By Erika Mathieu
Sunny South News
The recent donation from the Picture Butte Elks Lodge #268 will replace the pool’s dolphin cleaner.
The Cor Van Raay & Community Aquatic Centre in Picture Butte received a $2,450 donation from the Picture Butte Elks on March 16.
The Picture Butte Elks Lodge #268 has donated over $335,000 to their community over the past 22 years through various fundraising efforts and direct support. Recent figures reported by Elks Alberta noted Picture Butte Elks Lodge #268 members have contributed nearly 30,000 volunteer hours.
The Picture Butte chapter also recently contributed $1,800 to the Mighty Lil Elk Program. An initiative which launched in 2022 and provides hospital bags to assist caregivers who are admitted to a regional hospital and do not have belongings with them.
The Mighty Lil Elk program supports paediatric patients and their caregivers who have been rushed to a hospital outside their community for care. The urgent relocation often leaves caregivers without any immediate assistance to get supplies such as hygiene items, cellphone chargers, and food.