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Local Elks Lodge celebrating its history by golfing

'Since our inception, we have donated well over $1.5 million back into our community and to the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children'

The Grand Lodge of the Elks of Canada instituted the North Bay Elks Lodge #25 in 1914, which means the Lodge has 105 years in North Bay.

The Lodge history is somewhat blurry, but in 1934 during the Great Depression, the charter was surrendered due to both a lack of funds and members. In August of 1953, the Lodge requested to be reinstated and in 1954 The Grand Lodge of Canada granted our request and we received our charter effective 1953, with the same Lodge #25. In the mid 50’s our members put together a financial plan to obtain property and build a Lodge with revenue abilities. In 1959 the small hall opened for business.

During this period construction continued on the large hall and members quarters. It has now been 60 years since our Lodge has been open and operating. Grant Devine, one of our long-time members, worked on the construction of our Lodge and he and his wife Shirley had their wedding reception here. Grant and Shirley are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and Grant lights up every time he walks into the small hall as it holds a lifetime of memories for him. Our current membership is proud of what was started and what we have been able to maintain.

We would like you to join us this year to help us celebrate our building and our memories of 60 years.

Brian Krauskopf will host several celebrations to honour both the memory of our fallen members and the service of our current members and, more importantly, to educate the community on what a great service organization we are.

"Since our inception, we have donated well over $1.5 million back into our community and to the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children," the release stated.  

Please stay tuned for the many events happening to celebrate the great work Elk members have done and continue to do in our community.

Our first event is our annual Golf Tournament.

Elks Lodge Golf Tournament: 4 Person Scramble – Saturday, August 24, 2019

1 p.m. @ Highview Golf Course followed by Catered Meal

At the North Bay Elks Lodge by East Side Mario’s

$75/person (18 holes, cart, supper and a prize)

Bus Transportation to and from available for $10

Contact John Biondi @ 705-478-7781 or

Or by visiting or calling the Elks Lodge @ 705-474-1491