Manitoba Organization: International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo

A fraternal organization.

The International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo is a fraternal service organization for people in the forest products industry. It’s one of the oldest in existence, founded in 1892. The first chapter outside the United States was established in Winnipeg—Hoo-Hoo Club No. 24—in March 1924. Some founding chapter members were Theodore A. Sparks, Clifford M. Ackland and Frank R. Dowse, all of them involved in some way in Winnipeg’s lumber industry.

What is a Hoo-Hoo? No one seems to know. Their web site only hints obliquely that “what the name is, what it stands for, is more important than where it came from.” A founder suggested an alternate name of The Ancient Order of Camp Followers but it did not seem to curry favour.

For more information about the club and its history, see


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2013