Knights of Columbus (K of C)

In service to one. In service to all.

We are Catholic men building a bridge back to Faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world and that is what Knights do every day.

The Knights of Columbus Charleswood Council 7523 is one of 15,000 Knights of Columbus councils throughout the world. Our council covers Charleswood, Elie, St. Eustache and St. Francois Xavier.


Our Council undertakes many events throughout the year to raise funds for various groups and organizations, both in our parish and the community at large. Keep posted on these events by viewing the Calendar and reading the weekly bulletin. Most of these events will also appear Home page Upcoming Events tab.

Below are a few ways our Council supports the parish and the larger community.
  • We work closely with our priest and staff to help with the needs of the parish.
  • We participate in the prayer and liturgical life of the parish community through participation in Pastoral Council, Finance Council and the Liturgical Committee.
  • We support the Religious Education Programs and Youth programs at our parish.
  • We provide opportunity for faith enrichment through our “Domestic Church” program.
  • We organize Parish Charity Drives throughout the year to help support the less fortunate.
  • We provide financial support to a variety of vetted organizations benefiting the needy.
  • We contribute in the maintenance of the Temporal Goods of the church and rectory.
  • We support and encourage the Catholic Women’s League of the parish as needed.

Executive 2022

Grand KnightJames Aiken
Deputy Grand KnightBrennan Carlson
ChancellorClint Toews
TreasurerRenaud Caron
AdvocateLen Desilets
Trustee 3 YearDerek Novosel
Trustee 2 YearRobert Whitechurch
Trustee 1 YearMichel Robert
WardenLen Poworoznik
Inside GuardDan Nazar
Outside GuardChristopher Billan
RecorderBill Grassick
Chaplin (Appointment)Vacant
Lecturer (Appointment)Louis Richard
Financial Secretary (Appointment)Harry Laarveld

More information

For member benefits, check out then click on “For Members”. While you’re at it, consider joining by going to citing Council 7523.


Feel free to reach out to us by emailing Harry Laarveld at harrylaarveld[at]hotmail[dot]ca or by calling 204-941-9320. We would be happy to sit down with you at your convenience.