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Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Elks Association

The Manitoba branch of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a Canadian fraternal organization founded in 1912, was established in 1927.

Presidents

Period

President

1927-1928

?

1928-1929

?

1929-1930

T. C. Logan

1930-1931

Walter Whitlock

1931-1932

E. G. Porter

1932-1934

Maurice A. Roche

1934-1935

Albert George Smellie (1895-1974)

1935-1936

?

1936-1937

Al E. Eamer

1937-1938

W. E. Ferguson

1938-1939

R. E. McGuffin

1939-1940

?

1940-1941

Rev. E. A. Syms

1941-1942

W. K. Houston

1942-1943

?

1943-1944

?

1944-1945

A. G. Hall

1945-1946

?

1946-1947

C. W. Pooles

1947-1948

Lionel Charbouneau

1948-1949

?

1949-1950

?

1950-1951

?

1951-1952

?

1952-1953

?

1953-1954

?

1954-1955

?

1955-1956

S. Sigurdson

1956-1957

J. E. Clevett

1957-1958

Erik Harald Wadelius (1913-2000)

Secretary-Treasurers

Period

Secretary-Treasurer

1926-1942

Charles Albert Tanner (1887-1970)

1942-?

W. F. L. Hyde

 

Sources:

“Whitlock named Elks’ President at convention,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 May 1930, page 5.

“Manitoba Elks meet today to name officers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 July 1932, page 18.

“M. Roche, of Flin Flon, new head of Manitoba Elks,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 1932, page 2.

“18 Elks’ lodges meet in Dauphin next Tuesday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 June 1934, page 7.

“A. G. Smellie named head of Manitoba Elks,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 June 1934, page 20.

“Manitoba Elks elect Winnipeg man President,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 June 1936, page 23.

“Manitoba Elks pick Ferguson for President,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 July 1937, page 4.

“Manitoba Elks elect officers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 June 1938, page 23.

“Manitoba Elks name Houston as President,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 June 1941, page 2.

“F. Hyde elected Secretary of Elks,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 June 1942, page 16.

“A. G. Hall heads Manitoba Elks,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 June 1944, page 4.

“High officers visit at local B.P.O.E. meeting,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 October 1946, page 3.

“Degree trophy to Minnedosa,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 June 1947, page 3.

“42 attend Elk Portage meet,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 June 1956, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 September 2020

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