Elsie Beggs (seated at right), a charter member of the Aldergrove Royal Purple lodge for 70 years, was presented with a commemorative pin, flowers and many kind words at a special luncheon held at the Aldergrove Legion Hall on Thursday.
The head table included Del Bivar, Sally Hurst, Regina MacLean, Marguerite Sawatsky, Mayor Jack Froese and Councillor Bev Dornan.
The Aldergrove and BC Elks presented a major grant to Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club to help cover the costs of the summer youth soccer program in Aldergrove again this year. From left is Rob Wilson vice president, Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club; Don Dancy, B.C. Soccer Board of Directors; Sandy MacKinnon, BC Elks Membership Director; Jacqueline Allain, Immediate Past President of the BC Elks Association; Gary King, IPP of the Aldergrove Elks Lodge #66; Pete Allard, 1st vice president of the Aldergrove Elks Lodge #66; and Bill Ede, past president of Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club.