Walkathon - Scroll Down for 2019 Raffle Winners
The Elks Provincial Walkathon for Hearing Impaired Children is a major event.
The Elks of Saskatchewan is the major supporter of SPARC, the Saskatchewan Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation Centre (childrens' hearing centre), located in the Childrens' Hospital in Saskatoon. Here's a link to their website: SPARC
We raise funds with cash donations and fundraising events.
Cash donations are gratefully accepted. Send cheques directly to the Saskatchewan Elks Association, 508-12th St. E., Saskatoon, Sask., S7N 0H2. Indicate that the donation is for the Provincial Walkathon. Tax-deductible receipts will be issued for donations over $20.00.
Events to raise funds for the Elks Provincial Walkathon for Hearing Impaired Children will be held throughout the year. Districts, lodges and individuals are welcome to hold events. View and download the information package.
Our main annual Walkathon is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in October. Provincial Elks meetings are held on Friday. On Saturday morning there's a Cenotaph Service, and the Walkathon is held in the afternoon, with short and long routes. The banquet speaker is the director of SPARC, followed by a family that was helped by SPARC. A dance follows. Net proceeds are forwarded to SPARC. Lodges in Saskatchewan bid for the opportunity to host the Walkathon. If your Lodge is interested in hosting the main Walkathon, here's a bid form. In 2017 it was in Melfort on October 14th. In 2018 it was in Esterhazy on Oct. 13th. In 2019 it was in Regina on Oct. 19th.
IN 2022 THE WALKATHON RETURNS TO MELFORT. THE FORMAT IS IDENTICAL TO THE 2019 WALKATHON. THE DATE IS OCT. 14 TO 16, 2022.
49th Annual Walk-a-Thon, Saturday, October 19th, 2019, Hosted by Regina Elks:
A Memorial Parade and Service started from the Elks Hall, 4915-1st Avenue North, at 10:45 AM. The Parade led anyone who wanted to attend to a temporary Cenotaph in a nearby park. A Service was held, prayers were said, and wreaths were laid to honour Elks members who gave their lives in the Armed Forces of Canada.
The Walk started at 2:30 PM Saturday. Long and short routes were marked, Bring your completed Pledge Form with cash or cheques to the Walk. There's no need to register.
There was Social Time at the Lodge during and after the Walk.
The Banquet, Presentations, Dance and Raffle Draw started at the Lodge about 5:30 PM. Banquet Tickets are $25.00.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL BRENDA DAVIS AT 306-216-6305
SUPPORT THE ELKS! HELP CHILDREN HEAR! COME WALK WITH US!
Over $43,000.00 was raised for SPARC by the 2018 Walkathon! Thanks to all the participants, ticket buyers, everyone!
2019 Raffle Winners:
Grand Prize $7,500.00 or ATV to Larry Phillips of Nipawin, Sask.
2nd Prize $1,000.00 to Bill Tarr of Craven, Sask.
Five Third Prize Winners of $100.00 Each:
Larry Carlson - Wilkie, SK
H.A. Hryciw - Regina, SK
Colleen Carter - Saskatoon, SK
Norm Mack - Estevan, SK
Stephanie Nelson - Shaunavon, SK
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners. THANK YOU to everyone who bought tickets.
The Oliver Hogarth Award for the highest ticket sales per lodge member, sponsored by the Moose Mountain Elks Lodge, was won by the Prince Albert Royal Purple Elks.
THE WALKATHON RAFFLE WAS DISCONTINUED AFTER 2019 AND REPLACED BY THE TRUCKS AND BUCKS LOTTERY, WHICH IS NOW THE ONLY ANNUAL SASK. ELKS LOTTERY.