Knights of Columbus

2022-2023 LISTEN, LEARN, LEAD

EVENT: Annual State Council Meeting April 21-23/2023
LOCATION: Wyndham Edmonton Hotel & Conference Center
4440 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton AB

CONTACT: T:780-437-6010    F: 780-431-5804

Convention Hotel Information: Please book as early as  possible to ensure  a room in the Convention hotel. Last day to Book: March 31, 2023.

NOTE:

Saturday State Deputy's Banquet: Formal Dinner attire please.

Please bring your new 4th Degree regalia only for processions.

Convention shirts must be ordered and pre-paid by online registration only.

Program for the Knights and Ladies will be attached in the package.

Kilometerage and per diem will be paid by the State Council on the last day.

No facility or program for the youth.

Breakfasts are not included in the registration fees.  Attendees are responsible for their own breakfasts. Tickets are mandatory for entry to all meals.

Registration, extra tickets and convention shirts must be paid prior to March 31, 2023.

Who We Are

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Fraternal Organization, founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut as a men’s fraternal benefit society to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. 

The Knights of Coloumbus organization has grown to more than 16,000 local councils and more than 2.0 million members throughout Canada, United States, Mexico, the Philippines, the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam, Sipan, Poland, France, South Korea, Ukraine and Lithuania. 

The first Knights of Columbus council in Alberta and Northwest Territories was formed in Edmonton on January 5, 1907 with 30 Charter members. Since then the Knights have grown to more than 175 councils and more than 18000.  Included in these numbers are several councils from various linguistic, cultural, and Catholic traditions both East and West.  Languages include but are not limited to English, French, Ukrainian, Tagalog, Polish and several variations of the Arabic and Indian languages.

The Knights of Alberta and Northwest Territories have been active in many worthwhile projects and activities. They are involved in their parishes, communities, and youth programs, support of vocations, education and health systems. Their involvement in community life is a record of outstanding benevolent achievement.