Last Updated: Tuesday - 01/04/2011
April 30, 2001
Knights gather next weekend in Red Deer
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER
RED DEER — Central Alberta Knights are ready to welcome their brothers from across Alberta and the Northwest Territories next weekend to the 91st annual K of C state convention here.
About 500 people, including 250 delegates, are expected at the May 4-6 convention that will include a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sacred Heart Council, the oldest of Red Deer's three councils.
David Bouchard, grand knight of Sacred Heart and also convention chairperson, said councils in Stettler, Rocky Mountain House, Lacombe and Sylvan Lake are all helping to organize the convention at the Capri Hotel.
The delegates will discuss various resolutions, hear reports from various state officers, witness numerous awards presentations and elect a new state board.
State Deputy Julito Reyes of Leduc will step down after two years as the top knight in the province.
Other state officers are secretary Leo Klein of Calgary, advocate Mickey Casavant of St. Albert, warden Ernie Sehn of Lac La Biche, treasurer William Smith of Calgary, past state deputy Dennis Castellino of Calgary and chaplain Father Michael Troy of Edmonton.
Bouchard said councils in the area are active in supporting Our Lady of Victory Camp near Bentley and last year unveiled a Memorial to the Unborn in a Red Deer cemetery.
"We also try to do the best we can to support our parishes in whatever way we can," he told the WCR.
The Friday evening social will celebrate Sacred Heart Council's half-century of work in central Alberta. Knights will lead the entertainment both at that social and at the annual state ball Saturday evening.
The event includes programs for both wives and children of the knights. The ladies program will include a Saturday luncheon followed by a nature walk in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre.
"We want also to emphasize the fact that our children will always be welcome at our convention," Bouchard said.
The convention theme is Onward to the Kingdom. "As we enter the third millennium we consider our mission to build God's kingdom here on earth," Bouchard said.
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