Knights of Columbus

Charlebois Council 2704
   • P.O. Box 158 • The Pas, MB, R9A 1K4 • Ph: (204) 623-2938 •Fax: (204) 623-2364 •  

  

   
   Regular meetings are held once a month, September to June, on the 2nd Tuesday,
   at 7:30 pm
in the KC Clubroom, Guy Hall basement, 28 First Street West in The Pas,
   MB.
Our Council is involved in various projects. 

   See a graph of Charlebois Council's volunteer hours (2003-10, 2013-18) here.
   See the names of Knight of the Month Award recipients here.
   See a slideshow of Charlebois Council projects here.


   Monthly activities:
   Assistance with church services as readers, greeters, Eucharist ministry, taking up the
   collection, church and hall maintenance and cleaning, lay ministry, etc.

   Annual activities:
   First Communion and Confirmation appreciation, Operation Red Nose, food kitchen breakfasts,
   "Keep Christ in  Christmas" buttons, and Christmas Nativity scene display, assistance with
   Christmas Feast or food hampers, Lenten rosary, assistance to Knights, serving on various
   parish administration committees, etc.
   A periodic electronic newsletter, Charlebois Chatter and this web site keep our members
   and others informed about our Council's activities.

  
State Activities:  ICCD 2020 Early Bird Draw,  held on January 25, 2020 in Winnipeg
                                  ICCD 2020 Major Draw: April 27, 2020 in Winnipeg
                   
       The 2019-20 ICCD draw winners are listed HERE.                                 

   Service Program Personnel:  See the list of programs and directors here.

   Charlebois Council Foundation Fund
   
The Council operates a Foundation to fund its projects. Details are available here.

 

2020-21 EVENTS CALENDAR
     updated 2020 November 20

 July - August  Provide ministry assistance at masses
September - February
September 7, 2020
September 15, 2020
September 20, 2020
September 26, 2020
Sale of ICCD tickets; proceeds for charitable works
Council Trustees first meeting - Guy Hall KC Clubroom (not held)
Regular Council meeting (moved due to parish workshop)
First Communion mass at 2:00 pm - must register to attend
Parish yard maintenance
October 1, 2020
October 13, 2020
Membership drive begins
Regular Council meeting
November, 2020
November 10, 2020
November 11, 2020
November 28, 2020
Coats for Kids & Food For Families donations
Regular Council meeting - cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions
Remembrance Day Service
Set up of Nativity scene at the Cathedral
December 2, 2020
December 8, 2020
91st Anniversary of Charlebois Council
Regular Council meeting - cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions
January 7, 2021
January 12, 2021
January 17, 2021
January 25, 2021
Council Trustees 2nd meeting? - Guy Hall KC Clubroom
Regular Council meeting ?
Work bee to take down Christmas nativity display
ICCD Early Bird Draw:
February 9, 2021
February ?, 2021
Regular Council meeting ?
St. Paul's Personal Care Home birthday party
March, 2021
March ?, 2021
March 9, 2021
March 29, 2021
Meals on Wheels delivery
Lenten Way of the Cross begin on Fridays
Regular Council Meeting ?
Founder's Day - 136th anniversary of the Knights of Columbus
April 1, 2021
April 4,  2021
April 13, 2021
April ??, 2021
April ??, 2021
Deadline for Mb State Post-Secondary Bursary
Easter bread sharing
Regular Council meeting ?
ICCD Major Draw:
11th & 12th Annual RPS Challenge at Scott Bateman Middle School
May 5?, 2021
May 9, 2021  
May 11, 2021
May 15, 2021
May ??, 2021
May 29, 2021
Council Trustees 3rd meeting - Guy Hall KC Clubroom
Rose Sunday - Mother's Day
Regular Council meeting,  2021-22 officer nominations
Parish yard clean up
Annual Manitoba State Conference - Winnipeg
Planting flowers at KC monument.
June 8, 2021  Regular Council meeting; Election of Officers for 2021-22; budget report
   

   PROJECTS 2004-2020
   Charlebois Council's projects since 2004 (recent/current year items highlighted) are:

    Indoor Planter  - St. Paul's Personal Care Home.
    Memorial to Children  - Monument, walk and bench at OLSH Cathedral.
    Charlebois Log Chapel Preservation   Phases 1, 2, 3 and Framed Photo donation.
    Habitat for Humanity - donation & participants.
    Special Wheel Chair - donated for KC member or public use at St. Paul's Care Home.
    Wheelchair Foundation - donation for a wheelchair- 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
    2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.
    Trappers' Festival Pancake Breakfasts - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
    2015, 2016, 2017.    
    Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival - 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 sponsorships.
    Guy Hall Refurbishment - donated funds to refinish wood flooring.
    Christmas Nativity Set - 2008 donated funds to assist purchase.  
       
