Elks Tracks May 2023

Elks ready for draft and opening of camp

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 ([email protected])


April Moves

DATE

TRANSACTION

ARTICLE

Apr. 26

American defensive back Dwayne Thompson II signed.

ELKS SIGN DWAYNE THOMPSON II

Apr. 20

National linebacker Woodly Appolon signed.

American punter Noah Gettman signed.

EDMONTON SIGNS APPOLON AND GETTMAN

Apr. 18

American linebacker Joshua Adewumi signed.

American offensive lineman Erick Browne signed.

ELKS SIGN ADEWUMI AND BROWNE 

Apr. 17

American defensive back Marcus Lewis signed.

American quarterback Felix Harper released.

ELKS INK MARCUS LEWIS (DB)

Apr. 12

American defensive back Kalen Hicks signed.

ELKS SIGN KALEN HICKS (DB)

Apr. 3

American quarterback Jarret Doege signed.

American offensive lineman Ye’Majesty Sanders signed.

ELKS INK DOEGE (QB) AND SANDERS (OL)


THE COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF IS ON

The 2023 CFL season is rapidly approaching. Be there Sunday, June 11 at Commonwealth Stadium when the Edmonton Elks open the season against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. It's the start of a summer full of family, fun and football. Being part of the action has never been more affordable, with tickets starting at just $15. Click here to get your tickets to the Home Opener and be part of the tradition.

Elks Football...Our Team. Our City.

Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club

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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

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