Community Organizations


The Elks were established in Canwood in 1928 with 37 members.  Membership has fluctuated over the years with there being 105 members in 1955 to currently, 32 members.

The Elks have been involved in a variety of large projects over the years such as the building of a hall facility in 1929 and a new hall in 1984, Ball diamonds with bleachers and announcer booths, social center at the park and a four lane bowling alley in the basement of the new hall.  The Elks also provide funding to a lot of other groups and projects in the community such as the golf Course, Whispering Pine Place, Curling Rink , Regional Park and Canwood Community School to name a few.

The Elks, along with the Royal Purple, hold a Santa Clause Bingo every year to help fund the Annual Santa Clause Day held in early December where treat bags are handed out to many children.

More information regarding the Canwood Elks may be obtained by contacting Lorne Benson (468-2607) or Dennis Lehmann (468-2025).

Order of Royal Purple

The Royal Purple is a charitable organization whose mission is to help any child under the age of 19 years. They help these children through thier registered charity, the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children.  They also support any worthy projects within their community. At present, they have 24 members, and welcome anyone who would like to join.  The regular meetings are open to the public and are held the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m., except for July & August.   


The Canwood Seniors #80 belong to the provincial and national Senior Organization.  By being a member of these two senior groups, the Canwood Seniors receive information pertaining to important issues throughout Saskatchewan and Canada.  Annual memberships are due April 1st of each year. 

Some of the Senior Club Activities include bowling, bacci ball, shuffle board, mini golf, and cards of all kinds.  The Seniors Club fundraise money by hosting special dinners & renting out their facility for such things as bridal showers, birthdays, & meetings. The Senior's club operates the 18 hole mini golf course and the museum, located in the Village.

More information may be obtained by contacting Doris Wideen-Bazley at 468-2754

First Responders

A First Responder is an individual who is trained with knowledge and skills to respond to situations that arise when the ambulance needs assistance. 

This may be when a neighbour calls an ambulance, or when an acciden in the community occurs, a First Responder would attend to the scene and help out the injured until an ambulance would arrive on scene. 

There are five first responders in Canwood.  In order for these people to maintain their certification as first responders they must attend a Continuing Education practice sessions at the least once a year.  They must have so many credits when it is time to re-register with Saskatchewan Health every two years.   

If you would like to become a first responder or have questions please contact Angela Sereda
at Spiritwood Ambulance (306) 883-2500  or visit

Canwood Legion and Auxiliary Branch #132

The Canwood Legion, formed in 1930, currently has 22 members and the Ladies Auxiliary, formed in 1949 has 12 members.  Although a small legion, it continues to provide service to the community.  Hall rentals, fund raisers and an annual poppy campaign in the communities of Canwood and Debden are but a few ways we service our community and veterans.  Each year Remembrance Day services are held at the hall, as well as in the schools in Canwood and Debden, and at the seniors home in Canwood.  Current projects include outside renovations to the hall and a landscaping project at the Legion cemetery.

For more information, please contact Bob Thompson at 468-2266 or Ed Buhler at 468-2382.

Canwood Curling Club

The Canwood Curling Club runs the Curling facility in the Village.  There are a number of bonspiels held each year, along with a regular draw on weeknights.  As part of their fundraising, they hold the annual fall supper in the community, which is usually held on the Sunday following Thanksgiving Weekend.  See our Curling Page

For more information about the Curling Club, please contact Richard at 468-2623

Canwood Skating Club

The Skating club in Canwood operates a CanSkate Program for kids every year and is involved in the annual Winterfest Ice Show held in February. 

For more information regarding the Skating Club, please contact Michelle Thall at 468-2996.

Canwood Community Pride and Heritage Committee

This Committee was formed in 2010 in order to help beautify the Village in preparation for the 100th Anniversary in 2016.  Their main focus so far has been raising funds to construct a park/rest area on Main Street, complete with benches and a picnic area.  To date, the project is about 50% complete. 

For more information, contact Susan Hansen at 468-2282

Canwood Sno Blazers

The Canwood Snowmobile Club provides groomed trails for the enjoyment of snowmobiling.  They also maintain a section of the Trans-Canada Trail (Route 66) which runs through Canwood.  For more information regarding the Sno-Blazers, contact Brian Person at 468-2167.