023/2024 President

Brothers and Sisters, and Ladies of the Royal Purple Elks

I am deeply humbled, honoured and privileged to serve as President of our Association for 2023-24. I wish to thank everyone for being engaged with the Elks and helping make our communities better places to live.

I would also like to express my appreciation to each one of you for your support and efforts in upholding the values of Elkdom which has built a legacy of kindness and goodwill that has touched the lives of countless individuals and families.

My theme for the coming year is BEING ELKS ENGAGED

Each Lodge is unique. Being Elks Engaged takes various forms as an active participant in Lodge operations, social activities and fund-raising events. Have fun volunteering. Your commitment will go a long way to attracting like-minded individuals into your Lodge – increasing membership as a result. The Association Executive and Committee members are available to assist your Lodge in any way we can. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

The variety of charitable causes supported in our communities seems endless. One of the vital causes we promote is the provision of hearing aids and support services benefiting children. The assistance provided can have a profound impact on a child’s development and quality of life. Also, your interest in our three children’s camps is much appreciated. Camps Elkcanoe, Elkgrove and Elkhaven provide a safe and nurturing camp experience for youth 18 and under, and challenged individuals of any age. None of this would be possible without your unwavering support and involvement with the Elks of Canada and the BC Elks Association.

Being Elks Engaged should make you Elks Proud!!

Thank you for the dedication of your new Executive, Committee members, everyone in Penticton Elks Lodge #51 for hosting a fantastic Conference; and, Victoria Elks Lodge #2 and my wife Heather for their support.

Thank you for entrusting me with the position of President.

Nick Geerdink
BC Elks Association
The Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society of British Columbia

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!