Charlebois Council 2704
   •   P.O. Box 158   •    The Pas, Manitoba   •    R9A 1K4   •   










 Council Information
 The Charlebois Council Club Room is located in the Guy Hall at 28 First Street West ,
 next to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral,  in The Pas.

 The 2017-18 Grand Knight is Bro. Vaughn Wadelius. 
 See the Officers page for contact information.
See Program Directors HERE.
 A list of the 2015-17 elected Council Officers and officers elected for 2017-18  can be
 seen HERE.  See the Web Site Map for assistance. 
 Our annual activities calendar is found HERE.

 Click on the Gallery button on the left for photos of various council projects and activities. 
Council members awarded Knight of the Month can be seen HERE. 

 Our KC Insurance Agent is Andre Cossette and is reached at  

 A direct link to KC Supreme News Releases can be found HERE.
The most recent KC Knightline newsletter is now available HERE.
  It is no longer mailed out by Supreme.

 Council Meetings
Charlebois Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July and August). 

Check our Membership page for more information on who we are
 Some of our recent community activities are shown below.

  Practicing Catholic men may contact the Grand Knight directly to discuss the aims
  and objectives of the Order. Ask any Knight for a pamphlet that describes the benefits
  of membership. Indicate your interest and an Application for Membership form
  will be provided.

  To watch a video about the Knights, click HERE.          

The next Council meeting is changed to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in the Guy Hall clubroom.  
2018 Manitoba State Conference
The annual conference once again provided an opportunity for two brothers who are Grand Knights to meet again. (L) Vaughn Wadelius of Charlebois Council in The Pas and (R) Lance Wadelius of Beausejour Council.


Happy Birthday!
Two Council officers, Bros. Rick Klima and Gene Hrabarchuk, celebrated birthdays in the same week...both in their 70s!

Easter Bread Sharing
At the Easter services, for the fifth year in a row, Charlebois Council distributed a loaf of bread to each Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish family in The Pas, and also this year to Cormorant.

St. Paul's Care Home Birthday Party
The Council sponsored the February birthday party for the residents of St. Paul's Personal Care Home. This is the 10th year of the Council's participation, supplying cake, ice cream and entertainment.

cake            workers

Council Dinner
The Council celebrated its 84th anniversary with a Chinese food dinner on January 16, 2018.
 It was an opportunity to provide a treat to our spouses and special guests.


Goodbye and Hello
(L) Brother Knight Fr. Robert Laroche has been transferred to Winnipeg, so on behalf of the  Council the Grand Knight presented him with a gift as we said goodbye at our December meeting.    (R) Bro. Jessie brought as a guest to the meeting,
Bro. Marcial Bangogan of the Divine Mercy Council #15580 in the Philippines.


Nativity Scene Erected for 2017 Christmas
Several Knights and two parishioners erected the traditional nativity scene in front of Our
  Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. This has been a Council project for many years.


Cathedral Flooring Replacement 
On October 15, some Council members presented Fr. Vijay with a second $5,000 donation
  to the OLSH Cathedral floor replacement fund.








 Coats for Kids
This is the second year that Charlebois Council has donated new winter jackets for those
 children who may need them. The coats were distributed through the two Early Years
 schools in October. Coats were also delivered to the elementary school on Opasquiak
 Cree Nation in December.


 Grand Knight Vaughn Wadelius presents coats to Principal Cam Nagle of (R) École Opasquia School and Assist. Principal Dori Hnidy (L) of Kelsey Community School.

Community Food For Families
This is the fourth year that the Council has donated funds to community food programs.

  Kelsey Community School Principal Jay Marin (L) received the donation from
Grand Knight Wadelius



 Amy Johnson (L) and Assistant Principal Dave Koshel (R) receive the Council donation from Grand Knight Vaughn Wadelius for École Opasquia School's Breakfast Program.

   Lorraine Packo (Northern Gateway Chaplaincy)  accepts the Council donation from GK Wadelius.

 Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge
 On April 26, 2010 the 1st annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge, sponsored by
 Charlebois Council, was held at
École Scott Bateman Middle School.
 Winners from the 8th annual event and previous years can be seen HERE.

 Sacred Heart Cathedral Renovations
 In November, 2016 Charlebois Council contributed another $5,000 to a major parish project, replacement of the cathedral ceiling. The Charlebois Council has contributed a total of $23,000. The project was completed in December, 2016.

 In May 2017 a cathedral floor replacement fund-raising project was started. Charlebois Council stepped up again with a $5,000 donation to kick it off. The project was completed in August. A second donation of $5,000 was made in October to further the fund-raising goal.

 Community Food for Families Program
Charlebois Council has made donations in 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 to school breakfast programs and adult food programs in The Pas. To see photos, click on the Gallery button on the left and then go to Photo Gallery Two.

 Charlebois Chatter
Our newsletter has undergone a change and is now presented as a PDF document. It can be found via the Newsletter tab on the left panel.

 ICCD Tickets Sales
 Best Seller in 2016-17 was Bro. Ken Kelly. Congrats to project chair Bro. Rick Klima for this successful project  The final draw was April 29, 2017. See HERE for the list of 2016-17 winners.

 The 2017-18 ticket sales began in October. The final draw will be held on April 28, 2018. Knights can pick up their tickets from Bro. Rick Klima.

 About Our Council

Charlebois Council #2704, founded on
December 2, 1928, is named after Bishop Ovid Charlebois, the first Bishop of Keewatin-Le Pas diocese and an early Oblate missionary in northern Manitoba. 

Charlebois Council works with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic parish in The Pas, providing funds for various projects. Council members are active participants in this Parish.
For the names of our 1928 Charter Knights   Charter Knights

For names of all our Past Grand Knights, click on the button on the left side.

 Study Your Faith
Participate at your own rate in a thoughtful study of the Bible. Click HERE to access the  website of the St. Paul Centre for Biblical Theology for online instruction and courses of study.  Check out these Vatican sites: Catholic News:
           Video:   Website:

 Visit the website of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish by clicking HERE
 Visit this interesting website: Catholics Come Home by clicking HERE

Christian genocide in the Middle East - click on the button to visit a website to learn more about this horrible episode. 

  Stained Glass Windows
In honour of Bishop Charlebois, the Charlebois Council sponsored a stained glass window in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in The Pas.  Click on the left side button (SGW) to see the stained glass windows of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada  (Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas).

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