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Councils from in and around London have partnered with a program called "The Living Rosary in the Schools" to spread devotion to the rosary and to present K of C rosaries to graduating eighth-grade students. Through the program, trained volunteers visit schools to lead students in praying the rosary. This past year, eight area K of C councils donated special Knights of Columbus rosaries to encourage students to continue praying the rosary after graduation.

Brockville Council 1049 sponsored a junior boys soccer team known as the Knights of Columbus Crusaders. The team went all season undefeated and won it's championship game.

Rainy Lake Council 2766 in Fort Frances organized a Mass and formal dinner to celebrate the council's 75th anniversary. In addition to many dignitaries present at the event — including the last living charter member of the council — the event also included a short awards presentation in which Knights donated $32,000 to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care and $18,700 to St. Mary's Church, both in fulfillment of previous funding pledges.

After selling its council hall, St. Michael Council 4501 in Leamington invested the funds for future use in charitable projects. After accruing interest for six years, Knights donated a portion of the funds — $628,000 — to its parish for use toward the construction of a new church.

Father J. R. McElligott Council 5649 in Deep River replaced the roof shingles on a home in nearby Chalk River. The cost of the project was defrayed by a parish pancake breakfast.

Father Paul J. F. Wattson Council 8919 in Windsor held a miniature golf tournament to benefit the Global Wheelchair Mission. The golf game was followed by a barbecue at the council hall.

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Members of St. Isidore the Farmer Council 10141 in Watford remove old concrete from the entrance of Our Lady, Help of Christians Church. Knights sponsored a dinner that raised $2,000 to replace the broken cement in front of the church. Council members also prepared the site by removing the old concrete, placing leveling gravel, and installing rebar and wire.

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Members of Sacred Heart Council 11727 in Langton grill hamburgers and hot dogs during a picnic to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish. Knights provided food for the event and served a multitude of diners.

Christ the King Circle 5125 in Mississauga participated in a charity walk for Answering the Cry of the Poor, an organization that builds shelters in Third World Countries and offers child sponsorship services. Squires walked about five kilometers through downtown Toronto.


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Sir Knights from assemblies in two districts — Montréal-Laval-Repentigny and Laurentides-Outaouais — provided a honor guard at the ordination of Bishops Thomas Dowd and Christian Lépine at Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montréal. Knights served in the Mass' opening and closing processions and at the reception held afterward at the Bonaventure Hilton. Members of area councils and Squires circles also served as ushers at the Mass and reception.

Des Sires Chevaliers d'assemblées dans deux districts — celui de Montréal-Laval-Repentigny et celui des Laurentides-Outaouais — ont fourni une garde d'honneur lors de l'ordination des évêques Thomas Dowd et Christian Lépine à la cathédrale Marie- Reine-du- Monde à Montréal. Les Chevaliers ont servi lors de la procession d'ouverture et de clôture de la messe et à la réception après à l'hôtel Hilton Bonaventure. Des membres de conseils et des cercles d'Écuyers colombiens de la région ont servi aussi en tant que placiers à la messe et à la réception.

St. Lazare de Bellechasse Council 11614 hosted a flea market and auction at the St. Lazare Community Center that raised more than $5,500 for St. Lazar Church. The funds will help defray the cost of painting the church windows.

Le Conseil 11614 (Saint-Lazare-de–Bellechasse) a organisé un marché aux puces et une Criée des Âmes au centre communautaire de Saint-Lazare, événement qui a réuni plus de 5500$ pour la Fabrique de Saint-Lazare afin de défrayer, en partie, les dépenses associées à la peinture des fenêtres de l'église.



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