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Kimberley Chronicle

Your Biweekly Source for Kimberleys Past, Present & Future


Volume 17 Monday October 22 Welcome to our seventeenth edition of Kimberley Chronicle! We are dedicating this issue to a magnificent creature that has managed to allude us throughout this hunting season. The only six point elk that any of us were able to see for a long enough time to count was on the roof of the Elks Lodge on Howard Street. We thought it was a cool coincidence that the star from our last Issue Indian Pete (email for back issues) was photographed with the stars from this issue - The Elks. We will attempt to explain both the animal and the club this issue; but we are not making any promises. If our readers would like more information there is likely plenty available at the library for the animal; as for the club, a quick pint on Howard Street would probably help to answer any questions one might have about the Elks Club. We love to hear from our readers - complaints, questions and suggestions can be directed to

What does Canadas largest fraternal organization have to do with one of the largest land mammals in North America? Were not really sure. When European settlers first arrived on our wonderful continent they mistook our elk for moose. Moose in Europe were called elk which led to some confusion. Nowadays some Europenans have actually started using the Cree word `Wapiti` which means `white rump`to describe the species of elk that live over there and we still use the word elk which actually is derived from the latin name of moose. Now fast forward to New York in 1867. A group of actors and entertainers wish to get together and have a few drinks on a Sunday. Current laws forbade bars from being open on Sundays; so they decided to start their own social club called the Jolly Corks. cont`d

A Tale of Two Elk

Indian Pete & The Kimberley Elks Band looking dapper back in 1927.
Photo courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History.

Prints available at

When one of the members in the club died leaving his wife Hot Yoga Is and children destitute; the club decided to help out. To endure Coming to they figured their club should do more than drink, they needed Kimberley! a more noble purpose. In February of 1868 the members of the Stay Informed. Jolly Corks formed the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Check Us Out on Elks (BPOE) and swore to help not only their own in need, Facebook. but others as well. Elk beat Buffalo in a vote for which animal to use 8-7. Elk were seen as peaceful, yet protective when facKimberley Heritage Museum ing a threat. The original cardinal principles of Elkdom were Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Being a group 105 Spokane Street - above the library of actors they concocted an impressive set of rituals for their Monday-Friday 1-4pm new club. Phone: 250-427-7510 In 1912 the first Canadian Chapter of the Elks was formed Email: in Vancouver. Twelve years later Kimberley Elks Lodge #90 Entry Fee - By Donation received its charter in 1924. For the past 88 years the Elks have been an important part of our community. Whether it is Firewood For Sale Seasoned, Split & Delivered new soccer fields, local literacy programs, scholarships, or even a chess set for the Platzl, the Elks have been there and supPine $150/cord ported it. Pine $80/half cord We at Kimberley Chronicle hope that both the animal and the club continue to grace us with their presense long into the Larch $250/cord future. 250-427-5430

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Kimberley Elks Lodge #90

240 Howard Street , Kimberley

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Trivia & Puzzles

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Marysville - Still Happening 110 Years Later

The Kimberley Branch of the Order of the Eastern Star is collecting postage stamps, Campbell Soup Labels and Pop Can Tabs for various charities. These items can be dropped off at Curves or at 960 Rotary.

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Tuesday October 23: Have Camera Will Travel, Centre 64 at 7:30pm. Friday October 26: Mad City Chickens - Wildsight One Planet Film Series, Centre 64 at 7:30pm. Saturday October 27: Halloween Spooktacular at Fort Steele. Saturday October 27: Homegrown Coffee House, Centre 64 at 8pm. Saturday October 27 & Sunday October 28: Spook-O-Rama Adventure Running & Orienteering Weekend. Monday October 29: National Steel Blues Emergency Tour featuring Morgan Davis and Doc MacLean, Centre 64 at 8pm. Thursday November 1 til Wednesday November 7: Ghost Tours at Fort Steele. Friday November 2: Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley Rockies, 7pm at the Civic Centre. Friday November 2: May I Be Frank - Kimberley Happiness Project Movie Presentation. Centre 64 at 7:30pm, admission is $10. Saturday November 3: Rotary Ribs & RockNRoll, Centennial Hall at 6pm. Sunday November 4: Dynamiters vs Osoyoos Coyote, 2pm.

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Saturday October 27, 9pm Prizes for best male and female costumes.

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