Cowichan Valley Shrine Club Presents Certificates of Appreciation to Cowichan Collision and Mark’s Instant Sign Shop

On 26 July 2017, the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club presented Certificates of Appreciation to Cowichan Collision, 5194 Mearns Road, and Mark’s Instant Sign Shop, 750 Jubilee Street, two local businesses which provided their services, free of charge, for the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club‘s antique fire truck, which is used in Gizeh Shrine fund raising for Shriners Hospital For Children.

Cowichan Collision painted the fire truck while Mark’s Instant Sign Shop provided the new decals on the fire truck.

Cowichan valley Shrine Club members Brian Nicol, Tom Mitchell and Pat Ffyfe present Certificate of Appreciation to Ron Mellson, owner of Cowichan Collision, Duncan, B.C. on 26 July 2017 (photo by Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)
Cowichan valley Shrine Club members Brian Nicol, Tom Mitchell and Pat Ffyfe present Certificate of Appreciation to Ron Mellson, owner of Cowichan Collision, Duncan, B.C. on 26 July 2017 (photo by Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)
Cowichan valley Shrine Club members Monte Engelson, Brian Nicol and Pat Ffyfe present Certificate of Appreciation to the owners of Mark's Instant Sign Shop, Duncan, B.C. on 26 July 2017 (photo by Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)
Cowichan valley Shrine Club members Monte Engelson, Brian Nicol and Pat Ffyfe present Certificate of Appreciation to the owners of Mark’s Instant Sign Shop, Duncan, B.C. on 26 July 2017 (photo by Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)

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Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for July 2017 – Edgar Crow Baker (1845-1920)

As part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project we have started a monthly feature highlighting a deceased Vancouver Island Freemason who has played a role in Vancouver Island history.

This is our fourth such post. Our Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for July 2017 is Edgar Crow Baker, (1845-1920) Past Grand Master of B.C. Among his many other accomplishments he set up the first telephone service in Victoria in partnership with Robert Burns McMicking, our Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for June 2017.

Edgar Crow Baker, Past Grand Master
Edgar Crow Baker, Past Grand Master

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Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 For July 2017 – George Henry Savage (1887-1959)

Each month Temple Lodge No. 33 features one of our Deceased Brethren as a way of highlighting the contributions our members have made to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.

Our Featured Deceased Brother for July 2017 is George Henry Savage (1887-1959), who was Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge No. 33 in 1923 and served as Mayor of Duncan between 1943-1946.

George Henry Savage, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33 in 1923. Mayor of Duncan 1943-46
George Henry Savage, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33 in 1923. Mayor of Duncan 1943-46 (photo courtesy of City of Duncan)

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