    Liver Transplant Support - 2008 donation.
    St. Maria Gorretti Parish - 2008 donation.
    Riverside Catholic Cemetery Cleanup - 2008.
    Friendship Centre Christmas Day Feast/Hampers - 2008-2011, 2017, 2018, 2019, donations .
    Northern Pregnancy Care Centre - 2008 donation.
    NAPH Foster Care Christmas Dinner - 2008 donation.
    St. Paul's Care Home February Birthday Party: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
    2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 .
    Youth Mass Servers & Religious Education assistants - gift certificates 2009, 2010, 2011
    World Vision - 2009 donation at community event.
    1st Communion & Confirmation:  2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,
     2020 - rosaries given

    Diocese Yard Spring/Fall Cleanup - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
    The Pas 2012 Centennial - 2009 donation to fund organizing committee; rep on planning.
    Guy Hall Refurbishment - 2009 donation to replace rectangular tables.
    Sacred Heart Parish: 2007 Hymn Books grant $400, 2009 donations to office exterior
    repainting; booklet production; 2010 donation of 2 hearing units for cathedral sound system;
    new furnace, cash grants: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
    2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.
    OLSH Automatic External Defibrillator  2013 (AED) for OLSH cathedral.
    OLSH Cathedral ceiling repairs: $23,000 total donation over 2015 - 2017.
    OLSH Cathedral flooring replacement: 2017 a $10,000 donation.
    OLSH Easter Bread sharing; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
    OLSH Parish Children's Christmas Party: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 
    Philippines Disaster Relief: 2009, 2013 donations made.

    Ukraine Medical Aid:  2014 $100 donation. 
    RPS Challenge at Scott Bateman Middle School: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
    2017, 2018, 2019, (2020 postponed) with certificates, cash awards, and plaques.
    Cathedral West Wall Restoration Project: 2012 fundraiser.
    Riverside Catholic Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust Fund: $23,900 since 2011.
    Riverside Catholic Cemetery:  Fencing 2012-13 $4,000; 2013 $1,500; Crucifix refurbishment.
    and grounds cleanup 2017-19.
    Subscription for Seminarian: 2011-14.
    Sacred Heart Parish/School 2012 Reunion: Grant for historical displays.
    St. Anthony's Hospital: 2012 Grant for historical story boards about founding Grey Nuns.
    Remembrance Day Wreath: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
    Good of the Order Donations: 2x$100, 2x$250 donations to families in need; $50 to a new
    Council, masses said for deceased members or their families; fruit baskets to ailing members;
    $500 to Inuit training;  mass for former member's widow; supplied wheelchair for aged member.

    Litter cleanup of First St. W. recycle drop off site: 2013     
    High school hovercraft team 2014 $250 sponsorship in provincial competition.
    Food For Families donations: $600 donations in 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19,
    2019-20. In 2020 an additional $250 donation to each Early Years School's food hamper project.
    RCMP Foundation: 2014 a $200 donation to "Fund for Fallen RCMP Members" of Moncton, NB.
    Youth Group Support: 2015 provided a pancake breakfast; 2018 NET Team support,
    2019 pizza party.
    KRC Community Disc Golf: 2016 a $500 donation to initiate the project; $75 for tournament.
    KCS: Grant to replace music instruments: 2016 a $2,000 donation to an early years school.
    Guy Hall custodial support: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
    Coats for Kids: in 2016 a $520 donation; in 2017 a $523 donation; in 2018 a $285.00 donation,
    in 2019 a $418 donation, 2020 pending.
    Uptown Day Care: 2017 a $1,000 donation towards a new van.

    Diocese Study Days: 2016, 2017, 2018 prepared/served or sponsored a meal to participants .
    Christian Refugee Relief: 2017 donation.
    Serena Manitoba Inc.: 2017 donation.
    CWL Diocesan Convention breakfast: 2005, 2006, 2017.
    Community Outdoor Skating Rink: 2017 a $2,000 donation.
    The Pas Handivan: $200 donation in 2018 to operating fund.
    Support to clergy: $750 donation in 2018 towards vestments for new Deacon, a cash gift to
    each departing Council Chaplains.
    Community Spray Park: Donation
    Community Wellness Challenge: $250 sponsorship 2019.
    Keep Christ in Christmas: Nativity scene display, Christmas hampers, buttons handed out

    The Pas Handivan: 2020 $200 donation
    Survival Gardens Project - Klerksdorp Catholic Diocese, S. D. Africa 2020 $500 donation

   Check the Gallery for photos.
  See our Bulletin for details.
 

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