British style fish and chips. File photo

Lacombe’s Knights of Columbus host charity fish frys during lent

St. Stephen will host the event every Friday starting March 8th

The Knights of Columbus from St. Stephen Catholic Parish in Lacombe are carrying on the tradition of having a fish fry every Friday during lent in support of local charities

“The event is an annual event we present each Friday during lent,” Grand Knight of the Lacombe Council #8969 Raymond Cyr said. “We serve cod fish with a beer batter — it is very famous here in town.

“We also serves fries and salad. It is all by donation, we don’t charge anything specific — it is just what you want to give.”

The tradition of eating fish on Fridays during lent is Catholic tradition and is done all across North America.

“We are famous for it,” Cyr said, adding that anyone is welcome to attend.

“Last year on the biggest day we had about 200 people,” he said. “There are no reservations and it is first come, first serve.

“We don’t refuse anyone and some people like it so much they take some home and feed the people that can’t make it to the event.”

The event takes place in the new St. Stephen hall and the fish are fried up in the new cooking facilities on site on March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th — and April 5th and 12th.

“We try to keep the donated funds local as much as we can with the Big Brother Big Sister House, FCSS and the U-Turn Centre to name a few,” Cyr said.

The Knights of Columbus have been active in North America since 1872 and the local chapter has been very active for over 25 years.

“We have about 80 members and all of them are very active. We also put on a blues night in May and a garage sale that is done throughout the city. Sometimes we put on a pirogi supper,” Cyr said.

He added interested new members can, “Join as a member as long as you are catholic. Just come and see us and we will sign you up.”



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Lacombe rider captures Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Competition Championship

Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Competition showcases the top cutting horses in the world

PHOTOS: Ellis Bird Farm celebrates 20 years of the Blue Feather Award

Bluebird Festival draws large numbers to serene conservation area

Buccaneers give up lead, lose 49-35 to Wolfpack

Central Alberta had 21-10 lead at half time

Lacombe Police Service responds to several calls

If you have information about any of these incidents, please contact the Lacombe Police

WATCH: Lacombe AUPE members picket against Bill 9

Union members say their constitutional rights have been ignored

Diversity a Canadian strength, Trudeau says of Trump tweets at congresswomen

Trudeau avoided using Trump’s name when he was asked about the president’s Twitter comments

Garneau ‘disappointed’ in airlines’ move against new passenger bill of rights

New rules codified compensation for lost luggage, overbooked flights

Canadian is detained in China on drug allegations: Chinese government

Detention of a Canadian in China comes as part a diplomatic dispute triggered by arrest of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou

Too much time on social media can hurt teens’ mental health: study

Researchers conducted a four-year survey of more than 3,800 adolescents between Grades 7 and 11

Advocates want charges in horse deaths during Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

Chuckwagon races are a nightly spectacle during the Stampede, a 10-day annual celebration of western life

Health Canada revokes licences of B.C.-based pot producer Agrima Botanicals

The agency said it notified the company of a suspension in November due to non-compliance with regulations

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth says it is offering more than a million deals

Most Read