District 27 Masonic Education Day – 1 June 2019, 9:30 a.m

Temple Lodge No. 33 will be hosting the annual District 27 Masonic Education Day at the Duncan Masonic Temple on Saturday, 1 June 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be lunch afterwards.

The theme of the 2019 District 27 Masonic Education Day will be technology and its use in the Craft. The presenters will be as follows:

  • District 27 Education Officer Mark Anderson will demonstrate how to build a Masonic Lodge website by building a new website for Admiral Lodge No. 170;
  • Bro. Connor Massey will do a presentation on Masonic podcasts. Bro. Massey hosts a Masonic podcast;
  • The District Deputy Grand Master, R.W.B. Ken Christofferson will be doing a presentation on a topic of his choice.

The District 27 Masonic Education Day is open to all Freemasons and their guests. There is no charge for this event.

It will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple. We hope to see you there.

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Temple Association Meeting – 8 May 2019, 7 p.m.

There will be a Temple Association Meeting on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

All members of Temple Lodge No. 33 are encouraged to attend.

Please note the following additional upcoming meetings of Temple Lodge No. 33:

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Fellow Craft Degree – 7 May 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Temple Lodge No. 33 will be conducting a Fellow Craft Degree on 7 May 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Please note the following additional upcoming meetings of Temple Lodge No. 33:

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Temple Lodge No. 33 Regular Meeting – 14 May 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 for May 2019 will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C. on Tuesday,  14 May 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Please note the following additional upcoming meetings of Temple Lodge No. 33:

  • Fellow Craft Degree – 7 May 2019, 7:30 p.m.
  • Temple Association – 8 May 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

1927 Advertisement For Raybestos Brake Linings – Duncan Dealer: Thomas Pitt Ltd.

While doing some research our Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian came across this 1927 advertisement for Raybestos Brake Linings, which lists the Vancouver Island Raybestos dealers in 1927.

1927 advertisement for Vancouver Island dealers of Raybestos Brake Linings. Thomas Pitt in Duncan, Ira Lowe in Ladysmith and Thomas Plimley in Victoria were all Freemasons. (Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)
1927 advertisement for Vancouver Island dealers of Raybestos Brake Linings. Thomas Pitt in Duncan, Ira Lowe in Ladysmith and Thomas Plimley in Victoria were all Freemasons. (Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)

We know that three of the Raybestos dealers names listed were Freemasons: Thomas Pitt, Duncan (Temple Lodge No. 33), Ira Lowe, Ladysmith (St, John’s Lodge No. 21) and Thomas Plimley, Victoria (Britannia Lodge No. 73).  It is possible that other names listed were also Freemasons but we will need to do more research on that.

Thomas Pitt built 231 Government Street for his automobile dealership and garage, Thomas Pitt Ltd., in 1929. We think he operated in a previous building on this site in 1927 but we are working to confirm that.

231 Government Street, Duncan, B.C. Built by architect Douglas James in 1929 for Thomas Pitt's automobile usiness
231 Government Street, Duncan, B.C. Built by architect Douglas James in 1929 for Thomas Pitt‘s automobile business, Thomas Pitt Ltd.

Ira Lowe operated his Lowe’s Garage in Ladysmith at 341 1st Avenue in downtown Ladysmith. The building is still standing.

Thomas Plimley operated his automotive business at two Victoria locations in 1927: 727 Johnson Street (still standing) and in a now demolished building at the corner of Broughton Street and Broad Street in downtown Victoria.

Entered Apprentice Degree – 26 March 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Temple Lodge No. 33 will be conducting an Entered Apprentice Degree to Initiate two Candidates on 26 March 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Please note the following additional upcoming meetings of Temple Lodge No. 33:

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Temple Lodge No. 33 Installation of Officers – 6 April 2019, 1:00 p.m.

The Annual Installation of Officers of Temple Lodge No. 33 for 2019-2020 will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C. on Saturday,  6 April 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Temple Lodge will be opened at 11:00 a.m.

Lunch will be at 12 noon.

Temple Lodge No. 33 will be tyled at 1:00 p.m.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Please note the following additional upcoming meetings of Temple Lodge No. 33:

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Temple Lodge No. 33 Regular Meeting – 9 April 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 for April 2019 will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C. on Tuesday,  9 April 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Please note the following additional upcoming meetings of Temple Lodge No. 33:

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 – 12 March 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 for March 2019 will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C. on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Please note the following additional upcoming meetings of Temple Lodge No. 33:

  • Temple Lodge No. 33 Planning Meeting – Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Duncan Masonic Temple
  • Temple Association Meeting – Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Duncan Masonic Temple immediately prior to the Regular Meeting.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Meet & Greet – 26 March 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Temple Lodge No. 33 will be hosting a “Meet & Greet” social for all Freemasons, their families, friends and guests, at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, on 26 March 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

This is an informal event. Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend and bring their family members, friends and guests.

Please let us know if you plan to attend so the Junior Warden can arrange sufficient refreshments.

Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.