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Agassiz Elks club gives back

Local club donates $1,300 to various charitiable efforts at home and across Canada

The Agassiz Elks Club got into the holiday spirit in a big way this year.

Agassiz Elks Club 311 donated $596 in proceeds from Friday meat draws between Nov. 12 and Dec. 3, topping that number off at $1,000 with proceeds from the club’s charity account.

The club also donated $300 to both Elks charities: B.C. Elks Camps for Children and the Royal Purple Fund for Children.

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B.C. Elks Camps for Children were originally designed for children living with special needs but due to high demand, they’ve been made available for any organized group of children under the age of 18. The camps are available year-round with no charge to the user groups. There are three camps in the province: Camp Elkcanoe near Salmon Arm, Camp Elkgrove in Aldergrove and Camp Elkhaven near Courtenay.

The Royal Purple Fund for Children spans all of Canada and provides for the medical needs of children with hearing and speech disorders.

To learn more about how you can help or to learn more about the Elks of Canada, visit elksofcanada.ca.


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