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The Medicine Hat Elks Lodge #412
The Medicine Hat Elks created the charter to form lodge #412 in December 1956 with 256 members initiated into Elkdom, under the able organizer Br. Harry Greaves, Past Grand Exalted Ruler from Swift Current. 
Our lodge in Medicine Hat offers a unique opportunity to meet people, experience personal growth and get involved in our community.  

History of the Elks
Founded September 26, 1912 and incorporated under a special Dominion of Canada Charter.  The first lodge was established in Vancouver B.C. and the officers and member expanded the Elks organization across Canada.

Charles E. Redeker became the first national leader of the Elks of Canada. The largest, all Canadian, Fraternal Organization in Canada developed.

The Elks of Canada have grown to over 250 lodges with close to 15000 members and are committed to our vision of being the most progressive family focused organization in Canada, meeting community and member needs and expectaions. 

Over the years, changes have been made to realize this vision. In 1998 a referendum was passed by the membership removing the word male from the Constitution, permitting women to join the Elks.

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Our mission is to be
"A Canadian volunteer organization of men and women serving communities"