M.W.B. Don MacKenzie, Grand Master, 2020-2021

Our newly Installed Grand Master of B.C. & Yukon for 2020-2021 is M.W.B. Don MacKenzie.

M.W.B. Don MacKenzie, Grand Master, B.C. & Yukon, 2020-2021.
M.W.B. Don MacKenzie, Grand Master, B.C. & Yukon, 2020-2021.

M.W. BRO. DONALD WALTER MACKENZIE

Grand Master 2020-2021

MW Bro Don Mackenzie was born in New Westminster on 4 April 1951 and educated in Maple Ridge. Our Grand Master is a proud seventh generation Freemason. As you would expect, he was exposed to Freemasonry from a young age, which influenced his early childhood. This masonic influence has continued throughout his adult life.

In 1974 he started a more than thirty-year career contracting for Columbia Bitulithic, a well established paving and road building contractor located in Vancouver.

Our Grand Master was initiated in May of 1992, passed in February of 1993, and raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in March of 1993, in Prince David Lodge No. 101, in Maple Ridge. He was elected as Worshipful Master for the 1997-1998 Masonic year, the fourth member of his family to hold that office.

Our Grand Master has served as Director of Ceremonies for his lodge on several occasions and has stepped into other rôles whenever necessary. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Master, representing District 28 for MW Bro Donald E. Stutt for 2013-2014.

He is a 32º Scottish Rite Freemason and a member of Fraser Valley Lodge of Perfection. Our Grand Master was elected Junior Grand Warden in 2017 and installed as Grand Master in June of 2020.

Married in 2006 to Rita, they have a blended family of three sons, two daughters, and nine grandchildren.

When not being busy with Freemasonry MW Bro. MacKenzie also enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, camping, and travel.

 

Due To COVID-19 Precautions Temple Lodge No. 33 Has Cancelled All Meetings Until Further Notice

Brethren,

The Worshipful Master and Senior Officers of Temple Lodge No. 33 have decided to postpone the Installation of Officers, presently scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. In addition, all Regular Meetings are cancelled
until the present COVID-19 emergency is resolved.

Fraternally,
R.W.B. Tom Tams,
Secretary
Temple Lodge No. 33
Duncan, B.C.

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 – 10 September 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 for September 2019 will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C. on Tuesday,  10 September 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Please note that we will be conducting a Fellow Craft Degree as part of this Regular Meeting. Temple Lodge No. 33 usually holds Emergent Meetings to conduct degrees but, in this particular case, we are making an exception to our usual practice.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

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

Bill Killam 90th Birthday BBQ – 21 July 2019, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bill Killam is turning 90 and his family holding BBQ to celebrate his 90th Birthday. Freemasons are invited to attend!

Bill Killam 90th Birthday Invitation
Bill Killam 90th Birthday Invitation

Bill Killam’s 90th Birthday BBQ will be held on Sunday, 21 July 2019, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Duncan Community Lodge, 2244 Moose Road, Duncan.

Those wanting to attend are asked to RSVP by phone or text at 250-510-9718 or by email at BillKillam90thBirthday@gmail.com

Here is a map showing the location of 2244 Moose Road, Duncan:

 

Here is a Google Street View image showing the road entrance of 2244 Moose Road, Duncan:

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Our Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian Will Be Doing A Tour Of Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, For The Old Cemeteries Society – 30 June 2019, 2 p.m.

web header photo showing Masonic Square & Compasses on a gravestone in Ross Bay Cemetery

Our Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian, W.B. Mark Anderson, will be doing a walking tour of Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, for the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria. on 30 June 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

The topic will be some of the Masonic graves in Ross Bay Cemetery, of which there are many. See our page on Ross Bay Cemetery.

These tours are a fund raiser for the Old Cemeteries Society, which uses the funds in its work in historical research and maintaining grave stones and monuments in cemeteries in and around Victoria. Temple Lodge No. 33 has participated in these fund raising tours in the past and is is very pleased to have been asked to participate in the 2019 Old Cemeteries Society tours.  The cost for OCS members is $2.00/person, non-members $5.00/person.

One of the graves which will be on the 30 June 2019 tour is Robert Patterson Rithet, a prominent figure in Victoria business during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Robert Paterson Rithet is interred in the Rithet family mausoleum, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.
Robert Paterson Rithet is interred in the Rithet family mausoleum, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

The Old Cemeteries Society tours meet in front of Oregano’s, Fairfield Plaza, 1516 Fairfield Road, Victoria and walk across Fairfield Road to Ross Bay Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

All Masons are very welcome to come out to this Ross Bay Cemetery tour to learn something about Vancouver Island Masonic History and to support the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria, a worthwhile organization which we have supported in the past and will continue to support in future.

Here is a map showing the location of Oregano’s, Fairfield Plaza, 1516 Fairfield Road, Victoria:

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Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 – 11 June 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 for June 2019 will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C. on Tuesday,  11 June 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Please note that this is our annual Casual Night with a Steak BBQ before the meeting. Social time will start at 5 p.m.

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Cost for the meal is $20.00

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

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