May 1, 2023

Elks Tracks May 2023

The wait is over. After months of intense scouting and research, the hard work of Elks general manager work will pay off on May 2, with two selections in the CFL Global Draft and nine selections CFL Canadian Draft, beginning with No. 2 overall.

From there, it’s full-steam ahead to the 2023 CFL season, as rookie camp opens on May 10, followed by main camp on May 14 at Commonwealth Stadium. The battle for roster spots will continue through the end of the month, when the Elks play a pair of pre-season games, in Calgary against the Stampeders on May 22 and at home to the Winnipeg Blue Bombes on May 27.

Plot lines

  • Elks hold the second overall pick in Tuesday’s CFL Draft.
  • Edmonton signs Woodly Appolon (LB), twin brother of Green and Gold linebacker Wesly Appolon.
  • Over 40 rookies set to take the field at Commonwealth stadium on May 10.

The month ahead

  • May. 2: Global Draft (9:00 a.m.) CFL Draft (6:00 p.m.)
  • May. 5: Single game tickets on sale
  • May. 10: Rookie Camp Opens
  • May. 14: Main Camp Opens
  • May. 22: (Preseason game) Elks vs. Calgary Stampeders, 2:00 p.m. MDT @ McMahon Stadium.
  • May. 27: (Preseason game) Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Elks, 2:00 p.m. MDT @ at Commonwealth Stadium.

Elks in the Community:

  • May. 4: Women’s Dinner
  • May .5: – Kids Up Front’s District of Dreams 
  • May .6: – Pay it Forward With Football Family Fun Bowl
  • May .13: – Stollery Teddy Bear Fun Fest
  • May .13: – 39th Annual Ben Calf Robe Traditional Pow Pow
  • May .17, 18, 19: – Canada Wide Science Fair
  • May. 28: CDMFA Flag Football League Final Day Festival

For all Elks community inquiries contact Ryan Bird at (ryan.bird@goelks.com)

April Moves

It was a busy April for the Double E, as they signed nine players and released one. View all transactions